Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Jonathan Miller and an M. R. James ghost story.
Michael Hordern in
"Whistle and I'll Come
to You," BBC Omnibus, 1968.
BFI Screenonlinediscusses Jonathan Miller's 1968 BBC version of the M. R. James ghost story "Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad" (1904). Michael Hordern stars in this creepy tale of a whistle found in a cemetery that brings unexpected results; you can watch the program here. The Guardian examines the 2010 remake with John Hurt here.