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Video: Two Adaptations of M. R. James’ “Whistle and I’ll Come Back to You”

Posted in Books, Ghosts, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2010 by ghostradioworld

The ghost stories of M.R. James are something of a Christmas Tradition in the UK.  And this year is no exception with BBC 2 airing a brand new adaptation of arguably his best known ghost story “Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad” staring John Hurt (above).

But we thought the readers of Ghost Radio might like to view several earlier adaptations of the story.  First up Robert Powell giving an effective staged reading of an edited version of the original text:

And after the jump we have Jonathan Miller’s 1968 adaptation for the series “Omnibus”.

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