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Earlier in the year, BBC Two announced The Mezzotint, a ghost story for Christmas based on the M. R. James short story and adapted for television by Mark Gatiss.

Rory Kinnear stars as Williams, alongside Robert Bathurst as Garwood, and Frances Barber as Mrs Ambrigail. The Mezzotint also stars John Hopkins, Emma Cunniffe, Nikesh Patel, and Tommaso Di Vincenzo.

Mark Gatiss says: “It's delightful to be bringing a little seasonal unease to the nation once again and this famous M. R. James story is just the ticket. We’ve assembled a top-notch team to bring this eerie mystery - and a certain enigmatic old picture - to life.”

Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, says: “I’m delighted that Mark Gatiss has assembled such an outstanding cast to conjure up another unmissable ghost story for BBC Two and iPlayer this Christmas. The Mezzotint is classic M. R. James, and the perfect slice of horror to thrill us this festive season.”

The Mezzotint will air this Christmas on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.


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