Christmas Night (1946)

UK, 25 December 1946
60m
black and white, 4:3
mono, English

A British fantasy television special based on Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol.

Premise

Miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more ghosts will appear during the night trying to show Scrooge the error of his ways. As the night wears on, he’s visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. But will even they be enough to soften old Scrooge’s heart?

Credits

Crew
BBC
Devised and Produced by: Philip Bate
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Music by: Vaughan Williams

Cast
Story told by Hubert Foss

References

Periodicals
Radio Times 20 December 1946 pp.35, 37 – notes

Books
A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens’s Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida pp.176-177 – credits