Tag: Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer, who produced some of the best known and most popular literature of the Victorian era. He is well-known for his ghost stories, including A Christmas Carol.

A Christmas Carol with Adam Z Robinson VIDEO

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A Christmas Carol with Adam Z Robinson
Adam Z Robinson tells Spooky Isles why he loves A Christmas Carol

Carol For Another Christmas 1964 TV REVIEW

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STEVIE MILLER reviews Carol for Another Christmas 1964, Rob Serling’s retelling of the Dicken’s classic, where a bitter man begins to understand the significance of unity over division - just in time for Christmas.

10 A Christmas Carol Facts You Need To Know

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A Christmas Carol is a spooky festival perennial, but did you know these 10 intriguing facts about Dickens' tale of ghostly redemption, from CALLUM CAMPBELL?

Charles Dickens’ ghost haunts Birmingham each Christmas

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Charles Dickens Ghost
The ghost of Charles Dickens returns to Birmingham Town Hall each year to give a spectral reading of his Christmas classic, says ANDREW HOMER

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol 1988 TV REVIEW

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Blackadder's Christmas Carol
Blackadder’s Christmas Carol, which first aired on the BBC in 1988, is an inventive reimagining of the Dickens classic, says CHRISTINE MILLER

A Christmas Carol 1971 TV REVIEW

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A Christmas Carol 1971 is fine animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' immortal tale, says RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES

A Christmas Carol 1938 REVIEW

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Jacob Marley's Ghost (Leo G. Carroll) appears to Ebenezer Scrooge (Reginald Owen) in A Christmas Carol 1938
A Christmas Carol 1938 is an uplifting if not very spooky version of the Dickens Yuletide classic, says guest writer HARRI TYSOE

David Copperfield and other amazing caulbearers in fiction

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Born with a caul David Copperfield
David Copperfield, Hamlet and Danny from The Shining are all caulbearers in fiction, explains CLAIRE BARRAND

What inspired Charles Dickens, the man who invented Christmas, to write...

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The Man Who Invented Christmas
Guest writer HEATHER ANDOLINA looks at Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and the upcoming film, The Man Who Invented Christmas

A Christmas Carol 1984 TV Review: Being a Ghost Story of...

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George C Scott as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol 1984
PHILIP DAVIES reveals a chilling real-life ghost story linked to George C Scott, A Christmas Carol 1984 and Shrewsbury

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.

Who ‘invented’ the Christmas Ghost Story?

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BARRY McCANN takes a look at the traditional English Christmas Ghost Story

Betsey Trotwood And The Vampires

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HOWARD JACKSON says the Betsey Trotwood Pub in Clerkenwell is a perfect fit for the launch of two new vampire books

A Christmas Carol 1910 Full Movie VIDEO

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A Christmas Carol 1910
Wanna see a silent version of Christmas Carol made by the same people who made the first Frankenstein film?

Scrooge 1935 Full Movie VIDEO

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There's lots of versions of A Christmas Carol, but have you seen the first sound version - Scrooge 1935?

Scrooge 1951 Full Movie VIDEO

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Watch Scrooge 1951 full movie, starring Alastair Sim as the mean old Mr Scrooge.

Why Ghost Stories At Christmas?

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Seymour Hicks as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol 1935
STEWART KING asks why are ghost stories so popular at Christmas?

Charles Dickens’ The Signalman

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The Signalman
PAUL JASON ponders the Charles Dickens ghostly classic short story, The Signalman

Ghosts at Christmas BOOK REVIEW

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Ghosts at Christmas
There is an inordinate amount of spookiness at Christmastime. DAVID SAUNDERSON reviews Darren W. Ritson's Ghosts at Christmas.

6 Surprising Christmas Carol TV Specials

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A Christmas Carol tv adaptations
Charles Dickens could never have imagined how many adaptations A Christmas Carol would have spawned!

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Pengersick Castle
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Pengersick Castle in Cornwall has a rich history of hauntings, says RICK HALE

Scars Of Dracula 1970 REVIEW

Scars of Dracula 1970
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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES says Scars of Dracula (1970) isn't as bad as you would think