Great British Ghosts

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  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.7  (51)

Great British Ghosts is a British television series that premiered in 2011. Produced by Content Media Corporation, the show follows presenter Michaela Strachan as she delves into the history and stories behind some of the UK's most famous haunted locations. Throughout the series, Strachan travels to various locations across the UK, from ancient castles to stately homes, to explore the ghostly tales and legends that surround them. Using a mix of interviews, historical research and personal accounts, she uncovers the fascinating and often chilling stories that have made these locations so famous. Each episode of the show focuses on a different location and features a range of different ghosts and supernatural phenomena. From headless horsemen to spectral monks, Strachan encounters a variety of supernatural beings and shares their stories with viewers. One of the strengths of Great British Ghosts is its ability to blend history and storytelling. Rather than just presenting tales of ghosts and hauntings, the show provides historical context and insight into the people and events that have shaped the locations in question. This approach gives viewers a deeper understanding of both the ghostly tales and the locations themselves. In addition to exploring the haunted locations themselves, Strachan also talks to local historians, paranormal investigators and other experts to learn more about the history and stories behind the ghosts. This provides a well-rounded view of each location and adds a level of credibility to the show's ghostly claims. One of the unique features of Great British Ghosts is the way it uses technology to investigate the paranormal. Throughout the series, Strachan uses a range of equipment designed to detect and record supernatural activity, including thermal cameras, electromagnetic field (EMF) detectors, and digital voice recorders. This gives viewers a first-hand look at the methods and equipment used by paranormal investigators and adds a layer of scientific analysis to the show's ghost stories. Overall, Great British Ghosts is a fascinating and entertaining exploration of some of the UK's most haunted locations. With its blend of history, storytelling and paranormal investigation, the show offers a unique and compelling view of the supernatural world.

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Halloween Special
13. Halloween Special
November 8, 2012
In this extended Halloween-themed special, Michaela travels to Carnfield Hall near the town of Alfreton in Derbyshire. There, she encounters possible paranormal activity.
The Sun Inn & Samlesbury Hall
12. The Sun Inn & Samlesbury Hall
November 8, 2012
Michaela goes to the The Sun Inn, Ribble Velley, which claims to be the most haunted pub in Lancashire. Then it's on to Samlesbury Hall in Preston, where Lady Dorothy Southworth - known as the White Lady - is said to roam the house and grounds.
The Feathers Hotel & the Prince Rupert Hotel
11. The Feathers Hotel & the Prince Rupert Hotel
November 1, 2012
Michaela travels to Ludlow and The Feathers Hotel. It boasts a world-famous timber fa├žade. Then it's on to The Prince Rupert Hotel in Shrewsbury, where, in one of the bedrooms, the pillows disappeared and found on the other side of the room.
The Four Crosses & Manor House in Black Country
10. The Four Crosses & Manor House in Black Country
October 25, 2012
Michaela visits The Four Crosses in Staffordshire, which has had dozens of reports of ghostly apparitions. We also join the presenter as she explores a manor house in the Black Country.
The Ram Inn & the Ragged Cot Inn
9. The Ram Inn & the Ragged Cot Inn
October 18, 2012
The Ram Inn, in Gloucestershire, is believed to date back to the 14th century and over the years visitors have reported all manner of ghosts and poltergeists haunting the ancient guesthouse. Next, Michaela is off to The Ragged Cot Inn in nearby Stroud.
Hall I' Th' Wood & Smithills Hall
8. Hall I' Th' Wood & Smithills Hall
October 11, 2012
We join Michaela at the Hall I' th' Wood in Bolton, a 16th century manor house hidden away inside a housing estate which according to reports, is packed with ghosts. Then it's off to the city's Smithills Hall, which dates back to the 15th century.
Derby Gaol & the Guildhall Tunnels
7. Derby Gaol & the Guildhall Tunnels
October 4, 2012
It's up to Derby, where Michaela visits Derby Gaol, once used to house a variety of criminals in the mid-18th century. She then travels to The Guildhall Tunnels, which have been used as storage for smugglers, jail cells and even a bomb shelter during WW2.
The Angel Hotel & the Clearwell Caves
6. The Angel Hotel & the Clearwell Caves
September 27, 2012
We visit The Angel Hotel in Coleford, Gloucestershire, which claims to be the oldest pub in the area and dates back to 1650s. In the second episode of the evening, there's a short trip over to Clearwell Caves in Coleford.
The Grand Theatre & Pleasure Beach
5. The Grand Theatre & Pleasure Beach
September 20, 2012
Michaela visits The Grand Theatre in Blackpool that has been home to all manner of variety shows for over a century. Michaela then moves onto the Pleasure Beach, where two of its rides are said to be haunted.
St Briavels Castle & the New Inn in Pwllmeyric
4. St Briavels Castle & the New Inn in Pwllmeyric
September 13, 2012
Michaela visits St Briavels Castle in Chepstow, which has been an important fortification on the border with Wales since the late 12th century. Michaela then stops off at The New Inn in Pwllmeyric.
The Lion and Swan & the Pendle Hill Witch Trials
3. The Lion and Swan & the Pendle Hill Witch Trials
September 6, 2012
Michaela visits The Lion & Swan coaching inn in Cheshire, which dates as far back as 1496. Then it's off to Lancashire, where Michaela investigates the Pendle Hill Witch Trials of 1612.
Essex Cottage & Coaching Inn
2. Essex Cottage & Coaching Inn
August 30, 2012
In episode two, a small cottage in Essex with reports of bloodied floors and wall-scratching might just be Britain's scariest house and Michaela also checks out a spooky coaching inn.
Berkeley Castle & the George and Pilgrims Hotel
1. Berkeley Castle & the George and Pilgrims Hotel
August 23, 2012
In episode one, Michaela takes tours of Berkeley Castle and The George and Pilgrims Hotel in Glastonbury.
Description

Great British Ghosts is a British television series that premiered in 2011. Produced by Content Media Corporation, the show follows presenter Michaela Strachan as she delves into the history and stories behind some of the UK's most famous haunted locations. Throughout the series, Strachan travels to various locations across the UK, from ancient castles to stately homes, to explore the ghostly tales and legends that surround them. Using a mix of interviews, historical research and personal accounts, she uncovers the fascinating and often chilling stories that have made these locations so famous.

Each episode of the show focuses on a different location and features a range of different ghosts and supernatural phenomena. From headless horsemen to spectral monks, Strachan encounters a variety of supernatural beings and shares their stories with viewers.

One of the strengths of Great British Ghosts is its ability to blend history and storytelling. Rather than just presenting tales of ghosts and hauntings, the show provides historical context and insight into the people and events that have shaped the locations in question. This approach gives viewers a deeper understanding of both the ghostly tales and the locations themselves.

In addition to exploring the haunted locations themselves, Strachan also talks to local historians, paranormal investigators and other experts to learn more about the history and stories behind the ghosts. This provides a well-rounded view of each location and adds a level of credibility to the show's ghostly claims.

One of the unique features of Great British Ghosts is the way it uses technology to investigate the paranormal. Throughout the series, Strachan uses a range of equipment designed to detect and record supernatural activity, including thermal cameras, electromagnetic field (EMF) detectors, and digital voice recorders. This gives viewers a first-hand look at the methods and equipment used by paranormal investigators and adds a layer of scientific analysis to the show's ghost stories.

Overall, Great British Ghosts is a fascinating and entertaining exploration of some of the UK's most haunted locations. With its blend of history, storytelling and paranormal investigation, the show offers a unique and compelling view of the supernatural world.

Great British Ghosts is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (21 episodes). The series first aired on August 17, 2011.

Where to Watch Great British Ghosts

Great British Ghosts is available for streaming on the Content Media Corporation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Great British Ghosts on demand at Amazon Prime, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    August 17, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (51)