Marchlands is the tale of a haunted house, told through the experiences of five families who live there. Somewhere in the countryside near Leeds, three generations feel the reverberations of an untold story invading their everyday lives.
A stellar cast bring this dramatic ghost story to life including top performances from Anne Reid and Jamie Thomas King. Watch the paisley of the sixties, the denim dungarees of the late eighties and the stark white walls of modern interior decorating change as the old house stays the same.
This series is seriously spooky and some moments will make the nervous of disposition jump or cringe, but the dramatic elements of the storyline ensure that the plot never deteriorates into a horror.
“Marchlands” will be airing on ITV1 at 9pm every Thursday from 3rd February – 3rd March 2011 in the UK.
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Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, Hope Springs, ER) as Helen Maynard (80’s couple)
Jodie Whittaker (Cranford, Wired, Venus) as Ruth Bowen (50’s)
Dean Andrews (Ashes to Ashes, Life on Mars) as Eddie Maynard (80’s couple)
Shelley Conn (Strike Back, Mistresses) as Nisha Parekh
Anne Reid (Ladies of Letters, Five Days) as Ruth Bowen (2010)
Elliot Cowan (The Fixer, Lost in Austen) as Mark Ashburn
Denis Lawson (Criminal Justice, The Passion) as Robert Bowen
Jamie Thomas King (Mad Men, The Tudors) as Paul Bowen
Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses) as Evelyn Bowen
Sydney Wade (The Damned United, Dr Who) as Amy Maynard (in 1987)
Ethan Griffin as Scott Maynard (in 1987)
Elizabeth Ryder as Olive Rundle (in 1987)
Liz Roncie as Jennifer Hennessy
Daniel Casey as Scott Maynard (in 2010)
Faith Edwards as Doctor
Millie Archer as Alice
Martha Bryant as Olive Roncie (1968)
Written by: Stephen Greenhorn (Glasgow Kiss, Doctor Who)
Original US pilot: David Schulner
Director: James Kent (The Secret Diaries of Anne Lister, Margaret)
Producer: Chrissy Skinns (Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Auf Wiedersehen Pet)
Executive producers: Kate Lewis, Kate Bartlett, Stephen Greenhorn