So Haunt Me

So Haunt Me is a British television sitcom about a family that moves into a home occupied by the ghost of its previous resident, a middle-aged Jewish mother. The show was created by Paul Mendelson who was also credited on another British sitcom May to December. So Haunt Me was produced by Cinema Verity for the BBC and originally aired from 1992 to 1994.

So Haunt Me
Created byPaul Mendelson
StarringMiriam Karlin
George Costigan
Tessa Peake-Jones
Laura Howard
Jeremy Green
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series3
No. of episodes19
Executive producer(s)Verity Lambert
Running time30 minutes
Original networkBBC1
Original release23 February 1992 (1992-02-23) –
6 February 1994 (1994-02-06)

Peter Rokeby (played by George Costigan) loses his job as advertising copywriter, and resolves to become a freelance writer. Owing to this change in circumstances, he and his wife Sally (Tessa Peake-Jones) move with their children into a more modest home in Meadow Road, Willesden. The family soon finds that the ghost of a previous owner, Yetta Feldman (Miriam Karlin), still occupies the residence, and has been scaring occupants away for years. Yetta is a stereotypical interfering, middle-aged Jewish mother who died suddenly after choking on a chicken bone. While Sally can both see and speak to their ghost, Peter — much to his frustration — initially cannot. The family agrees to help Yetta find her grown-up daughter Carole ("Carol-with-an-E").

So Haunt Me aired on BBC1 as 18 half-hour episodes in three series and one special from 1992 to 1994. The Rokeby children David and Tammy were played by Jeremy Green and Laura Howard (credited during the first series as Laura Simmons) respectively. Neighbour Mr Bloom was played by David Graham.


Series Start date End date Episodes
1 23 February 1992 29 March 1992 6
Special 20 December 1992 1
2 10 January 1993 14 February 1993 6
3 2 January 1994 6 February 1994 6


To date, the show hasn't been released on VHS or DVD in the UK, and there currently aren't any plans for a home release.

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