Andrew Maxwell's Hallowe'en Hoolie


20141031 (BBC7)

The Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell loves Hallowe'en. That's why he's determined to reclaim it from the Americans. Forget pumpkins and plastic fangs, the origins of Halloween lie in the Celtic feast of Samhain, don't they? Well, as he discovers, the answer isn't clear cut!

Andrew's investigation involves historians, folklorists, a psychologist, a storyteller, curiously hard cakes, ghoulish root vegetables and the ghost of Dick Turpin.

Prepare to be spooked by otherworldly tales along the way.

Produced by Moy McGowan.