|Genre(s)||Horror short story|
The tale documents the tale of Sir Richard Fell, who has just inherited Castringham, a country seat with an unfortunate history. The house has been cursed since the day his ancestor, Sir Matthew Fell, condemned a woman to death for witchcraft. It is soon discovered that the ancient ash tree outside his bedroom window is the root of the problem.
|"The Ash Tree"|
|A Ghost Story for Christmas episode|
|Episode no.||Season 1
|Directed by||Lawrence Gordon Clark|
|Written by||M. R. James (story)
David Rudkin (adaptation)
|Original air date||23 December 1975|
It was adapted in 1975 by David Rudkin as "The Ash Tree" and part the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas strand. It was first broadcast on 23 December 1975 at 11.35. The adaptation stars Edward Petherbridge as Sir Richard and it was directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark.