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Strange but True?

All Episodes 1993 - 1997

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  • Ended
  • ITV
  • 1993-05-21T00:00:00+01:00
  • 30 mins
  • 19 hours, 30 mins (39 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary, Fantasy, Science Fiction
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Michael Aspel explores stories of the unexplained. Produced by London Weekend Television.
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39 episodes

1x02 Premonitions / Poltergeist

  • 1994-10-28T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The first half of this episode looks at Chris Robinson who's dreams forewarn him of impending disasters or deaths. In the second half the programme looks at 'Mower Services', a business haunted by a mischevious poltergeist. Presented by... Michael Aspel Executive Producer... Simon Shaps Story Consultants... Jenny Randles; Peter Hough Reconstruction cast... Danny Davies; Kim Joyce; Mike Kemp; Peggy Mason; Arthur White Casting... Janie Frazer Titles... Sandy MacMillan Music... David Arch Camera... Mike Brennan Sound Recordists... Steve Bowden; Simon Clark Electrician... Steve Smith Video Editors... Ray Weedon' Matthew Loughlin Sound Dubbing... Paul Chaventre; Charlie Joy Production Manager... Tamara Howe Production Assistant... Fiona Frankland 1st Assistant Director... Laurie Rooke; Andy Kelk Research... David Barraclough; Edward Venner Production / Directors... Nigel Miller; John Morgan Editor... David Alpin

1x03 Bonnybridge / Painblocking

  • 1994-11-04T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

In the first half of the episode sightings of UFOs in Bonnybridge near Falkirk, Scotland, are looked into. The second half examines the magical powers of Penny Pellito who says she can block pain and be operated on without painkillers. Presented by... Michael Aspel Executive producer... Simon Shaps Story consultants... Jenny Randles; Peter Hough Reconstruction cast... Maury Erikson; Pamela Kelly; Betty Kline; Brian La Fountain; Gary La Vigne; Joe Mahler; Jon Marten; Barry McClarren; Raymond Ross Titles... Sandy MacMillan Music... David Arch Cameras... Brian Cairney; Paul Klein Sound Recordists... Mike Thomas; Bill Donald Electricians... Derrick Ritchie; Philip Brooks Video Editors... Tim Pearce; Charles Frater Sound Dubbing... Paul Chaventre; Charlie Joy Production Manager... Tamara Howe Production Assistants... Fiona Frankland; Catherine Davis 1st Assistant Directors... Andy Kelk; Sean Hevener Research... Edward Venner USA Producer... Christine Scullion Pro

1x04 Dover Castle / Psychic Healer

  • 1994-11-11T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The first part of this episode looks at the hauntings of Dover Castle, specifically the ghosts seen in the 'Hellfire corridor'. The second part examines the case files of Lorraine Ham, whose patients claim she can cure illness and conditions that conventional medicine cannot, only using her psychic powers. Presented by... Michael Aspel Executive producer... Simon Shaps Story consultant... Jenny Randles Reconstruction cast... Joe Belcher; David Caron; Lyanne Compton; Stacy Davies; Terry Diab; Harry Drewry; Andrew Johns; Jo Law; Jo-Anna Lee; Angela Saville; Kenneth Alan Taylor Titles... Sandy MacMillan Music... David Arch Cameras... Steve Bowers; Les Flanagan Sound Recordists... Brian Greene, Barrie Box Electricians... John Atkins; Dougie Goddard; Billy Glavin Video Editors... Tim Pearce; Billy Sneddon Sound Dubbing... Paul Chaventre; Charlie Joy Production Manager... Tamara Howe Production Assistants... Fiona Frankland; Pauline Roenisch 1st Assistant Directors... A

1x05 Crime Solving / Past Lives

  • 1994-11-18T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Part one looks at Nella Jones, a psychic who has been used by the police to solve crimes. The part specifically focusses on her solving the case of a stolen painting. Part two examines the recollections of a group of Americans who say they are all reincarnations of residents from a village called Millboro. Presented by... Michael Aspel Executive producer... Simon Shaps Story consultant... Jenny Randles Reconstruction cast... David Burrows; Joy Graham; Greg Haynes; Donald La Vigne; Joe Mahler; Anne McCaig; Carly Mooney; Caroline Mooney; David Peart; James Richardson; Stephanie Weaver Titles... Sandy MacMillan Music... David Arch Cameras... Jeremy Braben; Paul Riley Sound Recordists... Neil Mitchell; Bill Donald; Electricians... Dougie Goddard; Philip Brooks Video Editors... Ray Weedon; Gordon Mason Sound Dubbing... Paul Chaventre; Charlie Joy Production Manager... Tamara Howe Production Assistants... Fiona Frankland; Catherine Davies 1st Assistant Directors... Laur

1x06 Near Death Experience / Borley Rectory

  • 1994-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Part one of this episode looks at NDEs (Near Death Experiences), in particular the case of Ron Bell. The second part looks at the case of ""The Most Haunted House In England"" - Borley Rectory. Presented by... Michael Aspel Executive producer... Simon Shaps Reconstruction Cast... David Charles; Seb Craig; Perry Davey; Lyn Douglas; Kate Eaton; Rachel Morgan; Mike O'Malley Make-Up: Christina Allsop; Anna Cobley Costumes... Jason Alper Titles... Sandy MacMillan Music... David Arch Cameras... Chris Hunt; Mike Brennan Sound Recordists... Ross Neasham; Steve Bowden Electricians... Tony Cook; Steve Smith Video Editors... Ray Weedon; Charles Frater Sound Dubbing... Paul Chaventre; Charlie Joy Production Manager... Tamara Howe Production Assistants... Pauline Roenisch; Fiona Frankland 1st Assistant Director... Laurie Rooke Research... Marie Ridonat; Daniel Barraclough Producer / Directors... John Morgan; Tracy Jeune Editor... David Alpin

2x04 Miracles

  • 1995-09-29T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

3x02 Cornish Sea Monster / Exorcist's Story

  • 1996-09-06T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

The first half of this programme looks at witness sightings of the strange creature known to the Cornish people as Morgawr (meaning 'sea monster' in Cornish), their equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster. The second half of the episode looks at the Reverend Robert Law who performs exorcisms in Cornwall.

Past Lives and the story of the village of Pluckley

3x11 Strange But True? Live

  • 1997-06-27T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Michael Aspel and Penny Smith present this 90-minute live special from London Television centre to, through use of footage from the series and interviews with key figures and experts in the field, answer the question ""Are some UFOs actually extraterrestrial in origin?"" They are joined by six experts. Firstly, the belivers are authors Nick Pope, Timothy Goode and Stanton Freidman. The sceptics are Dr Chris French, psychologist; Dr David Hughes, astronomer; and Prof. Frank Close, theoretical physisist at Oxford. Credits: Presented by.... Michael Aspel; Penny Smith With.... Professor Frank Close, Dr Chris French, Stanton Freidman, Timothy Good, Dr David Hughes and Nick Pope and.... Heather Couper, Colonel Chuck Halt, Dr Edgar Mitchell, Maj. Gen. Pavel Popvitch, Jenny Randles, Ian Ridpath, Captain Graham Shepherd, Derrel Sims With Thanks to.... Aviation Action; BBC TV Music.... David Arch Make-up.... Amanda Burns Wardrobe.... Tony Otero Graphics.... Dick Whitbread Vision Contro

4x01 Paranormal On Camera / Twin Coincidences

  • Season Premiere

    1997-09-05T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Part One looks at paranormal footage captured on film, Part Two looks at the incredible co-incidences found between twins. Interviewees: Dr Robert Green (Bradford University) - Photo and video image analyser Peter Sutherest - Former Kodak Technical Manager Nick Pope - Ex. MOD ___ Dr Christopher French - Experimental Psychologist Credits: Presented by.... Michael Aspel Executive Producer... Ralph Jones Story Consultant.... Jenny Randles Paranormal On Camera.... Warren Alexander; Mark Heenehan; Craig Purnell; Terry Smith Twins.... Jemma Churchill; Norman Cooley; Barbara Home; Jack Piper Casting.... Janie Frazer Make-Up.... Jo Frye Wardrobe.... Jason Alper Titles.... Sandy MacMillan Title Music.... David Arch Incidental Music.... Phil Binding; Simon Moore Cameras.... Paul Barton; Mike Brennan; Francis De Groote; Rob Goldie Sound Recordists.... Jim Bolton; Trevor Hunter; Peter Jones; Alex Thompson Video Editors.... Steve Andrews; Becky Daly; Gary Dish

4x02 Littlecote House / Skiers on Bavarian Alps

  • 1997-09-12T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Part one looks at the history of the haunted Littlecote House. Part two looks at how a dowser saved the lives of two skiers trapped on a moutain. Credits: Presented by.... Michael Aspel Executive producer.... Ralph Jones Story consultant.... Jenny Randles Ski Rescue.... Christopher Hadfield; David Kenndy; Tilo Keiner Littlecote House.... John Fleming; Julie Foulds; Miles Richardson; Colin Skeaping; Jane Spencer-Propr; Peter White Casting.... Janie Frazer; Stephanie Dawes Make-up.... Allison Rowland; Alison Williams Wardrobe.... Jason Alper Titles.... Sandy MacMillan Title Music.... David Arch Incidental Music.... Phil Binding; Simon Moore Cameras.... Jan Boye; Peter George Sound Recordists.... Marek Jarzebinski; Chris Syner Video Editors.... Steve Hyman; Gary Keating; Matthew Simmons; Guy Yorke-Wilkinson Sound Dubbing.... Paul Chavenire; Charles Fearnley Production Manager.... Jackie Penn Production Assistants.... Julie Lawless; Pauline Roenisch; Sheila

4x03 Remote Viewing

  • 1997-09-19T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

This episode dedicates thirty minutes to ex-Army officer David Morehouse who, after an accident in the Jordanian Desert, gained the ability to psychically move to different places and times - a process known as 'remote viewing'. Credits: Presented by.... Michael Aspel Executive Producer.... Ralph Jones Story Consultant.... Jenny Randles Cast.... Mell Cabb; Jeff Harding; Ted Maynard; Stuart Milligan; Mae McDonald; Colin Stinton Casting.... Stephanie Davies Make-up.... Judy Courtney Wardrobe.... Tony otero Titles.... Sandy McMillan Title music.... David Arch Incidental Music.... Phil Binding; Simon Moore Cameras.... Steve Bauer; Ira Bremner; Richard Davenport Sound Recordists.... Brian Greene; Damian Lance Video Editors.... Steve Kelly; Andy Marangove; Rena Mushailov Sound Dubbing.... Paul Chaventre Film Research.... Nick Ray Production Manager.... Jackie Penn Production Assistant.... Pauline Roenisch Production Secretary.... Caroline Mayes 1st Assista

4x04 The Falkirk Triangle / Beast of Durham

  • 1997-09-26T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Part One looks at an area of Scotland known as the Falkirk Triangle, where there have been hundreds of sightings of strange lights in the sky. Part Two looks at the evidence suggesting a large cat is stalking the countryside of Durham. Credits: Presenter.... Michael Aspel Executive Producer.... Ralph Jones Story Consultant.... Jenny Randles Falkirk Triangle.... Janice Laurie; Terry Neason; David Reid-Bay; Jamie Roberts Beast of Durham.... Tim Swinton Casting.... Janie Frazer Wardrobe.... Tara Kane Titles.... Sandy MacMillan Title Music.... David Arch Incidental Music.... Phil Binding; Simon Moore Cameras.... Steve Bowers; Pete Moran Sound Recordists.... Bob Barrow; Brian Greene Video Editors.... Julian Caiden; Steve Hyman; Alex Maddison Sound Dubbing.... Rob Ashard; Bruce Gray Film Researcher.... Nick Ray Production Manager.... Jackie Penn Production Assistant.... Pauline Roenisch; Sheila Scott Production Secretrary.... Caroline Mayes 1st Assista

4x05 Past Life / Premonitions

  • 1997-10-02T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Part One looks at Peter Hulme who, after attending a hypnosis session, has dedicated his life to finding out information about John Rapheal - a man he believes he was in a past life. Part Two looks at predictions of the future. The first tale is about a man who predicted an IRA attack, the second about a woman who's regular nightmare turned into horrible reality. Credits: Presenter.... Michael Aspel Executive Producer.... Ralph Jones Story Consultant.... Jenny Randles John Rapheal.... Tabita Francis; Raymond Mason; Oliver Senton; Alan Thompson; Sean Wilton Predictions.... Sam Halfpenny; Sharon McKevitt Casting.... Janie Frazer Wardrobe.... Jason Alper Titles.... Sandy MacMillan Title Music.... David Arch Incidental Music.... Phil Binding; Simon Moore Cameras.... Francis de Groote; Mike Brennan Sound Recordists.... Alex Thompson; Trevor Hunter Video Editor.... Rod Burdell Sound Dubbing.... Nick Berry; Paul Chaventre Film Research.... Nick Ray Production Man

4x06 The Curse of Tutankhamun

  • 1997-10-09T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Both parts of this programme are dedicated to looking at the opening of Kig Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings and how the apparent curse written inside the tomb affected those linked with the expedition. Credits: With thanks to.... Highclere Castle Presented by.... Michael Aspel Executive Producer.... Ralph Jones Story Consultant.... Jenny Randles Artists.... Heather Bleasdale; Amanda Boxer; Ray Burnside; Richard Cunningham; Robert East; Wayne Forester; John Gannie; Stephen Hope-Wynne; David Mason; Jonathan Newth Casting.... Janie Frazer Make-up.... Gaynor Stevens Wardrobe.... Jason Alper Titles.... Sandy MacMillan Title Music.... David Arch Incidental Music.... Phil Binding; Simon Moore Camera.... Nick Manley Sound Recordists.... Richard Day; Paddy Boland Video Editors..... Connan McStay; Mike Saunders Sound Dubbing.... Gary Nattrass Film Research.... Nick Ray Production Manager.... Jackie Penn Production Assistants.... Jenny Bowman; Pauline R

4x07 Lucid Dreams / Psychic Children

  • 1997-10-16T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Part one looks at how people can dream lucidly and control what happens in their dreams. Part two looks at how children have latent psychic abilities that allows them to predict the future or talk to dead relatives. Credits: Presented by.... Michael Aspel Executive Producer.... Ralph Jones Story Consultant.... Jenny Randles With thanks to.... The Sleep Laboratory, Charing Cross Hospital; and Canal Image Dreams cast.... Philip Rowland; Terasa-May Whittaker Psychic kids cast.... Nathan Grealish; Kieran Grealish; Terry Forrestal; John Quinn; Sophie Revell; Donna Smith; Carey Whitley Casting.... Janie Frazer; Stephanie Davies Make-up.... Gillian Shepherd Wardrobe.... Jason Alper Titles.... Sandy MacMillan Title music.... David Arch Incidental Music.... Phil Binding; Simon Moore Cameras.... Nick Manley; Mark Pigden Sound Recordists.... Richard Day Video Editors.... Mike Saunders; Andrew Quigley; Rob Gordon Sound Dubbing.... Roger Knight; Adrian Plaus Production

4x08 Bigfoot / Ouija Boards

  • 1997-10-23T00:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Part one takes a look at some of the evidence for the existance of Bigfoot. Part two warns the viewers about the dangers of using ouija boards. Credits: Presented by.... Michael Aspel Executive Producer.... Ralph Jones Story Consultant.... Jenny Randles Bigfoot Cast.... Matt Dickson; George Fosgate; Dave Harris; BJ Schmeltzer Ouija board Cast.... Josie Ayers; Joanna Bacon; Richard Buss; Philip Goldacre; Candide Hallman; Charlie Hawkins; Joanne Howarth; Steve Knarles Casting.... Janie Frazer; ABC Kids-n-Teens Make-up.... Jan Musgrove Wardrobe.... Tony Otero Make-up and wardrobe.... Christina Liczbinski Titles.... Sandy MacMillan Title Music.... David Arch Incidental Music.... Phil Binding; Simon Moore Cameras.... Kevin Grof; Daig Barred; Francis De Groote Sound Recordists.... Thomas Condon; Hans Fousek; Alex Thompson Video Editors.... Tom Heaney; Steve Hyman; Steve Kelly Sound Dubbing.... Nick Berry; Andy Wernham Film Researcher.... Nick Ray Production Mana

4x09 The Galway Poltergeist

  • 1997-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

This episode looks as poltergeist activity in a home in Galway, from the day when a new born baby was buried alive under the floor of an old house that used to be on the site. Credits: Presented by.... Michael Aspel Executive Producer.... Ralph Jones Story Consultant.... Jenny Randles Reconstruction cast.... Billy Carter; Patti Clare; Carole Dance; Corina Gough; Rosemary Kennedy; Michael Loughnan; Aislinn Mongan; Jennifer Marriot; Kay Noone; Michael Sconlan; Sean Sloan Casting.... Janie Frazer Make-up.... Emma Baily; Nikita Ray Wardrobe.... Tracey Malone Titles.... Sandy MacMillan Title Music.... David Arch Incidental Music.... Phil Binding; Simon Moore Cameras.... Steve Bowers; Peter Donney Sound Recordists.... Darbey Carroll; Brian Greene Video Editors.... David Simpson; Ray Weedon Sound Dubbing.... Paul Faraday Production Manager.... Jackie Penn Production Assistant.... Amanda Church Production Secretary.... Caroline Mayes 1st Assistant Director.... And

4x10 The Ghostbuster / Psychic Pets

  • 1997-11-07T00:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Part One: A look at 'Ghostbusters'. Paranormal Investigator Andrew Green is very popular and has investigated ghostly activity in the Royal Albert Hall, the Seven Stars Inn and a haunted ride in a fairground. Part Two: A look at 'Psychic Pets'. Cast: Presented by.... Michael Aspel Executive Producer.... Ralph Jones Story Consultant.... Jenny Randles Ghostbuster Cast.... Terrence Hardiman; Kim Ismay; Huggy Leaver; Tina Martin; Brian Osborne; Alwyne Taylor Psychic Pets Cast.... Paula Bingham; Brian Robson; Sally Anne Webster Casting.... Janie Frazer Make Up.... Jan Musgrove; Carol Bernard Wardrobe.... Tracey Malone Titles.... Sandy MacMillan Title Music.... David Arch Incidental Music.... Phil Binding; Simon Moore Cameras.... Mike Brennan; Jon Boyce; Eric Marquis Sound Recordists.... Trevor Hunter; Paul Ritz Video Editors.... Gary Keating; Mark Goodwin; Alan Ritchie Sound Dubbing.... Bruce Gray; Jon Matthews Links Director.... Steve Kelly Production Manager...

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