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.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Lawrence Gordon Clark
© BBC MCMLXXVII [1977]
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

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

References

Periodicals

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