M R James Stories

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
09/10/200420141220 (BBC7)
20141221 (BBC7)

Embroiled in a controversy with a black magic charlatan, Montague gets an apology. Sort of

A play by Gregory Evans based on MR James's short story, The Casting of the Runes.

Embroiled in a public controversy with a black magic charlatan called Gardini, Montague receives an unexpected apology from the man - an apology which masks a strange and inexorable curse: Montague has been hexed.

Stars Conrad Phillips as Montague and Peter Copley as Rhodes.

Producer: Brian Miller.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Theatre in January 1981.

26/12/201220121226 (BBC7)
20140625 (BBC7)
20140626 (BBC7)
20161211 (BBC7)
20161212 (BBC7)

Sheila Hodgson provides MR James with a ghostly encounter at Christmas.

Inspired by a fragment of his writing, Sheila Hodgson provides MR James with a ghostly encounter at Christmas. With David March.

Echoes From The Abbey20121226 (BBC7)
20161211 (BBC7)

One of his few great passions in life was a fascination for our great English Abbeys. So when he received an invitation to spend Christmas at Medborough Abbey, James accepted without a second thought. But had he known of the strange, supernatural and eventually tragic series of events that were to take place, he might have thought again - or perhaps not...?

Inspired by a fragment of his writing, Sheila Hodgson provides MR James with a ghostly encounter at Christmas.

Stars David March as James, Arnold Diamond as Arthur Layton, Ysanne Churchman as Nora Layton and Timothy Stark as Harley.

Director: David Johnston

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1984.

The Backward Glance20150118 (BBC7)
20150119 (BBC7)

A mysterious object of silk and skin proves to be the just the start.

A mysterious object of silk and skin proves to be the just the start. Via the words of Sheila Hodgson, from the mind of MR James.

The Hex20141220 (BBC7)
20141221 (BBC7)
20161029 (BBC7)

A play by Gregory Evans based on MR James's short story, The Casting of the Runes.

Embroiled in a public controversy with a black magic charlatan called Gardini, Montague receives an unexpected apology from the man - an apology which masks a strange and inexorable curse: Montague has been hexed.

Stars Conrad Phillips as Montague and Peter Copley as Rhodes.

Producer: Brian Miller.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Theatre in January 1981.

Turn, Turn, Turn20121227 (BBC7)
20140627 (BBC7)
20140628 (BBC7)

James tells a cautionary tale of witchcraft to heal a rift between a vicar and his son.

James tells a cautionary tale of witchcraft in Cambridge, to help heal a rift between a vicar and his son. Stars David March.

01Oh Whistle And I'll Come To You My Lad20091221 (BBC7)
20140421 (BBC7)
20140422 (BBC7)
20151116 (BBC7)
20151117 (BBC7)

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 Middoth20091222 (BBC7)
20140422 (BBC7)
20140423 (BBC7)
20151117 (BBC7)
20151118 (BBC7)

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 and the strange goings-on in the library. Stars Sam Dale.

03Lost Hearts20091223 (BBC7)
20140423 (BBC7)
20140424 (BBC7)
20151118 (BBC7)
20151119 (BBC7)

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.

04The Rose Garden20091224 (BBC7)
20140424 (BBC7)
20140425 (BBC7)
20151119 (BBC7)
20151120 (BBC7)

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

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

05 LASTNumber 1320091225 (BBC7)
20140425 (BBC7)
20140426 (BBC7)
20151120 (BBC7)
20151121 (BBC7)

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.