The Living and the Dead: Miniseries (2016)


Critic Consensus: This throwback to classic gothic tales of yore is ideal viewing for audiences seeking a spooky sit without intense jolts and shocks.


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Air date: Oct 27, 2016
Air date: Oct 27, 2016
Air date: Oct 27, 2016
Air date: Oct 28, 2016
Air date: Oct 28, 2016
Air date: Oct 28, 2016

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Unsettling and dangerous supernatural beings are released from an English farm after a young couple takes on ownership of the property.


Colin Morgan
as Nathan Appleby
Charlotte Spencer
as Charlotte Appleby
Nicholas Woodeson
as Matthew Denning
Kerrie Hayes
as Gwen Pearce
Malcolm Storry
as Gideon Langtree
Tallulah Haddon
as Harriet Denning
Marianne Oldham
as Mary Denning
Pooky Quesnel
as Agnes Thatcher
Ben Fox
as Simon Merrifield
Sarah Counsell
as Lizzie Merrifield
Steve Oram
as John Roebuck
Fiona O'Shaughnessy
as Martha Enderby
David Oakes
as William Payne
Isaac Andrews
as Charlie Thatcher
Amber Fernee
as Bathsheba Thatcher
Joel Gillman
as Jack Langtree
Robert Emms
as Peter Hare
Adam Ewan
as Isiah Cobb
Gina Bramhill
as Alice Wharton
David Sterne
as Abel North
Michael Byrne
as Ebenezer Alsop
Joanna David
as Victoria Appleby
Syrus Lowe
as Psychiatric Nurse
Rupert Procter
as Mr Woolford
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Critic Reviews for The Living and the Dead Miniseries

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Tensely eerie and classily made, The Living and the Dead has potential to become a running franchise. A sort of Ye Olde Ghostbusters.

Oct 25, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Living And The Dead is good-looking, atmospheric and accessible. It's neither so terrifying that it will scare off the Poldark crowd (it shares a producer with the same), nor, thanks to the modern-day mystery, so vanilla that genre fans will be bored.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

If you're in the mood for something kind of creepy and kind of drama-filled that won't completely eat up your weekend, The Living and the Dead is it.

Oct 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The writer Ashley Pharoah, co-creator of Eternal Law and the terrible Bonekickers, owed us a good TV drama - and he's delivered it.

Sep 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Beautifully filmed and directed by Alice Troughton, it's an appealingly old-fashioned ghost story but with depth, set against a backdrop of a rural society on the cusp of great change.

Aug 14, 2017 | Full Review…

In sum, it was atmospheric, well-acted and had a brilliant soundtrack.

Aug 10, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In less capable hands, the many ideas in this sumptuously shot series would completely devolve into an unwieldy pastiche, but Pharoah and his directors have clear visions for each detour, which the series leads handle with aplomb.

Oct 27, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

The Living and the Dead offers the pleasure of derivative yet confidently sustained atmosphere.

Oct 27, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Living and the Dead is a series of clever, emotionally-charged ghost stories best ingested in the company of those like-minded looking for a fright by the television screen's flicker.

Oct 26, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

I'd seen it all before aside from the final scene, which seemed to introduce someone from the future. Intriguing, I accept, but even though all six episodes are now available on iPlayer, I find I am insufficiently enthralled to ever return. Sorry.

Oct 25, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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