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James May: The Reassembler

Series 2

Episode 1: James May: The Christmas Reassembler

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

James May reassembles his favourite childhood Christmas present - the Hornby Flying Scotsman with realistic chuffing sounds, which he received on Christmas Day 1972. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Writer:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Dan Lewis
Director:
Dan Lewis
Production Company:
Plum Pictures Ltd

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

A Special Christmas Edition

Duration: 44 minutes

on BBC Four

Bob and Thelma are determined to enjoy the Christmas festivities to the full. But Terry creates problems for Bob, starting things off on the wrong foot. Show more

Duration: 58 minutes

on BBC Four

Available for 28 days

Mark Gatiss steps into the mind of M.R. James, the English master of the supernatural tale, attempting to uncover the inspiration behind stories that chill readers a century on. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Mark Gatiss
Producer:
John Das
Director:
John Das
Executive Producer:
Michael Poole
Chitchat Society Member:
Martin Bassindale
Chitchat Society Member:
Adam Collier
Chitchat Society Member:
Harry de Moraville
Chitchat Society Member:
Peter Edwards
Chitchat Society Member:
Alec Fellows-Bennett

Duration: 35 minutes

on BBC Four

Mark Gatiss adapts the chilling ghost story by MR James. A young student is drawn into a family feud when a relative comes to find a particular book at his university. Show more

Contributors

Mrs Simpson:
Louise Jameson
Garrett:
Sacha Dhawan
Miss Chambers:
Una Stubbs
John Eldred:
John Castle
George Earle:
Nicholas Burns
Mrs Goundry:
Eleanor Bron
Anne Simpson:
Charlie Clemmow
Producer:
Susie Liggat
Director:
Mark Gatiss

Dramatisation based on an MR James short story. Oxbridge academic Anderson settles into a hotel in a small cathedral city to research its ecclesiastical history. Show more

Contributors

Mr Anderson:
Greg Wise
Harrington:
Paul Freeman
Jenkins:
Tom Burke
Alice Goddard:
Charlotte Comer
Hotel Porter:
Anton Saunders
Director:
Pier Wilkie
Producer:
Sue Smith

Christopher Lee's Ghost Stories for Christmas

Series 1

Episode 1: The Stalls of Barchester

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

A chilling tale by Victorian writer MR James, read by Christopher Lee. A fearful tale of intrigue, murder and the haunted Stalls of Barchester. Show more

Christopher Lee's Ghost Stories for Christmas

Series 1

Episode 4: A Warning to the Curious

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Christopher Lee reads a chilling tale by Victorian writer MR James. A horrific account of the discovery of the last of the legendary East Anglian Crowns. Show more

James May: The Reassembler

Series 2

Episode 1: James May: The Christmas Reassembler

Duration: 30 minutes

on BBC Four

James May reassembles his favourite childhood Christmas present - the Hornby Flying Scotsman with realistic chuffing sounds, which he received on Christmas Day 1972. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Writer:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Dan Lewis
Director:
Dan Lewis
Production Company:
Plum Pictures Ltd

Dramatisation based on an MR James short story. Oxbridge academic Anderson settles into a hotel in a small cathedral city to research its ecclesiastical history. Show more

Contributors

Mr Anderson:
Greg Wise
Harrington:
Paul Freeman
Jenkins:
Tom Burke
Alice Goddard:
Charlotte Comer
Hotel Porter:
Anton Saunders
Director:
Pier Wilkie
Producer:
Sue Smith

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