So Haunt Me
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|So Haunt Me|
|Created by||Paul Mendelson|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||3|
|No. of episodes||19|
|Executive producer(s)||Verity Lambert|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||BBC One|
|Original release||23 February 1992– 6 February 1994|
So Haunt Me is a British television sitcom about a family that moves into a home occupied by the ghost of its previous resident, a middle-aged Jewish mother. The show was created by Paul Mendelson who was also credited on another British sitcom May to December. So Haunt Me was produced by Cinema Verity for the BBC and originally aired from 1992 to 1994.
Peter Rokeby (played by George Costigan) loses his job as advertising copywriter, and resolves to become a freelance writer. Owing to this change in circumstances, he and his wife Sally (Tessa Peake-Jones) move with their children into a more modest home in Meadow Road, Willesden. The family soon finds that the ghost of a previous owner, Yetta Feldman (Miriam Karlin), still occupies the residence, and has been scaring occupants away for years. Yetta is a stereotypical interfering, middle-aged Jewish mother who died suddenly after choking on a chicken bone. While Sally can both see and speak to their ghost, Peter — much to his frustration — initially cannot. The family agrees to help Yetta find her grown-up daughter Carole ("Carol-with-an-E").
So Haunt Me aired on BBC1 as 18 half-hour episodes in three series and one special from 1992 to 1994. The show was created by Paul Mendelson. The Rokeby children David and Tammy were played by Jeremy Green and Laura Howard (credited during the first series as Laura Simmons) respectively. Neighbour Mr Bloom was played by David Graham.
|Series||Start date||End date||Episodes|
|1||23 February 1992||29 March 1992||6|
|Special||20 December 1992||1|
|2||10 January 1993||14 February 1993||6|
|3||2 January 1994||6 February 1994||6|
To date, the show hasn't been released on VHS or DVD in the UK, and there currently aren't any plans for a home release.
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