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The Tractate Middoth

The chilling story of Dr Rant, whose wicked streak continues from beyond the grave. Based on the festive ghost story by MR James.

When a relative comes to find a particular book at the university library, young student Garrett is drawn into a family feud over a will and its legacy - with terrifying consequences.

Release date:

35 minutes

Last on

Christmas Day 2013 21:30

Cast for Mark Gatiss’s directorial debut

Cast for Mark Gatiss’s directorial debut
Sacha Dhawan (Last Tango In Halifax, Being Human; The History Boys), John Castle (I, Claudius), Louise Jameson (Doctor Who, Doc Martin) and Una Stubbs (Sherlock, Til Death Do Us Part) star in The Tractate Middoth, a brand new drama for BBC Two this Christmas.

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M.R. James’s most chilling stories

M.R. James’s most chilling stories
Web exclusives - Robert Lloyd Parry reads extracts from M.R. James’s most chilling stories:


Role Contributor
Mrs SimpsonLouise Jameson
GarrettSacha Dhawan
HodgsonRoy Barraclough
Miss ChambersUna Stubbs
John EldredJohn Castle
RantDavid Ryall
George EarleNicholas Burns
Mrs GoundryEleanor Bron
Anne SimpsonCharlie Clemmow
LabourerMatthew Foster
ProducerSusie Liggat
DirectorMark Gatiss
WriterMark Gatiss

MR James: Ghost Writer

MR James: Ghost Writer

Mark Gatiss steps into the mind of MR James in this documentary.