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Old 5th July 2008, 09:15 PM
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Just ordered these two BBC Christmas ghost tales.....anyone seen them?
Any good?.....AND NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!!
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Yes, both excellent. I shot a film on the same Steam Train Line used for The Signalman last year. Amazing place. The Box of Delights was shot there too.
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Old 6th July 2008, 05:25 PM
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That's what I like to hear my friend......
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Yip - brilliant stuff reaper. Let us know what you think of them.
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Of the two I prefer The Signalman with a fine Denholm Elliott performance but both are well worth picking up for fans of atmospheric ghost stories.I recorded them off BBC 4 along with The Treasure Of Abbott Thomas,Stalls Of Barchester & Lost Hearts one of the most famous of the BBC M.R James adaptions (Though The Signalman is from a Charles Dicken's story)I'm hoping the BBC will release a boxset of all the stories including The Ash Tree (which I also have) and Stigma & The Ice House (both of which I've never seen)I also liked View From A Hill & Number 13 the recent BBC 4 M.R James adaptions (though the older ones were better)
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Stigma & The Ice House (both of which I've never seen)
Saw both of these when they were originally transmitted.

Ice House is extremely creepy, while Stigma has a fair amount of nudity... neither of them has been repeated ( to my knowledge ).

I agree the older BBC Ghost Stories were better though. I hope I'm not spoiling it too much for reaper when I say I think the ghost in The Signalman is one of the creepiest/ scariest ghostly creations ever! Unforgettable.

Whistle And I'll Come To You is another classic.

Totally agree with you mark - a collection of all the Beeb's ghost stories would make a fantastic box set.
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I can't understand why the BBC are dragging their heels on this one.I gather the BBC 4 repeats & new M.R James adaptions were popular with viewers.
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Recieved them today,I will let you know what I think shortly....
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My father told me about another creepy BBC one-off I missed called The Lorelei starring Amanda Redman I think set in Wales.I also liked the Nigel Kneale adaption of The Woman In Black on ITV.
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