A set of new images have been released for BBC One’s The Living and the Dead featuring Colin Morgan (Merlin, Humans).
Directed by Alice Troughton (Merlin, In the Flesh), the six-part supernatural drama from the creators of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes also stars Charlotte Spencer (Glue).
The Living and the Dead begins on Tuesday 28 June on BBC One.
Somerset 1894. When a pioneering Victorian psychologist brings his vivacious young wife to live on his family’s estate, he is confronted by one disturbing case after another. Are these strange events linked merely by coincidence, or is there something more sinister – more supernatural – going on at Shepzoy?
When the death of his mother brings Nathan Appleby (Colin Morgan) and his vivacious young wife Charlotte (Charlotte Spencer) back to the family estate, they must turn the farm’s fortunes around – or risk ruin and the devastation of the local community. Though the farm and its future demand their attention, when a vulnerable teenage girl is brought to Nathan, seemingly possessed by a terrifying spirit, he cannot leave her to suffer.
A pioneering doctor, Nathan has worked at the forefront of the emerging science of psychology and is an expert in mapping the dark places of the mind. He believes there is always a rational or scientific explanation to be found for life’s mysteries; though Harriet’s case is disturbing, he must use every psychological technique he has to find a way to cure her, to free her from this terrible burden.
But what if Nathan is wrong, and it isn’t an illness of the mind? Could Harriet actually be haunted?
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