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THE MEZZOTINT FOR BBC

The BBC have announced The Mezzotint, a ghost story for Christmas 2021 based on the M. R. James short story.

The Mezzotint is the latest ghost story for Christmas from Mark Gatiss on the BBC, following Martin’s Close in 2019, The Dead Room in 2018, The Tractate Middoth in 2013, and Crooked House in 2008. All were a ratings hit, with Martin’s Close becoming BBC Four’s most watched programme of 2019, with 1.5 million viewers (30-day consolidated figure)

 

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GHOST STORY FOR CHRISTMAS 2021

After the success of 'The Dead Room' with Simon Callow & 'Martin's Close' with Peter Capaldi BBC have commissioned a third 'Ghost story for Christmas' for 2021, 'The Mezzotint'.

 

Writer: Mark Gatiss

Director: Mark Gatiss.

 

A Can Do & Adorable Media Production.

BBC4's HIGHEST RATED SHOW

BBC4’s one-off ghost story 'Martin’s Close', from Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss, doubled its audience over the past seven days to 1.4m (6.7%), coming in late to become BBC4’s joint-highest consolidated show of 2019 - sitting level with American History’s Biggest Fibs and three sporting events.

 

(Broadcast)

MARTIN'S CLOSE TO AIR CHRISTMAS EVE

Peter Capaldi stars in Martin's Close, a ghost story for Christmas on BBC Four. Based on M.R. James' chilling short story of the same name, the stand-alone 30-minute drama is adapted and directed by Mark Gatiss. 

 

Confirmed for BBC Four on Christmas Eve at 10pm.

EMMA DONOGHUE ADAPTING CHARLOTTE BRONTË'S VILLETTE FOR TV. 

Irish-Canadian writer and playwright Emma Donoghue, who was Oscar nominated for her adaptation of Room in 2016, is reworking the Villette as a five-part drama.

The project is being developed by Isibeal Ballance and Richelle Wilder’s indie Adorable Media and Entertainment One’s London scripted division.

 

(Broadcast)

THE DEAD ROOM - the queer ghostly love story we've all been hankering for this Christmas

 

Thank goodness, then, for Mark Gatiss. The popular writer and actor behind Doctor Who and Sherlock has written and produced an absolutely game-changing corker this Christmas that’ll feel inclusive for those who have never felt included. The Dead Room airs at 10pm on Christmas Eve, and is a queer reimagining for BBC Four of the traditional Christmas ghost story.

 

(Independent)

BBC GHOST STORY TO HAUNT MAIDA VALE

Mark Gatiss has penned a ghost story for BBC4 set and filmed in the BBC’s iconic Maida Vale studios.

 

The Sherlock co-creator is returning to the genre that spawned his earlier BBC4 series The Tractate Middoth and Crooked House for The Dead Room, in which a veteran presenter of a radio horror series uncovers disturbing secrets after a young producer joins the team.

 

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CREATIVE EUROPE: UK’s ADORABLE MEDIA RECEIVES €60,000

Adorable Media/Framestore receive €60,000 for their animation series, Iggy and the Missing Links which they pitched at Cartoon Forum last year.

Altogether 370 applications were submitted from 32 countries. Iggy and the Missing Links is only one of two UK projects funded in this round. (Creative Europe)