1hr 26mins

Bah! Humbug! Alastair Sim portrays miserly curmudgeon Ebenezer Scrooge in this beloved 1951 adaptation of Charles Dickens' timeless tale A Christmas Carol.

This film screens as part of our magically festive Christmas programme.

Unfortunately no Audio Description track is available for this feature.
Christmas 2023
Brian Desmond-Hurst
Contains very mild horror

The life of the cold-hearted, world-weary Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) is transformed forever after a chilling prophecy from the chain-bound ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley (Michael Hordern). Warned that he will be be visited by three ghosts – past, present and future – he is taken on a journey to illuminate the error of his ways and discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Alastair Sim remains the definitive take on Ebenezer Scrooge in the hearts of many, thanks to this wondrous BBC adaptation of Dickens’ timeless festive morality tale.

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