Turn Out The Lights. Image shows from L to R: Walter Hunt (Robert Dorning), Leonard Swindley (Arthur Lowe). Copyright: Granada Television.

Turn Out The Lights

ITV sitcom about ghost hunting. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1967. Stars Arthur Lowe and Robert Dorning.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Boyhood Haunt

Following their sacking from Dobson and Hawks, Leonard Swindley and Wally Hunt find themselves travelling Britain, giving WI lectures on their new fascination: astrology. They soon find themselves working together to find out the truth behind all of those mysterious bumps in the night, back-room seances and misty crystal balls...


This episode no longer exists in the archives. It is missing, believed wiped.

Broadcast details

Friday 6th January 1967
55 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Arthur Lowe Leonard Swindley
Robert Dorning Walter Hunt
Guest cast
Ingrid Hafner Jessica Sturgeon
Peter Wyngarde Richard Merlin
Bert Palmer Edward Lennox
Ben Kingsley Andre Bazir
Fred Stone Psychiatrist
Doel Luscombe R.A.F. Officer
Elsie Woodhouse Lady Pangbourne
John Woodvine Stefan
Agnes Lauchlan Beatrice Scott
Harry Littlewood Frank
Writing team
Peter Eckersley Writer
Kenneth Cope Writer
Production team
Michael Cox Director
Derek Granger Producer
Roy Stonehouse Production Designer