Classic Ghost Stories of M R James

Release Date: 28 October 2013 | Certificate: Suitable for 12 years and over
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The BFI presents another volume of classic BBC ghost story adapted from the pen of M.R.James. These partially-dramatized readings by actor Robert Powell (Jesus of Nazareth, Mahler, Tommy) were originally broadcast to terrified audiences over the Christmas of 1986. Made available here for the very first time since then, these blood-curdling tales include,The Mezzotint, The Ash Tree, Wailing Well, The Rose Garden and Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad .

Also included as an exclusive bonus on this release are the three M.R. James episodes - The Mezzotint, A School Story and The Diary of Mr Poynter - from the 1980 BBC TV series Spine Chillers, read by celebrated actor Michael Bryant (star of the 1974 BBC Ghost Story for Christmas episode The Treasure of Abbot Thomas).

Special Features

  • First time of DVD for these BBC TV adaptations of classic M.R.James stories
  • All five episodes of the rare BBC TV series Classic Ghost Stories (1986)
  • Three episodes of Spine Chillers (1980), produced by the BBC's Jackanory team
  • Illustrated booklet with new writing and full credits
Release Date: 28 October 2013
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over

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