Based on the novel by best-selling British horror author James Herbert, the chilling drama begins a year after the disappearance of Cam, the son of Gabe Caliegh (played by TOM ELLIS) and Eve Caleigh (played by Suranne Jones). As the couple and their two daughters attempt to start anew, they head to Crickley Hall – a seemingly perfect countryside house. But when cellar doors start to open on their own, phantom children’s cries are heard through the night and a frenzied cane-wielding specter rears its head, the Caleighs realise the house comes with a lot more than they bargained for.
Shifting between 1943 and present day, the Caleighs are desperate to find the source of the crying and the connection the haunted house has to their son. Will they find him before the evil that stalks Crickley Hall finds their other children? Adapted and directed by Joe Ahearne, this classic haunted house spine chiller is full of scares, yet underpinned by the heartbreaking story of a family needing to heal and ghosts who need to be laid to rest.
IAIN DE CAESTECKER plays Young Percy, the gardener at Crickley Hall in World War Two. Maisie Williams, Donald Sumpter and Douglas Henshall also star.
The Secret of Crickley Hall will air in three parts, premiering on Sunday 18th November at 9pm on BBC1 and continuing on Sunday 25th November and Sunday 2nd December.
Head to the BBC’s website to read an interview with TOM ELLIS about his role in the show. Here’s the trailer:
(All images above © BBC/Photography by Laurence Cendrowitz)