The Living and the Dead

Colin Morgan stars in a spine-chilling period drama

Thank goodness the evenings are lighter as this supernatural series is definitely not one to watch in the dark! It sees Victorian psychologist Nathan Appleby (a fantastic Colin Morgan) and his wife (a spirited Charlotte Spencer) returning from London to his native Somerset to run the family farm, but we’ve a feeling they might regret their move when some rather weird events occur in the village. As the vicar’s daughter starts speaking in the voices of the dead, Nathan’s interest in the case turns to horror when links emerge to the death of his own son and he starts to see some very odd visions himself. If you can’t wait until next week, all six episodes are available on BBC iPlayer.