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The Awakening

Thriller. Haunted by World War I and the loss of her fiance, hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a boy's ghost.

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.

1 hour, 40 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Aug 2019 00:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Jean Sibelius

    Finlandia Hymn - Be Still My Soul

    Composer: Katheryn A. von Schlegel. Performer: Michael Csányi-Wills. Performer: Jeff Moore. Performer: Andrew Skeet.
  • Nick Murphy

    Oh Coccinelle


Role Contributor
Florence Cathcart Rebecca Hall
Robert Mallory Dominic West
Maud Hill Imelda Staunton
Malcolm McNair Shaun Dooley
Writer Stephen Volk
Writer Nick Murphy
Director Nick Murphy


  • Sat 21 Sep 2013 21:30
  • Sat 21 Sep 2013 23:00
  • Sat 21 Sep 2013 23:15
  • Christmas Eve 2013 23:25
  • Sun 4 Aug 2019 00:00

BBC Films: The Awakening

BBC Films: The Awakening

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