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The M. R. James BBC Radio Collection

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Dramatisations and readings of M. R. James’ spine-tingling stories, plus bonus documentaries and the chilling original drama The Haunting of M. R. James.

M. R. James was the master of the uncanny. His classic supernatural stories have haunted readers for over a century, and been adapted countless times for radio, TV and film.

This collection features 11 superb adaptations inspired by his writing - The Mezzotint; Casting the Runes; The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral; A Warning to the Curious; Rats; Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad; The Tractate Middoth; Lost Hearts; The Rose Garden; Number 13; and Count Magnus. Among the stellar casts are Derek Jacobi, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Mark Gatiss and Anton Lesser.

Also included are three of his short stories - Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook; A School Story and The Haunted Doll’s House - read by Benjamin Whitrow.

In Neil Brand’s disturbing drama The Haunting of M. R. James, horrific events from James' own life are echoed in reality, alongside the inevitable forces of change and modernism. Mark Gatiss stars as M. R. James.

©2019 M. R. James (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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