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

The Nightmare Man 1981 BBC TV Series

The Nightmare Man BBC TV REVIEW

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The Nightmare Man is an early 1980s alien/horror BBC television serial. SIMON BALL takes a look.

Houdini and Doyle TV REVIEW

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Arthur Conan Doyle expert MATT WINGETT casts his eye over ITV's new series, Houdini and Doyle
Night is the time for killing

Thriller (S4, E3): Night Is The Time For Killing REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES reviewsThriller episode, Night Is The Time For Killing.

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace TV REVIEW

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Garth Marenghi's Darkplace was so radical, so risky, so dangerous, so god-damn crazy, STEPHEN JACOBS could only review it now...

Thriller (S5, E2): The Double Kill REVIEW

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A ruthless man is seeking the perfect killer to get rid of his wife. "Classic Clemens", says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES on the Thriller episode, The...
A Game of Chance and Grain Drain

Farmhouse of Horror: Terrifying 70s kids to play safe

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES takes us down to the farm for a little movie show... Public Information Films of Horror!

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
Christmas Spirits 1981

Christmas Spirits 1981 TV REVIEW, rewarding yuletide fare from ITV

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MARK FRYERS highlights a little-known Christmas ITV spooky classic Christmas Spirits 1981

Apparitions BBC TV REVIEW

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SIMON BALL looks at Apparitions, a spooky yet short-lived supernatural drama with Martin Shaw
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
Geoffrey Bayldon Catweazle

Farewell Catweazle: Geoffrey Bayldon obituary

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

The League of Gentlemen, a comedy of terror TV REVIEW

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Guest writer ANNA HORIGAN is a huge fan of The League of Gentlemen. In this article, she looks back at the gruesome horror comedy television show
Great British Ghosts

Mermaid Inn and Michelham Priory (S1,E1) Great British Ghosts REVIEW

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CHRISTINE MILLER takes a look back at Great British Ghosts, starting with episode one, The Mermaid Inn and Michelham Priory

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
Christopher Lee The Monkey Paw

Remembering Christopher Lee’s Fireside Tales

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ANN MASSEY tells us why Christopher Lee's Fireside Tales was just one way the actor had such an impact on her love of all things spooky
Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) 2000

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) 2000 Episode Guide

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Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) - the Vic Reeve and Bob Mortimer remake of the classic 1960s detective ghost comedy - is one of the most underrated TV series of the 2000s, says KATE CHERRELL

Ghostwatch, the birth of paranormal reality TV

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Ghostwatch terrified 10-year-old MJ STEEL COLLINS back in 1992. She now looks back on the groundbreaking paranormal TV special.

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
Scene from The Lost Will of Dr Rant

The Lost Will of Dr Rant (NBC, 1951) marks early MR James TV adaptation

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BARRY McCANN discusses the early television production of an MR James ghost story, The Lost Will of Dr Rant (NBC, 1951)

Hammer House of Horror: The Silent Scream (Episode 7)

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews The Silent Scream, the seventh episode in Hammer House of Horror TV Series - the one with Peter Cushing!

The Dummy: Beasts REVIEW

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The Dummy is the last in Nigel Kneale's classic 1970s Beasts anthology miniseries. CHRIS NEWTON takes a look...
Boris Karloff Grinch

How Boris Karloff voiced Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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STEPHEN JACOBS celebrate this week's 50th anniversary of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, narrated by Boris Karloff

The Changes 1975 TV REVIEW

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The Changes is a spooky children's sci-fi TV classic from 1975. SIMON BALL looks back on the 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

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