Alison launches a frantic search for Robert after being shocked by a terrifying vision of him. She eventually bumps into Barbara, who reveals the lecturer has been admitted to intensive care. Sitting...
Alison investigates when a teenager who has been haunted by visions of a young boy claims the psychic he has been visiting is an impostor, but finds herself unable to connect with the spirit world. ...
Father Jacob Myers, a priest of the Roman Catholic Church, played by Martin Shaw, examines evidence of miracles to be used in canonisation but also performs exorcisms. As he learns, Jacob's... See full summary »
Aisling Hunter is out walking on the road at night when a car accident leaves her bloodied and badly hurt by the side of the road. This is the end of her story and from here we jump back 15... See full summary »
Ros Tyler wakes from a drugged sleep to find that her flatmate is dead and she herself has been viciously sexually assaulted. She has also suffered acute memory loss and has no recollection... See full summary »
In the commentary, it is revealed that Andrew Lincoln accepted the offer to play Robert Bridge purely on reading the script for the first scene of the first series, and that Lesley Sharp was already involved. See more »
Despite writing this a few years after the show's release, I feel compelled to write a review after re-watching some clips.
The premise is simple. A medium, a sceptic, and a lot of paranormal activity. What sets this apart from other, similarly plotted shows and films is the incredible atmosphere and suspense built throughout each episode, and the fantastic performance of Lesley Sharp, whose depiction of depressed medium Alison is utterly compelling, powerful and, most impressive, very believable.
Never before had I seen such a moving, emotional, tense and creepy TV show, and never have I been more disappointed that a show has been stopped. That being said, the two series were beautifully wrapped up, with a neat story arc and a final episode that was quite simply perfect. After watching it, I sat there in shock for a good while, barely believing how beautifully written and presented it was.
I won't reveal the ending, but let's just say you may need a box of tissues on hand - I was sobbing! And for a few episodes, maybe a cushion to hide behind!
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