This newly re-packaged and expanded Ghost Stories for Christmas 6-DVD box set from the BFI includes a total of 20 spine-tingling adaptations of the stories of M R James, plus three additional Ghost Stories for Christmas, broadcast by the BBC between 1968 and 2010.
Highlights include Jonathan Miller’s Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968), Lawrence Gordon Clark’s A Warning to the Curious (1972) and the Andrew Davies adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Signalman (1976).
These adaptations, which have a subtlety and style all of their own, have been a major influence on many contemporary British horror filmmakers and have come to be regarded as some of the most acclaimed and brilliant British TV titles of all time.
Cast and Crew: Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark. Starring Sir Michael Hordern, John Hurt, Denholm Elliott, Peter Bowles, Peter Vaughan, Christopher Lee, Robert Powell and Michael Bryant. Adapted by Lawrence Gordon Clark, John Bowen, David Rudkin
Awards and Reviews:
‘These are some of the finest moments of British TV, from the era when our airwaves were the envy of the world…Their powerful scares and creeping unease are as potent now as they were decades ago.’ Phelim O’Neill, The Guardian
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