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Ghosts (1995 series)

Ghosts is a 1995 British television series that aired on the BBC1 between 21 January and 25 February 1995.[1] All of the stories are ghost stories set in modern Britain.

Ghosts
Genre Supernatural
Written by
  • Terry Johnson
  • Monique Charlesworth
  • Stephen Volk
Directed by
  • John Strickland
  • Terry Johnson
  • Lesley Manning
  • Carol Wiseman
Starring
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom
Original language(s)
  • English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Phillippa Giles
Producer(s)
  • Ruth Baumgarten & Andrée Molyneux
Production location(s)
  • United Kingdom
Running time 50 minutes
Production company(s) BBC
Release
Original network BBC1
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Stereo
Original release 21 January (1995-01-21) – 25 February 1995 (1995-02-25)

Contents

CastEdit

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byBritish air dateUK viewers
(million)
1"I'll Be Watching You"John StricklandStephen Volk21 January 1995 (1995-01-21)N/A
After being stabbed and having a near-death experience, an imprisoned gangster acquires paranormal powers, which he uses to monitor his wife.
1"Blood and Water"Terry JohnsonTerry Johnson28 January 1995 (1995-01-28)N/A
After the Dieppe raid in August 1942, a survivor is fished out of the English channel by another officer, who is unnaturally close to his sister.
1"Massage"Lesley ManningStephen Volk4 February 1995 (1995-02-04)N/A
A man suffering from severe stress meets a strange woman who helps him cope with her massage therapy.
1"Shadowy Third"Carol WisemanMonique Charlesworth11 February 1995 (1995-02-11)N/A
A young woman studying to a nurse agrees to help the gravely ill wife of a surgeon.
1"Three Miles Up"Lesley ManningMonique Charlesworth18 February 1995 (1995-02-18)N/A
Two estranged brothers, whose late mother was severely physically and verbally abusive towards them, take a boat trip across the Fens.
1"The Chemistry Lesson"Terry JohnsonTerry Johnson25 February 1995 (1995-02-25)N/A
A teacher who is suffering from unrequited love for a colleague who is happily married turns to a druidess to cast a magical love spell.

ReviewsEdit

In a retroactive review of Three Miles Up done in October 2014, the critic Leon Nicholson wrote: "Three Miles Up is more a psychological, ghostlike horror story rather than the blood, guts and gore that modern audiences are so used to. This is a slow, atmospheric burner. Due to this Three Miles Up will not be everyone’s cup of tea. It’s not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but if one can get hold of this episode it is worth a watch."[2] In a retroactive review of The Shadowy Third in September 2016, the reviewer wrote: "The Shadowy Third has a deliciously spooky atmosphere and is genuinely chilling, all the more so for its understated period atmosphere and although you know where the story is going almost from the get go it still has the power to hold your interest."[3] In another retroactive review of Three Miles Up done in March 2017, the critic Jone Dear wrote: "The conclusion when it comes feels sad and inevitable. Yet although this is a story where much is predictable, it’s what it makes you feel that is significant. You care about the brothers and their lives of lost moments and regret. You feel the loneliness of the little boat lost in the directionless waterways and featureless fenland."[4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Ghosts (BBC-1 1995, Tim Pigott-Smith, Paul Rhys)". Memorable TV. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  2. ^ Nicholson, Leon (18 October 2014). "Silver Screams III". FMV.Magazine . Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  3. ^ "Ghosts: The Shadowy Third (BBC-1 11 Feb 1995, Georgina Cates)". Memorable TV. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 2017-11-01.
  4. ^ Dear, Jon (15 March 2017). "Foreign Countries #3: Ghosts: Three Miles Up (1995)". Views From The Hill. Retrieved 2017-11-01.

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