A research team from an electronics company move into an old Victorian house to start work on finding a new recording medium. When team member Jill Greeley witnesses a ghost, team director Peter Brock decides not only to analyse the apparition, which he believes is a psychic impression trapped in a stone wall (dubbed a "stone tape"), but to exorcise it too - with terrifying results... Written by
Did You Know?
According to Nigel Kneale
on the DVD commentary, taping of the play went over allowed time so a number of the scenes had not been taped. The production was remounted but Michael Bates
could not make the new dates, so his lines were given to Iain Cuthbertson
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Near the end of the film, as Jill climbs the staircase and holds the railing, you can see how the supposedly stone wall stretches where it's attached to the railing. See more
These walls are a lot older than the rest of the house. They've just been - built onto. In fact, they must have been knocked down and rebuilt and generally messed about a lot in the last thousand years. Oh, yes. The foundations might be Saxon.