Dead Famous (TV series)

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Dead Famous: Ghostly Encounters
The series stars Chris Fleming and Gail Porter.
Created by Bibi Lynch
Starring Chris Fleming
Gail Porter
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 3
No. of episodes 31
Producer(s) Twofour Broadcast
Running time 45 minutes
Original network LivingTV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 15 June 2004 (2004-06-15) – 13 June 2006 (2006-06-13)
External links
Production website

Dead Famous: Ghostly Encounters[1] is a British paranormal reality television series that originally aired on LivingTV from June 15, 2004, to June 13, 2006. The program searches for the alleged ghosts of famous deceased people. Curious skeptic Gail Porter and clairvoyant Chris Fleming take a road trip through America looking for the haunted locations where legends of stage, screen, and music reside. Described by the channel as "like a sharper, sexier, and funnier Mulder and Scully", the duo visits places where celebrity spirits are claimed roam: their hotel rooms, diners, gardens, film lots, and theaters.

The show was produced by Twofour[2] originally for broadcast on LivingTV, but because of its popularity, it can be seen in many countries and is currently aired on the Biography Channel.

Both series 1 and 2 are available on DVD, there is no news on when series 3 will be released.

Episode format[edit]

Each week, skeptic Gail Porter and clairvoyant Chris Fleming look into events of paranormal proportions about legends like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, James Dean, Lucille Ball, Jim Morrison, Marilyn Monroe, and John Wayne. Part travelogue, the show explores the intimate haunts where the famous dead are said to remain.[3]

In each episode, the show visits three locations that have some link or connection to the dead celebrity, although some seem nebulous at best. All of the locations are researched for their historical connection and presented in a factual way.

Episode list[edit]

Season One[edit]

# Original Airdate Location
101 15 June 2004 Al Capone and the Mob
102 22 June 2004 Frank Sinatra
103 29 June 2004 Marilyn Monroe
104 6 July 2004 James Dean
105 13 July 2004 Jim Morrison
106 20 July 2004 Lucille Ball
107 27 July 2004 Return to Thunderbird Lodge
108 3 August 2004 Return to Alcatraz

Season Two[edit]

# Original Airdate Location
201 11 January 2005 Alfred Hitchcock
202 18 January 2005 Houdini
203 25 January 2005 John Wayne
204 1 February 2005 Joan Crawford
205 8 February 2005 John Lennon
206 15 February 2005 Bette Davis
207 22 February 2005 Buddy Holly
208 1 March 2005 Bonnie and Clyde
209 8 March 2005 Jayne Mansfield
210 15 March 2005 Elvis Presley

Season Three[edit]

# Original Airdate Location
301 31 January 2006 Mae West
302 18 April 2006 Nat King Cole
303 25 April 2006 Billy the Kid
304 4 April 2006 Bing Crosby
305 10 January 2006 Carole Lombard and Clark Gable
306 16 May 2006 Andy Warhol
307 28 February 2006 Grace Kelly
308 21 February 2006 Howard Hughes
309 13 April 2006 Rita Hayworth
310 13 June 2006 Janis Joplin


Between 11 and 13 November 2005, Dead Famous broadcast live over three nights from Los Angeles. The show was hosted by Christopher Parker. Gail Porter and Chris Fleming were present during the show. Medium Carla Barron joined the team in this live show.

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