December 27, 2008

Crooked House


Sure, Gavin & Stacey was fun, any films in high def were most welcome and Wallace and Gromit looked fabulous in high definition, but for me the highlight of the Christmas programming on BBC HD was a little trio of ghost stories on late at night; Crooked House.
Penned by League of Gentlemen and ocassional Doctor Who scribe Mark Gatiss, these were three interconnected tales that really did send a shiver up my spine (especially the third episode - I'll never wake at 3.43am and feel safe again).
The good news for those who missed them the first time around is that they're being repeated as a single 90 minute drama on Monday, December 29th at 9pm on BBC HD. Highly, highly recommended...but leave a light on, just in case.

5 comments:

Carol Steele said...

Now you've really put me off watching it!!!

Nialli said...

Bet you'll be watching Transformers in HD on Sky Premier instead...
Seriously though - Crooked House is quality - a kind of upmarket Tales of the Unexpected that'll put shivers down your spine.

Carol Steele said...

Yes, I watched it again (I've got it on HD DVD too). I don't watch too many scary movies as I live alone and when the heating goes off and the house starts to cool down and creak a little, the imagination goes into overdrive ......

Hope you had a nice Xmas and all the best for the New Year when it arrives.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed this series (as I do everything from Gatiss), but I was very disappointed in the picture quality on BBC HD. It was very soft, so much so as to look little better than SD.

BikeNutt said...

Ahh, Transformers on HD DVD (or blu ray)- that is a must-have disc!!