Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Secret of Crickley Hall

A BBC adaptation of James Herbert's best-selling ghost story, The Secret of Crickley Hall, a haunted house chiller, full of scares but underpinned by the moving tales of children and parents separated 70 years apart, is underway.

The three episode drama is to be directed by Joe Ahearne (Apparitions, Doctor Who, This Life) who has also written the script, for BBC Drama Production North, and is set for broadcast around Halloween 2012.

The story is about a family who relocate to a rain-swept house in a Devonshire town called Devil’s Cleave – It turns out that during World War II, the village was decimated by a flood. Crickley Hall was home to a group of poor orphans evacuated from London who lived under the care of the sadistic Augustus Cribben, who terrorised, starved and beat them. The orphans were seemingly washed away by the flood and now their lost spirits haunt the hall, pursued by the monstrous figure of Cribben...


  1. Are the auditions already done?-mo

  2. Auditions for the young children have been going on for a while - through agencies only.

    1. Any idea if the picked the castings yet? My daughter auditioned in December but haven't heard anything...

  3. Is there any sign of the cast being picked soon? Looks like it'll be a good series :)