Ancient Sorceries [Algernon Blackwood]

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20060901 (BBC7)Mother and daughter invite Vezin to join them in the witches' Sabbath but Vezin is suspicious. Episode 4 of 4.
20060902 (BBC7)Mother and daughter invite Vezin to join them in the witches' Sabbath but Vezin is suspicious. Episode 4 of 4.
20070323 (BBC7)Mother and daughter invite Vezin to join them in the witches' Sabbath but Vezin is suspicious. Episode 4 of 4.
20070324 (BBC7)Mother and daughter invite Vezin to join them in the witches' Sabbath but Vezin is suspicious. Episode 4 of 4.
20080731 (BBC7)Mother and daughter invite Vezin to join them in the witches' Sabbath but Vezin is suspicious. Episode 4 of 4.
20080801 (BBC7)Mother and daughter invite Vezin to join them in the witches' Sabbath but Vezin is suspicious. Episode 4 of 4.
20060829 (BBC7)Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour. Episode 1 of 4.
20060830 (BBC7)Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour. Episode 1 of 4.
20070320 (BBC7)Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour. Episode 1 of 4.
20070321 (BBC7)Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour. Episode 1 of 4.
20070930 (BBC7)Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour. Episode 1 of 4.
20071001 (BBC7)Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour. Episode 1 of 4.
20080729 (BBC7)Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour. Episode 1 of 4.
20060831 (BBC7)Vezin declares his love for Ilse but realises that he may only have fallen deeper into the clutches of her and her mother. Episode 3 of 4.
20060901 (BBC7)Vezin declares his love for Ilse but realises that he may only have fallen deeper into the clutches of her and her mother. Episode 3 of 4.
20070322 (BBC7)Vezin declares his love for Ilse but realises that he may only have fallen deeper into the clutches of her and her mother. Episode 3 of 4.
20080730 (BBC7)Vezin declares his love for Ilse but realises that he may only have fallen deeper into the clutches of her and her mother. Episode 3 of 4.
20080731 (BBC7)Vezin declares his love for Ilse but realises that he may only have fallen deeper into the clutches of her and her mother. Episode 3 of 4.
20071014 (BBC7)Vezin declares his love for Ilse, but realises that he may only have fallen deeper into her clutches and those of her mother. Episode 3 of 4.
20071015 (BBC7)Vezin declares his love for Ilse, but realises that he may only have fallen deeper into her clutches and those of her mother. Episode 3 of 4.
20070321 (BBC7)Vezin realises that beneath the townsfolk's apparent indifference, they are watching him closely. Episode 2 of 4.
20070322 (BBC7)Vezin realises that beneath the townsfolk's apparent indifference, they are watching him closely. Episode 2 of 4.
20071007 (BBC7)Vezin realises that beneath the townsfolk's apparent indifference, they are watching him closely. Episode 2 of 4.
20071008 (BBC7)Vezin realises that beneath the townsfolk's apparent indifference, they are watching him closely. Episode 2 of 4.
20080729 (BBC7)Vezin realises that beneath the townsfolk's apparent indifference, they are watching him closely. Episode 2 of 4.
20080730 (BBC7)Vezin realises that beneath the townsfolk's apparent indifference, they are watching him closely. Episode 2 of 4.
20060830 (BBC7)Vezin realises that despite the townsfolk's apparent indifference, they are watching him closely. Episode 2 of 4.
20060831 (BBC7)Vezin realises that despite the townsfolk's apparent indifference, they are watching him closely. Episode 2 of 4.
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Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour. Episode 1 of 4.

A timid commuter meets the cat-like residents of a French village. Read by Philip Madoc.

Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a French village resemble cats.

Timid commuter, Arthur Vezin becomes too enchanted with a sleepy and strange French town and its people to leave.

He's slowly drawn more and more into their realm of secrets and talk of ancient memories...and is struck by how the people there resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour...

Algernon Blackwood's dark tale read in 4-parts by Philip Madoc.

Born in Shooter's Hill and educated at Wellington College, Algernon Blackwood had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, and working as a newspaper reporter in New York City before moving to England and starting to write horror stories. He was very successful, writing 10 books of short stories and appearing on both radio and TV to tell them. He also wrote 14 novels and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published. He was an avid nature lover and many of his stories reflect this.

Producer: Lawrence Jackson

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2005.

A timid commuter meets the cat-like residents of a French village. Algernon Henry Blackwood's dark tale, read by Philip Madoc.

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Timid commuter, Arthur Vezin becomes too enchanted with a sleepy and strange French town and its people to leave.

He's slowly drawn more and more into their realm of secrets and talk of ancient memories...and is struck by how the people there resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour...

ALGERNON BLACKWOOD's dark tale read in four parts by PHILIP MADOC.

Born in Shooter's Hill and educated at Wellington College, ALGERNON BLACKWOOD had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, and working as a newspaper reporter in New York City before moving to England and starting to write horror stories.

He was very successful, writing 10 books of short stories and appearing on both radio and TV to tell them. He also wrote 14 novels and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published. He was an avid nature lover and many of his stories reflect this.

Producer: LAWRENCE JACKSON

Made for BBC 7 by BBC Northern Ireland and first broadcast in 2005.

A timid commuter meets the cat-like residents of a French village.

Arthur Vezin enters a sleepy French town where the locals act in a strangely feline manner

ALGERNON BLACKWOOD's dark tale read in 4-parts by PHILIP MADOC.

Born in Shooter's Hill and educated at Wellington College, ALGERNON BLACKWOOD had a varied career, farming in Canada, operating a hotel, and working as a newspaper reporter in New York City before moving to England and starting to write horror stories. He was very successful, writing 10 books of short stories and appearing on both radio and TV to tell them. He also wrote 14 novels and a number of plays, most of which were produced but not published. He was an avid nature lover and many of his stories reflect this.

Read by PHILIP MADOC.

Algernon Henry Blackwood's dark tale, read by PHILIP MADOC.

Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a French village resemble cats.

Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour.

A timid commuter meets the cat-like residents of a French village. Read by PHILIP MADOC.

A timid commuter meets the cat-like residents of a French village. Algernon Henry Blackwood's dark tale, read by PHILIP MADOC.

Timid commuter Arthur Vezin is struck by how the people of a sleepy French village resemble cats, both in looks and behaviour. Episode 1 of 4.

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Vezin realises that the cat-like villagers are watching him closely. Read by Philip Madoc.

Vezin realises that the townsfolk's indifference is feigned. They are watching him closely

Vezin realises that beneath the townsfolk's apparent indifference, they are watching him closely. Episode 2 of 4.

Vezin realises that the cat-like villagers are watching him closely. Philip Madoc reads Algernon Henry Blackwood's dark tale.

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On impulse, Vesin gets off his train home and decides to spend the night in a small, sleepy, medieval village town whose mysterious inhabitants surreptitiously watch him.

He intends to stay one night but he stays longer than planned and gets to know the streets of the town. He feels watched even though no one appears to take any notice of him.

Vesin starts wondering whether the people actually come alive at night and wonders if the town is in the hands of cats. Vesin begins to feel uneasy and that strange forces are tugging at his very being.

by Algernon Blackwood

An Unabridged Reading in 4 episodes for Radio 4 Extra's The 7th Dimension

Read by Philip Madoc

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.

Vezin realises that the cat-like villagers are watching him closely.

Arthur Vezin enters a sleepy French town where the locals act in a strangely feline manner

Vezin realises that the cat-like villagers are watching him closely. Philip Madoc reads Algernon Henry Blackwood's dark tale.

Read by Philip Madoc.

Vezin realises that beneath the townsfolk's apparent indifference, they are watching him closely.

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Vezin declares his love for Ilse but realises that he may only have fallen deeper into the clutches of her and her mother. Episode 3 of 4.

Vezin declares his love for Ilse but realises that he may have fallen into her clutches.

When Vezin declares his love for Ilse, he fears for his actions. Read by Philip Madoc.

When Vezin declares his love for Ilse, he fears for his actions. Philip Madoc reads Algernon Henry Blackwood's dark tale.

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Vesin has been travelling in France when he finds himself stopping off for one night in a sleepy medieval town. There he meets Ilse the beautiful innkeeper's daughter and becomes bewitched by her.

Vesin starts wondering whether the people actually come alive at night and wonders if the town is in the hands of cats. Vesin begins to feel uneasy and that strange forces are tugging at his very being.

by Algernon Blackwood

An Unabridged Reading in 4 episodes for Radio 4 Extra's The 7th Dimension

Read by Philip Madoc

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2005.

When Vezin declares his love for Ilse, he fears for his actions.

Arthur Vezin enters a sleepy French town where the locals act in a strangely feline manner

When Vezin declares his love for Ilse, he fears for his actions. Philip Madoc reads Algernon Henry Blackwood's dark tale.

Read by Philip Madoc.

Vezin declares his love for Ilse but realises that he may only have fallen deeper into the clutches of her and her mother.

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Mother and daughter invite Vezin to join them in the witches' Sabbath but Vezin is suspicious. Episode 4 of 4.

Vezin is wary over a mother and daughter's invitation to witches' Sabbath.

Vezin is wary over a mother and daughter's invitation to witches' Sabbath. Philip Madoc reads Algernon Henry Blackwood's dark tale.

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Vezin is wary over mother and daughter's witches' Sabbath invitation. Read by Philip Madoc

Mother and daughter invite Vezin to join them in the witches' Sabbath, Vezin is suspicious

Vezin is wary over a mother and daughter's invitation to witches' Sabbath.

Vezin is wary over a mother and daughter's invitation to witches' Sabbath. Philip Madoc reads Algernon Henry Blackwood's dark tale.

Mother and daughter invite Vezin to join them in the witches' Sabbath but Vezin is suspicious.

Vezin is wary over a mother and daughter's invitation to a witches' Sabbath.

Arthur Vezin enters a sleepy French town where the locals act in a strangely feline manner