A Pleasant Terror: The Life and Ghosts of M.R. James (1995)

UK, 22 December
videotape, colour, 4:3

A British television documentary directed by Clive Dunn.


A documentary about the life and work of M.R. James.


Directed by: Clive Dunn
© Anglia Television Limited
A Seventh House Films production. Anglia programme for ITV
Executive Producer for Anglia TV: Graham Creelman
Produced by: Clive Dunn
Written by: Clive Dunn, Michael Cox
Photography: Richard Crafter
Rostrum Camera: Simon Bedford
Lighting Technician: Mike Rogers
Grip: Andy Young
Editor: Kevin Waters
On-line Editor: Chris Reynolds
Sound Recordist: Eddie Elmhirst
Dubbing Mixer: Robin Fellows
Wardrobe: Jan Beavis, Julia Pascoe
Make-up: Jane Atkinson
Models: Vince Mattocks
Puppeteer: Philip Dann
Graphics: Terry Stacey
Drawings: Douglas Walters
Production Assistant: Madeleine Crafter
Location Assistant: Andy Wisher

Bill Wallis (presented and narrated by)
Christopher Lee
Ruth Rendell (novelist)
Jonathan Miller (director)
Lord Hailsham of St. Marylebone
Julia Briggs (Author: Night Visitors The Rise and Fall of the English Ghost Story)
Daniel Easterman (novelist)
Michael Cox (M.R. James' biographer)
Canon Adrian Carey (former Canon of Guildford)
Laurence Staig (novelist)
D.J. Taylor (novelist and literary critic)
Beryl Dyson
Michael Elwyn (M.R. James)
Tony Walton (professor)
David Cook, Andy Wisher, David Harris (fellows)
Christopher Kemsley (young Monty)
Tom Watson
Thomas Hipwell