Ginger Nuts of Horror
ITV has greenlit a new drama about ghost hunting from Ashes To Ashes writer Jack Lothian (who has also written for Spooks: Code 9, Shameless, Skins ).
The one-off two hour TV movie is called Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, is based on the novel The Ghost Hunters by Neil Spring.
At the centre of the story is Harry Price, a famous real life ghost hunter and sceptic, who investigated the unknown back in the 1920s.
The telly film will be set in 1920s London, and has been described as “a thrilling, spine chilling mix of real history, fiction and the famous legend of Harry Price.”
ITV big chief Steve November released this statement:
“Harry Price is an intriguing character at the very heart of the drama. Jack Lothian’s wonderful script is a skilful blend of fact and fiction as Harry’s past, his fascination with the paranormal and his faith in science are all real yet set against a fictional backdrop of political conspiracy and scandal.”
Welcome to Borley Rectory, the most haunted house in England.
The year is 1926 and Sarah Grey has landed herself an unlikely new job - personal assistant to Harry Price, London's most infamous ghost hunter. Equal parts brilliant and charming, neurotic and manipulative, Harry has devoted his life to exposing the truth behind England's many 'false hauntings', and never has he left a case unsolved, nor a fraud unexposed.
So when Harry and Sarah are invited to Borley Rectory - a house so haunted that objects frequently fly through the air unbidden, and locals avoid the grounds for fear of facing the spectral nun that walks there - they're sure that this case will be just like any other. But when night falls and still no artifice can be found, the ghost hunters are forced to confront an uncomfortable possibility: the ghost of Borley Rectory may be real. And, if so, they're about to make its most intimate acquaintance.