Ghosts of Motley Hall

ITV (ended 1978)




Episode Guide

    • Narcissus Bullock's Bell
      Narcissus Bullock's Bell
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Gudgin recovers a bell from the grounds at Motley Hall,but is confronted by the ghost of a highwayman named Narcissus Bullock who stole the bell from a vicar and now wants it back. Ringing it expels the ghosts out of Motley, and they must trek back home. Fanny meeting his old friend Narcissus along the way, but upon reaching Motley Hall, the ghosts realize a strange force keeps them from entering their home once more.moreless
    • The Last Uproar
      The Last Uproar
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      As the ghost of Sir George oversees his fellow ghosts in the hanging of hos portrait, they are joined by the arrival of a new ghost, Matt, who was the stable boy in life. His arrival comes with the news that the last member of the family, Sir Humphrey Uproar, has died, and that the house now faces demolition from land developers.moreless
    • Box of Tricks
      Box of Tricks
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Tempers flare as the ghosts play Bridge in the belfry, and their activity disturbs a mystical box which affects their lives and habits. Meanwhile, two criminals named Geoffrey and Ronald discover Motley all and use it to hide their stolen goods. When the box allows the ghost of Sir George to be seen by a police officer, he becomes a suspect for the robbery of the stolen items.moreless
    • Horoscope
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      The ghosts discover that Gudgin has sold Motley Hall to a rich businessman named Stamford Hives, but Sir George becomes upset when his portrait is replaced for the businessman's. Hives wants the ghosts out, refusing to share the house with him, but Sir George wants him out and vows to use the businessman's horoscope to force him to depart.moreless
    • Phantomime
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      It's Christmastime again, but this time, none of the ghosts are in a Yuletide spirit except Matt who opens the house to two old ladies. One of them has a bottle with a jinn in it, but Fanny releases it after confusing jinn for gin. The jinn grants Fanny's wish to be master of Motley Hall and imprisons everyone to the cellar, but when the jinn takes over the house, it's up to Fanny to try and rectify the matter.moreless
    • Family Tree
      Family Tree
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      The Ghosts of Motley Hall are fearing the annual return of Old Gory when two Americans arrive at Motley. One of them is related to the Uproar family looking for research on the family. As Sir George tries without success to contact the Americans with the info they want, Matt decides to get Old Gory to pass on the info since he can be seen by the living.moreless
    • Ghost Writer
      Ghost Writer
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      The ghosts of Motley are intrigued when a film crew arrives to make a video history on the Uproar family, but they become upset by the horrible slant by which they are being portrayed. With the historical inaccuracies and slander become too much to tolerate, the ghosts vow to destroy the production at all costs.moreless
    • Skeleton in the Cupboard (1)
      Skeleton in the Cupboard (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Gudgin is showing Motley Hall to another potential advisor whom Sir George promptly scares away. He confesses that he thinks Gudgin should own Motley, but Fanny is upset at being ordered about by him and challenges him to a duel. They will duel with croquet mallets. when Matt takes one of the Mallets into the garden, he is confronted by the spirit of an old maid named Alexandra who accuses Sir George of murdering her.moreless
    • Skeleton in the Cupboard (2)
      Skeleton in the Cupboard (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Sir George swears the murder of Alexandra was an accident. Her arrival has thrown the other ghosts into turmoil, and Sir George flees into the bell tower for peace. In order to be rid of Alexandra, the ghosts try to get Sir George to play one last game with her with the price deciding who gets to remain at Motley.moreless
    • Party Piece
      Party Piece
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      In preparation for Halloween, the ghosts discover an old piano Gudgin is storing at Motley Hall. When Sir George tries to play it, the ghost of concert playwright, Ludwig Stumpf, appears forbidding them from playing it. The White Lady soon tries to entice him into playing a peice from it.
    • Ghost of a Chance
      Ghost of a Chance
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Gudgin gets his head stuck in the banister while surveying Motley Hall for damages. The ghosts have a hard time trying to save him. Matt rushes to try and get Gudgin's cousin, John and his family to help, but he has a problem trying to get them into Motley when they can't see him.moreless
    • Godfrey of Basingstoke
      Godfrey of Basingstoke
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      When Matt finds a wedding ring by the lake, it distresses the White Lady who is depressed on not recalling her life when she was alive. She wants to be treated as a woman, but when Matt sees the White Lady somehow outside the house, he goes to investigate, losing the ring into a well and waking up the dormant spirit of Godfrey of Basingstroke who announces that the White Lady is his long-lost wife Matilda.moreless
    • Bad Lord William and the British Banana Company
      Mr. Gudgin brings a client named Wallis to see Motley Hall, but the ghosts are upset when he reveals his intention to gut and modernize the hall. To make things worse, Wallis rediscovers the sword hilt of Bad Lord William, the Hall's most tyrannical owner. Keeping the hilt hidden keeps William from returning, and now that he is awake, he vows to torture them all as punishment for his death by poisoning after he kills Gudgin and Wallis to make them ghosts.moreless
    • Perfida Blackart Rides Again
      Perfida Blackart Rides Again
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Sir George announces he is going to write his memoirs and discovers the diary of his ancestor to inspire him, but the pages from the English Civil War are missing. When it is implied the White Lady took the pages, it is rationalized that there is something embarrassing in the pages that could reveal something of her identity in those pages.moreless
    • Double Trouble
      Double Trouble
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Fanny is bailing water out of his leaky room, and the ghosts try to get Gudgin to carry out repairs. They are annoyed when Matt scares Gudgin away. Meanwhile, Sir george still trying to write his memoirs needs a seance to contact his old brigadier general for facts, but the whole attempt is awry when Matt ruins contact. The ghosts expel him from Motley Hall, but then a doppleganger pops up to take his place and sow dissent among the others.moreless
    • The Pogmore Experiment
      The Pogmore Experiment
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Vagrants have become a problem at Motley Hall, and expelling them brings Professor Pogmore, a parapsychologist with a device to dispel the energies of Motley Hall, and possibly erasing the ghosts from existence unless the spirits can discredit him.
    • The Christmas Spirit
      The Christmas Spirit
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      The spirits of Motley Hall celebrate Christmas even if the White Lady acts too depressed to join in with the festivities. Sir George reminisces about one Xmas from his past where a tree cut down for the holiday introduced a rather malevolent elemental into the house.
    • Sir Peveril's Hoard
      Sir Peveril's Hoard
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Gudgin discovers thieves have stolen all the lead from the roof and is told to replace it will cost more money than he has. They look for something he can sell to save Motley Hall, but Matt wakes the spirit of old Lord Peveril Uproar, an old miser with a fortune still left somewhere on the premises.moreless
    • Old Gory
      Old Gory
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Matt sees a strange glow and hears moaning, and the other ghosts inform him that it is the ghost of Old Gory, a headless ghost who has returned every five years since the War of the Roses. Matt wants to cheer up the old spirit, but a parapsychologist and his wife show up at the mansion and with them could come spectators which the resident ghosts are trying to avoid. However, Old Gory likes the idea of having guests.moreless
    • Where Are You, White Feather?
      Where Are You, White Feather?
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      An elderly psychic named Emily Tiffin crashes into a tree near Motley Hall after sensing Matt's spirit. As Gudgin has her car fixed, Emily introduces the ghosts to her spirit guide, a Native American apparition named Little Feather, who tricks Bodkin to take his place as Emily's guide so that he can pass over.moreless