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Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

A Christmas Carol

"If I could work my will, every idiot that goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips would be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly in his heart" So spoke the immortal words of Christmas’ most famous miser, Charles Dicken’s Ebenezer Scrooge. Too mean to join in with the festivities; he sits alone on Christmas Eve. The scene is set for a visitation by the ghost of his late business partner, Marley, now bound to earth by eternal chains and his introduction to the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. For it is they who will take him through his life to face the truth about himself…


A Christmas Carol Cast

Name Character
Paul Copley He was 33, now 79 years old as Fred (Scrooge's Nephew)
Zoë Wanamaker She was 28, now 74 years old as Belle
Michael Hordern He was 66, 83 years old when he died as Ebenezer Scrooge
John Salthouse He was 26, now 72 years old as Young Scrooge
Carol MacReady She was 25, now 71 years old as Mrs. Cratchit
Patricia Quinn She was 33, now 79 years old as Ghost of Christmas Past
Bernard Lee He was 69, 73 years old when he died as Ghost of Christmas Present
John Le Mesurier He was 65, 71 years old when he died as Marley's Ghost
Veronica Doran She was 29, now 75 years old as Caroline
Clive Merrison He was 32, now 78 years old as Bob Cratchit
Christopher Biggins He was 29, now 75 years old as Topper

A Christmas Carol Crew

Name Department
Charles Dickens as Author. He was 165 (58) years old when He died Writing
Elaine Morgan as Adaptation. She was 57 (92) years old when She died Writing
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A Christmas Carol (46 years)

Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

  • Release day: Saturday, December 24, 1977
  • Runtime: 58 minutes