Tag: ITV

Casting the Runes 1979 TV REVIEW

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Casting the Runes 1979 is a pleasingly disquieting drama ideal for Halloween season, says RICHARD MARKWORTH

Shadows (S2, E3): The Inheritance REVIEW

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Ancient traditions and beliefs passed from Grandfather to Grandson, a strange folk dance and the mysterious behaviour of deer… RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at Shadows: The Inheritance.

Shadows (S2, E2) Time Out Of Mind REVIEW

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A girl finds herself transported into a dolls house – is it reality or fantasy? RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at Shadows: Time Out Of Mind.

Shadows (S2, E1) The Dark Streets Of Kimball’s Green REVIEW

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CHARD PHILLIPS-JONES kicks off series two in his Shadows episode guide with The Dark Streets Of Kimball’s Green

Shadows (S1, E7) The Other Window REVIEW

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A Fresnel Lens provides an unexpected window into the past. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES ends series one in his Shadows episode guide with The Other Window.

Shadows (S1, E5) Optical Illusion REVIEW

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A tourist-friendly manor house takes on a darker ambience after dark for three teenagers. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES continues his Shadows episode guide with Optical Illusion.

Shadows (S1, E4) The Waiting Room REVIEW

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A creepy railway station at night, a ghostly vision from the past. Classic Brit-horror ingredients in the Shadows episode, The Waiting Room. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES waits on platform one.

Shadows (S1, E3) The Witch’s Bottle REVIEW

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A teenage girl is plagued by visions of witchcraft and burnings. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at a series one highlight from Shadows: The Witch’s Bottle.

Shadows (S1, E2): After School REVIEW

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The lingering spectre of a mining tragedy awaits a pair of boys held back at a school detention.  RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at Shadows: After School.

Shadows (S1, E1): The Future Ghost REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at the opening episode of Shadows: The Future Ghost.

Shadows Episode Guide: 1970s Anthology Series

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES guides us through the creepy Thames TV anthology series, Shadows

Haunted: Poor Girl 1974 REVIEW

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES on ITV’s second eerie tale for Christmas 1974: Poor Girl

Electrickety! 10 Catweazle Facts You Didn’t Know

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Catweazle, the bumbling 11th century wizard thrust into the modern day, delighted children and adults alike when he first hit our TV screens in 1970. Here are 10 magical facts about the ITV fantasy series.

Haunted: The Ferryman 1974 REVIEW

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A writer of creepy novels finds one of his tales coming to life, with him in the lead role. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES revisits an ITV ghost story for Christmas 1974, The Ferryman.

Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World (1980): A Review

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CHRISTINE MILLER takes a look back at Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World television series...

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

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

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

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

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.

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ANN MASSEY tells us of 13 Irish superstitions we should be aware of - just in case!

County Sligo: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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PETULA MITCHELL tells us of her five favourite haunted places to visit in County Sligo, Ireland

Dublin’s 5 Scariest Haunted Places to Visit

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PAUL MOYNIHAN picks five top spooky spots from haunted Dublin.

Haunting the Haunters: Real Life Scares at Theme Parks

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Haunted House theme parks are plentiful across the UK and some of the spookiness is real, says former performer ASHLEY DARKWOOD

Suicide and Ghosts: Throbbing Gristle’s Beachy Head

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Throbbing Gristle's Beachy Head is about the notorious Sussex suicide spot. DOM COOPER looks at the disturbing background to the song