Crooked House (2008– )
22 Dec. 2008The Wainscoting
Ben, a young teacher, finds an antique door-knocker in his garden and takes it to the local museum, whose curator explains that it is from a Tudor mansion, now demolished, called Geap Manor, whose original owner, Sir Roger Widdowson, was accused of Satanism in his efforts to produce an heir but died childless. In the eighteenth century the house is bought by a greedy parvenu called Bloxham, who has made his money at the expense of others and is accused by his late business partner's widow of driving her husband to his death. Bloxham hears noises in the wainscoting of ...
23 Dec. 2008Something Old
The curator continues to tell Ben the history of Geap Manor. In 1927 Lady Constance de Momery attends the engagement party in the house of her grandson Felix to his lower class fiancee Ruth. Felix's former girl-friend Katherine is disapproving of Ruth, who believes that Katherine is the woman in a bridal gown who she sees kissing Felix. However, Lady Constance tells her that she is the ghost of a bride who committed suicide fifty years earlier, having found out that she had been betrayed by her groom and his lover. As a result she laid a curse on all weddings ...
24 Dec. 2008The Knocker
When the curator declines his gift of the knocker to the museum, Ben screws it to his own front door. Consequently he is woken in the night to find that he is, momentarily, in Geap Manor, witnessing Widdowson's rites, and realizes that his house is built on the site of the manor. He gets rid of the knocker and returns to the museum to find that it has been closed for some time and no-one has heard of the curator. The next night the knocker mysteriously re-appears, placing Ben and his pregnant girl-friend at the mercy of the ghost of the childless Widdowson.
27 Dec. 2008Omnibus
Ben Morris, a young teacher, finds an antique door-knocker in his garden and takes it to the local museum, where the curator tells him it belonged to Geap Manor, a Tudor mansion, now demolished, and whose original owner, Sir Roger Widdowson, was accused of Satanism in order to produce an heir, but still died childless. In 1786 the manor is bought by Joseph Bloxham, a greedy parvenu who has made his money at the expense of others and is accused by the widow of his late business partner of causing her husband's death. Bloxham believes that the noises he hears in the ...