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The Ghosts of Motley Hall is a British children's television series written by Richard Carpenter which was produced and directed by Quentin Lawrence for Granada Television, and broadcast between 1976 and 1978 on the ITV network. The series relates the adventures of 5 ghosts who haunt Motley Hall. Each ghost is from a different era and all with the exception of Matt are unable to leave the confines of the building and Matt himself is unable to travel outside the grounds of the Hall. The only regular character who is not a ghost is Mr Gudgin the caretaker of Motley Hall.

Carpenter wrote a companion novel for the series for Puffin Books in 1977.

A 3 DVD set containing the complete series was released by Network in 2005.

  1. Richard Carpenter


Series Cast

  1. Arthur English as Bodkin

    Arthur English


    20 Episodes

  2. Freddie Jones as Sir George Uproar

    Freddie Jones

    Sir George Uproar

    20 Episodes

  3. Sheila Steafel as The White Lady

    Sheila Steafel

    The White Lady

    20 Episodes

  4. Nicholas Le Prevost as Sir Francis Uproar

    Nicholas Le Prevost

    Sir Francis Uproar

    20 Episodes

  5. Sean Flanagan as Matt

    Sean Flanagan


    20 Episodes

  6. Peter Sallis as

    Peter Sallis

    10 Episodes

  7. Joan Sanderson as

    Joan Sanderson

    2 Episodes

  8. John Ringham

    2 Episodes

  9. William Mervyn as

    William Mervyn

    1 Episode

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Last Season

Ghosts of motley hall season 3

1978 | 6 Episodes

Season 3 of The Ghosts of Motley Hall premiered on January 29, 1978.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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