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The Living and the Dead

The Living and the Dead

  • Premiered: 
    June 28, 2016
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  • Network: BBC1
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Ashley Pharoah 
  • Subject Matter: Supernatural/Paranormal
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Plot Synopsis

This six-episode limited scripted series follows Nathan and Charlotte Appleby, a couple hell-bent on bringing modern ideas to an ancient rural community. When Nathan, a pioneering Victorian psychologist, brings his vivacious young wife back to live on his family's estate, he's confronted by one disturbing case after another. They were brought there by his mother's death, but they must turn the farm's fortunes around -- or risk ruin and the devastation of the local community. Though the farm and its future demand their attention, when a vulnerable teenage girl is brought to Nathan, seemingly possessed by a terrifying spirit, he cannot leave her to suffer. A pioneering doctor, Nathan has worked at the forefront of the emerging science of psychology and is an expert in mapping the dark places of the mind. He believes there is always a rational or scientific explanation to be found for life's mysteries; though Harriet's case is disturbing, he must use every psychological technique he has to find a way to cure her, to free her from this terrible burden. On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT, BBC America aired the U.S. premiere of THE LIVING AND THE DEAD, showing all six episodes in a binge marathon. Plus, the entire limited series was available the following day -- Friday, October 28 -- to stream on the BBC AMERICA App and


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by BBC Wales
  • In association with Monastic Productions
  • Co-produced with BBC America