Set your personal digital video recording devices, as the amazing Mr Blunden makes a seasonal return to television, if at a rather unseasonable hour.
Set almost 100 years ago, its the magical story of a destitute family mysteriously asked to look after a dilapidated mansion house, and the appearance of two ghosts seeking help to avert a disaster in the past.
Laurence Naismith, Graham Crowden, Paul Eddington and of course, Diana Dors as the villainous sister-in-law bent on gaining a personal fortune.
As a ghost story, it has everything, a ruined mansion, the poor but goodly housewife, the adventurous children, the wicked in-laws, and of course, the mysterious figure of Mr Blunden, who is a Victorian gentlemen done to perfection.
It’s one of those rare movies of our youth that actually stands the test of time, and the ending is pure fairy-tale.
It will be on
BBC2 at 7am on 5th December, BBC2 at 8am on 28th March, so a chance to watch it in the evening on iPlayer.