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July 16, 2004

The Ghosts of Motley Hall

I wish someone would put The Ghosts of Motley Hall back on tv.

Motley Hall was for sale! And, as the local residents were saying, a good thing too, for it had been looking more derelict every year as it lay empty, gathering layers of dust and ivy and cobwebs, while the owner, the last of the big Uproar family, travelled abroad on his own. Now he was dead (knelt on by an elephant, people said!), and the house would be sold. It didn't matter much, for there was no one left to care - or no one that ordinary people knew about. What they didn't know was that there was a thriving community of GHOSTS at Motley Hall, all of whom were taking a very lively interest in its fate. Motley was much more than a home to them; it was more a rather comfortable prison, because they could never leave it even if they wanted to, so it would be bad luck if it fell into the wrong sort of hands, or worse still, if the house were to be demolished. Then they wouldn't stand the ghost of a chance.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 16, 2004 08:43 AM

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true bring it back and let me have another look i was only 6 at the start but i remember it was good....

Posted by: g hibbert at July 26, 2004 05:44 PM

I really enjoyed watching it, too - would love to see it again. PS Whatever happened to Sean Flanagan, who played Matt? Could anybody tell me if he's still acting? Thanks

Posted by: ann at August 9, 2004 01:45 PM

Yes, i agree bring it back so another generation of children can see it and enjoy the program.

Posted by: sharon heath at August 28, 2004 03:32 PM

Yeah,surprised it hasn't popped up on uk gold, everything else has.

Posted by: Gordy at September 2, 2004 12:05 PM

The ghosts of Motley hall was 1 of my favourite tv shows,growing up!
Bring it back along with,rentaghost,banana splits,Graham's gang and stiker. Would also like to see Barriers,latchkey kids,murphys mob and Johnny Jarvis again.

Posted by: sandra at September 3, 2004 07:20 PM

For anyone who really wants to see our ghostly pals from childhood days... you can buy the complete series on DVD for 22.99 from play.com
I came across it be accident and am thrilled to see it again. There is also commentaries included by writer Richard Carpenter and Freddie Jones (Sir George Uproar).

Posted by: Cordy [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 26, 2005 06:13 AM