(TV adaptation)

Date: 2010

Description: Pretty but ultimately disappointing adaptation of perhaps the only MRJ story to already have been successfully adapted for the screen. The climax is particularly disappointing as arcane forces are scaled down to human size and the external forces…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1961

Description: NBC play for television. Now thought lost.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1975

Description: Short Yorkshire TV schools adaptation focused on incidental music. When you take into account why this short adaptation was made it seems more impressive. The mood may be lackin but the production values are equal to many of the more celebrated…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1951

Description: Part of the American Lights Out! series, based on The Tractate Middoth. Fairly accurate adaptation starring a very young Leslie Nielsen. The standard Lights Out! formula means this is entertaining in a B-movie way.


Leslie Nielsen ... …


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1954

Description: Two-part BBC series, narration with effects. Now thought lost.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1954

Description: Two-part BBC series, narration with effects. Now thought lost.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1966

Description: Part of ITV''s Mystery and Imagination series. Now thought lost.

Giles Block ... Davis
David Buck ... Richard Beckett / Host
John Crocker ... Porter
Marian Diamond ... Alice Simpson
Edwin Finn ... Rant
Helen Ford ... Landlady
Robert…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1966

Description: Part of ITV''s Mystery and Imagination series. Now thought lost.

David Buck ... Richard Beckett / Host
David Dodimead ... Rector
Megs Jenkins ... Mrs. Bunch
Freddie Jones ... Parkes
Richard Pearson ... Mr. Abney
Darryl Read ...…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1966

Description: Part of ITV''s Mystery and Imagination series. Now thought lost.

Joss Ackland ... Herr Scavenius
David Battley ... Klaus
Carl Bernard ... Herr Jensen
David Buck ... Richard Beckett / Host
Margery Withers ... Frau Mahler
George…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1968

Description: Part of ITV''s Mystery and Imagination series. Thought lost until a recent discovery of a few minutes of footage, included as an extra in the Mystery and Imagination DVD box set.

Fingers crossed for the discovery of the rest!

Robert Eddison …


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1968

Description: This adaptation sets a standard by which others are judged. The cast is wonderfully strong and the direction faultless. Michael Hordern's best work outside of Paddington Bear. As the unknown encroaches, he guides the audience through his own downward…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1971

Description: Part of the BBC1 's Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Solid adaptation with some truly chilling moments. Robert Hardy turns in a good performance despite too much screen time for the unimpressive effects.

Roert Hardy ... Archdeacon…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1973

Description: Part of the BBC1 's Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Perhaps the least impressive of Clarke's adaptations. The decision to transpose Paxton to an out of work treasure seeker is awkwardly done.

Ager too, is more Monty Python than is…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1973

Description: Part of the BBC1 's Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Certainly a strong adaptation but perhaps slightly too 'graphic' to be actually atmospheric. Still, will give you a life long fear of the hurdy gurdy.

Simon Gipps-Kent ... Stephen
Joseph…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1974

Description: Part of the BBC1 's Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Strong cast give a first class adaptation. Even departures form Jame's tale are considered and justified. The 'thing of slime' is a Lovecraftian twist which is particularly unpleasant and so is…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1975

Description: Part of the BBC1 's Ghost Stories for Christmas series. The climax to this adaptation is very strong (love the creatures or hate them) but the rest of the story is confused by shifting time periods which (due to the limited budget) look almost…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1979

Description: Part of an anthology of one-off plays. Not overly aligned with James's tale but a good adaptation none the less. Cuthbertson is convincing as Karswell. The 'updating' is occasionally laboured, but provides an interesting twist at the end.

Iain…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1980

Description: Part of Spine Chillers, readings of ghost stories for teenage viewers.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1980

Description: Part of Spine Chillers, readings of ghost stories for teenage viewers.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1980

Description: Part of Spine Chillers, readings of ghost stories for teenage viewers. Limited in ambition but narrated by the consistently excellent Michael Bryant.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1986

Description: Part of the BBC 2 series Classic Ghost Stories, narration with effects. Well executed but limited in scope. Essentially a straightforward reading.

Robert Powell narrates.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1986

Description: Part of the BBC 2 series Classic Ghost Stories, narration with effects. Well executed but limited in scope. Essentially a straightforward reading.

Robert Powell narrates.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1986

Description: Part of the BBC 2 series Classic Ghost Stories, narration with effects. Well executed but limited in scope. Essentially a straightforward reading.

Robert Powell narrates.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1986

Description: Part of the BBC 2 series Classic Ghost Stories, narration with effects. Well executed but limited in scope. Essentially a straightforward reading.

Robert Powell narrates.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 1986

Description: Part of the BBC 2 series Classic Ghost Stories, narration with effects. Well executed but limited in scope. Essentially a straightforward reading.

Robert Powell narrates.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2000

Description: Short Spanish TV adaptation of The Mezzotint. Interesting to watch cultural differences in play. Budget restrictions lead to a disappointing etching which looks more Bob Godfrey than Gustave Dore.


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2000

Description: Part of the BBC2's re-invented Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Christopher Lee, who actually met James obviously enjoyed making this series. Unambitious in scope but highly successful and atmospheric in what it sets out to do.

Christopher…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2000

Description: Part of the BBC2's re-invented Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Christopher Lee, who actually met James obviously enjoyed making this series. Unambitious in scope but highly successful and atmospheric in what it sets out to do.

Christopher…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2000

Description: Part of the BBC2's re-invented Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Christopher Lee, who actually met James obviously enjoyed making this series. Unambitious in scope but highly successful and atmospheric in what it sets out to do.

Christopher…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2000

Description: Part of the BBC2's re-invented Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Christopher Lee, who actually met James obviously enjoyed making this series. Unambitious in scope but highly successful and atmospheric in what it sets out to do.

Christopher…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2005

Description: Continuing the BBC's Ghost Stories for Christmas series. Highty watchable adaptation of an under appreciated tale. Builds atmosphere using a almost David Lynch scenario of mutual misunderstanding. Also looks great and is well crafted.

Mark…


(TV adaptation)

Date: 2006

Description: Impressive BBC adaptation. Considered to be part of the Ghost Story for Christmas series.

The original tale is departed from somewhat, especially toward the end but this seems justified.
The professor is perhaps somewhat unlikable, which is…