The Living and the Dead




” The Living And The Dead is one of those scripts that you read and are instantly compelled and engaged by. It’s intelligent, chilling and engrossing ” Colin Morgan

The series was directed by Alice Troughton.

The Living And The Dead will be based in the Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol, England. The six-part BBC One TV Series began rehearsals on 29 July 2015 and shooting commenced in the West Country on 3 August 2015.

The Living and the Dead is a British supernatural drama television series created by Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham.

Somerset, England, 1888. A land and a community on the edge of monumental change, on the great hinge between ancient traditional ways and an industrial, scientific future. A land of ghosts and myths, poltergeists and demons – if there was ever a time for those ghosts to rise out of the ground, this would be that time. At the heart of this small community is Nathan Appleby ( Colin Morgan ), a reluctant gentleman farmer who is obsessed with proving the existence of the afterlife.

This complex and compelling man will investigate hauntings, paranormal happenings, and ghostly visitations, encouraged by the Society for Psychical Research. But as these terrifying investigations become ever more frequent and ever more scary, Nathan starts to see and hear disturbing things that he simply cannot have imagined. Will Nathan’s interest in the occult begin to threaten his family, his livelihood and even his sanity? …

Charlotte Moore, Controller BBC One, says: ” From the creators of Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes comes exciting new fantasy series The Living And The Dead, steeped in real history and mythology that will scare the audience and awaken the dead.”

Writer-creators, Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham: ” We are as excited about this show as anything since Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes – we want it to be moving, tender, sensual… and very, very scary.”


The Living and the Dead will not be returning for a second series …

The BBC has opted not to bring back Ashley Pharoah’s spooky drama, which launched on iPlayer on June 17 and later aired on BBC One. “We are very proud of The Living and the Dead and would like to thank Ashley Pharoah and the fantastic cast and crew,” “However, in order to create room for new series and to keep increasing the range of drama on BBC One it won’t be returning.” ( )


Colin Morgan: “If a role scares the hell out of me, I go for it” ( READ MORE ) – Photo: Robert Viglasky



Press Articles

“It’s a show we haven’t seen before” – HERE
Prepare to be scared by new BBCOne haunted house drama – HERE
Colin Morgan says his fans should prepare to be spooked by TLATD – HERE
Colin Morgan on his latest supernatural drama The Living and the Dead – HERE
Colin Morgan explains his attraction to dark roles – HERE
Colin Morgan on his latest spooky role The Living And The Dead – HERE
Major new Bristol-filmed thriller TLATD set to hit our screens – HERE
Independent: Why we are so fascinated with supernatural TV shows – HERE
C.Morgan: My passion is acting, pursuing those scary, challenging characters – HERE
Colin Morgan and Charlotte Spencer The Living And The Dead – HERE

The Living and The Dead Dates: Oct 27 on BBC America

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