"No one chills the heart like Susan Hill" - TELEGRAPH
Returning to Scotland for the first time in years stirs up uneasy memories for Adam Snow (Douglas Henshall, Shetland, Outlander). He longs for the beautiful Alice (Louise Lombard, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), wife of his client, and faces the realisation that he has barely been present for his fragile brother Hugo (Cal MacAnich, The Victim), who is suffering a mental breakdown. While visiting Alice, Adam develops a fascination for a formerly majestic mansion nearby, Raven’s End. Seeing this as a chance to be closer to Alice, as well as to his brother, he decides to buy the house and finally put down roots.
While working on the renovation and secretly planning a new life with Alice, Adam is plagued by haunting dreams, visions and visits from a ghostly child. Fearing he may be suffering from the same fate as his brother, Adam is determined to untangle the truth and excise the spirit from his life. But his coming to Raven’s End has set in motion a chain of sinister events linked to his past and a painful secret to which Adam’s family holds the key.
An Awesome / Two Rivers Media production for Channel 5, the film is based on the novel The Small Hand: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill (The Woman in Black) and is written by Barbara Machin (Waking The Dead).
"Whether or not you believe in ghosts this one-off drama based on Susan Hill's novel The Small Hand is guaranteed to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up."
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