TV stars left terrified after a ghost wreaks havoc with the set of a new poltergeist drama
THE actors starring in The Enfield Haunting - based on real-life events - were left spooked after a ghost caused havoc on the set of the drama.
STARS of a poltergeist drama have been left terrified by a ghost on set.
The Enfield Haunting looks at the real-life story of the Hodgson family who were targeted by an evil force which possessed their 11-year-old daughter Janet.
Recordings from the time show the girl speaking in a harsh male voice and levitating off the bed.
Executive producer Jamie Campbell revealed: "Every time our photographer came on set his camera broke. It annoyed him, but terrified the rest of us."
Oscar-nominated actor Timothy Spall plays paranormal investigator Maurice Grosse in the Sky Living drama, had to listen to the original tapes of the malevolent spirit talking through 11-year-old Janet, and the experience left him shaken.
He admitted to the Star: "It frightened me to death."
The three-part supernatural drama will debut on Sky Living on Sunday and details the paranormal activity from the London borough in 1977.
Adapted from Guy Lyon Playfair's book This House is Haunted, the drama draws on documentation, recordings and witness statements from the incident.
To this day the alleged haunting remains one of the most notorious and widely-discussed in British history.
The plot revolves around Maurice Grosse, played by Timothy Spall , who investigates the strange happenings at a family home.
His sceptical co-investigator Guy Lyon Playfair is played by Matthew Macfadyen.
Meanwhile Juliet Stevenson plays Gosse's wife who is struggling to come to terms with what is happening.
The haunted Hodgson family is made up of Eleanor Worthington-Cox who plays the youngest daughter and Rosie Cavaliero as her mum.
Kristoffer Nyholm, the man behind The Killing, is the director.
* The Enfield Haunting airs on Sundays on Sky Living at 9pm