TV Preview: A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss

Monday (October 11), BBC Four, 9pm

LEAGUE of Gentleman Star, Doctor Who writer and lifelong horror fan, Mark Gatiss, celebrates the horror film genre in this new three-part series.

Mark uses his passion, expertise and humour to explain just how daring and pioneering these films were and why they send a chill down the spine.

The first episode sees Mark explore the ground-breaking make-up effects used in Phantom of the Opera and inspiration behind Dracula and Frankenstein.

Along the way, Mark steps into some of the great sets from the classic horror films and sees some gruesome sights including a head in a box.