a ghost story for christmas

A Warning to the Curious

Perhaps the best remembered of the BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas series, Daniel McGachey​ explains why A Warning to the Curious still retains its ability to unsettle…

The Signalman

Paul Childs explores The Signalman, the 1976 episode of A Ghost Story for Christmas adapted from Charles Dicken’s tale, and ponders the inescapability of fate…

The Stalls of Barchester

The first official episode of the BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas series was an adaptation of the M.R. James’ story, The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral. Lee Broughton explores the film in detail…​

Martin’s Close

Mark Gatiss returned to M.R. James for 2019’s A Ghost Story for Christmas, adapting the writer’s 1911 tale, Martin’s Close. Graham Williamson explores the episode…

The Stalls of Barchester

The Stalls of BarchesterRead Lee Broughton’s essayThe Stalls of BarchesterRead Richard Higson’s essay Previous Next Illustration reproduced by kind permission of Rich Phillips