Hampton Sides - Hellhound On His Trail

Episodes

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01The Escape2010071220180326 (BBC7)
20180327 (BBC7)
"James Earl Ray makes a dramatic escape from Jeff City Penitentiary.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Hampton Sides' compelling book sheds fresh light on the assassination of Martin Luther King and the hunt for his killer, James Earl Ray.

In this opening episode, Ray makes a dramatic escape from his penitentiary and assumes the first of many aliases.

Meanwhile, an increasingly exhausted Martin Luther King plans a bold new direction for the civil rights movement.

Read by Christian Camargo and Clarke Peters.

First published in 2010 and abridged by Viv Beeby.

Producer: Emma Harding

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2010.

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02Eric S Galt2010071320180327 (BBC7)
20180328 (BBC7)
"King commits to leading a march in Memphis with a fugitive following his every move.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Hampton Sides' compelling new book sheds fresh light on the assassination of Martin Luther King and the hunt for his killer, James Earl Ray. In today's episode, King commits himself to leading a march in Memphis on behalf of striking sanitation workers, but the march goes disastrously wrong. Little does King know that a fugitive called Eric S Galt, aka James Earl Ray, appears to be following his every move.

Read by Christian Camargo and Clarke Peters.

Abridged by Viv Beeby

Produced by Emma Harding

The book: Hellhound on his Trail was published in the UK on 3rd June 2010 by Allen Lane.

The readers: Christian Camargo is an American actor, probably best known for his role as Brian Moser in the Showtime drama series Dexter. He also appeared in the Oscar winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker as head psychiatrist Lieutenant Colonel John Cambridge. In summer 2010, he is playing Ariel in the Bridge Project's production of The Tempest at the Old Vic Theatre, London.

Clarke Peters is an American actor, singer and director, who is probably best known for playing Detective Lester Freamon in the HBO drama series, The Wire. He also appeared in the second series of Damages. He has numerous West End and Broadway credits and was nominated for a Tony award for writing the book of the musical revue, Five Guys Named Moe.

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03Memphis2010071420180328 (BBC7)
20180329 (BBC7)
"Martin Luther King and Eric S Galt, aka James Earl Ray, both arrive in Memphis.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Hampton Sides' compelling new book sheds fresh light on the assassination of Martin Luther King and the hunt for his killer, James Earl Ray.

Martin Luther King and Eric S Galt, aka James Earl Ray, both arrive in Memphis. It is April 3rd 1968. As King makes himself comfortable in the familiar surroundings of Room 306 at the Lorraine Motel, Galt installs himself in a boarding house opposite, with a clear view of the door of Room 306.

Read by Christian Camargo and Clarke Peters.

Abridged by Viv Beeby.

Produced by Emma Harding.

The book: Hellhound on his Trail was published in the UK on 3rd June 2010 by Allen Lane.

The readers: Christian Camargo is an American actor, probably best known for his role as Brian Moser in the Showtime drama series Dexter. He also appeared in the Oscar winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker as head psychiatrist Lieutenant Colonel John Cambridge. In summer 2010, he is playing Ariel in the Bridge Project's production of The Tempest at the Old Vic Theatre, London.

Clarke Peters is an American actor, singer and director, who is probably best known for playing Detective Lester Freamon in the HBO drama series, The Wire. He also appeared in the second series of Damages. He has numerous West End and Broadway credits and was nominated for a Tony award for writing the book of the musical revue, Five Guys Named Moe.

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04Racial Apocalypse2010071520180329 (BBC7)
20180330 (BBC7)
"As news of King's murder spreads, the USA prepares itself for widespread unrest.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Hampton Sides' compelling new book sheds fresh light on the assassination of Martin Luther King and the hunt for his killer, James Earl Ray. In today's episode, as news of King's murder spreads, the USA prepares itself for widespread unrest. Meanwhile, Eric S Galt, aka James Earl Ray, is already making his escape north to Canada.

Read by Christian Camargo and Clarke Peters.

Abridged by Viv Beeby.

Produced by Emma Harding.

The book: Hellhound on his Trail was published in the UK on 3rd June 2010 by Allen Lane.

The readers: Christian Camargo is an American actor, probably best known for his role as Brian Moser in the Showtime drama series Dexter. He also appeared in the Oscar winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker as head psychiatrist Lieutenant Colonel John Cambridge. In summer 2010, he is playing Ariel in the Bridge Project's production of The Tempest at the Old Vic Theatre, London.

Clarke Peters is an American actor, singer and director, who is probably best known for playing Detective Lester Freamon in the HBO drama series, The Wire. He also appeared in the second series of Damages. He has numerous West End and Broadway credits and was nominated for a Tony award for writing the book of the musical revue, Five Guys Named Moe.

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05 LASTBreakthrough2010071620180330 (BBC7)
20180331 (BBC7)
"The FBI pursue King's killer to London where he's hiding out under a new identity.

Serialised book readings, featuring works from various genres

Hampton Sides' compelling new book sheds fresh light on the assassination of Martin Luther King and the hunt for his killer, James Earl Ray. In today's episode, the FBI's manhunt for King's killer has made an exciting breakthrough - they now know that the real name of their prime suspect. But they first need to pursue him to London, where he is hiding out under another new identity - that of 'Ramon Sneyd'.

Read by Christian Camargo and Clarke Peters.

Abridged by Viv Beeby

Produced by Emma Harding

The book: Hellhound on his Trail was published in the UK on 3rd June 2010 by Allen Lane.

The readers: Christian Camargo is an American actor, probably best known for his role as Brian Moser in the Showtime drama series Dexter. He also appeared in the Oscar winning 2009 film, The Hurt Locker as head psychiatrist Lieutenant Colonel John Cambridge. In summer 2010, he is playing Ariel in the Bridge Project's production of The Tempest at the Old Vic Theatre, London.

Clarke Peters is an American actor, singer and director, who is probably best known for playing Detective Lester Freamon in the HBO drama series, The Wire. He also appeared in the second series of Damages. He has numerous West End and Broadway credits and was nominated for a Tony award for writing the book of the musical revue, Five Guys Named Moe.

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