Strange but True?

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Strange but True?
GenreParanormal documentary
Presented byMichael Aspel
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series4
No. of episodes37 (inc. pilot + live special) (list of episodes)
Running time30 minutes (inc. adverts)
90 minutes (live special)
Production company(s)LWT
DistributorITV Studios
Original networkITV
Picture format4:3
Original release21 May 1993 (1993-05-21) –
7 November 1997 (1997-11-07)

Strange but True? is a British Paranormal documentary television show that aired on ITV from 21 May 1993 to 7 November 1997 and was hosted by Michael Aspel.


The series explored a number of aspects of unexplained activity, from ghosts and poltergeists, to near-death experiences, vampires and aliens. The series involved filmed reconstructions of classic cases with actors and interviews with the original participants and researchers in each event. Story consultant for all episodes was paranormal researcher Jenny Randles.



Series Start date End date Episodes
Pilot 21 May 1993 1
1 28 October 1994 9 December 1994 7
2 8 September 1995 10 November 1995 10
3 30 August 1996 1 November 1996 10
4 5 September 1997 7 November 1997 10


Date Entitle
27 June 1997 Live Special

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