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Harry Price- Ghost Hunter [Dec. 28th, 2015|01:20 pm]
Tony Grist
I could believe in the ghosts- no problem, but the social detail was something else.

A rising politician of the 1920s who only just moved into London?

Whose new home is a former workhouse?

And who's running this huge place with the help of a single housemaid?

And the housemaid doesn't even live in?

No way. Politicians have always had to have a London pied-a-terre; the job demands it, no-one with social ambitions would have moved into a former workhouse (so infra dig- and besides it would have needed to be completely remodelled) and those big houses required huge staffs- not only because of the practicalities but because of social prestige.

It was a lavish production. Maybe they should have spent a little more and hired a researcher to watch Downton Abbey so obvious howlers could be avoided...

[User Picture]From: porsupah
2015-12-28 08:43 pm (UTC)
It's a bit of a pity that those somewhat surreal elements didn't in fact prove to be just that, with at least part of what we'd been told of the situation was in fact fantasy, such as the politician's claimed social status.

Still, notwithstanding, an entertaining work, with no shortage of atmosphere, both period and chilling.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-12-29 09:48 am (UTC)
It was well acted. Rafe Spall is terrific.

Pity about the script.
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