Tag: A Ghost Story for Christmas

A Ghost Story for Christmas is a series of annual British short television films originally broadcast on BBC One during the 1970s.

A Ghost Story for Christmas

Stigma 1977 TV REVIEW

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Stigma 1977 was a drastic change in direction from the usual in BBC's much-loved A Ghost Story for Christmas series, says RICHARD MARKWORTH

The Ice House 1978 REVIEW

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The Ice House 1978 was a anaemic conclusion to the classic A Ghost Story for Christmas series, says RICHARD MARKWORTH

A Warning To The Curious 1972 REVIEW

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RICHARD MARKWORTH takes a look at A Warning To The Curious, the BBC's 1972 annual A Ghost Story for Christmas

The Stalls of Barchester 1971 REVIEW

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Robert Hardy as Dr Haynes in The Stalls of Barchester
The Stalls of Barchester first screened on the BBC on 24 December 1971 - 50 years ago tonight. RICHARD MARKWORTH takes a look back...

The Mezzotint 2021 TV REVIEW

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The Mezzotint by M.R. James is the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas for 2021.
The Mezzotint by M.R. James is the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas for 2021. RICHARD MARKWORTH takes a look.

Haunted: The Ferryman 1974 REVIEW

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A writer of creepy novels finds one of his tales coming to life, with him in the lead role. RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES revisits an ITV ghost story for Christmas 1974, The Ferryman.

The Treasure of Abbot Thomas 1974 TV REVIEW

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The Treasure of Abbot Thomas
RICHARD MARKWORTH looks back on The Treasure of Abbot Thomas, first broadcast on the BBC for A Ghost Story for Christmas, on 23 December 1974 at 11.35pm.

Haunted Episode Guide: 1974 Anthology Series

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An unsung response by ITV to the BBC’s Ghost Stories For Christmas? RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES looks at Granada’s creepy festive double-header from 1974: Haunted. Christmas 1974:...

Real-life M.R. James locations every fan must visit

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Scenes from A Warning to the Curious, filmed at Happisburgh Church
Here are the locations you can visit that inspired English horror writer M.R. James, thanks to EDDIE BRAZIL

The Tractate Middoth: 10 amazing things you didn’t know

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Who was Dr Rant
RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES unearths 10 interesting facts about M.R. James' The Tractate Middoth

5 Chilling TV Christmas Specials by the Seaside

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The Woman in Black
MARK FRYERS gives us five great instances of the haunted seaside on British television.

5 alternatives to ‘Ghost Stories for Christmas’ you may not have...

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Adrian Dunbar and Emma Thompson in The Blue Boy.
DR MARK FRYERS takes us to times of Christmas past with these little-known yuletide spookfests!

30 Things You Never Knew About A Ghost Story for Christmas

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES unearths some facts on the production and locations of a much loved British TV institution.

Lost Hearts 1973, Ghost Story for Christmas TV REVIEW

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Lost Hearts A ghost Story for Christmas
Lost Hearts 1973 is the classic re-telling of the MR James Ghost Story for Christmas, says MJ STEEL COLLINS

BBC Ghost Stories REVIEW: The Stalls of Barchester/A Warning to the...

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ADAM SCOVELL reviews BBC Ghost Stories: Whistle and I'll Come to You released by the BFI

Whistle and I’ll Come To You 1968 and 2010 REVIEWS

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ADAM SCOVELL reviews BBC Ghost Stories: Whistle and I'll Come to You released this week by the BFI

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Edgar Allan Poe’s English Gothic Inspiration

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The Haunting 1963: 10 creepy facts you must know

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The Haunting 1963 is a horror classic. KAYLEIGH MARIE EDWARDS reveals some interesting facts.

The Invisible Man Returns 1940 REVIEW

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PETER FULLER reviews the classic 1940 The Invisible Man Returns with Vincent Price in his first starring role

Children of the Stones: Essential Episode Guide

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Children of the Stones was called the scariest TV programme every made for children, says CHRIS NEWTON