Most Haunted Live!

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Most Haunted Live!
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The Most Haunted Live! title/logo, which is sometimes altered to reflect the theme of the event.
Format Entertainment
Paranormal
Mystery
Reality
Created by Yvette Fielding
Karl Beattie
Developed by Antix Productions
Starring Ciarán O'Keeffe
Karl Beattie
Paul Ross
Julian Clegg
David Wells
Stuart Torevell
Phil Whyman
Lesley Smith
Country of origin  United Kingdom
No. of episodes 34 events (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Yvette Fielding
Karl Beattie
Producer(s) Mike Morrissey/Arch Dyson – Series Editor
Running time normally 8pm–12am with main investigation starting at 9 pm – currently looking for new broadcaster
Broadcast
Original run October 31, 2002 – March 28, 2010- currently looking for new broadcaster.

Most Haunted Live is a spin-off of the paranormal reality television series Most Haunted and was also produced by Antix Productions. The show consists of paranormal investigations broadcast live over a period of one or more nights, usually with interactive sections that involve the viewer.

Production[edit]

The first episode of Most Haunted Live! was broadcast on Living on October 31, 2002, from Dudley Castle and was produced jointly by Antix and Hanrahan Media. The format of the show under this joint venture was different from Most Haunted with different music cues and production style. The next seven live events were produced by Hanrahan. The eighth episode onwards were produced by Antix onlone and was a grand affair with a large set, the original Most Haunted music and all the crew involved.

The first Most Haunted Live! show aired for only one night but over time this increased to three. The first exception was the Halloween 2005 show in London, which was broadcast for four nights. Since then there have been live shows which have lasted five nights (Halloween 2007 & Turin 2008), seven nights (Halloween 2008 and Liverpool 2009) and eight nights (Lancashire Halloween 2009). Gothic Prague – The Evil Within was on for four nights.

Most Haunted Live! did not return for Halloween 2010 and was replaced by a new paranormal show called Paranormal Investigation: LIVE! which aired for two nights on Sky Living.

In 2011 it was reported that Living, who were now known as Sky Living, had chosen not to re-commission either Most Haunted or Most Haunted Live! but thanked both Yvette Fielding and her husband Karl Beattie for their hard work and commitment over the years.[1]

Karl Beattie has recently stated on his official Facebook page that now Sky Living have released the rights to Most Haunted & Most Haunted Live! back to Antix Productions which is run by Karl and Yvette Fielding, they could now approach other broadcasters stating: "I think that a new home and better investigation techniques will move MH into the next phase making it bigger and better than ever. We are very excited about MH’s future, so onwards and upwards my paranormal friends. xx" [2]

The team[edit]

This table shows a list of the current team members and their role in the live shows. Most of these are investigators and are part of the investigation team on location, whereas others are based in the hub.

Name Function
Yvette Fielding Presenter
Paul Ross Most Haunted Live Presenter
Karl Beattie Producer Director & Cameraman
Stuart Torevell Rigger & Cameraman
Cath Howe Hair & Make-up Artist
Chris Burton Director of photography & cameraman
Dr. Ciarán O'Keeffe Parapsychologist
Julian Clegg Interactive Host & Presenter for Most Haunted Live
David Wells Medium
Matt Chance Soundman
Simon Lucas Cameraman
Lesley Smith Historian
Dr John Callow Historian
Phil Whyman Paranormal Investigator

Glasgow native Chris Conway was Most Haunted's Residential Medium until the "Live" series ended on March 13, 2010. There were many different reasons pointed out by himself and by other people regarding him leaving the show.

Arch Dyson was the editor in this Living TV series.

No New Residential Medium has been announced to take Chris Conway's position in team, For the Prague LIVE!, The team used mediums from Prague where the show was based.

Format[edit]

The live events were based on specific paranormal themes, the two most common themes being Halloween and the summer solstice which are reputedly the two most paranormally active periods of the calendar. Some themes are based on well known historical figures such as Dick Turpin, William Shakespeare, Jack the Ripper and Dracula. Other themes include Pirates Curse a live event which took place over a weekend in May 2007. For Halloween 2007, the team embarked on a five night investigation. They traveled around the country in the shape of an inverted pentagram. For Halloween 2008, the Most Haunted Live team undertook a record seven night investigation in the Welsh town on Denbigh, investigating the disused Asylum in the village. A further seven night investigation is taking place over a week in January 2009 in Liverpool, where the team investigate each night a different aspect of the paranormal.

"The Hub", as it was known, was the centre of communications where the audience and main studio were set up. The presenter, Paul Ross, historian, Lesley Smith followed by Dr John Callow, and 'demonologist' Fred Batt worked from the hub. As did the interactive team and its leader, Julian Clegg. The hub was also the location of the gallery and production offices.

The show was fully interactive. There were usually four webcams running through the event which could be watched online. Viewers could also send emails and text messages to report their own experiences.

Episodes[edit]

2002[edit]

# Airdate Location Theme
1 31 October 2002 Dudley Castle Dudley, West Midlands Halloween
2 22 December 2002 Dover Castle Dover, Kent Christmas

2003[edit]

# Airdate Location Theme
3 1 April 2003 Midland Grand Hotel London Peril In St Pancras
4 21 June 2003 Woodchester Mansion Gloucestershire -
5 31 October 2003 Beaulieu Abbey Hampshire Halloween
6 29 December 2003 Hampstead Heath, Spaniards Inn London Dick Turpin
30 December 2003 Epping Forest Essex
31 December 2003 York Dungeons, Knavesmire York

2004[edit]

# Airdate Location Theme
7 28 February 2004 Avon Riverbank, Falstaff Experience Museum, New Place Stratford-Upon-Avon William Shakespeare
29 February 2004 Hall’s Croft, Clopton House and Well
8 9 April 2004 Graveyard of St. Nicholas Church, Scots Hall Crossroads Canewdon, Essex Matthew Hopkins
10 April 2004 Seafield Bay, The White Hart, Manningtree Green Manningtree, Essex
11 April 2004 Mistley Towers, The Thorn Hotel, Mistley Pond and Hopping Bridge, Church Ruins Mistley, Essex
9 19 June 2004 House of John Flamsteed, The Silk Mill, The Old Dolphin Inn Derby Summer Solstice
20 June 2004 McClusky's Nightclub, Derby Gaol, The Friary
21 June 2004 Elvaston Castle
10 11 September 2004 Maes Artro Heritage / RAF Llanbedr Llanbedr, Gwynedd Spirits In The Skies
12 September 2004
13 September 2004
11 30 October 2004 Clitheroe Castle, Church Brow, Trinity Youth Centre Pendle Hill, Lancashire Pendle Hell (Halloween)
31 October 2004 Lower Well Head Farm, Bull Hole Farm, Tynedale Farm
1 November 2004 Waddow Hall
12 12 December 2004 Blackpool Pleasure Beach Blackpool Christmas
13 December 2004 Blackpool Tower
14 December 2004 Winter Gardens Theatre

2005[edit]

# Airdate Location Theme
13 12 March 2005 Lupton House Brixham, Devon Terror At Torbay
13 March 2005 The Globe Hotel, Brixham Heritage Museum, The Smugglers' Haunt
14 March 2005 Berry Pomeroy Castle
14 6 May 2005 Elstree Film and T.V. Studios Elstree, Hertfordshire Nightmare On Elstree
7 May 2005 Waggon and Horses, Allum Hall, Holybush Pub
8 May 2005 Gate Studios
15 19 June 2005 Rutland Mill Complex Wakefield Summer Solstice
20 June 2005 Wakefield Theatre Royal & Opera House
21 June 2005 Caphouse Colliery
16 2 September 2005 Staircase House Manchester The Asylum
3 September 2005 Barnes Convalescent Hospital
4 September 2005 Brannigans Night Club
17 28 October 2005 Tower Bridge London Jack The Ripper
(Halloween)
29 October 2005 Commercial Tavern
30 October 2005 Clink Prison Museum, Southwark
31 October 2005 The Blind Beggar Pub
18 9 December 2005 Bluecoat Chambers Liverpool Mayhem On Merseyside
10 December 2005 Royal Court Theatre
11 December 2005 Wirral Museum Birkenhead

2006[edit]

# Airdate Location Theme
19 5 May 2006 Wymering Manor Portsmouth Panic In Portsmouth
6 May 2006 Southsea Castle
7 May 2006 Royal Marines Museum
20 24 June 2006 Parc Howard Museum Llanelli, Carmarthenshire Summer Solstice
25 June 2006 Llanelly House
26 June 2006 Kidwelly Castle
21 29 October 2006 Blair Street Vaults Edinburgh Halloween
30 October 2006 Niddry Street Vaults
31 October 2006 Mary King's Close

2007[edit]

# Airdate Location Theme
22 23 February 2007 Transylvanian Room, Desert Tower, The Hanging Gallery Transylvania, Romania Dracula
24 February 2007 Guards Passage Way, Old Gate Tower, White Tower, Bethlen Wing
25 February 2007 Painted Tower, New Gate Tower, Torture Tower, Knights Hall
23 5 May 2007 Blackbeard's House Bristol Pirates' Curse
6 May 2007 Redcliffe Caves
7 May 2007 Llandoger Trow
24 27 October 2007 Wheeler Priory Yorkshire Halloween
28 October 2007 The Leopard Inn Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent
29 October 2007 Towneley Park Burnley, Lancashire
30 October 2007 Bolsover Castle Derbyshire
31 October 2007 Plas Teg Flintshire

2008[edit]

# Airdate Location Theme
25 26 March 2008 San Pietro In Vincoli Turin, Italy Satan's City
27 March 2008 Lucedio Abbey Church & Priest's House
28 March 2008 Lucedio Abbey Monastery
29 March 2008 Pietro Micca Tunnels
30 March 2008 Moncalieri Castle
26 29 August 2008 London Tombs London Total Darkness
30 August 2008 Aldwych Tube Station
31 August 2008 Churchill War Rooms
27 25 October 2008 South East Wing Denbigh Asylum

Denbigh Wales

Village Of The Damned (Halloween)

26 October 2008 Nurses' Quarters
27 October 2008 South West Wing
28 October 2008 Isolation Wards & Mortuary
29 October 2008 North West Wing
30 October 2008 Cellars
31 October 2008 Chapel & Mortuary

2009[edit]

# Airdate Location Theme
28 10 January 2009 St. George's Hall Liverpool, Merseyside The Search For Evil
11 January 2009 Liverpool Empire Theatre
12 January 2009 Stanley Dock
13 January 2009 Central Library
14 January 2009 Samlesbury Hall Preston, Lancashire
15 January 2009 Bidston Hall Birkenhead, Merseyside
16 January 2009 St. George's Hall Basement Liverpool, Merseyside
29 24 October 2009 Morecambe Winter Gardens Lancashire Eight Faces Of Evil (Halloween)
25 October 2009 Palatine Hall & Lancaster Town Hall
26 October 2009 Morecambe Antiques Centre & Carleton Nightclub
27 October 2009 Ashton Hall
28 October 2009 Judges Lodgings
29 October 2009 The Three Mariners Inn & Ashton Memorial
30 October 2009 Lancaster Maritime Museum & Snatchems Golden Ball
31 October 2009 Morecambe Winter Gardens & Gallows Hill

2010[edit]

# Airdate Location Theme
30 9 January 2010 The Control Tower RAF West Raynham, Norfolk The Silent Town
10 January 2010 The Armoury & Hangar 3
11 January 2010 The Guards House and Chapel
12 January 2010 The Sargents Mess
13 January 2010 Base HQ
14 January 2010 The Officers Mess
15 January 2010 The Hospital
31 25 March 2010 Old Town Hall Cellars Prague, Czech Republic Gothic Prague – The Evil Within
26 March 2010 Prague Waterworks
27 March 2010 Křivoklát Castle
28 March 2010 Houska Castle

Most Haunted : The Live Series[edit]

A Live Series of 'Most Haunted' was broadcast every Saturday on Living, live for two-hours. The Live Series ended on 13 March 2010, to make way for The next Most Haunted Live! event: Most Haunted Live! – Gothic Prague – The Evil Within

Most Haunted Live! USA[edit]

The following special live events were aired live in the USA only, but the UK aired a 2 hour edited version of the live events which were classed as the 'Almost' live series.

# USA Airdate 'Almost Live' UK Airdate Location Theme
1 1 June 2007 25 December 2007 Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Death Row
2 19 October 2007 8 February 2008 Winchester Mystery House San Jose, California Mystery House
3 10 October 2008 Never Broadcast Gettysburg Pennsylvania Civil War

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wightman, Catriona (12 August 2011). "'Most Haunted' axed by Sky Living'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Most Haunted to return in 2012?". In Pure Spirit. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2012. 

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