Airdate: The Living and the Dead

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New UK supernatural drama The Living and the Dead premieres next month on BBC First.

The series stars Colin Morgan (Merlin) as a pioneering Victorian psychologist who is hell-bent on bringing modern ideas to an ancient rural community. But old ways die hard – and change is not always welcome. Charlotte Spencer (Stonemouth) features as his photographer wife, who relocates from London to find strange phenomena at their new home.

The 6 part series has only just premiered in the UK.

Nathan Appleby is a pioneering psychologist who leaves behind a glittering career in London to return, with his new wife Charlotte, to his ancestral home in rural Somerset.

It’s 1888 and a time of huge change in England’s countryside. The arrival of the railways, the unrelenting pace of industrialisation, the impact of ground-breaking science and philosophy, are changing forever the ancient ways of rural England.

Nathan and Charlotte are part of this movement of change. Young, modern-thinking and determined, they plan to bring new ideas with them to their farm and the village of Shepzoy.

But their presence in this isolated corner of England starts to unleash strange, unsettling and dangerous supernatural phenomena that threaten their commitment to this new life, and even their marriage.

It seems that Nathan is central to the unfolding series of inexplicable and eerie happenings, but does he know why? Who is Nathan Appleby and what lies beneath the inexplicable and ever-more frightening events that threaten Nathan and Charlotte’s new life together?

Wednesdays at 8.30pm from August 3.

One Comment:

  1. Loved this. Fantastical subject matter but done very subtly. My only complaint is that it ended with a shocking question. Will there be a second season?

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