Ghost Stories – Classic Adaptations from the BBC: Volume One

MR James classic Whistle and I’ll Come to You was the first of the BBC Yuletide ghost stories in 1968. Presented here alongside the 2010 version.

As a Christmas treat in the late 1960s and 70s, the BBC produced adaptations of ghost stories based on the works of MR James, the Cambridge academic and author of some of the most spine-tingling tales in the English language, which were broadcast to terrified viewers in the dead of winter. This was a tradition that was briefly revived by the BBC between 2007 and 2010.

These adaptations, which have a subtlety and style all of their own, have been a major influence on many contemporary British horror filmmakers and have come to be some of the most sought after British TV titles by their legions of eager fans.

This volume Ghost Stories from the BBC pairs both versions of the terrifying Whistle and I’ll Come to You: the 1968 adaptation directed by Jonathan Miller and starring Sir Michael Hordern, and the more recent reinterpretation, starring the legendary John Hurt, from 2010.

Product information

    • Certificate

      12

    • Colour

      Colour and Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      95mins

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD959

Buying options

Available to buy

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