Beguiled in early childhood by his nursemaid's grim and ghoulish stories, Charles Dickens harboured a lifelong fascination with ghosts, ghouls, apparitions and chilling coincidence.

 

  Dramatised by David John Preece, this selection is a lively mixture of comedy, pathos and the supernatural, including 'The Signalman', 'Trial for Murder', 'The Letter from Afar', 'Ghosts of the Mail', 'The Queer Chair', 'Sisters from Perth' and 'The Portrait Painter'.