Rocky horror show creator hunts for unusual tales of westcountry death.

PUBLISHED: 13:55 13 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:54 10 June 2010

Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O Brien returns to our tv screens this summer, searching for tales of strange and unusual death.

Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien returns to our tv screens this summer, searching for tales of strange and unusual death. Richard O'Brien's Dead Strange will see the actor and broadcaster investigating bizarre and unexplained deaths, weird wills and fantastic funerals - past, present or future.

The late night series starts airing on ITV Westcountry in July and Richard is looking to hear from anyone with a tale to tell. Perhaps you've been left something unusual in a will, are making outlandish plans for your own funeral, have lost someone in mysterious circumstances - or maybe you just collect stuff that's death-related.

"In TV terms, death is the last great taboo", says series producer Jeremy Hibbard of Modbury-based production company Televisionary. "But this is very much a celebration of death and it's lighter side where sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

"Of course every death is a tragedy, but sometimes those who've gone leave us with puzzles or even something to smile at and there'll be plenty of people out there who are already planning ahead for when they go."

If you've got a tale to tell Richard O'Brien wants to hear from you. He can be contacted via the production company at

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