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A Ghost Story For Christmas: Martin’s Close airs Tues 24 Dec on BBC Four

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Peter Capaldi stars in Martin’s Close, a ghost story for Christmas on BBC Four. Based on M.R. James’ chilling short story of the same name, the stand-alone 30-minute drama is adapted and directed by Mark Gatiss.

1684. John Martin, played by Wilf Scolding, is on trial for his life. Facing him, the infamous ‘hanging judge’ George Jeffreys, played by Elliot Levey. But this is not a cut-and-dried murder case. Because the innocent young girl Martin is accused of killing has been seen after her death…

Peter Capaldi will play Dolben, in a cast which also includes Simon Williams as Stanton, Sara Crowe as Sarah, James Holmes as Snell, and Fisayo Akinade as William.

Martin’s Close is made for BBC Four by Can Do Productions with Adorable Media. It was commissioned by Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor, BBC Four, and is executive produced by Ben Irving for the BBC.

Airdate: Tuesday 24 December 2019 from 10.00pm-10.30pm on BBC FOUR