Perhaps the most rounded minature in this series of BBC-made Christmas ghost stories. The atmosphere of the misty moor and crackling fire (familiar tropes though they are) serve rather than subsume this tale of loss and inevitability. Elliot's subtle performance of bewilderment concealing knowledge is a treat.
A deceptively simple spookfest that works so admirably as a result of its brevity. Until its resolution lifts the curtain on the central mystery, the film does beautiful things with identity - asking all the right questions on who is who (or what).