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

The Ash Tree 1975 REVIEW

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The Ash Tree 1975 is a interesting, and decidedly creepy, addition to the A Ghost Story for Christmas series, says RICHARD MARKWORTH

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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Flesh for Frankenstein 1973 REVIEW

Flesh for Frankenstein
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RICHARD MARKWORTH takes a look at Flesh for Frankenstein 1973 aka Andy Warhol's Frankenstein

15 things you didn’t know about Vincent Price’s Cry of the Banshee 1970

Cry of the Banshee 1970 with Vincent Price
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PETER FULLER tells us interesting facts about Cry of the Banshee 1970 starring Vincent Price

The Spectral Crier of Claife

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MATTHEW FORDE tells us of the Crier of Claife, the Lake District's most terrifying tale of terror

Pardon the Pendle Witches: Sign The Petition

Pendle Hill Witches
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Spooky Isles supports a campaign to Pardon the Pendle Witches...

Haunted Carisbrooke Castle: Isle of Wight’s Fortress of Death

Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight
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Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight has many notable hauntings and is not for the faint-hearted...