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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Whistle and I'll Come to You.  Reply with quote

Just noticed that this MR James adaptation is on BBC 4 tonight at 23:30.  It's the one with Michael Horden.  Supposed to be very scary.



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - it's the old Jonathan Miller adaptation, isn't it? It's a very eccentric adaptation, and not too well paced, from what i remember. However, that shot on the beach is haunting (you'll knpw the one I mean), and the climactic sequence is very well done.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a clip of it in the programme Ghost in the Machine when it was first on.  

BTW, I didn't mean to put this thread where it is.  If a mod wants to move it to a subforum, that's fine by me.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This story is the first in a series of MR James ghost stories on BBC Radio 7 this coming week - here is a link to the info:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pfmfr/episodes/upcoming

Looks as though they are dramatised rather than read - I initially thought Derek Jacobi was going to read them, but it looks as though he is just introducing them.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that - this sure beats anything on the telly over Christmas!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about that - tomorrow night BBC4 has back-to-back documentaries about Oliver Postgate and Clement Freud.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But tomorrow night falls outside the Twelve Days of Christmas. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wondered if you'd use that defence... Well, touché.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is also a lovely programme tonight about Allegri's Miserere, also on BBC4 - presented by the wondrous Simon Russell Beale, who made that fabulous series about church music.  BBC4 and BBC7 are the crown of BBC output, in my opinion!

Gareth, I meant to say - thanks so much for highlighting Alan Bennett's Our Winnie, with Elizabeth Spriggs - it was wonderful, and I might well have missed it in the schedules.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So glad to hear you liked it Smile

There must be at least a handful of good programmes on over Christmas, if one only knows where to look. I will investigate.



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