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A young couple move into a remote country house in the middle of a stone circle. They employ workmen who disturb an ancient menhir, unleashing a supernatural force.

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Complete credited cast:
Kate Binchy Kate Binchy ... Katharine
Peter Bowles ... Peter
Maxine Gordon Maxine Gordon ... Verity
Jon Laurimore ... Dr. Hall
Christopher Blake Christopher Blake ... Richard
John Judd ... Dave
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A young couple move into a remote country house in the middle of a stone circle. They employ workmen who disturb an ancient menhir, unleashing a supernatural force.

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English

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28 December 1977 (UK) See more »

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Ghost Story for Christmas: Stigma See more »

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Stigma
29 January 2005 | by Gary-161See all my reviews

An atypical contemporary story (well, at the time) for A Ghost Story For Christmas, set in the country where a middle class family are setting up home. They are in the midst of moving an unwieldy stone from their cottage garden which appears to be part of a circle. Basically, this has been cribbed off the previous entries to the series, to the point of parody. The explanation is banal, leaving you scratching your head as to quite what was the point.

Stone circles are lazy. How many times have they been exploited?

Stigma is gruesome and disturbing. Little more than a warning to the curious.


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