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01Episode One20191209Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story, set in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle.

Episode One
A recording of Jack Miller’s journal written in 1937, which documents his scientific expedition to the Arctic.

Writer: Michelle Paver
Although born in Nyasaland of a Belgian mother and a South African father, by the time she was three Michelle Paver and her family had settled in Wimbledon. She was educated at Wimbledon High School and Oxford, where she got a first in biochemistry. She subsequently became a partner in a London law firm. In 1996, after the death of her father, she resigned from the law firm to become a full-time writer. In 2010, Dark Matter was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. The Shirley Jackson Awards, named after the American author, recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense and horror.

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Lee Ingleby & Rufus Wright
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

Writer: Michelle Paver
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Lee Ingleby
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4

A recording of Jack Miller's journal, which documents his expedition to the Arctic.

02Episode Two20191210Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story, set in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle.

Episode Two
Kill or be killed. Jack learns about the law of the Arctic.

Writer: Michelle Paver
Although born in Nyasaland of a Belgian mother and a South African father, by the time she was three Michelle Paver and her family had settled in Wimbledon. She was educated at Wimbledon High School and Oxford, where she got a first in biochemistry. She subsequently became a partner in a London law firm. In 1996, after the death of her father, she resigned from the law firm to become a full-time writer. In 2010, Dark Matter was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. The Shirley Jackson Awards, named after the American author, recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense and horror.

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Lee Ingleby
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

'Kill or be killed.' Jack learns about the law of the Arctic.

03Episode Three20191211Against all odds the expedition arrives at Gruhuken.

Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story, set in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle.

Episode Three
Against all odds the expedition arrives at Gruhuken.

Writer: Michelle Paver
Although born in Nyasaland of a Belgian mother and a South African father, by the time she was three Michelle Paver and her family had settled in Wimbledon. She was educated at Wimbledon High School and Oxford, where she got a first in biochemistry. She subsequently became a partner in a London law firm. In 1996, after the death of her father, she resigned from the law firm to become a full-time writer. In 2010, Dark Matter was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. The Shirley Jackson Awards, named after the American author, recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense and horror.

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Lee Ingleby
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

04Episode Four20191212Has Gruhuken a dark history?

Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story, set in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle.

Episode Four
Has Gruhuken a dark history?

Writer: Michelle Paver
Although born in Nyasaland of a Belgian mother and a South African father, by the time she was three Michelle Paver and her family had settled in Wimbledon. She was educated at Wimbledon High School and Oxford, where she got a first in biochemistry. She subsequently became a partner in a London law firm. In 1996, after the death of her father, she resigned from the law firm to become a full-time writer. In 2010, Dark Matter was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. The Shirley Jackson Awards, named after the American author, recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense and horror.

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Lee Ingleby
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

05Episode Five20191213Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story, set in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle.

Episode Five
Is Gruhuken haunted?

Writer: Michelle Paver
Although born in Nyasaland of a Belgian mother and a South African father, by the time she was three Michelle Paver and her family had settled in Wimbledon. She was educated at Wimbledon High School and Oxford, where she got a first in biochemistry. She subsequently became a partner in a London law firm. In 1996, after the death of her father, she resigned from the law firm to become a full-time writer. In 2010, Dark Matter was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. The Shirley Jackson Awards, named after the American author, recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense and horror.

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Lee Ingleby
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

06Episode Six20191216Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story, set in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle.

Episode Six
"Whatever it is, it’s in the past. It’s only an echo."

Writer: Michelle Paver
Although born in Nyasaland of a Belgian mother and a South African father, by the time she was three Michelle Paver and her family had settled in Wimbledon. She was educated at Wimbledon High School and Oxford, where she got a first in biochemistry. She subsequently became a partner in a London law firm. In 1996, after the death of her father, she resigned from the law firm to become a full-time writer. In 2010, Dark Matter was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. The Shirley Jackson Awards, named after the American author, recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense and horror.

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Lee Ingleby
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

Whatever it is, it's in the past. It's only an echo." Michelle Paver's 1930s ghost story.

07Episode Seven20191217Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story, set in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle.

Episode Seven
Jack hacks down the bear post.

Writer: Michelle Paver
Although born in Nyasaland of a Belgian mother and a South African father, by the time she was three Michelle Paver and her family had settled in Wimbledon. She was educated at Wimbledon High School and Oxford, where she got a first in biochemistry. She subsequently became a partner in a London law firm. In 1996, after the death of her father, she resigned from the law firm to become a full-time writer. In 2010, Dark Matter was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. The Shirley Jackson Awards, named after the American author, recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense and horror.

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Lee Ingleby
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

Jack hacks down the bear post. Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story.

08Episode Eight20191218Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story, set in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle.

Episode Eight
Jack has a welcomed visitor.

Writer: Michelle Paver
Although born in Nyasaland of a Belgian mother and a South African father, by the time she was three Michelle Paver and her family had settled in Wimbledon. She was educated at Wimbledon High School and Oxford, where she got a first in biochemistry. She subsequently became a partner in a London law firm. In 1996, after the death of her father, she resigned from the law firm to become a full-time writer. In 2010, Dark Matter was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. The Shirley Jackson Awards, named after the American author, recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense and horror.

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Lee Ingleby
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

Jack has a welcomed visitor in Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story.

09Episode Nine20191219Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story, set in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle.

Episode Nine
“When men know they won’t be found out, they will do anything”.

Writer: Michelle Paver
Although born in Nyasaland of a Belgian mother and a South African father, by the time she was three Michelle Paver and her family had settled in Wimbledon. She was educated at Wimbledon High School and Oxford, where she got a first in biochemistry. She subsequently became a partner in a London law firm. In 1996, after the death of her father, she resigned from the law firm to become a full-time writer. In 2010, Dark Matter was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. The Shirley Jackson Awards, named after the American author, recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense and horror.

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Lee Ingleby
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

\u201cWhen men know they won't be found out, they will do anything\u201d. By Michelle Paver.

Episode Nine
“When men know they won’t be found out, they will do anything ?

10Episode Ten20191220Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story, set in the wilderness of the Arctic Circle.

Episode Ten
“It can open doors. It can get in."

Writer: Michelle Paver
Although born in Nyasaland of a Belgian mother and a South African father, by the time she was three Michelle Paver and her family had settled in Wimbledon. She was educated at Wimbledon High School and Oxford, where she got a first in biochemistry. She subsequently became a partner in a London law firm. In 1996, after the death of her father, she resigned from the law firm to become a full-time writer. In 2010, Dark Matter was nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. The Shirley Jackson Awards, named after the American author, recognise outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense and horror.

Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Lee Ingleby
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

\u201cIt can open doors. It can get in." Michelle Paver's terrifying 1930s ghost story.