The BEST Episodes of Afterlife

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2021

Network: ITV

Afterlife is a paranormal thriller television series about a woman named Alison Mundy. She is a reluctant medium, troubled by her gift. During a clairvoyant evening she encounters university lecturer and psychologist Robert Bridge. Robert decides to research her for a book he is writing and with a view to "curing" her, as he believes that all mediums are either charlatans or delusional. Unfortunately for him Alison is the real thing and exposes him to things which no matter how hard he tries he cannot explain away with his science.

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A Name Written In Water

#1 - A Name Written In Water

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 2006

With Robert in a coma at the hospital, Alison rushes to his bedside, finding Jude there, who is less than happy to see her. Whilst in the hospital, waiting, the psychic witnesses a strange nurse wandering the corridors. This is confirmed by many of the workers, who have heard rumours about this unusual being. Why is she there - and does she mean the end for Robert?

star 8.31
35 votes
Directors: Ashley Pearce
Writers: Stephen Volk
The 7:59 Club

#2 - The 7:59 Club

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 2005

Alison thinks that she is being haunted by the victims of the train crash which nearly killed her six years before. But she soon finds out that she is being followed by the survivors of the disaster, who want her to help them communicate with their lost loved ones. Robert and she come into contact with the afterlife in a way that will change their lives for ever.

star 8.10
40 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Stephen Volk
Lower Than Bones

#3 - Lower Than Bones

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2005

An eight-year-old girl goes missing and her distraught parents make an emotional televised appeal. The next day, when Alison says she has seen the child's ghost in the supermarket, the police are deeply suspicious - then they discover a drowned body.

star 8.09
81 votes
Writers: Stephen Volk
The Rat Man

#4 - The Rat Man

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 23, 2006

Alison and Robert visit a prison after a series of mysterious suicides take place behind bars. There they encounter a serial killer, who blames a malevolent spirit called the Rat Man on his own murderous spree. As Alison strives to banish the evil from the place to help the other convicts, she puts herself in terrible danger.

star 8.03
30 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Stephen Volk
Roadside Bouquets

#5 - Roadside Bouquets

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 16, 2006

Alison Mundy is still recovering from the traumatic seance that put her in a coma. She realises that she has dedicated her life to helping the spirits and when she sees one on the roadside, she is determined to find out what has happened. Before long she is entangled in a story that involves a car crash and some friends. But this time, she won't be able to help everyone...

star 8.02
42 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Stephen Volk
Mind The Bugs Don't Bite

#6 - Mind The Bugs Don't Bite

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2006

With the household being taken over, Alison is unable carry on, and gives into her mother's spirit. Robert decides to contact the psychic's estranged father, who Alison is reluctant to talk to. But sooner or later, she has to deal with her own past, and the death of her mother.

star 7.91
33 votes
Directors: Martyn Friend
Writers: Stephen Volk
Things Forgotten

#7 - Things Forgotten

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2006

When a teenager, who has been haunted by a young boy, claims a psychic he visits is an impostor, Alison tries to sort things out. However, she find that on this occasion, she can't contact the spirit world. Robert still hasn't told Alison of his tumour, but will he ever get the chance, before it's too late?

star 7.91
32 votes
Directors: Ashley Pearce
Writers: Guy Burt
Sleeping With The Dead

#8 - Sleeping With The Dead

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 22, 2005

Sandra Petch is petrified and thinks that her flat is haunted, but when Alison comes round to try and help she witnesses the terrifying tableau of a man smothering his wife to death. Robert is curious and the three spend the night there, waiting to see what will happen. As Alison falls asleep, she enters a nightmare where she relives the last moments of the murdered woman's life.

star 7.82
39 votes
Directors: Martyn Friend
Writers: Stephen Volk

#9 - Misdirection

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 2005

On the first day of her new job at an old people's home, Alison finds a photo of Robert's dead son Josh, belonging to his mother, Jenny, and realises that Josh steered her towards the job in another attempt to make some kind of emotional contact with his father. Alison befriends fellow nurse Connor, who is being tormented by the ghost of a former patient, who jumped to her death from a window because he wouldn't help her die peacefully.

star 7.76
38 votes
Directors: Martyn Friend
Writers: Charlie Fletcher
Daniel One & Two

#10 - Daniel One & Two

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 8, 2005

On the ward of a hospital psychiatric unit, Alison meets Daniel, who is being held after an attack on his girlfriend. He desperately tries to persuade Alison that the man responsible for the assault was the other Daniel - Daniel Two. Doctors are convinced the young man is a pathologically violent schizophrenic, but Alison has serious doubts.

star 7.73
45 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Stephen Volk
More Than Meets The Eye

#11 - More Than Meets The Eye

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2005

When psychology lecturer and psychic mediums specialist Robert Bridge takes his students to a clairvoyance evening, he meets troubled psychic Alison Mundy. Sceptical about her abilities, Robert decides to study Alison and contemplates writing a book about her after sitting in on one of her readings. But he is completely thrown when Alison claims to see the spirit of his dead son Josh.

star 7.63
119 votes
Writers: Stephen Volk

#12 - Mirrorball

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2006

A woman called Gemma comes to Alison, asking for her help, after her best friend was killed by a ghost. Alison is sure Gemma knows more about the spirit than she is letting on. But Alison has other things to worry about - her mother's spirit is still around and still cleaning. In the mean time, Robert comes clean to Jude about his tumour.

star 7.58
40 votes
Directors: Martyn Friend
Writers: Mark Greig
Your Hand In Mine

#13 - Your Hand In Mine

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 7, 2006

Alison visits a woman who starts exhibiting symptoms of the disease that her fiance's first wife was killed by, and realises that she is possessed by the dead woman's spirit. Meanwhile, Robert's sudden scepticism baffles Alison, who is unaware of his fatal illness.

star 7.50
38 votes
Directors: Martyn Friend
Writers: Mark Cullen

#14 - Lullaby

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 30, 2006

A father comes to Alison to ask her about a baby monitor that whispers to his child. Alison is sure it is a spiritual event, but the mother isn't so sure. Alison herself, is being contacted by her own mother's spirit and Robert doesn't believe that it's happening. Just when everything seems to have been organised, it gets worse.

star 7.38
34 votes
Directors: Charles Beeson
Writers: Mark Greig