London, 1961. Mark Easterbrook has everything a man could dream of – he’s rich, successful and popular, with a beautiful new wife and perfect home. But scratch beneath the surface and he’s still grief-stricken by the loss of his first wife Delphine – played by Georgina Campbell. When Mark’s name is discovered on a piece of paper in a dead woman’s shoe everything starts to fall apart for him.
Why did Jessie Davies die, why is Mark’s name on a piece of paper in her shoe, and who are the other names on the list? As Mark tries to work out why he is on the list and what it means, everything seems to lead back to the village of Much Deeping.
His first wife, Delphine, visited the area on the day of her death. Much Deeping seems to be an idyllic English village, but it is also a place of old traditions and strange beliefs, a place of witches, curses and spells. Jessie’s employer Zachariah Osborne tells Mark that witchcraft played a part in Jessie’s death, which Mark angrily rejects. But then he is sent a mysterious corn dolly. As more people named on the list are found dead, Mark starts to fear for his own life and sanity…
See Loud & Clear’s fabulous Georgina Campbell in ‘The Pale Horse’ from Sunday 9th February, 9pm, BBC1.