Review: Midwinter Of The Spirit (S1 E2/3), Wednesday 30th September, ITV

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From ITV Studios Midwinter Of The Spirit: Ep1 on ITV Pictured: Rev. Merrily Watkins [Anna Maxwell Martin] and Rev. Huw Owens [David Threlfall]. Merrily is deeply human in her doubts and scepticism, but her knowledge of the paranormal underworld brings her to the notice of local police who need her advice in the investigation of a grisly murder. This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Plc Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on the website www.itvpictures.com For further information please contact: james.hilder@itv.com / 0207 157 3052

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The first episode of Midwinter Of The Spirit – a three-part ITV drama that has been adapted from the novels by Phil Rickham – was an unashamedly thrills and spills ride into the world of Satanism and the battle by a female priest, Merrily Watkins (Anna Maxwell Martin), to try and find out who murdered one man, and perhaps another. Her recent deliverance ministry training and stepping into a world of crime had affected her badly, and in episode two her state of mind eroded further. Continue reading