|01||The Inkpot Monkey||20041025||20050313|
A novelist with a severe case of writer's block gets more than he bargained for when he purchases an antique inkpot.
Read by Freddie Jones.
A novelist with a severe case of writer's block gets more than he bargained for when he purchases an antique inkpot in a London market.
|02||The Shifting Of The Sands||20041026||20050320|
A cleric is sent to a remote parish where he soon realises that the local community worship different gods.
A cleric is sent to a remote coastal parish where he soon realises that the local community worships different gods from those of the Christian Church.
Read by Ian McDiarmid.
|03||Some Children Wander By Mistake||20041027||20050327|
When the circus comes to town, a young boy's curiosity about clowns leads him deep behind the scenes.
Read by Alun Armstrong.
When the circus comes to town, a young boy's curiosity about clowns leads him deeper behind the scenes than he would have liked.
|04||Miss Froom, Vampire||20041028||20050403|
A young passer-by stops to help an attractive, middle-aged spinster in her garden, but recognises over tea that there is something peculiar, and irresistible, about his hostess.
Read by Jacqueline Pearce - or - Alun Armstrong depending on which listing you read.
|05 LAST||The New Daughter||20041029||20050410|
A young family moves into a house on whose land sits an old fairy fort, and the father becomes aware of ancient forces beneath the ruin that seek to take his daughter from him.
Read by Niall Buggy.
Supernatural tales by Dublin author John Connolly.
The Book At Bedtime series is read by Tony Doyle, the Afternoon Readings by a series of readers.A tree-spirit seeks out unwary children.
A man relives his childhood memories of the spirit of the forest who came prying at the windowpane and cast a blight upon his life.
|02||Mr Pettinger's Demon||20000111||20000516|
A priest is sent to investigate the incumbent at a remote parish church.
It seems his colleague has uncovered an ancient evil.
A country priest sent to take up his new position at a remote parish church finds an unpleasant legacy left by his predecessor.
|03||Mr Gray's Folly||20000112||20000517|
Edgar and Eleanor acquire their dream home, blighted only by an ugly folly.
But the folly hides a grim and deadly secret.
The foundations of an unsightly building in the grounds of a country house hide an ancient and irresistible secret.
|04||The Ritual Of The Bones||20000113||20000518|
Scholarship boy, Jenkins, is intimidated by the traditions of his new school.
Especially one involving some bones in boxes.
A new scholarship boy at an illustrious public school finds there is more to its traditions than he suspected.
A young boy David sees a ghost child who plays the piano.
Could it be Jason, his brother, who was killed in a car crash?
The sounds of a piano being played at night lead a father and his son into a confrontation with a malign adversary.