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Mystic Britain

Mystic Britain

  • Premiered: 
    April 30, 2019
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  • Network: Smithsonian UK
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Supernatural/Paranormal
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Plot Synopsis

MYSTIC BRITAIN is a one-hour docuseries that follows British talk show host Clive Anderson and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota, as they travel across the U.K. to explore the sacred sites and supernatural beliefs of the ancient Britons. By examining their mystic places and practices, they hope to unlock the secrets of their ancestors and better understand the worlds in which they lived. In the series opener, "Witches and Demons," Clive travels to the ancient Church of St. Mary's Troston, where the walls are scored with medieval demonic symbols. Mary-Ann tries her hand at spells and curses, learning why demons really weren't very smart. Clive tries to understand why people 600 years ago truly believed that demons walked the earth doing the devil's work. The two discover that these evil creatures transformed into something very real and very human - witches. What drove such intense levels of superstition in our ancestors? And were people really practicing black magic? MYSTIC BRITAIN had its U.S. premiere on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
On Monday, October 7, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT, Smithsonian Channel premiered "Time Tripping," the season finale of MYSTIC BRITAIN. In the season ender, Clive and Mary-Ann are on a trip through time and across the U.K. to examine the sacred sites, supernatural beliefs, and strange rituals of the ancient Britons. Their journey will take them from Ice Age treasure troves to Stone Age mysteries like the Rollright Stones and Stonehenge to Iron Age tales of human sacrifice to Middle Age zombies and witches. It's a wild 10,000-year trip to uncover the lives and beliefs of our distant ancestors.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Blink Films


  • - UK