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A Ghost Story for Christmas: The Ash-tree (S1EP5 BBC-1 23 Dec 1975, Edward Petherbridge)



The Ash-tree: An aristocrat inherits his family estate and is haunted by visions of his ancestor’s role in a witchcraft trial.

Show Info: An anthology series of once yearly Christmas ghost stories.

Cast: Edward Petherbridge (Sir Richard Fell / Sir Matthew), Lucy Griffiths (Mrs Chiddock), Lalla Ward (Lady Augusta), David Pugh (Herdsman), Preston Lockwood (Doctor Croome), Cyril Appleton (Master Procathro), Barbara Ewing (Anne Mothersole), Clifford Kershaw (The Witchfinder), Oliver Maguire (William Beresford), Glynn Sweet (Young Cleric).

Writer: David Rudkin / Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark

Airdate: 23 Dec 1975

Series: A Ghost Story for Christmas Season 1 Episode 5