Five more Christmas ghost stories from the legendary BBC series, newly remastered and available on Blu-ray for the very first time
Broadcast in the dying hours of Christmas Eve, the BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas series was a fixture of the seasonal schedules throughout the 1970s and spawned a long tradition of chilling tales, which terrified yuletide viewers for decades to come.
After the best-selling release of Volume One last year, this much-requested follow-up gives five more festive landmarks their Blu-ray debut, having been newly remastered by the BFI from original film materials. As well as two MR James adaptations, the series includes the celebrated version of Charles Dicken’s The Signalman starring Denholm Elliot, as well as specially written stories set in the contemporary 1970s. These influential films, all but one directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark, were written by some of the best scriptwriters working in British TV in the 1970s: John Bowen, David Rudkin, Andrew Davies and Clive Exton.
- The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974, 37 min)
- The Ash Tree (1975, 32 min)
- The Signalman (1976, 39 min)
- Stigma (1977, 32 min)
- The Ice House (1978, 34 min)