The first tale benefits from a genuinely terrific performance from Whitehouse, who in a rare foray into non-comedic acting demonstrates what a fine dramatic performer he can be. His nightwatchman is embittered, lonely and nearly bent double under the weight of family trauma; an early scene between him and Goodman is comfortably the film’s best.
Small Screen on Ghost Stories
The first story is the most effective by far, both because of Whitehouse’s impeccably pitched performance and because it’s the most tightly constructed of the three.
The Stage on Ghost Stories
Radio 2 has not been this funny in a long time
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