Ghost Stories for Christmas Vol 1 Blu-ray Dec 2022 – Early Xmas Present from the BFI?

If like me you loved watching Ghost Stories for Christmas over the years then you’re in for a treat this Christmas.

The BFI are bringing out Ghost Stories for Christmas Vol 1 Blu-ray in December 2022.

The BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas series was shown on Christmas Eve during the 1970s and has been repeated countless times over the years. The stories are usually by MR James and are exceptional.

Why is this special? Well these have been newly remastered by the BFI from original film materials.


Ghost Stories for Christmas Vol 1 Blu-ray

There are 4 films included In volume one.

  • Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968)
  • The Stalls of Barchester(1971)
  • A Warning to the Curious (1972)
  • Lost Hearts (1973)


  • Presented in High Definition
  • Whistle and I’ll come to You (2010, 52 mins): John Hurt Stars in this Recent Reinterpretation of MR James’ Chilling tale
  • Newly Recorded Commentaries Recorded on Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968) & The Stalls of Barchester by Jon Dear
  • Lawrence Gordon Clark introductions (2012, 33 mins): introductions to The Stalls of Barchester, A Warning to the Curious and Lost Hearts previously recorded for the BFI’s DVD release
  • Ramsay Campbell on MR James (2001, 16 mins)
  • Jonathan Miller and Christopher Frayling On, Whistle and I’ll Come to You (2012, 3 mins)
  • Neil Brand Reads MR James’ Oh, Whistle and I’ll Come to You My Lad (2001, 42 mins, Audio Only)
  • Ramsay Campbell Reads His Own MR James-inspired Story The Guide (2001, 27 mins)
  • Illustrated booklet (LIMITED EDITION ONLY)
  • Newly Commissioned Sleeve Art by Matt Needle
  • Other Extras TBC

You can pre-order now from Amazon for £25.82 (Prices correct as of 06.08.22).

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Ghost Stories for Christmas Volume 1 releases on 5th December 2022 in the UK.

Ghost Stories for Christmas Vol 1 blu-ray

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I always loved watching these MR James ghost stories so I can’t wait to have them fully restored!

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