A Christmas Carol


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A classic performance from the archives to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Dickens 's most famous tale.

Ralph Richardson plays the Storyteller and Scrooge in this production that was first heard on Christmas Day 1965.

With Eric Anderson. Rosemary Mason , Rosalind Shanks and Jo Manning Wilson Music by Christopher Whelen Producer Charles Lefeaux

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Unknown: Charles Dickens

Unknown: Ralph Richardson

Unknown: Eric Anderson.

Unknown: Rosemary Mason

Unknown: Rosalind Shanks

Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson

Music By: Christopher Whelen

Producer: Charles Lefeaux

Fred: Bruce Beeby

Bob Cratchit: Frederick Treves

Ghost of Jacob Marley: John Ruddock

Ghost of Christmas Past: Wilfred Carter

Ghost of Christmas Present: Ralph Truman

Mrs Cratchit: Mary Wimbush

Tiny Tim: Sheila Grant


David Jason reads from Dickens's festive classic.

Scrooge has an unexpected encounter with the unhappy ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley.


Scrooge has barely recovered from his last visitation when he discovers a very jolly fellow in the dining room.


The Ghost of Christmas Present reveals scenes of festivity and deprivation to Scrooge.


Scrooge is taken to a family party, unbeknownst to the guests.


Scrooge is visited by the fearsome Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.


Scrooge is seized by a terrible curiosity - who is the dead man that everyone reviles?

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Scrooge awakes on Christmas morning to find that there is still time to change the future.


By Charles Dickens.

A new version of the seasonal classic adapted for actors, the BBC Singers and the BBC Symphony Orchestra by Neil Brand and recorded before an audience in the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Ebenezer Scrooge questions his ghostly guides and demands answers to the great questions we all face.

Director: David Hunter

Adapted for actors and orchestra by Neil Brand.

Music: The BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers. Conductor: Martin Andre. Producer: Ann McKay.