A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays ... See full summary »
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1982   1970   1968   1966  
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David Buck ...
 Richard Beckett / ... 12 episodes, 1966
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A British anthology series based on classic ghost stories and chillers from M. R. James, Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Sheridan Le Fanu and others; later branching into feature-length teleplays of Dracula, Frankenstein and other famous novels. Written by hutch48

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29 January 1966 (UK)  »

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The story "The Whispering Death" by Sir Walter Scott, adapted by Hugo Charteris, and directed by Patrick Dromgoole, was renamed "The Devil's Piper", and "Old Mrs. Jones" by Mrs. J.H.Riddell, adapted by Allan Prior, was renamed "The Beckoning Shadow" for this television adaptation. See more »

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What there is, is great.
12 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

A shame that this series is partially missing as what there is, is outstanding.

I enjoyed the ones of "Dracula," "Frankenstein," and "Jewel of the Seven Stars" in particular.

The acting and writing easily compensate for the modest production values.

I recall seeing a couple of photos from the Dracula episode and feeling intrigued. Denholm Elliott made for a surprisingly effective vampire after I had inital concerns.


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