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The Dead Room (2018)

Long-running radio horror series and its veteran presenter Aubrey Judd discovers that all is not quiet in the eerie radio studio and that elements of his own past are not as dead and buried as he perhaps hoped.

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Mark Gatiss

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Mark Gatiss
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Complete credited cast:
Simon Callow ... Aubrey Judd
Anjli Mohindra ... Tara
Susan Penhaligon ... Joan
Joshua Oakes-Rogers ... Paul
Christopher Allen Christopher Allen ... DJ voice (voice)
Mark Gatiss ... Radio Announcer (voice)
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Long-running radio horror series and its veteran presenter Aubrey Judd discovers that all is not quiet in the eerie radio studio and that elements of his own past are not as dead and buried as he perhaps hoped.

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24 December 2018 (UK) See more »

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The Dead Room
24 December 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Mark Gatiss delivers a Christmas ghost story with a nod to M R James.

Aubrey Judd (Simon Callow) is recording a ghost story from a new fangled writer that he has a low opinion of. He is doing it at the very studio where he began to narrate his long running horror stories for the radio over 40 years ago.

Things have changed a bit at the studio. Aubrey knows too well of the many changes in broadcasting. As he remarked to the producer that he had to buy his own lunch at an acting job in Casualty.

The producer tells him that the studio is haunted. Aubrey does not believe it. However things get eerie for Aubrey. Memories come flooding back to the long hot summer of 1976. A memory that he has tried to forget concerning an incident by the river with a young man.

Gatiss does well with the low BBC4 budget. Gatiss also mines his knowledge of ghost stories as elements are very familiar here, maybe too familar as it is not very scary.

Gatiss is well served by Simon Callow. Susan Penhaligon makes a rare television appearance but she does not utter a word.


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