Thu. Jan 20th, 2022

Mark Gatiss loves to bring a spine-chilling ghost story to our screens every Christmas, and this year he gives us not one but two: The Mezzotint on BBC2 and The Amazing Mr Blunden, which arrives on Sky Max on Christmas Eve at 7pm.

The Amazing Mr Blunden is the more family-friendly of the two movies: it’s a remake of the 1972 film by The Railway Children director Lionel Jeffries, in which two London children, Lucy and Jamie, and their mother become the caretakers of a crumbling country house thanks to the mysterious Mr Blunden. One day while in the grounds of the house, Lucy and Jamie encounter two ghostly figures who turn out to be children who lived in the house many years earlier, and have traveled forward in time seeking help as they believe the evil Mr and Mrs Wickens are plotting to kill them.

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