M R James Stories

Episodes

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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.

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)
20161212 (BBC7)
20161211 (BBC7)
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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.

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

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.

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.

4 Extra Debut. 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.

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)
20161029 (BBC7)
20141221 (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.

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.

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)
20140628 (BBC7)
20140627 (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 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.

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 Lad20120125 (BBC7)
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Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of a curious artefact found in the ruins of a Knights Templar church. Stars Jamie Glover.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 Middoth20180206 (BBC7)
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The classic ghost story of Doctor Rant and the strange goings-on in the library.

Diligent curator, David Garrett, gets caught up in the machinations of the mysterious Dr Rant when he's sent down to the library stacks to retrieve an obscure manuscript.

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

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Sam Dale as Mr Thompson, Joseph Millson as Garrett, John Rowe as Mr Eldred and Joannnah Tincey as Lucy Simpson.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 Hearts20180207 (BBC7)
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Derek Jacobi introduces the tale of an orphan's haunted dreams of two ghostly figures.

Stephen Elliot - orphaned at the tender age of 12 - moves to his wealthy uncle's in Lincolnshire, only to find himself troubled by dreams of two ghostly figures...

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

Dramatised by Chris Harrald.

Stars Sophie Roberts as Jane, James D'Arcy as Stephen Elliot, Katy Cavanagh as Mrs Bunch, Jordan Clarke as Young Stephen and Peter Marinker.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.

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

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 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 tale of an orphan's haunted dreams of two ghostly figures.

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

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

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 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 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 tale of an orphan's haunted dreams of two ghostly figures.

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 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)
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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.