Dead Famous: Ghostly Encounters is a British paranormal reality television series that originally aired on LivingTV from June 15, 2004 to June 13, 2006. The program searches for the alleged ghosts of famous deceased people. Curious skeptic Gail Porter and clairvoyant Chris Fleming take a road trip through America looking for the haunted locations where legends of stage, screen, and music reside. Described by the channel as "like a sharper, sexier, and funnier Mulder and Scully", the duo visits places where celebrity spirits are claimed roam: their hotel rooms, diners, gardens, film lots, and theatres.
Both series 1 and 2 are available on DVD, there is no news on when series 3 will be released.
Each week, skeptic Gail Porter and clairvoyant Chris Fleming look into events of paranormal proportions about legends like James Dean, Lucille Ball, Jim Morrison, Marilyn Monroe, and John Wayne. Part travelogue, the show explores the intimate haunts where the famous dead are said to remain.
In each episode, the show visits three locations that have some link or connection to the dead celebrity, although some of these connections seem nebulous at best. All of the locations are researched for their historical connection and presented in a factual way.
|101||June 15, 2004||Al Capone and the Mob|
|102||June 22, 2004||Frank Sinatra|
|103||June 29, 2004||Marilyn Monroe|
|104||July 6, 2004||James Dean|
|105||July 13, 2004||Jim Morrison|
|106||July 20, 2004||Lucille Ball|
|107||July 27, 2004||Return to Thunderbird Lodge|
|108||August 3, 2004||Return to Alcatraz|
|201||January 11, 2005||Alfred Hitchcock|
|202||January 18, 2005||Houdini|
|203||January 25, 2005||John Wayne|
|204||February 1, 2005||Joan Crawford|
|205||February 8, 2005||John Lennon|
|206||February 15, 2005||Bette Davis|
|207||February 22, 2005||Buddy Holly|
|208||March 1, 2005||Bonnie and Clyde|
|209||March 8, 2005||Jayne Mansfield|
|210||March 15, 2005||Elvis Presley|
|301||January 31, 2006||Mae West|
|302||April 18, 2006||Nat King Cole|
|303||April 25, 2006||Billy the Kid|
|304||April 4, 2006||Bing Crosby|
|305||January 10, 2006||Carole Lombard and Clark Gable|
|306||May 16, 2006||Andy Warhol|
|307||February 28, 2006||Grace Kelly|
|308||February 21, 2006||Howard Hughes|
|309||April 11, 2006||Rita Hayworth|
|310||June 13, 2006||Janis Joplin|
Between 11 and 13 November 2005, Dead Famous broadcasted live over three nights from Los Angeles. The show was hosted by Christopher Parker. Gail Porter and Chris Fleming were present during the show. Medium Carla Barron joined the team in this live show.