After spooky scares and shocks on BBC1 drama The Living and the Dead, we take a look back at some of the spookiest shows on TV that tingled our spines and gave us sleepless nights!

THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

Victorian psychologist Nathan Appleby (Colin Morgan) and his wife Charlotte (Charlotte Spencer, both pictured above) found themselves in the midst of all kinds of spooky goings on in the countryside that had a very spine-chilling twist at the end…Without a doubt one of the spookiest shows on TV!

 

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THE ENFIELD HAUNTINGS

Timothy Spall played kindly paranormal investigator Maurice Grosse who witnessed objects flying about and heard weird voices from beyond the grave in this scary tale based on a real-life story of a poltergeist that terrorised a family in north London in the 70s.

 

LESLEY SHARP AND ANDREW LINCOLN STAR IN NEW SERIES FOR ITV1 AFTERLIFE 24 SEPTEMBER 2005 Lesley Sharp and Andrew Lincoln are to star in Afterlife, a new, highly original series produced for ITV1 by Clerkenwell Films. Lesley ( Bob and Rose, Playing the Field, Planespotters) plays a medium, Alison Mundy, who is able to reach people on the Òother sideÓ as a result of a traumatic accident. But she is uncomfortable with her powers, and fears the effect they have on her and other people. Andrew (Whose Baby, Lie With Me, Teachers) plays Dr Robert Bridge, a psychology lecturer who is very sceptical about AlisonÕs powers, and believes they could even be dangerous. Pictured:Lesley Sharp and Andrew Lincoln. This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV. Once made available by ITV Plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the TX date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com

AFTERLIFE

Lesley Sharp played a medium, Alison Mundy, who could communicate with the dead. She got chummy with sceptic Dr Robert Bridge (The Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln) whose young son had died. Haunted by her gift and the suicide of her mother, she helped Robert comes to terms with his son’s death and in turn he helped her accept her past and special powers.

 

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THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL

Eve Caleigh (Suranne Jones) and her husband Gabe (ex-EastEnder Tom Ellis) escaped to the country to get over their young son’s disappearance. But they suffered at the hands of the ghost of evil Augustus Cribben (Douglas Henshall) after moving into a former orphange that was a scene of mass murder…

 

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SEA OF SOULS

Supernatural shenanigans in Scotland were closely monitored by Dr Douglas Monaghan (Bill Paterson), head of a parapsychology unit at a university in Glasgow, and his team. They encountered hauntings, reincarnation, spooky voodoo and strange dreams that seemed to spill over into real life.

 

WHISTLE AND I'LL COME TO YOU

WHISTLE AND I’LL COME TO YOU

John Hurt played a lonely man, James Parkin, who found a ring on the beach while on a break at the seaside. He took it back to his hotel, but it raised up all kinds of supernatural terror. It was one of the spookiest shows on TV at Christmas in 2010. Who can forget the scratchy fingers under the door? It was enough to scare James to death and he was found stiff as board in bed after a haunted night!

 

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APPARITIONS

As a man of the cloth Catholic priest Father Jacob Myers (Martin Shaw) experienced all kinds of strange phenomena as he investigated miracles and demonic possessions and performed exorcisms. Determined to rout out evil, he was joined by a nun, Sister Ruth (Siobhan Finneran) in his quest.

 

MARCHLANDS ITV1 Marchlands is the gripping story of three different families living in the same house in the 1960Õs, 1980Õs and present day. The families are linked by the spirit of a young girl Ð the 1960Õs familyÕs daughter who died in mysterious circumstances. ItÕs a brand new five-part drama from ITV Studios written for ITV by Stephen Greenhorn (Glasgow Kiss, Doctor Who). Pictured L-R: 1968: JAMIE THOMAS KING as Paul Bowen, TESSA PEAKE-JONES as Evelyn Bowen, JODIE WHITTAKER as Ruth Bowen and DENIS LAWSON as Robert Bowen. 1987: SYDNEY WADE as Amy Maynard, DEAN ANDREWS as Eddie Maynard, MIILIE ARCHER as Alice, ALEX KINGSTON as Helen Maynard and ETHAN GRIFFIN as Scott Maynard. 2010: ANNE REID as Ruth Bowen, ELLIOT COWAN as Mark Ashburn and Shelley Conn as Nisha Parekh. PHOTOGRAPHER: STEVE BROWN. This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com For further information please contact: patrick.smith@itv.com

MARCHLANDS

For generations different families moving into a house by a lake were scared out of their wits by the ghost of a little girl haunting her former home after she drowned in a nearby lake. When the ghost’s handprint appeared suddenly from inside the washing machine as Helen (Doctor Who star Alex Kingston) put her smalls on a hot cycle, she and viewers jumped out of their skin!

 

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REMEMBER ME

Tom Parfitt (Michael Palin) was left a broken man by the domineering and dangerous ghost of his former nanny, who wanted him all to herself! After setting up home in his attic, the spook followed him to a care home as he tried to escape from the spirit, and then also to Scarborough — dispatching of anyone who got in her way!

 

Lee Ingleby

CROOKED HOUSE

A recently demolished Tudor Manor holds ghostly secrets that unravel across different eras, each cursing a different generation. With a strange door knocker mustering up the spookiest occurrences, odd noises, a ghostly bride wandering the corridors, dark secrets cast a shadow over the modern day as Ben (Lee Ingleby) is touched by evil…

 

Sacha Dhawan

TRACTATE MIDDOTH

A trip to the library was never the same after this scary show about a supernatural cobwebbed being who becomes embroiled in a battle over an inheritance to an estate. Mr Garrett (Sacha Dhawan), an employee at the library, is drawn into the search for the will, which has deadly consequences for some…

 

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THE X FILES

Where do we start? At the height of its popularity it was considered to be the spookiest of spooky shows. So many spooky goings on, strange phenomena and supernatural events (not to mention a healthy smattering of aliens) that X Files FBI agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) were kept busy investigating for years – and they’re still going. But the truth is out there… Apparently.