... dedicated to the Weird Fiction and Ghost Stories of M.R. James.
Episode 88 - Canon Alberic's Scrap-Book Revisited
Join Mike and Will for a special 10th anniversary (give or take a few months) special in which your now-aged hosts look back over a decade of M.R. James podcasting and return to the story that started it all, Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook! You can listen to when we originally covered this story all the way […]
Episode 87 – Mark Gatiss’s The Mezzotint
In this episode, Mike and Will share their thoughts on Mark Gatiss’s recent TV adaptation of M.R. James’s The Mezzotint. Join us for some monocle-popping, mustache-bristling, spine-chilling fun! Show notes A Ghost Story for Christmas: The Mezzotint (BBC iPlayer) Mark Gatiss’s adaptation is available to watch on BBC iPlayer for the next 11 months. Episode […]
Episode 86 – Lucky’s Grove by H.R. Wakefield
Ho ho, and indeed ho! In this special festive episode, Mike and Will pull on their wellies and wander straight into Lucky’s Grove by H.R. Wakefield. But who’s that hiding behind the Christmas tree? Big thanks to Julia Morgan for allowing us to use extracts from her excellent Youtube reading of this story. Show notes: […]
Episode 85 – The Tudor Chimney by A.N.L. Munby
This episode Mike and Will grab their torches and disappear up ‘The Tudor Chimney’ by A.N.L. Munby. But what is that shape moving up above? Meh, it’s probably nothing. Thanks to Debbie Wedge for providing the readings for this episode! In this episode, we also mention Will’s new project DarkOxfordshire.co.uk, which explores the darker side of Oxfordshire’s […]
Episode 84 – Bosworth Summit Pound
Ahoy there listeners! Be grabbin’ yer nautical gear for a cruise on the high seas of Leicestershire, with LTC Rolt and his story Bosworth Summit Pound. (Enough. It’s set on a canal – ed) What terrors might await us on England’s peaceful inland waterways? And just who digs a canal tunnel under an ancient graveyard […]
Episode 83 – A Room in a Rectory
This episode Will and Mike hitch up their cassocks, pack their prayer books and head to ‘Southshire’ to open ‘A Room in a Rectory’ by Sir Andrew Caldecott! Big thanks to Kirsty who provided the readings for this episode, and to Garry Platt who provided the photo that accompanies this episode. You can see more of […]
The title says it all
Once a memorabilia to M R James but now contain many story’s by many authors not forgetting the interviews with many great people. You can not only get the story but you can get the meanings and influences behind it.
Only recently discovered this podcast and am working my way through the back catalogue. Really enjoy the insight, background and analysis of these wonderful stories. Highly recommended if you enjoy James’ work.
Happy listener in Bury St. Edmunds
😂 love the podcast, have enjoyed the analysis, the comedy, the chills and the local info. Had always loved these stories at Christmas but this podcast has made me revisit them, with the lights on.