The Living And The Dead Coming Soon To BBC One

New six part supernatural mystery The Living And The Dead, written by Ashley Pharoah (Life On Mars), will premiere on BBC One on Tuesday 28th June.

Somerset 1894. When a pioneering Victorian psychologist brings his vivacious young wife to live on his family’s estate, he is confronted by one disturbing case after another. Are these strange events linked merely by coincidence, or is there something more sinister – more supernatural – going on at Shepzoy?

When the death of his mother brings Nathan Appleby (Colin Morgan) and his young wife Charlotte (Charlotte Spencer) back to the family estate, they must turn the farm’s fortunes around – or risk ruin and devastate the local community. However, when a teenage girl is brought to Nathan, seemingly possessed by a terrifying spirit, he cannot leave her to suffer.

As a doctor, Nathan has worked in the emerging science of psychology and is an expert in mapping the dark places of the mind. He believes there is always a rational explanation to be found for life’s mysteries, and feels compelled to use every psychological technique he knows to free Harriet from this terrible burden.

But what if Nathan is wrong and it isn’t an illness of the mind? Could Harriet actually be haunted?