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Stone Tape, The

Synopsis
A television adaptation by Peter Sasdy of Nigel Kneale’s classic ghost story, first broadcast in 1972 as ‘a ghost story for Christmas’ and repeated just once, in 1973. A team of scientists, eager to discover a new recording medium, takes over a renovated gothic mansion. However, one room remains unfinished and the builders refuse to work there. The DVD also contains scripts of ‘The stone tape’ and ‘The road’ (1963) and features Nigel Kneale in conversation with Kim Newman.
Series
Archive Television, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 90 min. Digital versatile disk. col. 90 min.
Year of production
1972
Availability
Sale; 2001 DVD sale: £19.99 (inclusive) 2001 video sale: £12.99 (inclusive)
Notes
Released on video in 2001 as part of the ‘Archive television series’.
Subjects
Literature; Media studies
Keywords
archive television; literature - English; television drama; ghost stories

Credits

Director
Peter Sasdy
Producer
Innes Lloyd
Writer
Nigel Kneale
Cast
Iain Cuthbertson 
Jane Asher 
Michael Bryant 

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD

Sponsor

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
 

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