SFX 243 PREVIEW Mark Gatiss On The Tractate Middoth

Mark Gatiss brings MR James back to the Beeb this Christmas

Mark Gatiss is resurrecting an old Christmas tradition this year by bringing a spooky MR James tale to TV. The Tractate Middoth marks the Sherlock and Doctor Who writer's debut as a director (he's also written the adaptation), and he says he won't be playing around too much with the story of an arcane Hebrew text, a disputed will and the horror prowling through a library