Made by ABC television, 'Mystery and Imagination' was a TV series of period dramas that adapted stories and plays from some of the classics of horror fiction[see episode list below]. Classics by such authors as Bram Stoker, Mary Shelley, M.R.James, Sheridan Le Fanu, Oscar Wilde, Edgar Allan Poe etc. The series was filmed in black and white untill the last 3 episodes which were in colour. Some of the early episodes were linked by a character Richard Beckett played by David Buck. Some of the finest actors appeared in Mystery and Imagination such as Denholm Elliott ['Dracula'], Ian Holm ['Frankenstein'], Freddie Jones ['Sweeney Todd'], Gordon Jackson ['Carmilla'], etc.
It is unfortunate that many of the episodes are believed to be lost, the only known episodes to exist are the following 8 episodes - 'The Fall of the House of Usher', 'The Open Door', 'Uncle Silas', 'Frankenstein', 'Dracula', 'The Suicide Club', 'Sweeney Todd', and 'Curse of the Mummy'.
The series ran from 1966 to 1970. Each episode ran for 90 minutes.
'The Lost Stradivarius'
'The Body Snatcher'
'The Fall of the House of Usher'
'The Open door'
'The Tractate Middoth'
'The Canterville Ghost'
'The Beckoning Shadow'
'The Flying Dragon'
'The Phantom Lover'
'Casting the Runes'
'The Devil's Piper'
'A place of one's own'
'The Tell-Tale Heart'
'The Suicide Club'
'Curse of the Mummy'
The TV tie-in of the series was published in 1966 by Fontana books, the stories were selected by Bryan Douglas.
'The Body Snatcher' - Robert Louis Stevenson
'Room 13' - M.R.James
'The Phantom Lover' - Vernon Lee
'Lost Hearts' - M.R.James
'The fall of the House of Usher' - Edgar Allan Poe
'The Canterville Ghost' - Oscar Wilde
'The Tractate Middoth' - M.R.James
'Carmilla' - Sheridan le Fanu