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A Ghost Story for Christmas: A Warning to the Curious


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A man comes to a Norfolk seaside town in winter. He is looking for an ancient crown he thinks is buried nearby. A local legend foretells disasters if anyone moves the crown. Indeed, some years before a visiting archaeologist was killed but no murderer was found. No one knows where the crown is buried, or if they do they won't say. The searcher persists and succeeds - but he finds a great deal more than the crown.


Writer: M. R. James
Adapted by: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Film cameraman: John McGlashan
Producer: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Paxton: Peter Vaughan
Black: Clive Swift
Archaeologist: Julian Herington
Ager/Ghost: John Kearney
Boots: David Cargill
Vicar: George Benson
Antique shop owner: Roger Millner
Girl: Gilly Fraser
Porter: David Pugh
Labourer: Cyril Appleton

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A Ghost Story for Christmas: A Warning to the Curious

BBC One London, 24 December 1972 23.05

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