A Christmas Carol
Simon Callow's acclaimed one-man adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic for the small screen. Viewers can listen in stereo or binaural via headphones.
Simon Callow enacts the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, the miserly owner of an old counting house, who is visited by the ghost of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley, on Christmas Eve. Marley warns Scrooge he is doomed in the afterlife unless he pays heed and learns from three ghosts who will visit him during the night. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come show Scrooge how his mean, uncaring behavior has oppressed those around him as they visit episodes from his past, his present and his future life. By the end Scrooge is humbled and redeemed and transforms into a generous, kind-hearted man.
Viewers can listen in stereo or binaural via headphones
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen