A Christmas Carol began tonight on BBC One and the new adaptation will run over three consecutive nights.
Tonight’s episode set the scene and delivered a more gothic take on the classic tale than many people will be used to seeing. Tomorrow night the second episode will air a Scrooge (Guy Pearce) continues his journey.
As midnight strikes, as warned by Marley (Stephen Graham), Scrooge is visited by the Spirit of Christmas Past (Andy Serkis).
He takes Scrooge on a deeply personal journey, exposing his darkest childhood memories, his cut-throat business manner, his isolation and manipulation of those around him, including The Cratchits.
An original take on Dickens’s iconic ghost story by Steven Knight (Taboo, Peaky Blinders). A Christmas Carol is a spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge’s dark night of the soul.
A Christmas Carol continues tomorrow at 9pm (23rd December) and concludes on Christmas Eve (24th December). Preview the second episode with our gallery below: