M R James At Christmas

Derek Jacobi as the voice of MR James introduces classic ghost stories.

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01Oh, Whistle, And I'll Come To You, My Lad2007122420091221 (BBC7)
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The tale of a curious artefact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church.

Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artefact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Glover.

During a winter golfing holiday in Norfolk, Prof Parkins uncovers a curious artefact from the ruins of a Templar preceptory.

Professor Parkins....Jamie Glover

Colonel Wilson....Nicholas Boulton

Mrs Driver....Rachel Atkins

Professor Rogers....Ben Onwukwe

With specially composed music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald.

The tale of a curious artefact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church.

Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artefact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church.

Stars Jamie Glover.

02The Tractate Middoth2007122520091222 BT=1445 (BBC7)
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Diligent curator David Garrett gets caught up in the machinations of the mysterious Dr Rant when he is sent down to the library stacks to retrieve an obscure manuscript.

Garrett....Joseph Millson

Lucy Simpson....Joannah Tincey

Mr Eldred....John Rowe

Mr Thompson....Sam Dale

With specially composed music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald.

Derek Jacobi introduces the classic ghost story of Doctor Rant.

Stars Sam Dale.

Derek Jacobi introduces the classic ghost story of Doctor Rant and the strange goings-on in the library.

Derek Jacobi introduces the classic ghost story of Doctor Rant. Stars Sam Dale.

Derek Jacobi introduces the classic ghost story of Doctor Rant and the strange goings-on in the library. Stars Sam Dale.

03Lost Hearts2007122620091223 BT=1445 (BBC7)
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Stephen Elliot, orphaned at the tender age of 12, moves in with his wealthy uncle in Lincolnshire, only to find himself troubled by dreams of two ghostly figures.

Stephen Elliot....James D'arcy

Jane Elliot....Sophie Roberts

Young Stephen....Jordan Clarke

Mr Abney....Peter Marinker

Mrs Bunch....Katy Cavanagh

With specially composed music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald.

Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of an orphan's haunted dreams of two ghostly figures.

Derek Jacobi introduces the classic tale of orphan Stephen's haunted dreams of two ghostly figures.

Stars James D'arcy.

Derek Jacobi introduces the classic tale of orphan Stephen's haunted dreams of two ghostly figures. Stars James D'arcy.

04The Rose Garden2007122720091224 BT=1445 (BBC7)
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Mary and George are renovating an old house in rural Essex.

When they remove an ancient post from the back garden, it opens a doorway to the region's turbulent past.

George Goodman....Anton Lesser

Mary Goodman....Carolyn Pickles

Miss Wilkins....Susan Jameson

Jim....Ben Crowe

Judge Nashe....Simon Treves

With specially composed music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald.

Derek Jacobi introduces a ghostly tale of the Goodmans, who open a doorway to the past.

Derek Jacobi introduces a ghostly tale of the Goodmans, who unwittingly open a doorway to a turbulent past.

Stars Anton Lesser.

Derek Jacobi introduces a ghostly tale of the Goodmans, who unwittingly open a doorway to a turbulent past. Stars Anton Lesser.

The ghostly tale of the Goodmans, who unwittingly open a doorway to a turbulent past.

The surreal escapades of a trio of 'posties'. Stars Ben Miller and John Thomson.

The surreal escapades of a trio of 'posties'. Stars Ben Miller, John Thomson and Felicity Montagu. From November 1992.

05 LASTNumber 132007122820091225 (BBC7)
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Dr Anderson's obsessive interest in why his hotel doesn't include a number 13 puts him in terrible danger.

Dr Anderson....Julian Rhind-tutt

Herr Lund....Jan de Lukowicz

Herr Scavenius....Simon Treves

The Voice....Ben Onwukwe

With specially composed music by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Dramatised for radio by Chris Harrald.

Derek Jacobi introduces another tale.

Why doesn't Doctor Anderson's hotel have a room 13?

Derek Jacobi introduces another classic ghost tale.

Why doesn't Doctor Anderson's hotel have a room 13? Stars Julian Rhind-tutt.

Derek Jacobi introduces another tale. Why doesn't Doctor Anderson's hotel have a room 13?

Derek Jacobi introduces another classic ghost tale. Why doesn't Doctor Anderson's hotel have a room 13? Stars Julian Rhind-tutt.