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TV Guide: Everything You Should Watch in the Lead Up to Halloween

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October 2022
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Everything you’ll want to watch in the lead up to Halloween

From must-see TV shows to the Halloween films to give you a fright, here’s this week’s watchlist.

-Monday 24th October-

The Pact, 9pm, BBC One 

The first series of this drama aired last year, telling the story of five friends, a sudden death and the lies that followed. This second series has a new story and a new cast (so there’s no need to catch up if you don’t want to). Christine is still grieving a tragic loss when a stranger contacts her family claiming an extraordinary connection. She turns to an old friend to find out more and her own secrets come to light.

-Tuesday 25th October-

Louis Theroux Interviews… Stormzy, 9.15pm, BBC Two

Louis interviews some of the biggest names in UK entertainment, beginning this series with platinum-selling rapper Stormzy. He welcomes Louis into his south-west London home for a revealing conversation about his life in and out of the spotlight.

-Wednesday 26th October-

The Good Nurse, Netflix

An overburdened ICU nurse leans on her new colleague until a patient's unexpected death casts him in a suspicious light in this new film starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain, coming to Netflix on Wednesday.

-Thursday 27th October-

The Pride of Britain Awards, 8pm, ITV

Stars from TV, film, sport and music including David Beckham, Joan Collins, Mo Farah, and Lionesses captain Leah Williamson join the annual celebration of the nation's unsung heroes, hosted by Carol Vorderman and Ashley Banjo.

-Friday 28th October-

Insidious, 9pm, Sky Showcase

In the first Insidious film, a family experience strange events in their house and become convinced that it’s haunted. But after moving on the dark forces follow them, and when their son falls into a coma they must find a way to get rid of the paranormal entities for good.

-Saturday 29th October-

Halloween, 11.30pm, Channel 4

In the first film of the series, Michael Myers escapes from a mental institution 15 years after murdering his sister, and goes on a killing spree in his home town. John Carpenter's classic horror, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, is always a great watch for Halloween – and should get you ready for the most recent encounter with Michael (Halloween Ends, which is in cinemas now). 

-Sunday 30th October-

The Babadook, 10.25pm, BBC Three and BBC iPlayer

A phenomenal horror film in our opinion. A widowed mother's life becomes increasingly stressful when her son becomes convinced that the monster in one of his books is real. As she struggles to cope with her own sense of isolation, she begins to believe it too.

-Catch Up On-

Ghost Writer, Apple TV+

When ghosts haunt a bookshop and start releasing fictional characters into the real world, a group of friends must solve the mystery surrounding their unfinished business. Season three is now available so there are plenty of episodes to keep you going.

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