Broadcast in the dying hours of Christmas Eve, 'A Ghost Story for Christmas' was a much-loved fixture in the BBC's seasonal schedule during the 1970s. Terrified viewers awaited each sinister instalment with excitement and its enduring appeal gave rise to a revival in the 2000s, when three more episodes were produced.
Amongst the 12 films in the collection are nine adaptations of tales by MR James - the acknowledged master of the modern English ghost story - including Jonathan Miller's classic 'Whistle and I'll Come to You' and Lawrence Gordon Clark's 'A Warning to the Curious'. Other films include Clark's adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'The Signalman' and two original stories: 'Stigma' and 'The Ice House'.
These adaptations are accompanied by a selection of special features, including three previously unreleased episodes of the BBC's 'Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee' series, and newly filmed introductions with director Lawrence Gordon Clarke.
Box set contents:
UK / 1968-2010 / black & white and colour / English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles / 477 minutes + extras / 5 x DVD9 / various original aspect ratios / Dolby Digital mono audio (320kbps)