Television

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

Thriller (series 1, episode 6): Murder In Mind (1973) REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES continues his trawl through Brian Clemens' classic 70's Thriller series with Murder in Mind

Hammer House of Horror: The Thirteenth Reunion (Episode 2)

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ANDREW GARVEY reviews episode 2 in Hammer House of Horror Television Series, The Thirteenth Reunion

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!
David McCallum in The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man 1975 TV Series REVIEW

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JON KANEKO-JAMES looks back on the The Invisible Man 1975 TV series, based on HG Wells' classic
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
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

What is your favourite Hammer House of Horror episode?

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Hammer House of Horror has just been released on HD Blu Ray and that gives us a great reason to look back at the classic anthology series.

Dracula TV Series 2012 REVIEW

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ANDREW GARVEY has watched the first series of Dracula starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and this is what he thought...

Robin Redbreast 1970 TV REVIEW

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Robin Redbreast 1970 is a hidden folk-horror gem from the BBC vaults, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES

Gerald Gardner: A Very British Witchcraft REVIEW

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KATIE DOHERTY reviews A Very British Witchcraft TV documentary
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
Denholm Elliott as Dracula

Dracula Mystery and Imagination 1968 REVIEW

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CHARLES BUTLER looks back on the Dracula episode from the 1960s Mystery and Imagination UK TV series

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.
What Big Eyes Beasts

What Big Eyes: Beasts REVIEW

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CHRIS NEWTON continues his series on Nigel Kneale's classic horror, Beasts with What Big Eyes...
Enzo Cilenti in Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Enzo Cilenti interview: “Childermass is a Yorkshire Jedi”

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ANDREW GARVEY speaks to Enzo Cilenti about playing Childermass in Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and his upcoming role in Jekyll and Hyde

Special Offer: Beasts REVIEW

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CHRIS NEWTON looks at 1970s paranormal TV show - Beasts: Special Offer (1976)

The Goodies go Gothic! Cecily episode REVIEW

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The Goodies are hired to look after a "lonely" little girl. But is she lonely because she kills all her staff?

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...

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?
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!

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...
VHS Horror

Friday Night Frights, Horror on 1980s TV

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New horror film column, The Brit Crypt, with RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES stars today

Apparitions BBC TV REVIEW

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

Ripper Street: Ripperologist reviews first episode 2012

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Ripperologist MIKE COVELL runs his expert eye over the new BBC Victorian London crime series, Ripper Street

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A scene from The Canterrville Ghost 1944

The Canterville Ghost: Oscar Wilde’s Gothic Parody

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Xtro 1982 scene

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