The three-parter is based on Guy Lyon Playfair’s book This House is Haunted and will be directed by Kristoffer Nyholm, the Dane whose credits include The Killing and Lars von Trier’s The Idiots and Breaking the Waves. Playfair, a paranormal investigator, originally published the book in 1980 after researching the veracity of claims of poltergeist activity in a house in Enfield in the late 1970s. He will be played by Macfadyen, with Spall playing fellow paranormal investigator Maurice Grosse. Stevenson is taking the role of Grosse’s wife Betty. Production is due to begin in London this autumn with The London Haunting expected to be broadcast on Sky Living next year.