New BBC Two drama The Mezzotint hits our screens TONIGHT (December 24) and is sure to put you to sleep with the lights on.
Set in 1922 and in the heart of an old college in England, Edward Williams receives an engraving of an unidentified country house, which leads to a series of haunting events.
Is The Mezzotint Based on a Book?
BBC Two comes out on Christmas Eve, based on a ghost story written by British Writer MR James.
The story was part of his first anthology, Ghost Stories of an Artifact (1904).
James’ work as a scholar and medievalism is still appreciated.
He redefined ghost stories for the new century by removing many of the solemn Gothic clichés of his predecessors and using a more realistic contemporary setting.
The main characters and his plots in his stories tend to reflect his own archaic taste.
What will happen on The Mezzotint?
The Mezzotint is a macabre ghost story set in the heart of an old college in England in 1922.
Edward Williams, curator of the university’s art museum, received an old engraving from an unidentified country house.
Over time, the viewer will learn that the engraving is not what it was originally.
Edward then finds himself haunted by past events that keep him awake.
He makes a shocking discovery about his lineage that will haunt him forever.
James’s original ghost story was published in 1904, in a collection called The Ghost Stories of an Antiquity.
Mr. James is best remembered for his ghost stories and his first collection of eight short stories.
He went on to publish More Ghost Stories, A Thin Ghost and Others, A Warning to Curious and Other Ghost Stories, and Wailing.
When can I watch The Mezzotint?
Mezzotint debuted on BBC two this Christmas Eve.
Subtitled A Ghost Story for Christmas, one-off special scheduled at 10:30pm
The director, Mark Gatiss, said: “It’s exciting to once again bring a bit of seasonal insecurity to the country.
“This famous MR James story is just the ticket. We’ve assembled a top team to bring this eerie mystery and a certain mysterious old painting to life.”
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