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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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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 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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28 June 2016 (UK) See more »

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Живые и мёртвые See more »

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Spooky, atmospheric and with a clever twist.
15 July 2016 | by pittspenelopeSee all my reviews

A brilliantly constructed bit of telly showcasing the BBC at it's best. A feast for the eyes with views of the English countryside through the changing seasons. Excellent costume design, most notably for Colin Morgan's character where his clothes reflect his changing mental state. A scary, gripping and clever tale filled with surprising and unexpected twists and turns and a final scene which left me gagging for a sequel. Brilliant soundtrack. Colin Morgan gives a heart wrenchingly good performance as Nathan Appleby and the chemistry between him and screen-wife Charlotte Spencer is wonderful. Cannot recommend this show highly enough and I implore the powers that be to make a second series!


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