's seventh season continues its tried and tested formula: take some psychics and a film crew to haunted locations and film the mayhem. After the departure of discredited psychic Derek Acorah, it's down to Gordon Smith and Angus Purdey to step into his shoes; with David Wells, Richard Felix, Ciaran O'Keefe and the inimitable Yvette Fielding along for the ride.
Season 7 of Most Haunted visits the Castle Keep in Newcastle, Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire, Mains Hall near Blackpool, and the Granada Studios and Coronation Street sets. Everywhere they go, chill winds and ghostly orbs seem to follow, as centuries of murder and intrigue are uncovered (though usually nothing that can be corroborated by any historical records, though).
Most of the time, the camera misses the action, swinging around just in time to catch some ghostly activity in creepy green night vision --and for most of the scares, its evident that theyre just caused by the camera crew messing about. Atmosphere is everything, though, and the overreactions of the presenters, together with the long complicated tales spun out by the psychics make for compulsive viewing. Its even occasionally a bit scary, however much you know you should know better. -- Sarah Dobbs
All 32 investigations from the seventh series of the popular television series in which a team of impartial investigators, led by Yvette Fielding, travel to notoriously haunted sites across the UK to investigate reported instances of paranormal activity. Investigations in this series are: Lower Southwood Cottage - a privately owned cottage in which the owners are plagued by apparitions, movements, orbs and ghostly animals; The Castle Keep in Newcastle, site of a castle since Roman times and not short of a vision or two; Woodchester Mansion in Gloucestershire where hooded figures, blue lights, tapping, being (meta)physically poked and even rumbling are the nightly norm for inhabitants; The Coronation Street set - is Elsie Tanner still enjoying a fag and a gin from beyond the grave, is Albert Tatlock's seat still warm in the snug?; The Old Churchhouse Inn in Devon where a huge man has been seen peering into the baby's crib and a vaporous bonneted lady once shushed the owner; Mains Hall at Poulton Le Flyde near Blackpool is no pleasure beach - a white lady is often seen in the same location, staring at a blank wall, children's voices are heard constantly and a gang of cavaliers is often seen in the bar as if merely enjoying a cup of frothing ale...