To the initiated there is no need for an explanation, but for those yet to catch the Living TV flagship series here's a brief intro to Most Haunted
. Basically they are the admin side of the Ghostbusters: a team consisting of former Blue Peter
presenter Yvette Fielding, historian Richard Felix, paranormal researcher Phil Whyman and, of course, ex-Liverpool footballer-turned-spiritualist medium, Derek Acorah. Together with a film crew they investigate paranormal events at haunted locations in the dead of night, looking for ghostly evidence such as moving furniture, unexplained light anomalies called orbs (the first sign of spirit manifestation) and titbits of information from Derek's spiritual guide Sam.
The Very Best of Most Haunted is a mixed bag. It shows brief excerpts from the first series, but taken out of context the snippets look like a bunch of grown-ups running around in the dark scaring each other. However, the hour-long special from Levens Hall is what it's all about: a thorough investigation brimming with activity caught on camera (especially the haunted bedroom). The running order of the DVD is best bits first then the special from Levens Hall, but if you've never seen Most Haunted before, try watching it the other way round and the excerpts at the beginning will make a lot more sense.
On the DVD: The Very Best of Most Haunted also offers deleted scenes from the first series, with Derek stumbling to get information from spirit guide Sam; interesting stuff, especially as the broadcast episodes were cut to a mere 30 minutes each. --David Trueman
Contains the best episodes from series one and a one hour special from Levens Hall. The team of presenters attempt to discover, by using up to date equipment and experiments, whether ghosts actually exist. They investigate 12 of Britain's most renowned haunted properties.