A Ghost Story for Christmas: Stigma (1977)

UK, 28 December 1977
16mm film, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Series: A Ghost Story for Christmas (1971-1978)

A British horror television episode directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark.

Plot Summary

Katherine and Peter move to a new house in the country with their teenage daughter. Workmen are trying to dig up a menhir stone from their garden but succeed in letting loose a supernatural evil that attacks Katherine, causing her to bleed even though she has no wounds. The workmen discover a skeleton buried under the stone that may hold the key to the mystery.


Directed by: Lawrence Gordon Clark
Producer: Rosemary Hill
Production Unit Manager: Elizabeth Small
[Written] By: Clive Exton
Lighting Cameraman: John Turner
Film Editor: Dave King
Sound Recordist: Mike Savage
Dubbing Mixer: Peter Rann
Costume Designer: Linda Woodfield
Make-up Artist: Madeleine Gaffney
Designer: Stuart Walker
Production Assistants: Daphne Phipps, Val Sheppard

Kate Binchy (Katherine)
Peter Bowles (Peter)
Maxine Gordon (Verity)
Jon Laurimore (Dr Laurimore)
Christopher Blake (Richard)
John Judd (Dave)



Time Screen no.7 (revised) p.30 – note