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Supernatural series set in rural England in the 1890s. When Nathan Appleby, a pioneering psychologist, inherits Shepzoy House in a beautiful but isolated Somerset valley, he decides to make a new life for himself and his adored wife, Charlotte. But soon the idyll is compromised by strange and disturbing occurrences that all seem to inexplicably swirl around the increasingly troubled Nathan. Is he being haunted? Why? And by whom? The answers will shatter every belief this man has ever held and threaten everything and everyone he has ever loved.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 1||Somerset 1894. When the death of his mother brings Nathan Appleby and his vivacious young wife Charlotte back to the family estate, 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. Nathan is a pioneering doctor who has worked at the forefront of the emerging science of psychology.||58:57||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 2||When a young boy is disturbed by terrifying visions, Nathan finds himself drawn into another case. Charlie's nightmarish hallucinations lead him into increasingly dangerous situations and Nathan must find a way to help him, before his imaginary friends do some serious harm. But Nathan's belief in scientific and rational explanations is rocked by a growing sense of unease, as he starts to experience some mysterious visions of his own. Are all these strange events linked merely by coincidence, or is there something deeply wrong at Shepzoy?||58:19||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 3||Charlie's death leaves Nathan struggling with unanswerable questions, and rakes up his grief over the death of his son. But it's harvest time and Charlotte needs everyone to pull together to get the harvest in - the farm's future rests on the flowing fields of wheat. Yet when a series of freak occurrences threaten the crop, Peter, a disturbed young villager is blamed; and Nathan must step in. Peter is vulnerable and suffering, hearing voices in his head that demand a blood sacrifice.||57:02||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 4||A desperate Nathan tries to contact Clarity's spirit - was her message a blessing or a curse? Recent events have made Nathan doubt everything he once believed, but he's convinced he can get to the bottom of these mysteries. But his growing fascination with spirits is driving him away from Charlotte. And while Charlotte is holding everything else together on the farm, she is also guarding a secret of her own.||58:06||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 5||Nathan's increasing obsession with the spirits haunting Shepzoy is taking its toll on Charlotte and the farm. And his attempts to involve Harriet in his experiments infuriate the Dennings. Will he risk all his relationships to pursue the truth? No one believes what he's seen and heard, and even Nathan is left wondering if it's all just been in his head. It's All Hallows Eve, and when one of the railway engineers is left so terrified by a haunting vision that the railway suspends all work, Nathan is convinced he must find a way to banish the spirits from Shepzoy.||57:03||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoEpisode 6||Shepzoy is a changed place after the horrifying events of All Hallows Eve. Nathan's desperate attempts to contact Gabriel have left him on the edge of madness, and Charlotte is struggling to hold their marriage and the farm together. The harder she tries to save Nathan the further he pushes her away. As the increasingly strange events reach a haunting climax, could Nathan finally unravel the mystery of the woman with the book of light? Will Nathan risk everything for a chance to see his son again - and can Charlotte find a way to help him?||57:19||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|101||HDVideoThe Making of..||A look into the filming of The Living and The Dead||5:23||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|102||HDVideoShepzoy||A behind the scenes look at the house, production design, harvest and strange goings on whilst filming.||5:18||Series Only||View in iTunes|
|103||HDVideoBehind the Scenes||The writer and cast describe their experiences of working on the series.||17:26||Series Only||View in iTunes|
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Beautiful, eerie, and needs a 2nd series
Beautifully filmed, beautifully costumed, gorgeous locations, wonderfully acted and directed, and excellently scripted. It’s not ‘horror’ - it’s a bit spooky, and a lot eerie.
The first episode might be a little slow for some people but there’s a lot of scene-setting that’s needed to set up the next 5 episodes. Having watched the full series on iPlayer, I know what’s coming…what it’s building to, and the overall story arc is compelling and ultimately complex. It could be a standalone series, but there are enough unanswered questions (especially the final scene of episode 6), that warrant a second outing.
I cannot praise this series enough, and I hope it receives the recognition it deserves - both in terms of viewing figures and at awards season.
And please, if there is any justice in this currently crazy world, we need series 2 confirmed - there are questions that need to be answered.
I'm about to get this on iTunes because I have seen it all on the bbc I player. I cannot wait for the blue-Rae copy and plus the fact I want to watch this wherever I go. This series is the best thing on TV since Game of Thrones. It is creepy, suspenseful, spine chilling with a complex plot for anyone who loves trying to figure things out, will enjoy. There are so many unleft answers. Especially the cliffhanger end.
I'm certain that even Stephen Hawking would enjoy the time theories in this
Please...please put subtitles on this!