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

Schalcken the Painter 1979 BBC TV REVIEW

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SIMON BALL looks at the classic 1970s BBC television production of Schalcken the Painter
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!

Watch With Mother: How The Pogles Traumatised Generation

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SIMON BALL talks to Peter Firman, the co-creator of the magical (but slightly scary) 1960s BBC children's series, The Pogles

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
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
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
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
Thriller The Eyes Have It

Thriller (series 1, episode 9): The Eyes Have It (1973) REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviews the Thriller episode, The Eyes Have It

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

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

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

Hammer House of Horror: Witching Time (Episode 1)

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews Witching Time, in Hammer House of Horror Television Series
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

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...

Tales of the Unexpected TV RETROSPECTIVE

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DONNA CUTTRESS looks back on the dark and mysterious television series, Tales of the Unexpected
Geoffrey Bayldon Catweazle

Farewell Catweazle: Geoffrey Bayldon obituary

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES remembers the long career of Catweazle star Geoffrey Bayldon

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

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

The House that Bled to Death (Hammer House of Horror Episode 5)

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews The House that Bled to Death, the fifth episode in Hammer House of Horror TV Series
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

Hammer House of Horror: Visitor from the Grave (Episode 11)

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews Visitor from the Grave , the 11th episode in Hammer House of Horror TV Series

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

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 ...

Hammer House of Horror: The Two Faces of Evil (Episode 12)

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews The Two Faces of Evil , the 12th episode in Hammer House of Horror TV Series

Hammer House of Horror: Growing Pains (Episode 4)

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews Growing Pains, the third episode in Hammer House of Horror Television Series
Against the Crowd: Murrain 1975

Against the Crowd: Murrain 1975 REVIEW

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Against the Crowd: Murrain 1975, a TV film from Nigel Kneale, is reviewed by DAVID SAUNDERSON

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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.