A year after their son goes missing, a family moves to Crickley Hall. When supernatural events begin to take place, Eve feels the house is somehow connected to her lost son.
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 Eve Caleigh (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Gabe Caleigh (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Augustus Cribben (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Percy Judd (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Magda Cribben (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Young Percy (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Nancy Linnet (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Loren Caleigh (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Maurice Stafford (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Cally Caleigh (3 episodes, 2012)
Kian Parsiani ...
 Stefan Rosenbaum (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Susan Trainer (3 episodes, 2012)
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 Lili Peel (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Gordon Pyke (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Reverend Horace (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Irene Judd (2 episodes, 2012)
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 Reverend Andrew (2 episodes, 2012)
Elliot Kerley ...
 Cam Caleigh (2 episodes, 2012)
Shannon Beer ...
 Bully (2 episodes, 2012)
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2012; Nearly a year after their son goes missing, Londoners Gabe and Eve Caleigh and their two daughters move to Crickley Hall. Gabe hopes a few months away from the city, will help his family heal. But it soon becomes apparent, their new home is haunted. 1943; Crickley Hall is an orphanage run by Augustus Cribben and his sister Magda. The orphans live in terror of the Cribbens, especially Augustus whose brutality knows no bounds. Nancy, the children's new tutor, is appalled by the abuse and determined to find a way to save them... Can these dark secrets of the past help the Caleigh's find their son? Written by L. Hamre

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Bowden Hall in the Derbyshire town of Chapel-en-le-Frith is the location for the eponymous house. See more »

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Herbert's haunt
31 October 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Secret of Crickley Hall is a clichéd but creepy Haunted House story.

Eve (Suranne Jones) and her husband Gabe (Tom Ellis) to move to a house in the country with teenage daughter Loren (Maisie Williams) for a short time some months after their young son went missing.

Crickley Hall past the village of Devil's Cleave harbours its own secrets. An orphanage in the past, we learn via flashbacks to 1943 when it was run by the cruel and sadistic Augustus Cribben (Douglas Henshall) and his sister Magda (Sarah Smart). The orphans lived in dread.

Eve hopes that Crickley Hall will heal their grieving but its dark past brings it own haunts and there is a malevolent presence.

The opening episode certainly showed a lot of promise and creepiness but the subsequent episodes started to get silly and the plot more hokey. Suranne Jones is very effective as the grieving mother and there was a lot of melancholy with the climax but the series never excelled.


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