In the UK: Christmas Day, 9.30pm, BBC2
I’ve raved on many occasions about the BBC’s Christmas Ghost Stories, most of which were written by MR James. There have been various attempts over the years, mostly by BBC4, to resurrect the idea. Now BBC2 is giving it another go – mostly at the instigation of Doctor Who and Sherlock writer (and mega MR James fanboy) Mark Gatiss.
And marvellously, it’s going out on Christmas Day. Here’s a gothic BBC2 trailer: