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When a young couple inherit a farm, they are determined to turn it into a success, but strange supernatural forces soon intervene, threatening their marriage and their lives.

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Series cast summary:
Colin Morgan ...  Nathan Appleby 6 episodes, 2016
Charlotte Spencer ...  Charlotte Appleby 6 episodes, 2016
Malcolm Storry ...  Gideon Langtree 6 episodes, 2016
Kerrie Hayes ...  Gwen Pearce 6 episodes, 2016
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Matthew Denning 6 episodes, 2016
Tallulah Haddon ...  Harriet Denning / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Elizabeth Berrington ...  Maud Hare 4 episodes, 2016
Chloe Pirrie ...  Lara 4 episodes, 2016
Joel Gillman ...  Jack Langtree 4 episodes, 2016
Marianne Oldham Marianne Oldham ...  Mary Denning 4 episodes, 2016
Amber Fernée ...  Bathsheba / ... 4 episodes, 2016
Pooky Quesnel ...  Agnes Thatcher 3 episodes, 2016
Ben Fox ...  Simon Merrifield 3 episodes, 2016
Sarah Counsell Sarah Counsell ...  Lizzie Merrifield 3 episodes, 2016
David Oakes ...  William Payne 3 episodes, 2016
Harry Peacock ...  Smith 2 episodes, 2016
Isaac Andrews ...  Charlie Thatcher 2 episodes, 2016
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ...  Martha Ederby / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Steve Oram ...  John Roebuck 2 episodes, 2016
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A brilliant young couple inherit the farm and are determined to start a new life together. But their presence in this isolated corner of England starts to unleash strange, unsettling and dangerous supernatural phenomena that will start to threaten their marriage. Written by BBC America

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28 June 2016 (UK) See more »

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Живые и мёртвые See more »

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Exceptional psycho supernatural mystery series....
1 July 2016 | by s3276169See all my reviews

The Living and the Dead taps into the late 19th century obsession with spiritualism and runs with it.

This is a well crafted series. It examines the obsession with spiritualism of the time but hints, ever so subtly, that there may be more going on than one man's obsession, in the face of bereavement.

The settings and in particular, the beautiful, well crafted visuals and set pieces breathe Victorian "atmosphere". Familiar settings reminiscent of agricultural scenes from paintings by the like of Constable are cleverly combined with an unspoken, eerie, other worldly quality, that sits just below the surface of rural normalcy.

The acting is of a high standard and the chemistry, in particular, between Colin Morgan and Charlotte Spencer's young couple, the Appleby's, who own a struggling country estate is electric. They are an inherently likable couple whose shared warmth helps to soften the "chilliness", found in the supernatural aspects of the series.

This series is in many respects highly original but also familiar. Certainly there are aspects reminiscent of films like The Other's, to be found in The Living and the Dead. I have enjoyed this slow burn psycho supernatural mystery series and plan to keep on watching. Nine out of ten from me.


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