The Big Chill

Specially commissioned stories exploring the darker side of life.

Episodes

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20071029

Specially commissioned stories exploring the darker side of life.

1/5. Conning Mrs Vinterberg

By Heidi Amsinck.

Mr Roper arrives in Copenhagen by night to buy a Qing dynasty vase from a certain Mrs Vinterberg. To his cost, he finds that she collects rather more than antiques.

Read by Tim McInnerny.

20071030

Specially commissioned stories exploring the darker side of life.

2/5. Blood In Stone

By Frances Fyfield.

John Smith sets off through the woods at night in search of the haunted house he grew up in, equipped with matches and cans of petrol.

Read by Nicholas Gleaves.

20071031

Specially commissioned stories exploring the darker side of life.

3/5. The Sofa

By Salley Vickers.

When Nathan inherits an old Chesterfield sofa from his mother, his first thought is to throw it out. But his friend points out that 'you can't discard your history - however grim'.

Read by Paul Rhys.

20071102

Specially commissioned stories exploring the darker side of life.

5/5. The Lost Child

By Brian McGilloway.

A couple hear a baby crying on their child monitor. Unfortunately, it's not their baby. A cry for help or a call from beyond the grave? Inspector Devlin investigates.

Read by Lloyd Hutchinson.

AR01Conning Mrs Vinterberg2007102920090412

Mr Roper arrives in Copenhagen by night to buy a Qing dynasty vase from a certain Mrs Vinterberg.

To his cost, he finds that she collects rather more than antiques.

By Heidi Amsinck, read by Tim Mcinnerny.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

By Heidi Amsinck.

Mr Roper finds that Mrs Vinterberg collects rather more than antiques.

Mr Roper arrives in Copenhagen by night to buy a Qing dynasty vase from a certain Mrs Vinterberg.

Read by Tim Mcinnerny

AR02Blood In Stone *2007103020090419

By Frances Fyfield.

John sets off through the woods, equipped with matches and petrol.

John Smith sets off through the woods at night in search of the haunted house he grew up in, equipped with matches and cans of petrol.

By Frances Fyfield, read by Nicholas Gleaves.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

AR03The Sofa *2007103120090426

When Nathan inherits an old Chesterfield sofa from his mother, his first thought is to throw it out.

But his friend points out that 'you can't discard your history - however grim'.

By Salley Vickers, read by Paul Rhys

AR04This Is How *2007110120090503

By MJ Hyland.

Patrick learns that a prisoner doesn't get to choose his cell-mate.

When Patrick Oxtoby is sent down for murder, one of the first things he learns in prison is that you don't get to choose your cell-mate.

By MJ Hyland, read by Paul Brennen.

Read by Paul Brennen

Specially commissioned stories exploring the darker side of life.

4/5. This Is How

AR05 LASTThe Lost Child *2007110220090510

By Brian Mcgilloway.

A couple hear a baby crying on their child monitor.

Whose baby?

Unfortunately, it's not their baby.

A cry for help or a call from beyond the grave? Inspector Devlin investigates.

By Brian Mcgilloway, read by Lloyd Hutchinson.

Read by Lloyd Hutchinson