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Classic Ghost Stories For Christmas - Expanded 6 Disc Collection (DVD)
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Broadcast in the dying hours of Christmas Eve, the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas was a fixture of the seasonal schedules throughout the 1970s

It spawned a long tradition of chilling tales which terrified yuletide viewers for decades to come.

This expansive box set collects over 13 hours' worth of content, including all 12 episodes of the classic A Ghost Story for Christmas series, the entire Classic Ghost Stories series (presented by Robert Powell), the M R James episodes of Spine Chillers (presented by Michael Bryant), and three of the Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee instalments from 2000.

Also included is a 48-page booklet with essays and full credits.

DISC ONE

Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968, 42 mins)
Whistle and I'll Come to You (2010, 52 mins)

Jonathan Miller and Christopher Frayling discuss the 1968 version (2012, 3 mins)
Introduction to the 1968 version by horror writer Ramsey Campbell (2001, 16 mins)
MR James original story read by Neil Brand (2001, 42 mins) Ramsey Campbell reads his own M R James inspired story The Guide (2001, 27 mins)

DISC TWO

The Stalls of Barchester (1971, 45 mins)
A Warning to the Curious (1972, 50 mins)

Filmed introductions by director Lawrence Gordon Clark (2012, 10 + 12 mins)

Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee
The Stalls of Barchester by M R James
A Warning to the Curious by MR James (2000, 30 mins)
Eleanor Yule (2000, 30 mins)

DISC THREE

Lost Hearts (1973, 35 mins)
The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974, 37 mins)
The Ash Tree (1975, 32 mins)

Filmed introduction by Lawrence Gordon Clark (2012, 11 mins + 11 mins + 8 mins)

DISC FOUR

The Signalman (1976, 39 mins)
Stigma (1977, 32 mins)
The Ice House (1978, 34 mins)

Filmed introductions by Lawrence Gordon Clark (2012, 11 mins + 9 mins)

DISC FIVE

A View from a Hill (2005, 39 mins)
Number 13 (2006, 40 mins)
Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee
Number 13 by MR James (2000, 30 mins)

DISC SIX

Classic Ghost Stories
The Mezzotint
The Ash-Tree
Wailing Well
The Rose Garden
Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You

My Lad (1986, 5 x 14 mins)

Spine Chillers
The Mezzotint
A School Story
The Diary of Mr Poynter (1980, 3 x 11 mins)

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Subtitles: English, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles Running Time: 796 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 28 Oct. 2013


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