A university professor, confident that everything which occurs in life has a rational explanation, finds his beliefs severely challenged when, during a vacation to a remote coastal village in Norfolk, he blows through an ancient whistle discovered on a beach, awakening horrors beyond human understanding. Written by
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'Omnibus' was an arts programme that usually consisted of documentary material. This is one of the comparatively rare occasions when the entire programme was devoted to a single dramatisation, although there is a brief introductory voiceover describing the career and interests of M R James, on whose story the production is based. See more
A boom mic can be seen bobbing behind the trees immediately before the breakfast scene where the Colonel asks Professor Parkins whether or not he believes in ghosts. See more
There are more things in philosophy than are dreamt of in heaven and earth.