All 6 episodes of The Living And The Dead
, from the co-creator of Life On Mars
, will debut this Friday the 17th of June on BBC iPlayer...
In a repeat of last year's successful online-box-set-then-traditional-broadcast-release (snappier name required) of Peter Kay
's Car Share, the BBC is launching its first original drama 'box-set'.
All six episodes of spooky new period drama The Living And The Dead
, created by Life On Mars
' Ashley Pharoah
and starring Merlin
's Colin Morgan
's Charlotte Spencer
, will be available to watch from this Friday the 17th of June on BBC iPlayer. The episodes will then receive a weekly airing starting from Tuesday the 28th of June at 9pm.
It's a smart move from the BBC, one that will transform iPlayer into more than simply a catch-up service. Traditional viewers won't lose out on week-by-week viewings, while those more used to gulping down entire series whenever it suits them can do just that.The Living And The Dead
is in the tradition of the dark English pastoral, a creepy countryside tale of the strange goings-on that beset a young psychologist (Morgan) and his photographer wife (Spencer) when they move back to his childhood West Country home in 1894.
We'll have more for you on the show later this week.
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