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A Ghost of a Chance

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Rescuing the lost films of Robert Aickman: a petition to bring back four films from the 'Night Voices' TV series, based on Aickman's cult short stories. In 1987 HTV filmed a series called 'Night Voices'. Four episodes were based on the late Robert Aickman's short stories ('The Hospice, 'Hand in Glove', 'The Inner Room' and 'The Trains'). To our knowledge they have not aired since 1993 (and then on cable TV). Having tracked down master tapes of 'The Hospice', 'Hand in Glove' and 'The Inner Room' ('The Trains' has eluded all our researches so far), we the undersigned hope that the three existing tapes and any others in existence can be made available to Robert Aickman's dedicated and growing fan base. One of Aickman's best known fans is UK–based Jeremy Dyson of 'The League of Gentlemen' and 'Ghost Stories'. We would welcome selected screenings and transfer to DVD for purchase and viewing at home. Jeremy Dyson supports this request, and last year (2011) he recorded 'The Unsettled Dust: The Strange Stories of Robert Aickman' for BBC Radio 4. Dyson argues that Aickman's stories should receive greater recognition for their contribution to literature. The Radio Times (UK publication) said of Dyson's programme (which you can follow for repeat broadcasts on The Radio Times website): 'Robert Aickman has a following. His work may never feature on bestseller lists but try mentioning his "strange tales' and see how many people you know are fans. The League of Gentlemen's Jeremy Dyson believes Aickman deserves greater recognition for his sinister, supernatural stories'. (Radio Times 2011)

  • Allan Mabon
    Allan Mabon United Kingdom, Doncaster
    Jan 15, 2016
    Jan 15, 2016
    Aickman has the fascinating subtlety of Charles Addams at his best, including the dark humour. Any TV attempt at capturing him would be intriguing.
  • Alan mead
    Alan mead United Kingdom, Leamington Spa
    Sep 15, 2015
    Sep 15, 2015
    I've just re-read 'Hand in Glove' and found this petition via a Google search. I'd love to see these dramas. I've no memory of the series at all which is odd because at that time, it is exactly the thing I would have stopped up to watch.
  • Scott Dorward
    Scott Dorward United Kingdom, Reading
    Apr 02, 2015
    Apr 02, 2015
    I've been trying to find these episodes ever since I heard about them, but to no avail. I would love to see them get a proper release.
  • Scott Dorward
    Apr 02, 2015
    Apr 02, 2015
    I've been trying to find these episodes ever since I heard about them, but to no avail. I would love to see them get a proper release.
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    Michael Farmer United States
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    Allan Mabon United Kingdom
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    Alan mead United Kingdom
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    Scott Dorward United Kingdom
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    Сергей Петунин Russian Federation
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    Brian Graham United Kingdom
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    Andrew Male United Kingdom
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