Season, Landscape and Identity in the BBC Ghost Story for Christmas

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Invited talk at the University of Reading Through the 1970s, and with a couple of revivals in the 2000s, the BBC ran a series of annual programmes known by the umbrella title The Ghost Story for Christmas. These were mostly directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark, and mostly adapted from the work of M.R.James. These productions draw on aspects of season and identity in a number of ways, which will be explored in this talk, with a particular consideration being given to the role of landscape and nature in the productions.
Period08 Oct 2015
Held atUniversity of Reading, United Kingdom


  • Television
  • Horror