BBC Ghost Stories for Christmas (Expanded Six Disc Set) DVD


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This newly re-packaged and expanded Ghost Stories for Christmas 6-DVD box set from the BFI includes a total of 20 spine-tingling adaptations of the stories of M R James, plus three additional Ghost Stories for Christmas, broadcast by the BBC between 1968 and 2010.

Highlights include Jonathan Miller’s Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968), Lawrence Gordon Clark’s A Warning to the Curious (1972) and the Andrew Davies adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Signalman (1976).

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 regarded as some of the most acclaimed and brilliant British TV titles of all time.


  • Disc One: Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968); Whistle and I’ll Come to You (2010)
  • Disc Two: The Stalls of Barchester (1971); A Warning to the Curious (1972)
  • Disc Three: Lost Hearts (1973); The Treasure of Abbot Thomas (1974); The Ash Tree (1975)
  • Disc Four: The Signalman (1976); Stigma (1977); The Ice House (1978)
  • Disc Five: A View from a Hill (2005); Number 13 (2006);
  • Disc Six: Classic Ghost Stories (1986) – Robert Powell reads ‘The Mezzotint’, ‘The Ash Tree’, ‘Wailing Well’, ‘The Rose Garden’ and ‘Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad’


  • Three episodes of Ghost Stories for Christmas with Christopher Lee (2000): ‘The Stalls of Barchester’. ‘A Warning to the Curious’ and ‘Number 13’
  • Three episodes of Spine Chillers (1980): ‘The Mezzotint’, ‘A School Story’ and ‘The Diary of Mr Poynter’
  • Filmed introductions with director Lawrence Gordon Clarke
  • Extensive booklet with essays, biographies, film notes and full credits

Cast and Crew: Directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark. Starring Sir Michael Hordern, John Hurt, Denholm Elliott, Peter Bowles, Peter Vaughan, Christopher Lee, Robert Powell and Michael Bryant. Adapted by Lawrence Gordon Clark, John Bowen, David Rudkin

Awards and Reviews:

‘These are some of the finest moments of British TV, from the era when our airwaves were the envy of the world…Their powerful scares and creeping unease are as potent now as they were decades ago.’ Phelim O’Neill, The Guardian

Product Details

  • Michael Hordern,
  • John Hurt,
  • Peter Vaughan,
  • Robert Hardy,
  • Christopher Lee
  • Lawrence Gordon Clark
  • 2
Sound Information:
  • Dolby Digital
Number of Discs:
  • 6
  • BFI
  • 15

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Great set of ghost stories!

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Once the beeb used to show on Christmas eve back in the 70s and 80s great ghost stories and if you remember them they are all here with an inclusion of some new stories, a real blast from the past, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and you will too.... You can't beat a great ghost story at Christmas time...a must have....a great boxset indeed...

14 December 2015 by

Xmas present

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I bought this purely for 'The Signalman' which doesn't appear to be available on its own. As it's a Christmas gift, I can't comment on the quality but there is a good selection of ghost stories to choose from and it's good value even if the only one worth watching turns out to be 'The Signalman' ! I can comment on the service though, and give 5 stars for speed of delivery.

9 December 2015 by

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