Who performs the theme song for ‘The Living and the Dead’?

We’ve had lots of fans of BBC One’s new supernatural drama The Living and the Dead asking who the haunting theme music which plays over the equally spooky title sequence is by. Director Alice Troughton (Merlin, In the Flesh) has kindly informed CultBox that the track is called ‘A Lyke Wake Dirge’. It’s arranged and performed by The Insects, with vocals from Howling’ Lord. The … >

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‘The Living And The Dead’ writer hints at second season plans

The creator of BBC One’s The Living And The Dead has hinted at the possibility of a second season. Starring Colin Morgan (Merlin, Humans) and Charlotte Spencer (Glue), all six episodes of  the supernatural drama debuted on BBC iPlayer last week and will begin airing on BBC One later this month. > Read our 5-star review of the first episode. Asked at … >

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‘The Living And The Dead’ Episode 1 review: Colin Morgan’s atmospheric new drama

Set in 1894, Somerset, BBC One’s new supernatural period drama from Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars, Eternal Law) brings a bearded Colin Morgan back to our screens. Establishing an atmospheric tone from the off, we meet Nathan Appleby (Morgan), an accomplished psychologist who is happily married to the bright and spirited Charlotte. In the wake of his … >

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‘The Living And The Dead’ first look: Colin Morgan shirtless in new BBC One drama

The BBC has released a new image of Colin Morgan in his upcoming supernatural drama The Living and the Dead. Colin Morgan (Merlin, Humans) and Charlotte Spencer (Glue) lead the cast of BBC One’s spooky new six-part series from the creators of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. Set in Somerset 1894, The Living and the Dead begins on Tuesday 28 June on BBC One. When a pioneering … >

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7 new pics of Colin Morgan in ‘The Living And The Dead’

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 … >

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Start date confirmed for ‘Merlin’ star Colin Morgan’s ‘The Living And The Dead’

From the co-creator of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes, BBC One’s new supernatural drama The Living and the Dead will launch later this month. The six-part series stars Colin Morgan (Merlin, Humans) and Charlotte Spencer (Glue), and is directed by Alice Troughton (Merlin, In the Flesh). Set in Somerset in 1894, the first episode of The Living and the Dead will … >

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‘Doctor Who’ execs to adapt Deborah Harkness’s ‘A Discovery Of Witches’

Life On Mars co-creator Ashley Pharoah is adapting Deborah Harkness’s historical fantasy novel, A Discovery Of Witches for TV. Deadline reports that Bad Wolf, founded by former Doctor Who execs Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner, has acquired the TV rights to first installment in Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy, which has sold more than 3.5 million … >

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