Omnibus: Whistle and I’ll Come To You (1968)

UK, 7 May
16mm film, black and white
mono, English
Series: Omnibus (1967-2003)

A British television horror film directed by Jonathan Miller.

Plot Summary

An academic discovers a whistle in a dilapidated graveyard and blows it. It unleashes supernatural forces that over the next few days gradually become more terrifying.


Directed by: Jonathan Miller
[© not given on screen]
Produced by: Jonathan Miller
An Adaptation of the Story by: M.R. James
Photography: Dick Bush
Film Editor: Pam Bosworth
Sound: Ron Hooper, John Ramsay
Costumes: Ken Morey
Make-up: Eileen Mair
Designer: Judy Steele
Assistants to Director: Sheila Lally, Paul Stone

Michael Hordern [traveller]
Ambrose Coghill [Colonel]
George Woodbridge [hotel proprietor]
Nora Gordon [proprietress]
Freda Dowie [maid]


Drama no.163 (1987) p.45
Shivers no.93 (November/December 2001) p.62 – review (by Jonathan Rigby)
Starburst no.279 (November 2001) p.68 – video review (Video file: Whistle and I'll Come to You by Ian Atkins)
Time Screen no.7 (revised) p.25 – note