Tag: M.R. James

Montague Rhodes James (1862–1936), known as M.R. James, was a medievalist scholar, who is best known for writing ghosts stories.

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.

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.

Why I love Night of the Demon (1957)

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REN ZELEN reveals why Night of the Demon, aka Curse of the Demon, directed by Jacques Tourner, has made such an impression on her.

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: Who was Doctor Rant?

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Who was Dr Rant
What inspired Dr Rant's burial in The Tractate Middoth? Guest writer MATTHEW E BANKS comes up with some ideas!

A Morbid Curiosity: The Art of Montague Rhodes James

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Guest writer MATTHEW E BANKS explores M.R. James' influence on modern horror culture

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

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

The Lost Will of Dr Rant (NBC, 1951) marks early MR...

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Scene from The Lost Will of Dr Rant
BARRY McCANN discusses the early television production of an MR James ghost story, The Lost Will of Dr Rant (NBC, 1951)

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

Don’t disturb our ancient dead at Fornham Henge

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East Anglia's oldest burial ground is in danger from a road and housing development. We look at why these graves must be saved.

13 things you didn’t know about M.R. James

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The work of Montague Rhodes James has been filmed many times, especially on television with A Ghost Story for Christmas, a BBC yuletide favourite
Here's 13 lesser known facts about the master of the English ghost story M.R. James

The Ghosts of M.R. James: A Guide to Curious Phantoms

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MR James birthday
EDDIE BRAZIL explores whether M.R. James' ghost stories were based on real life paranormal events

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

Happy Birthday M.R. James!

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MR James birthday
REN ZELEN pays tribute to the greatest English ghost writer Montague Rhodes James today on his the 150th birthday

Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook: M.R. James begins to write the rules

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In the lead up to MR James' 150th birthday this year, ROBERT LLOYD PARRY explores the great writer's first full-length ghost story, Canon Alberic's Scrapbook

Night of the Demon 1957 REVIEW

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Night of the Demon 1957 is reviewed by ADAM SCOVELL

The Curious World of M.R. James, by Robert Lloyd Parry

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Guest writer ROBERT LLOYD PARRY tells us why M.R. James' ghost stories are the spookiest

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Whatever happened to Lord Lucan? The strangest theories revealed!

Lord Lucan
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TREVOR BOND looks at several weird theories surrounded the fate of 1970s fugitive murderer Lord Lucan

Mr Fox’s “Mendle”, a song inspired by Pendle Witch Trials

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DOM COOPER looks Mr Fox's "Mendle" - a track inspired by the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612

Middlesbrough: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

Haunted Middlesbrough
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LH DAVIES has a look to see what spooky places you can visit in Middlesbrough in North Riding of Yorkshire.

Top 5 Haunted Lancaster Pubs to visit

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CHRIS NEWTON visits some of Lancaster's most haunted pubs to check out the spirits for us…

The Haunted House of Horror 1969 REVIEW

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NIA JONES reviews the epitome of 1960s horror hipness, The Haunted House of Horror 1969