Engineer Adam Salton probes the terrifying disappearance of men from a tiny village.
It's 1870 in Derbyshire's High Peak district. While on a visit to his elderly uncle in the tiny village of Penda's Dale, Adam Salton - already shocked by the oppressive melancholic atmosphere in the village - quickly realises that the disappearance of several local men is not accidental.
His investigations lead him to the discovery of a terrifying and ancient secret: a malevolent force is at work in Penda's Dale.
Bram Stoker's gothic tale of horror adapted by Brian Wright.
Starring Jimi Mistry as Adam Salton, Peter Marinker as Dr Daniel Salton and Ben Crowe as Frank Davenport.
Soundtrack specially commissioned from the San Francisco-based sound sculptors Matmos.
Producer: Rishi Shankar
First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2004.
4 Extra Debut. 1870, and engineer Adam Salton probes the terrifying disappearance of men from a tiny village. Gothic horror with Jimi Mistry. From December 2004.