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The Awakening

Haunted by the death of her fiance, the cold and clinical Florence Cathcart is on a mission to expose seances as exploitative shams. However, when she is called to an English boarding school to investigate the sightings of a boy's ghost, she makes a discovery that forces her to confront her scepticism in the most terrifying way, shaking her scientific convictions and her sense of self to the very core.

Release date:

1 hour, 40 minutes

Last on

Christmas Eve 2013 23:25


Role Contributor
Edward JuddJoseph Mawle
Malcolm McNairShaun Dooley
Victor ParryAlfie Field
Florence CathcartRebecca Hall
Robert MalloryDominic West
Maud HillImelda Staunton
Constance StricklandLucy Cohu
Reverend Hugh PurslowJohn Shrapnel
Harriet CathcartDiana Kent
Alexander CathcartRichard Durden
Freddie StricklandCal MacAninch
Tom HillIsaac Hempstead-Wright
WriterStephen Volk
WriterNick Murphy
DirectorNick Murphy
ProducerSarah Curtis
ProducerJulia Stannard
ProducerDavid M Thompson

BBC Films: The Awakening


"These boys aren't worried about bumps in the night! They are frightened - to death."

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