Quite a few things wrong with this particular series (I don't watch it on TV, but have to wait for the DVD to come out). Firstly the medium the team uses in this series - Brian Shepherd? - is quite simply awful. He mumbles incoherently, imparts little if no information to the team or the viewer, and is incredibly skilled in dramatically gasping and stopping dead, pointing at nothing in particular in the shadows. Barrie John, the other guest medium is slightly better, but David Wells is sorely, sorely missed. Historian, Lesley Smith just comes across as dramatic and barking mad, and there are times when Ciaran, the Parapsychologist can barely keep his face straight at all the obviously (badly) staged shenanigans.
At various stages over the years, Most Haunted fans have known that Karl and Stuart have sometimes staged some of the paranormal activity (there ARE occasions when truly unexplained things have happened though). In this series I think the Most Haunted team lost it completely. The Karl and Stuart lone vigils are a case in point where the poltergeist activity cranks up to such a extent that its obvious that the two guys are faking it and being particularly subtle about it either.
The episode in Pembrey Woods is ludicrous for many reasons, firstly because nothing actually happens apart from Yvette, Lesley and Kath screeching, giggling uncontrollably and Yvette shouting that she can see a "smuggler's lantern" switching on and off. Slowing the DVD to frame by frame viewing clearly shows a member of the crew flashing a torch in the distance - you can even see the bulb. Karl's lone vigil on the sand dunes purport to show a figure in night vision (which oddly looks like Stuart).
Another incredibly annoying thing about Most Haunted is that we frequently get the usual, "Did you hear THATTTTTT???" from Yvette - no dear, we didn't hear a thing because YOU are bellowing over the top of any sounds we can hear. The lack of a camera underneath the table during seances are annoying too, but then if they WERE under the table, the guest medium wouldnt be able to rap the table or kick it up in the air. The frequent bleeping out of swear words is incredibly annoying too, for goodness sake it IS possible to make a show without bellowing obscenities all the time. Im no prude when it comes to bad language either. In the early DVDS the team barely swore at all. Im a fan of Most Haunted, purely for tongue in cheek entertainment purposes, but I think that Series Ten, with all the above faults and no extras on the DVD is taking the pee out of the buyer just a little. Most Haunted team, if nothing else you REALLY need to ditch Brian Shepherd and look around for another medium. He has no presence whatsoever.