The Darker Side Of The Border

Series of three Scottish 19th Century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross.

Episodes

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01Arthur Conan Doyle - The Captain Of The Polestar2003042420171010 (BBC7)
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As a Dundee whaling ship becomes trapped in the Artic, strange cries sound across the ice at night and a figure is glimpsed on the floes.

Is it the Captain's lost love come to reclaim him?

Series of 3 Scottish 19th century tales of terror and mystery.

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and dramatised by Marty Ross.

Craigie.... Alec Heggie
Milne.... James Bryce
Doctor.... Nick Underwood
Williamson.... John Buick
McLeod.... Brian Pettifer

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.

Strange apparitions for a Dundee whaling ship trapped in Arctic ice.

Series of Scottish 19th-century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross

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Series of three Scottish 19th Century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross.

By Arthur Conan Doyle. Strange apparitions for a Dundee whaling ship trapped in Arctic ice

By Arthur Conan Doyle. Strange apparitions loom for a Dundee whaling ship trapped in Arctic ice. Is it the Captain's lost love? Stars Alec Heggie.

A young doctor sails on a whaling ship.

A Dundee whaling ship becomes trapped in the arctic.

Strange cries sound across the ice at night and a figure is glimpsed on the floes.

Is it the Captain's lost love come to reclaim him?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's mysterious tale of apparitions on the ice, adapted for radio.

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By Robert Louis Stevenson. A convalescing Scottish soldier finds love in a sinister Spanish house during the Peninsular War. Stars Paul Blair.

By Robert Louis Stevenson. A convalescing soldier finds love in a sinister Spanish house.

A convalescing Scottish soldier finds love in a sinister Spanish house. With Paul Blair.

Robert Louis Stevenson's mysterious tale of a soldier who falls in love while convalescing

Robert Louis Stevenson's mysterious tale of a soldier who falls in love while convalescing. Adapted for radio by Marty Ross.

During the Peninsular War in Spain, a wounded Scottish soldier is sent to stay in a remote house in the hills.

The soldier falls in love with the daughter of the house, but the family harbours a terrible secret.

02Robert Louis Stevenson - Olalla2003050120171011 (BBC7)
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During the Peninsular War in Spain a wounded Scottish soldier is sent to stay in a remote house in the hills. The soldier falls in love with the daughter of the house, but the family harbour a terrible secret...

Series of 3 Scottish 19th century tales of terror and mystery.

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson and dramatised by Marty Ross.

Alec.... Paul Blair
Olalla.... Roxanna Pope
Felipe.... Richard Conlon
Senora....Carol Ann Crawford
Carrido....Richard Greenwood
The Padre....Simon Tait

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.

A convalescing soldier finds love in a sinister Spanish house.

Series of Scottish 19th-century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson and dramatised by Marty Ross.

Alec.... Paul Blair
Olalla.... Roxanna Pope
Felipe.... Richard Conlon
Senora.... Carol Ann Crawford
Carrido.... Richard Greenwood
The Padre.... Simon Tait

Producer: Bruce Young

Series of Scottish 19th-century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross

03James Hogg - The Brownie Of The Black Haggs2003050820171012 (BBC7)
20191002 (BBC7)
Lady Wheelhope has a reputation as a violent mistress to those under her power. Yet when desire for a mysterious servant overwhelms her, it's her own soul she yields to terrible risk...

Series of 3 Scottish 19th Century tales of terror and mystery.

Written by James Hogg and dramatised by Marty Ross.

Lady Wheelhope.... Irene MacDougall
The Laird.... Paul Young
Merodach.... James Chisholm
Bessie.... Mary Riggans
Wattie.... James Bryce
Adam.... Alec Heggie

Producer: Bruce Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2003.

Lady Wheelhope becomes dangerously obsessed with a mysterious servant.

Series of Scottish 19th-century tales of terror and mystery, dramatised by Marty Ross

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By James Hogg. Lady Wheelhope becomes dangerously obsessed with a mysterious servant.

By James Hogg. Regarded as a violent mistress, Lady Wheelhope becomes dangerously obsessed with a mysterious servant. Stars Irene Macdougall.

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Bossy Lady Wheelhope becomes strangely obsessed with a mysterious servant.

Bossy Lady Wheelhope becomes strangely obsessed with a mysterious servant.James Hogg dramatisation with Irene Macdougall.

Lady Wheelhope instantly dislikes a new servant.

Is hate like love?

James Hogg's tale of unnatural obsession, adapted for radio.

Lady Wheelhope has a reputation as a violent mistress to those under her power.

Yet when desire for a mysterious servant overwhelms her, it's her own soul she yields to terrible risk.