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Whistle and I'll Come to You


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.

Broadcasts

  • 2010-12-24 21:00:00 - 2010-12-24 21:55:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two Wales, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-12-30 02:15:00 - 2010-12-30 03:10:00 on BBC One Yorkshire, BBC One Oxford, BBC One South East, BBC One Cambridge, BBC One Channel Islands, BBC One East Yorkshire, BBC One Scotland, BBC One Northern Ireland, BBC One North East, BBC One North West, BBC One HD, BBC One West, BBC One South West, BBC One South, BBC One London, BBC One West Midlands, BBC One East Midlands, BBC One East, BBC One Wales,

Credits

  • Director Andy de Emmony
  • Executive Producer Ben Evans
  • Adaptor Neil Cross
  • Author MR James
  • James Parkin John Hurt
  • Alice Parkin Gemma Jones
  • Hetty Lesley Sharp
  • Carol Sophie Thompson
  • Producer Claire Armspach
  • Director Andy de Emmony
  • Adaptor Neil Cross
  • Author MR James
  • James Parkin John Hurt
  • Alice Parkin Gemma Jones
  • Hetty Lesley Sharp
  • Carol Sophie Thompson
  • Producer Claire Armspach