Course title:
Film Studies: More BBC Ghost Stories for Christmas Revisited
Tutor:
George Cromack
Course ID:
C3679722
Start date:
03/11/2021
End date:
01/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 03 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 10 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 17 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 24 Nov 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Wed 01 Dec 2021 19:15 PM - 21:15 PM 2
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Date
Wed 03 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 10 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 17 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 24 Nov 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Date
Wed 01 Dec 2021
Times
19:15 PM - 21:15 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
5
Total number of classroom hours:
10
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
10
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£32.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

There is no requirement to have attended any previous course.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

There is no requirement to have attended any previous course.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
A pen and note book would prove useful. Pre-viewing may be useful but not essential.
Course aim:
Revisiting the BBC's classic Ghost Stories for Christmas, examining their influences and continued appeal, furthering participants' knowlege, understanding and enthusiasm for 'Ghost Stories' and screen drama in general.
Course description:
Typically broadcast around Christmas Eve, the BBC Ghost Stories for Christmas were a fixture of sheduling for much of the 1970's, in recent years they have seen something of a revival with several new additons. Frequently based on the works of Edwardian Ghost Story writer M.R James, we explore in closer detail several of these celebrated productions, considering their themes, their impact then and continued appeal to this day. Core works include: The Stalls of Barchester (1971), Lost Hearts (1973), The Ash Tree (1975), Number 13 (2006), Whistle & I'll Come to You (2010).
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge, fresh appreciation & understanding for Ghost Stories for Christmas
2. Critically analyse, discuss and comment on Ghost Stories for Christmas.
3. Draw from one's own knowledge and experience in expressing informed opinions when commenting on the Ghost Stories for Christmas and TV drama in general.
4. Confidently discuss the subject area and in particular any aspects of the course theme which one finds important.
5. Explain my motivation & enthusiasm for film and cinema in general and issues arising relating to the course theme.
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We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

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