The Signalman (Ghost Story for Christmas: The Signalman) (1976)

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NR
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Drama , Horror
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Throughout the 1970's the BBC showed their annual Ghost Story for Christmas. The Signalman is the 1976 offering. Based on a Charles Dickens story, The Signalman stars Denholm Elliot as a lonely Signalman who has had visions of a man warning him of disasters on the railway line. A traveller befriends the Signalman and learns of his visions. He convinces him that the whole thing has a rational explanation but of course it doesn't, and he cannot stop the final tragedy at the end. The setting and the atmosphere are all excellent and there are some genuinely creepy moments, plus at only 40 minutes long it never outstays its welcome. Overall a classic BBC production, if only they continued to make this sort of stuff.

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