RENOWN PICTURES NEW DVD RELEASE
The Ghost of Greville Lodge on DVD
With optional subtitles.
Running Time: 1 hour 28 minutes.
George Cole and Prunella Scales star in this cracker of a Christmas ghost story. Perfect for family viewing or a winter afternoon by the fire!
A Renown Production. Director: Niall Johnson. Executive Producer: Noel Cronin. Year: 2000 Based on the novel by Nicholas Wilde.
Cast: George Cole, Prunella Scales, Jon Newman, Billy Smith, Marc Danbury, Emma Powell, Kevin Howarth, Stephen Lyons, Howard Coggins, Christian Rodska, Laura Coats.
“The teaming of George Cole and Prunella Scales in this eerie ghost story will keep the grown-ups content as the youngsters hide behind the sofa. There’s a hint of The Children of Green Knowe about orphan Jon Newman’s arrival at his uncle’s rambling country manor, but the action turns into a more traditional supernatural mystery, as the teenager ventures through the doors of the forbidden west wing and stumbles upon clues to the secrets of the dark old house.” Radio Times
James Greville becomes enmeshed in a chilling ghost mystery when he is invited to spend Christmas at Greville Lodge with his Great Uncle. James finds himself being pulled back in time to the cataclysmic events of Christmas 1939.
Teenager James Greville (Jon Newman) grew up in children’s homes. To his surprise a distant Great Uncle (George Cole) invites him to stay at Greville Lodge. James notices that his Great Uncle has a thoughtful, haunted manner and Sarah the housekeeper (Prunella Scales) appears to mask her sadness with false jollity. James wakes to strange sounds, glimpses movement in the shadows and sees a figure watching him. He becomes driven to find out about the house; but the more he uncovers, the more frequent the hauntings become. One night he wakes to find himself in the past, in 1939, to witness events which explain the secret of the house. He discovers a forbidden friendship between the Master’s son and two of the servants, which
destroyed all happiness at Greville Lodge. Now he must do what he can to put things right and remove the curse of the past.
An intriguing ghost mystery along the lines of The Amazing Mr Blunden, this film also travels between eras in time, uncovering a past mystery which still affects the future and haunts all those who were connected with it.