The Gothic Imagination

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Frankenstein - 22012110420121110

The second part of a new production of Mary Shelley's heart-breaking modern myth of obsession, pride and the need for love. In attempting to find some peace from his troubles, Frankenstein has gone walking in the mountains, where he is about to come face to face with what he most hates and fears.

Dramatised by Lucy Catherine.

Directed by Marc Beeby

01Dracula: Part 12012101420121020

1/2 Launching a month's focus on The Gothic Imagination, Bram Stoker's disturbing vampire tale of horror, in a new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Told through letters, journal entries, and other found testimony, this is the story of the brief reign of terror of an uncivilised monster in Victorian Britain.

The Gothic Imagination on Radio 4 and 4 Extra, is reclaiming original gothic creations from the clichés they have become, and introducing three new works into the canon. For all the fireworks of blood, flesh and horror, Frankenstein reveals itself as the story of parenting and abandonment, and Dracula, as a supernatural fable reflecting a harrowing fear of female sexuality, and the treatment meted out to the insane pervert who unleashes it for pleasure.

Narrated by various characters, and with different 'takes' on the progress of the story, this is an all action adventure story, with ghosts, ghouls, lunatics, and seriously gripping chase sequences. Adapting it in just two hours takes the audience on a thrilling ride through the dark psyche of Victorian England.

02Dracula: Part 22012102120121027
20150103 (BBC7)
20150104 (BBC7)

Lucy Westenra is dead, but Professor Van Helsing is determined to find out how she died.

2/2 Bram Stoker's disturbing vampire tale of horror, in a new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Lucy Westenra is dead, but Professor Van Helsing is determined to find out the true cause of her death, track it down, fight it and defeat it forever.

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

2/2 Bram Stoker's disturbing vampire tale of horror, in a new version by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Lucy Westenra is dead, but Professor Van Helsing is determined to find out the true cause of her death, track it down, fight it and defeat it forever.

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

03Frankenstein - 12012102820121103
20151219 (BBC7)
20151220 (BBC7)

A new production of Mary Shelley's heart-breaking modern myth of obsession, pride and the need for love.

While sailing through the Arctic wastes, Captain Walton picks up an unexpected passenger. Close to death the man begins to tell Walton his strange and terrible story. 1 of 2

Dramatised by Lucy Catherine.

Directed by Marc Beeby

While sailing through the Arctic wastes, Captain Walton picks up an unexpected passenger.

A new production of Mary Shelley's heart-breaking modern myth of obsession, pride and the need for love.

While sailing through the Arctic wastes, Captain Walton picks up an unexpected passenger. Close to death the man begins to tell Walton his strange and terrible story. 1 of 2

Dramatised by Lucy Catherine.

Directed by Marc Beeby

04Frankenstein - 22012110420121106
20151226 (BBC7)
20151227 (BBC7)

The second part of a new production of Mary Shelley's heart-breaking modern myth of obsession, pride and the need for love. In attempting to find some peace from his troubles, Frankenstein has gone walking in the mountains, where he is about to come face to face with what he most hates and fears.

In the mountains, Frankenstein comes face-to-face with what he most hates and fears.

Dramatised by Lucy Catherine.

Directed by Marc Beeby.