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Christmas Night (1946)

Country of Origin: UK
Dates of Original Broadcast: 25 December 1946
Number of Seasons: n/a
Total Number of Episodes: 1
Episode Running Time: 60 mins
Format:
Colour Format: black and white
Ratio:
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: BBC
Produced by: Philip Bate

SCRIPT
Devised by: Philip Bate
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

MUSIC
Music by: Vaughan Williams

CAST
Story told by: Hubert Foss

PLOT SUMMARY

Miserly London businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more ghosts will appear during the night trying to show Scrooge the error of his ways. As the night wears on, he's visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. But will even they be enough to soften old Scrooge's heart?

AVAILABILITY

UK
Television Broadcasters: BBC

LINKS

SEE ALSO
A Christmas Carol (adaptations)

REFERENCES

MAGAZINES

Radio Times 20 December 1946 pp.35, 37 (UK)
notes

BOOKS

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc (2000)) pp.176-177

KEYWORDS

ballet, book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers

 


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