The Antiques Ghost Show
|The Antiques Ghost Show|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||unknown|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||Living TV|
|Original release||2003–2004 – present|
The Antiques Ghost Show was a 'reality' show commissioned in 2003 by Living TV. Members of the public would bring self-proclaimed psychic Derek Acorah their antiques. After Acorah has made claims about the history of the item, using a method he calls psychometry, Christopher Gower and a genealogist are given 48 hours to verify the assertions. When analysing the history of an antique, Acorah will often act out events he believes has happened.
The show was sold to Bravo! in Canada and other networks in Australia, where in terms of ratings, it was immensely popular. In terms of critical reception, it was met extremely poorly, with critics noting that just as much could be learnt about the history of the antiques without Acorah's readings.
- "BRAVO! Presents The Antique Ghost Show; Every Sunday (at) 8pm ET Canadian Television Premieres - Beginning September 7". Canada NewsWire. July 31, 2003.
- Windsor, Georgina (August 28, 2003). "No spirit in cheap tricks". The Australian. pp. B16.
- Powlson, Nigel (June 28, 2011). "Emotional evening in store with double dose of the paranormal". Derby Evening Telegraph. p. 19.
- Atherton, Tony (September 18, 2003). "Reality bites: The genre is great for summer TV, but not as a fall staple". Ottawa Citizen. pp. E1.
- Hooks, Barbara (August 28, 2003). "Friday". The Age. Melbourne. p. 22.
- "Celebrity medium". South Wales Evening Post. March 12, 2004. p. 2.
- Trew, Jonathan (January 11, 2003). "Only the Coolest Collect". The Scotsman. p. 4.
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