BBC Ghost Stories for Christmas (Expanded Box Set) DVD
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Produced in 1968-2010
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - British Film
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Broadcast in the dying hours of Christmas Eve, A Ghost Story for Christmas was a much-loved fixture in the BBC’s seasonal schedule during the 1970s. Viewers awaited each sinister instalment with anticipation and its enduring appeal gave rise to a revival in the 2000s, when three more episodes were produced. This definitive collection contains all 12 episodes of the classic A Ghost Story for Christmas series, the entire Classic Ghost Stories series (presented by Robert Powell), the MR James episodes of Spine Chillers (presented by Michael Bryant), and three of the Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee instalments from 2000.
A Ghost Story for Christmas: Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968, Jonathan Miller) and Whistle and I’ll Come to You (2010, Andy de Emmony), The Stalls of Barchester (1971, Lawrence Gordon Clark), A Warning to the Curious (1972, Lawrence Gordon Clark), Lost Hearts (1973, Lawrence Gordon Clark), The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974, Lawrence Gordon Clark), The Ash Tree (1975, Lawrence Gordon Clark), The Signalman (1976, Lawrence Gordon Clark), Stigma (1977, Lawrence Gordon Clark), The Ice House (1978, Derek Lister), A View from a Hill (2005, Luke Watson) and Number 13 (2006, Pier Wilkie).
Classic Ghost Stories: The Mezzotint, The Ash-Tree, Wailing Well, The Rose Garden and Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad (1986).
Spine Chillers: The Mezzotint, A School Story and The Diary of Mr Poynter (1980).
Length: 830 mins
Format: DVD Colour
Released: 28th October 2013
Cat No: BFIVD965
- 6 discs
- Three episodes of Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee (2000): The Stalls of Barchester, A Warning to the Curious and Number 13
- Three episodes of Spine Chillers (1980): The Mezzotint, A School Story and The Diary of Mr Poynter
- Filmed introductions with director Lawrence Gordon Clarke
- Extensive booklet with essays, biographies, film notes and full credits.