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Echoes From The Abbey1984112120121226 (BBC7)
20161211 (BBC7)
20161212 (BBC7)
Sheila Hodgson provides M R James with a ghostly encounter at Christmas.

Derek Jacobi introduces spooky tales by the author M R James

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 M R 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.

A mysterious object of silk and skin proves to be the just the start. Via the words of Sheila Hodgson, from the mind of M R James.

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A mysterious object of silk and skin proves to be the just the start. Via the words of Sheila Hodgson, from the mind of M R James."

The Hex1981010220041009
20141220 (BBC7)
20141221 (BBC7)
20161029 (BBC7)
20191229 (BBC7)
20191230 (BBC7)

A play by Gregory Evans based on M R 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.

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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

Chilling tales from the master ghost story writer, M R James

Embroiled in a controversy with a black magic charlatan, Montague gets an apology. Sort of"

Turn, Turn, Turn20121227 (BBC7)
20140627 (BBC7)
20140628 (BBC7)
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.

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James tells a cautionary tale of witchcraft in Cambridge, to help heal a rift between a vicar and his son. Stars David March."

01Martin's Close1963082020180225 (BBC7)
20180226 (BBC7)
20200504 (BBC7)

'What see you in the comer of the court, that you fix your eyes on it and not on me, your Judge?'

Will the trial of Squire George Martin need help from beyond the grave to convict him of murder?

M R James's ghostly tale adapted by Michael and Mollie Hardwick

Stars Donald Wolfit as Judge Jeffreys, Frank Partington as Thomas Snell, Barbara Mitchell as Betty Clark, Anthony Hall as George Martin, Rolf Lefebvre as Parson Matthews, Sheila Grant as Ann Clark, George Hagan as Clerk of the Court, Daphne Heard as Sarah Arscott, Francis Larkin as William Reddaway, Earle Grey as the Recorder, Godfrey Kenton as the Attorney General and Donald McKillop as the Marshal.

Producer: Charles Lefeaux

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1963.

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First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1963.

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Will the trial of Squire George Martin convict him of murder?

Chilling tales from the master ghost story writer, M R James

'What see you in the comer of the court, that you fix your eyes on it and not on me, your Judge?'

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1963.

Derek Jacobi introduces spooky tales by the author M R James

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1963.

"Will the trial of Squire George Martin convict him of murder?

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in 1963."