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Whistle and I'll Come to You

Chilling drama. James Parkin (John Hurt) encounters an apparition on a desolate British beach. The supernatural being begins to haunt him - with terrifying consequences.

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.

52 minutes

Last on

Wed 2 Jan 2013 22:00

Credits

Role Contributor
James Parkin John Hurt
Alice Parkin Gemma Jones
Hetty Lesley Sharp
Carol Sophie Thompson
Director Andy De Emmony
Adaptor Neil Cross
Author MR James
Executive Producer Ben Evans

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