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The Ghost Train

Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
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Summary

Thanks to the mindless actions of Teddy Deakin, a group of mismatched rail passengers find themselves stranded in a dark and isolated station, having missed the last connection of the night. Tales of superstition prevail as the local station master - unable to persuade them to leave - reveals that very night, 20 years ago, a train crashed leaving a number of passengers dead. Legend has it, that the station is still haunted as the train relives its final moments as it roars through the station to its demise. The passengers begin to panic as the body of the station master is found on the platform, and a mysterious young lady arrives, foretelling the oncoming of the Ghost Train…

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The Ghost Train

This is an excellent comedy written by Arnold Ridley of Dad's Army fame. The story line is a little dated but the excellent cast bring it to life as though it has just been written. If you like vintage comedy this is well worth listening to.

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This is awful!!!

Speaking as an actor-this is a terrible piece of work! Arnold Ridley was a fine playwright and his play the ghost train is a lovely piece of writing but this rendition is an insult!
The acting is appalling, dull,amateurish and lacks integrity.
Do not get it!!

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Very dated and amateurish

I’m sorry, but this really isn’t worth the money. The story is thin to the point of emaciation, the characters are loud and unconvincing, and the acting is hammy. There is little tension, and less enjoyment.
It just might have served as a “ripping yarn “ back in the early days of the wireless, but it doesn’t travel well.

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Good stuff.

As good a version of the Ghost Train as you'll hear. No Arthur Askey though!

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No Train to speak of

I was really looking forward to the play as I have seen it on TV many times Found the dramatization disappointing not scary at all no Ghost train that I could hear and I heard no one singing Rock of Ages There was no suspense

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Excellent

A good old ghost story love it ! Captain mainwaring would be proud of you

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A great story, though this recording has its flaws

Originally written as a stage play, and a great story it is, though it doesn’t appear enough thought was made when recording it as an audio play - if any changes were made at all. For example:

Occasionally it was difficult to distinguish between some characters as they sounded the same - not enough vocal differentiation

Towards the end a budgie is mentioned; only during the second time of listening did I pick up the briefest of mentions that Miss Bourne had with her a pet bird. It’s fine if watching it as a stage play as you can see it, but in audio you need to be told

And lastly the actor who voiced Peggy Murdock was very flat - lacked charisma

With some small changes and a different cast it could be truly wonderful audio play, but as it stands it is only a 3*.

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From great playwriting to Private Godfrey

A great story of its time masterfully written, by a wonderful man. I salute you.

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Ghost Train

The most amateur and disappointing version of this play I have heard. The voices were too similar to distinguish from one another and it was a parody of the true play