Mystery and Imagination
4 Disc DVD Box Set
Run Time: 580 mins approx |4 Discs | Year: 1966-1970 | Black and White/Colour
Directors include: Bill Bain and Robert Tronson.
Cast includes: David Buck, Freddie Jones, Ian Holm, Bernard Archard, Susan George, Denholm Elliott, Corin Redgrave and Joan Hickson.
The highly acclaimed anthology series Mystery and Imagination presented a selection of Gothic tales by major 19th century writers. Among the adapted works featured in this collection are Robert Louis Stevenson’s nihilistic The Suicide Club, Sheridan Le Fanu’s Uncle Silas, Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula and a faithful adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. A distinguished cast includes Ian Holm, Denholm Elliot, Patrick Mower and Freddie Jones, who gives an astonishing performance as the demented barber, Sweeney Todd.
This release contains every remaining episode of Mystery and Imagination and brings together all six of the feature-length teleplays produced by Thames Television between 1968 and 1970 alongside the two remaining ABC-produced episodes from 1966.
The Fall of the House of Usher and The Open Door – the two remaining complete episodes produced by ABC in 1966 (Disc Four). An extract from Casting the Runes – all that exists from this 1968 ABC episode (Disc Four). Extensive image gallery (Disc One). Episode guide booklet by Archive TV historian Andrew Pixley.
£25 With Free UK Postage.