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Marchlands, ITV1

Marchlands, ITV1

A shaggy ghost story that could do with cutting back on the clichés

If your imaginary friend drowns your kitten, then get a new imaginary friend

A young girl runs in slow motion through the woods, the cameraman in hot pursuit: this is only the opening seconds of ITV1’s new drama series, and already I was wondering to what degree this new five-parter was going to test my cliché tolerance level. But fortunately Marchlands pulled itself together and settled down to spend most of its first hour just letting us get to know the three families who had lived in the Marchlands house over the four previous decades.

‘As soon as I set eyes on that cuddly little moggy, I knew it wasn’t long for this world’

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