[09/26/12 - 07:47 AM]
BBC America Haunts This Halloween with New Thriller "The Secret of Crickley Hall," a New Season of "Bedlam" and a "Hex" Encore
Tom Ellis and Suranne Jones star in "The Secret of Crickley Hall," premiering on Sunday, October 28.

[via press release from BBC America]


The Secret of Crickley Hall premieres October 28 and Supernatural Saturday's Bedlam and Hex are set for October 6

New York - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - BBC AMERICA brings fright and fear to primetime in October with the premiere of the bone-chilling haunted house thriller The Secret of Crickley Hall on Sunday, October 28 and two Supernatural Saturday series - the second season premiere of horror series Bedlam and an encore presentation of Hex, the acclaimed drama featuring Michael Fassbender (Prometheus), starting on Saturday, October 6.


Based on the novel by best-selling British scribe James Herbert, the thriller begins a year after the disappearance of Cam, the son of Gabe Caliegh (Tom Ellis, The Fades) and Eve Caleigh (Suranne Jones, Doctor Who). 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 Caleigh's realize the house comes with a lot more than they bargained for. Just as they're ready to move out, Eve Caleigh hears Cam's cries and all bets are off. Three-hour event The Secret of Crickley Hall premieres Sunday, October 28, 8:00pm ET/PT.

Shifting between 1943 and present day, the Caleigh's 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? Written and directed by Joe Ahearne (Doctor Who), 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.

Eve Caleigh Suranne Jones (Doctor Who, Single Father)
Gabe Caleigh Tom Ellis (The Fades, Miranda)
Loren Caleigh Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)
Cally Caleigh Pixie Davies
Augustus Cribben Douglas Henshall (Primeval, South Riding)
Percy Judd David Warner (Wallander, Titanic)
Magda Cribben Sarah Smart (Five Days, Wallander)
Young Percy Iain De Caestecker (The Fades, Young James Herriot)
Gordon Pyke Donald Sumpter (Game of Thrones, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo)

Adapted and Directed by Joe Ahearne (Trance, Apparitions, Doctor Who, This Life)

Based on the novel by James Herbert

Producer Annie Harrison-Baxter (Treasure Island, Waterloo Road)

Executive Producer Hilary Martin (32 Brinkburn Street, South Riding)

The Secret of Crickley Hall is a BBC production.

The curse continues at Bedlam Heights - the stylish apartment building with a sordid past - as the residence's restless spirits continue to wreak havoc on unsuspecting new inhabitants. This season, the place tainted by abuse, suffering and death has a new medium. Ellie (Lacey Turner, EastEnders, Being Human) is on the brink of losing her home, fianc� and career as an EMT. After months of seeing haunting visions of the dead walking among the living, she heads to Bedlam Heights to seek out a former hospital patient who was treated for similar visions. But Ellie has no idea the unimaginable horrors buried under the luxury apartments with beautiful decor and seemingly blissful tenants. Bedlam season two premieres Saturday, October 6, 9:00pm ET/PT as part of Supernatural Saturday.

After arriving at Bedlam Heights - newly renamed Brightmoor - Ellie meets resident bartender, Max (Jack Roth, Great Expectations), who reveals the patient she's seeking died six months prior - exactly the time her visions began. Max, an amateur ghost-hunting blogger, is thrilled to discover Ellie can see spirits and soon becomes the only person she can turn to for help in figuring out just what is happening to her. Meanwhile, as the owner of Bedlam Heights, Warren (Hugo Speer, The Full Monty), attempts to gloss over the complex's past troubles with sexy and self-assured new sales manager Dan (Nikesh Patel), his daughter Kate (Charlotte Salt, The Tudors) decides she can't stand by and watch any longer. She knows all too well the horrors that fester beneath the surface after discovering the building's demons first-hand. As the asylum's dark past continues to terrorize residents, they soon realize whatever is waiting for them in the depths of Bedlam Heights, is worse than anything they could have ever imagined.

Ellie Lacey Turner (EastEnders, Being Human)
Max Jack Roth (Great Expectations, Waking the Dead)
Kate Charlotte Salt (Death in Paradise, The Tudors)
Kiera Gemma Chan (Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Submarine)
Dan Nikesh Patel
Warren Hugo Speer (Death in Paradise, The Full Monty)

Directors Fraser McDonald (Secret Diary of a Call Girl)
Amy Neil (Hollyoaks)

Producer Peter Gallagher (Single Father)

Executive Producer Nichola Shindler (Scott & Bailey, Single Father)

Bedlam is a Red production for Sky Living and BBC AMERICA.


This October, the season one encore of acclaimed hour-long supernatural drama, Hex, featuring Michael Fassbender, Christina Cole (Breakout Kings) and Jemima Rooper (The Black Dahlia), starts Saturday, October 6 at 10:00pm ET/PT. The six-episode series tells the chilling story of one girl's exploration of the supernatural and her own sexual awakening at a remote English boarding school.

From executive producers Dean Hargrove (Demons) and Julian Murphy (Merlin), Hex is a co-production of Shine Limited and Sony Pictures Television International.

BBC AMERICA delivers US audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy�, five Golden Globes� and ten Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in more than 79 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition in all markets, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.

  [september 2012]  


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