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Check out our reviews and profiles of British and Irish television, including classic horror, fantasy and paranormal programmes…

Lost Hearts A ghost Story for Christmas

Lost Hearts 1973, Ghost Story for Christmas TV REVIEW

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Lost Hearts 1973 is the classic re-telling of the MR James Ghost Story for Christmas, says MJ STEEL COLLINS
The Blue Boy Emma Thompson

5 alternatives to ‘Ghost Stories for Christmas’ you may not have seen

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Guest writer DR MARK FRYERS takes us to times of Christmas past with these little-known yuletide spookfests!

Thriller (series 1, episode 1): Lady Killer (1973) REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at Thriller: Lady Killer (1973) TV epsiode

30 things you never knew about A Ghost Story for Christmas

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES unearths some facts on the production and locations of a much loved British TV institution.

Hammer House of Horror TV Series EPISODE GUIDE

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ANDREW GARVEY enters the Hammer House of Horror to review the classic British television series ...

Wish I could remember unforgettable plague film

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THERE are a couple of British-made ghosty movies from my childhood that I want to remember. Can you help?

Thriller (S1, E3): Someone At The Top Of The Stairs (1973) REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES encounters a creepy house with strange inhabitants, in Brian Clemens’ Thriller: Someone at the Top of the Stairs

Govan Ghost Story 1989 TV REVIEW

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Govan Ghost Story 1989: MJ STEEL COLLINS looks back on a haunting tale from Glasgow's high-rises in the 1980s
Scariest moments in Doctor Who: The Sea Devils

10 Doctor Who Scariest Moments

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DOCTOR WHO has terrified fans for more than 50 years. CHRIS NEWTON picks his 10 scariest moments in the legendary BBC series...

Thriller (series 1, episode 7): A Place To Die (1973) REVIEW

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A Place to Die, from Thriller, makes a contribution to the British folk-horror cycle - RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES investigates...
Who was Dr Rant

The Tractate Middoth: 10 amazing things you didn’t know

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES unearths 10 interesting facts about M.R. James' The Tractate Middoth
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton pulled out all the stops for Inside Number 9's 2018 Live Halloween Special

Inside Number 9: ‘Dead Line’ Live Halloween Special 2018 REVIEW

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CHRIS NEWTON reviews Inside Number 9's innovative live 2018 Halloween Special...

Thriller (S1, E5): The Colour Of Blood (1973) REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at The Colour of Blood, an outstanding entry from the first series of Thriller

Top 5 Creepy Kids ITV shows

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES celebrates Creepy Kids Week with five examples aimed at younger viewers
Beasts Baby

Baby: Beasts REVIEW

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CHRIS NEWTON looks back on 1970s classic horror television from Nigel Kneale with Beasts: Baby episode

Remembering Channel 4’s Monster Horrors Season (1986)

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES commemorates a great horror season from his youth - 30 years ago this week!

Thriller (series 1, episode 2): Possession (1973) REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at Thriller: Possession (1973) TV episode
Thriller Spell of Evil

Thriller (series 1, episode 10): Spell Of Evil (1973) REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES concludes series 1 of Brian Clemens' Thriller with a touch of witchcraft in early 1970s London, Spell of Evil
Children of the Stones

Children of the Stones: Essential Episode Guide

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Children of the Stones was called the scariest TV programme every made for children, says CHRIS NEWTON

Thriller (series 1, episode 4): An Echo Of Theresa (1973) REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES investigates An Echo Of Theresa in Brian Clemens' classic British anthology series, Thriller

Psychoville Halloween Special, you'd be foolish to miss it

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Guest writer CHRIS NEWTON takes a look back on the Psychoville Halloween Special from 2010...
Thriller File it under Fear

Thriller (series 1, episode 8): File It Under Fear (1973) REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES investigates a string of murders related to a library and its clients, in Thriller episode File It Under Fear

Hammer House of Horror: Rude Awakening (Episode 3)

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews Rude Awakening, the third episode in Hammer House of Horror Television Series
League of Gentlemen Christmas Special 2000

The League of Gentlemen Christmas Special 2000 – Yule Never Want to Leave!

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CHRIS NEWTON recalls the horrific but hilarious The League of Gentlemen Christmas special 2000

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Thriller (S4, E2): Nurse Will Make It Better REVIEW

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When an incapacitated patient gets a new live-in nurse, her family are unprepared for what follows. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES on the Thriller episode, Nurse Will Make It Better.