The Signalman

The Signalman (1976)

  • Genre: TV Movie, Horror
  • Release Date: 1976-12-22
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 20 ratings
  • Runtime: 0h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: BBC
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
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The Signalman is a 1976 BBC television adaptation of "The Signal-Man", an 1866 short story by Charles Dickens. The story was adapted by Andrew Davies as the BBC's sixth Ghost Story for Christmas, with Denholm Elliott starring as the signalman and Bernard Lloyd as the traveller, an unnamed character who acts as a plot device in place of the short story's narrator. It was the first of the series not to be an adaptation of an M.R. James story, and the last adaptation of an existing story. The production was directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark and filmed on the Severn Valley Railway.

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Writing Charles Dickens Story
Writing Andrew Davies Writer
Directing Lawrence Gordon Clark Director
Sound Stephen Deutsch Original Music Composer
Production Rosemary Hill Producer
Art Don Taylor Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Christine Rawlins Costume Design
Editing Peter Evans Editor
Camera David Whitson Director of Photography