MIDWINTER OF THE SPIRIT –SERIES 1--(NR)--Country vicar Merrily Watkins (Anna Maxwell) is in training to be an exorcist, or “deliverance minister”, for the Church of England. Although guided by the sardonic, no-nonsense Revered Huw Owen (David Threlfall), Merrily contends with self-doubt in her tough new role. Her faith deeply shaken by her husband’s recent death, she also struggles to raise her teenage daughter on her own. When Merrily is called in to consult on a grisly murder investigation, the inexperienced exorcist finds herself battling supernatural terrors that threaten to overwhelm her. Based on the acclaimed novel by Phil Rickman, this drama also stars Kate Dickie and Ben Bailey Smith.