It’s a marvellous smorgasbord of TV in December at the BFI. Hoorah! The preview of Sherlock that was supposed to be on last month is showing on the 6th. There are previous of BBC2’s adaptation of Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood as well as an Arena documentary about Dickens adaptations. There are two more archive recoveries from the Library of Congress, as well as the yearly ‘Missing Believed Wiped’ featuring a ‘treat for sci-fi fans’. There’s also a Peter Kosminsky season, including Britz and The Project (although unfortunately no Shoot To Kill), as well as two episodes of A Ghost Story for Christmas, including the marvellous The Signalman.
But best of all, there’s a reshowing of 80s children’s drama Moondial (tagline: ‘What happens when the moon shines on a sundial?’)
I should also point out that in December, the BFI Mediatheque will have (free to view) 10 episodes of A Ghost Story For Christmas: The Stalls of Barchester, A Warning to the Curious, Lost Hearts, The Treasure of Abbot Thomas, The Ash Tree, The Signalman, Stigma, The Ice House, A View From A Hill and Number 13. Go watch them – they’re blinking marvellous.