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The Living and the Dead 

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When a young couple inherit a farm, they are determined to turn it into a success, but strange supernatural forces soon intervene, threatening their marriage and their lives.

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Ashley Pharoah
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Series cast summary:
Colin Morgan ...  Nathan Appleby 6 episodes, 2016
Charlotte Spencer ...  Charlotte Appleby 6 episodes, 2016
Malcolm Storry ...  Gideon Langtree 6 episodes, 2016
Kerrie Hayes ...  Gwen Pearce 6 episodes, 2016
Nicholas Woodeson ...  Matthew Denning 6 episodes, 2016
Tallulah Haddon ...  Harriet Denning / ... 5 episodes, 2016
Elizabeth Berrington ...  Maud Hare 4 episodes, 2016
Chloe Pirrie ...  Lara 4 episodes, 2016
Joel Gillman ...  Jack Langtree 4 episodes, 2016
Marianne Oldham ...  Mary Denning 4 episodes, 2016
Amber Fernée ...  Bathsheba / ... 4 episodes, 2016
Pooky Quesnel ...  Agnes Thatcher 3 episodes, 2016
Ben Fox ...  Simon Merrifield 3 episodes, 2016
Sarah Counsell Sarah Counsell ...  Lizzie Merrifield 3 episodes, 2016
David Oakes ...  William Payne 3 episodes, 2016
Harry Peacock ...  Smith 2 episodes, 2016
Isaac Andrews ...  Charlie Thatcher 2 episodes, 2016
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ...  Martha Ederby / ... 2 episodes, 2016
Steve Oram ...  John Roebuck 2 episodes, 2016
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A brilliant young couple inherit the farm and are determined to start a new life together. But their presence in this isolated corner of England starts to unleash strange, unsettling and dangerous supernatural phenomena that will start to threaten their marriage. Written by BBC America

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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On August 12 2016 the BBC said it would not commission a second series. See more »

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Important, thoughtful take on a genre..engaging acting
24 July 2016 | by buffyroperSee all my reviews

The Living and the Dead is a very evocative celebration of rural England. It is powerful because, rather than present a life of twee corn-dollies and doilies, it presents the real struggles of life on the land, and what the agricultural year used to mean to people: i.e. everything. The haunting come across as an expression of this place in time and I think, despite other reviews, are truly original in that they are rooted in deep story. The central characters are mostly real and deep - especially Gideon and Nathan Appleby. I find Charlotte's character a little cookie cutter at times - she is the straightforward one. The acting by Morgan is really rather stop-you-in-your- tracks, but I must also acknowledge that I am a red blooded female with an appreciation for tortured souls in a waistcoat. The twists, and complexities of plot, the imagery of the thing and - most of all I think- the questions it raises about the nature of time, make this compelling TV viewing. Many are super keen for more.


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28 June 2016 (UK) See more »

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