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Duration: 52 minutes

A chilling new single drama, Whistle and I'll Come to You is the thoroughly modern re-working of the evocative Edwardian ghost story Oh, Whistle and I'll come to You, My Lad by MR James, adapted for BBC Two by Neil Cross. Cross's adaptation delves into themes of ageing, hubris and the supernatural, with a horrifying psychological twist in the tale.

James Parkin has just left his wife in the care of a nursing home. Pensive and emotional, he travels to their old favourite destination for rambling, an off-season British seaside town. There he encounters an apparition on a desolate beach, which begins to haunt him - with terrifying consequences.

Last on

Wed 2 Jan 2013 22:00 BBC HD

  • Photo: John Hurt as James Parkin

    Photo: John Hurt as James Parkin

  • Photo: Gemma Jones as Mrs Parkin and John Hurt as James Parkin

    Photo: Gemma Jones as Mrs Parkin and John Hurt as James Parkin

  • Photo: Leslie Sharp as Hetty the nurse

    Photo: Leslie Sharp as Hetty the nurse

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Credits

James Parkin
John Hurt
Alice Parkin
Gemma Jones
Hetty
Lesley Sharp
Carol
Sophie Thompson
Director
Andy de Emmony
Adaptor
Neil Cross

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