Four tales of terror unfold as Phil Walker, the location manager for Dale Winton's Overnight Ghost Hunt, investigates the abandoned ruins of Ravenhill Psychiactric hospital.
Does the ghost of evil Governess Edwina Kenchington still walk the empty corridors? What other horrors lie within the crumbling walls and will health and safety allow any filming there in the first place?
Episode Breakdown (with mild spoilers):
This hour-long special - which is both spooky and funny in equal measures - is, in the main, unconnected from the main show. Instead we are treated to four fictional Halloween tales featuring the main Psychoville characters.
However, what does become quite clear is that the frustratingly open-ended conclusion to the first series was actually all part of a sophisticated setup for the second series. Without giving the plot away, this special dovetails perfectly into the new episodes and, as a special treat, at the end of the episode the BBC gave viewers a quick glimpse of what was to come in Series 2.
Episode Breakdown By Pictures:
The episode starts with a flashback featuring evil Nurse Kenchington...
Back to today: Phil Walker, the location manager working
on a TV show about haunted places is checking out
Ravenhill Hospital as a potential location:
Drew, who has a connection to Ravenhill, joins Phil
as he looks round the building:
In the first of the tales, Mr Jelly is not happy with it
being trick or treat night:
In the second tale, we see George Aston struggling to
sell the house as Joy keeps making a mess playing with
little baby Freddie:
In the penultimate tale, Mr Lomax has an eye transplant...
but he soon starts to regret it:
And in the final spooky tale David and Maureen Sowerbutts
are on their way to a fancy dress party:
As we snap out of the fantasy Halloween world and back to
Phil and Drew exploring Ravenhill, viewers are presented
with an interesting revelation. But who is Grace Andrews?
Click this link for some clips from the episode:
- Sunday 31st October 2010
- BBC Two
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Steve Pemberton||David Sowerbutts|
|Reece Shearsmith||Maureen Sowerbutts|
|Reece Shearsmith||Mr Jelly|
|Steve Pemberton||Oscar Lomax|
|Dawn French||Joy Aston|
|Daniel Kaluuya||Michael Fry (aka Tealeaf)|
|Imelda Staunton||Grace Andrews|
|Eileen Atkins||Nurse Kenchington|
|Steve Pemberton||George Aston|
|Matthew Fenton||Young Drew|
|Reece Shearsmith||Phil Walker|
|Maisie Hopkins||Cat (Trick or Treat Girl)|
|Josie Walker||Busty Janet|
|Emily Wachter||Prospective Buyer|
|Julian Bleach||Doctor (aka Eddie)|
|Pik Sen Lim||Old Japanese Lady|
|Daphne Cheung||Sue (Woman Selling Toys)|
|Nicholas Sidi (as Nick Sidi)||Adrian (Car Driver)|
|Angela Sims||Liz (Adrian's Wife)|
|Jon Plowman||Executive Producer|
|Brian Sykes||Production Designer|
The TV trailer for the Halloween special. If you are brave enough, there is a second trailer on the official website
Featuring: Steve Pemberton (David Sowerbutts), Reece Shearsmith (Maureen Sowerbutts), Josie Walker (Busty Janet), Nick Sidi (Adrian), Reece Shearsmith (Mr Jelly), Steve Pemberton (Oscar Lomax), Dawn French (Joy Aston), Steve Pemberton (George Aston).
David & Maureen's car breaks down on a stormy Halloween night. Despite arguing about David's costume, and the merits of chammy leathers, they manage to flag down a ride from a very suspicious looking individual.
Mr Jelly gives two unfortunate trick or treaters a dressing down when they knock on his door for halloween. There may be no treats for these trick or treaters but there's certainly a trick or two in store for Mr. Jelly!