A Christmas Carol is a British television crime fantasy drama film, written by Peter Bowker, that was first broadcast on ITV on December 20, 2000. The film is a modern adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel of the same name, and stars Ross Kemp in the role of Eddie Scrooge. Warren Mitchell stars as Eddie's Dad, the Ghost of Christmas Past; Ray Fearon stars as Jacob Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Present; and Ben Inigo-Jones stars as Eddie's son, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
Eddie Scrooge (Ross Kemp) is an unscrupulous loan shark living on a poor inner-city estate, who brings misery to everyone who knows him. When his business partner Jacob Marley (Ray Fearon) is shot dead, Eddie realises he knows the reason behind the killing, but chooses not disclose this information to the police, or Marley's family. On Christmas Eve, Eddie awakens from a nightmare about the night of Marley's death, and is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas, past, present and future: his dad (Warren Mitchell), Marley himself and his future son (Ben Inigo-Jones).