Haunted

Haunted was a World Service series, broadcast in 1980, that included both classic and contemporary horror stories in a 30 min format.

The radio adaptations are by Derek Hoddinott.

Episodes

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I've seen this series referred to as "Haunted: Stores Of The Supernatural", and as being episodes within a drama slot ("30 Minute Drama" for example).

Christina19820213
Esmeralda, By John Keir Cross20130219 (BBC7)
20130220 (BBC7)

Felix might be free of his wife, but who is the woman claiming to be his daughter?

4 Extra Debut. Felix might finally be free of his wife, but who is the mysterious woman claiming to be his daughter? Starring George Baker.

Esmerelda - By John Keir Cross
Esmerelda [wsa]19820228
Esmiralda [ohg]19800830

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Keeping His Problem [wsa]19840725

Wed

Keeping His Promise - By Algernon Blackwood
Legal Rites1982031719820515

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Legal Rights, By Isaac Asimov and James Maccreagh

Legal Rites [ohg]19820515

17

Listen To The Silence1982013020130214 (BBC7)
20130905 (BBC7)
20130906 (BBC7)
20150827 (BBC7)
20150828 (BBC7)
20170601 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley. Can Mary refuse the voice claiming to be her grandfather?

Mary must face her fears. Can she refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather? Stars Gwen Watford.

A series of stories of the Supernatural. Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Stars Gwen Watford as Mary, George Pravda as the Captain, Patsy Rowlands as Mrs Maple, David Ashford as the Doctor. With Heather Bell and Alexander John.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1979.

By Rosemary Timperley. Mary must face her fears. Can she refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather? Stars Gwen Watford.

Listen To The Silence [ohg]19800802

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Listen To The Silence [wsa]19820130
Listen To The Silence, By Rosemary Timperley20130214 (BBC7)
20130215 (BBC7)

Can Mary refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather?

Mary must face her fears. Can she refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather? Stars Gwen Watford.

Little Girl Lost [ohg]19800621

1

Little Girl Lost [wsa]19791014
Little Girl Lost, By Rosemary Timperley20130211 (BBC7)
20130212 (BBC7)

Her daughter-in-law is worried. Can Mrs Grove talk with her husband beyond the grave?

4 Extra Debut. Her daughter-in-law is worried. Can Mrs Grove really talk with her husband beyond the grave? Stars Ruth Dunning.

Mists Of Memory1982032719820522
20130221 (BBC7)
20130911 (BBC7)
20130912 (BBC7)
20150902 (BBC7)
20150903 (BBC7)
20170809 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley. Young cellist Janet meets a confused old man. And he seems familiar

By Rosemary Timperley. Young cellist Janet meets a confused old man. He wonders if 'music is where I live'. And he seems familiar. Stars Helen Worth.

18

Mists Of Memory [ohg]19820522

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Mists Of Memory [wsa]19820327
Only Child [wsa]19840728
The 12oy [wsa]19791202
The Dead Man Of Varley Grange1984072719840728
20130228 (BBC7)
20130301 (BBC7)
20130919 (BBC7)
20130920 (BBC7)
20150910 (BBC7)
20150911 (BBC7)

By Anonymous. Jack is set for a good time in a friend's house, but why do rumours persist?

By Anonymous. Jack is set for a good time at a friend's new property, but why do strange rumours persist about the house? Stars George Baker.

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By Anonymous

Jack is set for a good time in a friend's new property, but why do strange rumours persist about the house? Stars George Baker.

Jack is set for a good time in a friend's new property but why do strange rumours persist?

The Dead Man Of Varley Grange [ohg]19840728

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The Dead Man Of Varley Grange, By Anonymous20130228 (BBC7)
20130301 (BBC7)
20171214 (BBC7)

Jack is set for a good time in a friend's house, but why do rumours persist?

Jack is set for a good time in a friend's new property, but why do strange rumours persist about the house?

Dramatised for radio by Patricia Mays.

Stars George Baker as Fred Lester, Jeremy Clyde as Jack Darrant.

Other parts were played by Adrian Egan, Gareth Armstrong, David Ashford, Jane Thompson, and Narissa Nights.

Producer: Derek Hoddinott

Director: Martin Williamson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1984.

Jack is set for a good time in a friend's new property but why do strange rumours persist?

4 Extra Debut. Jack is set for a good time in a friend's new property, but why do strange rumours persist about the house? Stars George Baker.

The Decoy
The Decoy [ohg]19800726

6

The Dream Women [wsa]19791125
The Emissary1982031319820508
20130220 (BBC7)
20130221 (BBC7)
20130910 (BBC7)
20130911 (BBC7)
20150901 (BBC7)
20150902 (BBC7)
20170808 (BBC7)

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By Ray Bradbury

Young Marion is unwell, but her pet dog keeps her in touch with the outside world. And beyond. Stars Jennie Linden.

Young Marion is unwell, but her dog keeps her in touch with the outside world. And beyond.

By Ray Bradbury. Marion's pet dog keeps her in touch with the outside world. And beyond.

By Ray Bradbury. Young Marion is unwell, but her pet dog keeps her in touch with the outside world. And beyond. Stars Jennie Linden.

4 Extra Debut. Young Marion is unwell, but her pet dog keeps her in touch with the outside world. And beyond. Stars Jennie Linden.

The Emissary19820508

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The Emissary [wsa]19820313
The Firmin Child1984072519840825

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The Ghost In The Men's Club
The Grey Ones1993072819840811
20130301 (BBC7)
20130302 (BBC7)
20130918 (BBC7)
20130919 (BBC7)
20150909 (BBC7)
20150910 (BBC7)
20171213 (BBC7)
19840826 (WS)

By JB Priestley. A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy. Will his psychiatrist be able to help? Stars Tony Britton.

By JB Priestley. A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy.

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By Jb Priestley

By JB Priestley. A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy. Will his psychiatrist be able to help?

Stars Tony Britton.

A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy. Stars Tony Britton.

4 Extra Debut.

A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy. Will his psychiatrist be able to help?

#24

A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy.

A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy. Will his psychiatrist be able to help?

JB Priestley's creepy tale dramatised for radio by Patricia Mays.

Stars Tony Britton as Patson and Jack May as Dr Smith.

Producer: Derek Hoddinott

Director: Martin Williamson

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1984.

4 Extra Debut. A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy. Will his psychiatrist be able to help? Stars Tony Britton.

The Inexperienced Ghost1982022720130218 (BBC7)
20130219 (BBC7)

A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy?

4 Extra Debut. A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy? Starring Donald Houston and Christopher Guard.

The Judge's House1982013119820501
20130215 (BBC7)
20130216 (BBC7)
20130906 (BBC7)
20130907 (BBC7)
20150828 (BBC7)
20150829 (BBC7)
20170602 (BBC7)

#15

Malcolm discovers the truth of 'absurd prejudices' which accrued around an empty property.

Malcolm Malcolmson discovers the truth of the 'absurd prejudices' which have accrued around an empty property. Stars Nigel Havers.

By Bram Stoker. Malcolm discovers the truth of absurd prejudices around an empty property.

Malcolm Malcolmson discovers the truth of 'absurd prejudices' which have accrued around an empty property.

A series of stories of the Supernatural. Bram Stoker's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Stars Nigel Havers as Malcolmson, Nancy Nevinson as Mrs Dempster and Jane Thompson as Mrs Witham. With David Timson and Alexander John.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1979.

By Bram Stoker. Malcolm Malcolmson discovers the truth of the 'absurd prejudices' which have accrued around an empty property. Stars Nigel Havers.

15

By Bram Stoker

The Lamp1984070520130225 (BBC7)
20130226 (BBC7)
20130916 (BBC7)
20130917 (BBC7)
20150907 (BBC7)
20150908 (BBC7)
20171211 (BBC7)

A boy settles into a new address, but his ghostly playmate has other ideas.

A sickly young boy settles at a new address, but his ghostly playmate has other ideas...

Agatha Christie's creepy tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Stars Judy Cornwell as Mrs Lancaster, Timothy Bateson as Mr Windburn, Marco Ferraro as Geoffrey, William Eadle as Radnor, Arnold Diamond as the Doctor and Simon Meacock as the Child.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1984.

A sickly young boy settles into a new address, but his ghostly playmate has other ideas.

4 Extra Debut. A sickly young boy settles into a new address, but his ghostly playmate has other ideas. Stars Judy Cornwell and Timothy Bateson.

By Agatha Christie. A boy settles into a new address, but his playmate has other ideas.

By Agatha Christie. A sickly young boy settles into a new address, but his ghostly playmate has other ideas. Stars Judy Cornwell and Timothy Bateson.

The Late Departure19820214
The Mists Of Memory1982052220130221 (BBC7)
20130222 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley

Will a surprising meeting inspire schoolgirl Janet to devote her life to the cello?

Will a surprising meeting inspire schoolgirl Janet to devote her life to playing the cello? Stars Helen Worth.

Will a surprising meeting inspire schoolgirl Janet to devote her life to the cello?

4 Extra Debut.

Will a surprising meeting inspire schoolgirl Janet to devote her life to playing the cello?

Stars Helen Worth.

To Kill A Ghost1984072819840804

#23

0101Little Girl Lost1979101419800621
20130211 (BBC7)
20130212 (BBC7)
20130902 (BBC7)
20130903 (BBC7)
20150824 (BBC7)
20150825 (BBC7)
20170529 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley

Her daughter-in-law is worried. Can Mrs Grove talk with her husband beyond the grave?

Her daughter-in-law is worried. Can Mrs Grove really talk with her husband beyond the grave? Stars Ruth Dunning.

By Rosemary Timperley. Can Mrs Grove really talk with her husband beyond the grave?

Her daughter-in-law is worried. Can Mrs Grove really talk with her husband beyond the grave?

A series of stories of the Supernatural. Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Derek Hoddinott..

Stars Ruth Dunning as Mrs Grove, Jenny Linden as Sally, John Carson as Herbert, Bernadette Windsor as Janet and Adrian Egan as the Doctor / John Grove.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1979.

By Rosemary Timperley. Her daughter-in-law is worried. Can Mrs Grove really talk with her husband beyond the grave? Stars Ruth Dunning.

0102What Was It?1979102119800628

By Fitz-james O'brien

#2

0103The Family1979111119800705

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By John Elliott

#3

0104Walk On The Water1979112119800712
20130212 (BBC7)
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20130904 (BBC7)
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20150826 (BBC7)
20170530 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley

Young Rachel finds her whole life blighted by one encounter. Stars Anna Cooper.

A salutary lesson about talking to strangers, as young Rachel finds her whole life blighted by one encounter. Stars Anna Cooper.

By Rosemary Timperley. Young Rachel finds her whole life blighted by one encounter.

A salutary lesson about talking to strangers, as a young girl finds her whole life blighted by one encounter.

A series of stories of the Supernatural. Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Derek Hoddinott.

Stars Anna Cooper as Rachel, Ursula Howells as Mother, Jack May as Father, David Ashford as Peter and Brian Hewlett as the Man. With Brian Haines, Trevor Cooper and Leonard Fenton.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1979.

By Rosemary Timperley. A salutary lesson about talking to strangers, as young Rachel finds her whole life blighted by one encounter. Stars Anna Cooper.

0105The Dream Woman1979112519800719
20130213 (BBC7)
20130214 (BBC7)
20130904 (BBC7)
20130905 (BBC7)
20150826 (BBC7)
20150827 (BBC7)
20170531 (BBC7)

#5

By Wilkie Collins

Isaac lives in constant fear of a knife-wielding female. But is she of this Earth, or from beyond the grave? Stars Charles Kay.

Isaac lives in constant fear of a knife-wielding female. But is she even of this Earth?

By Wilkie Collins. Isaac lives in fear of a knife-wielding female. Is she of this Earth?

Isaac lives in constant fear of a knife-wielding female. But is she of this Earth - or from beyond the grave?

A series of stories of the Supernatural. Wilkie Collins's tale dramatised by Derek Hoddinott.

Stars Charles Kay as Isaac, Maureen O'Brien as Rebecca, Richard Bebb as The Doctor, Douglas Blackwell as The Landlord and Katherine Parr as Mrs Stratchard. With David Timson and Danny Schiller.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1979.

By Wilkie Collins. Isaac lives in constant fear of a knife-wielding female. But is she of this Earth, or from beyond the grave? Stars Charles Kay.

0106The Decoy !1979120219800726

by Algernon Blackwood

0107Listen To The Silence1980080219820327
20130214 (BBC7)
20130215 (BBC7)
20130905 (BBC7)
20130906 (BBC7)
20150827 (BBC7)
20150828 (BBC7)
20170601 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley

Can Mary refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather?

Mary must face her fears. Can she refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather? Stars Gwen Watford.

By Rosemary Timperley. Can Mary refuse the voice claiming to be her grandfather?

Mary must face her fears. Can she refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather? Stars Gwen Watford.

A series of stories of the Supernatural. Rosemary Timperley's tale dramatised by Patricia Mays.

Stars Gwen Watford as Mary, George Pravda as the Captain, Patsy Rowlands as Mrs Maple, David Ashford as the Doctor. With Heather Bell and Alexander John.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1979.

By Rosemary Timperley. Mary must face her fears. Can she refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather? Stars Gwen Watford.

0108The Inexperienced Ghost1980080919820424
20130218 (BBC7)
20130219 (BBC7)
20130909 (BBC7)
20130910 (BBC7)
20150831 (BBC7)
20150901 (BBC7)
20170807 (BBC7)
19820227 (WS)

By HG Wells. A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy?

A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy?

HG Wells' supernatural tale, dramatised by Patricia Mays

Starring Donald Houston as Clayton, Christopher Guard as Sanderson, Michael Cochrane as Wish, John Gillett as Evans and Gary Cady as the Barman

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1982.

By HG Wells. A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy? Starring Donald Houston and Christopher Guard.

By H G Wells

A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy?

A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy? Starring Donald Houston and Christopher Guard.

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0109Christina1980081619820403
19820213 (WS)

By Daphne Castell

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0110The Late Departure1980082319820417

By Glenn Chandler

#10

0111Esmeralda1980083019820501
20130219 (BBC7)
20130220 (BBC7)
20130913 (BBC7)
20130914 (BBC7)
20150904 (BBC7)
20150905 (BBC7)
20170811 (BBC7)
19820228 (WS)

By John Keir Cross

Felix might be free of his wife, but who is the woman claiming to be his daughter?

Felix might finally be free of his wife, but who is the mysterious woman claiming to be his daughter? Starring George Baker.

By John Keir Cross. Who is the mysterious woman claiming to be Felix's daughter?

By John Keir Cross. Felix might finally be free of his wife, but who is the mysterious woman claiming to be his daughter? Starring George Baker.

0112A Pair Of Hands1980090619820328

Haunted was a World Service series, broadcast in 1980, that included both classic and contemporary horror stories in a 30 min format.

The radio adaptations are by Derek Hoddinott.

Haunted was a World Service series, broadcast in 1980, that included both classic and contemporary horror stories in a 30 min format.

The radio adaptations are by Derek Hoddinott.Sun

By Arthur Quiller Couch

#12

0113Keeping His Promise !1980091319840916
19840725 (WS)

By Algernon Blackwood

0114Which One?1980092019840725
20130227 (BBC7)
20130228 (BBC7)
20130920 (BBC7)
20130921 (BBC7)
20150911 (BBC7)
20150912 (BBC7)
20171215 (BBC7)

By R Chetwynd-Hayes. A fire warden team are put to the test during a 1940 bombing raid.

By R Chetwynd-Hayes. A fire warden team are put to the toughest test during a 1940 bombing raid. Will they all survive? Stars Reginald Marsh.

By R Chetwynd-hayes

A fire warden team are put to the test during a 1940 bombing raid. Will they all survive?

A fire warden team are put to the toughest test during a 1940 bombing raid. Will they all survive? Stars Reginald Marsh.

A fire warden team are put to the test during a 1940 bombing raid.

1940: A fire warden team are put to the severest test during a bombing raid. Will they all survive?

R Chetwynd-Hayes's creepy tale dramatised for radio by Patricia Mays.

Stars Reginald Marsh as Drayton. Garrard Greene as Hughes, Robert Glenister as Raymond, Adrian Egan as Smithers, Nigel Graham as Jackson and David Graham as Conway.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1984.

4 Extra Debut. A fire warden team are put to the toughest test during a 1940 bombing raid. Will they all survive? Stars Reginald Marsh.

03The Liberated Tiger1984072119840725
20130226 (BBC7)
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20130917 (BBC7)
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20150908 (BBC7)
20150909 (BBC7)
20171212 (BBC7)

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By R Chetwynd-hayes

Roland is dying. But could he possibly be haunting his wife while he is still alive? Stars Rosemary Leach and Leslie Sands.

By R Chetwynd-Hayes. Could Roland possibly be haunting his wife while he is still alive?

By R Chetwynd-Hayes. Roland is dying. But could he possibly be haunting his wife while he is still alive? Stars Rosemary Leach and Leslie Sands.

#21

Could Roland possibly be haunting his wife while he is still alive?

Roland is dying. But could he possibly be haunting his wife while he's still alive?

R Chetwynd-Hayes's creepy tale dramatised for radio by Patricia Mays.

Stars Rosemary Leach as Mary, Leslie Sands as Roland and Hilda Schroeder as Mrs Parkins.

Director: Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1984.

Roland is dying. But could he possibly be haunting his wife while he is still alive?

4 Extra Debut. Roland is dying. But could he possibly be haunting his wife while he is still alive? Stars Rosemary Leach and Leslie Sands.

0301The Lamp1984070719840722
20130225 (BBC7)
20130226 (BBC7)
20130916 (BBC7)
20130917 (BBC7)
20150907 (BBC7)
20150908 (BBC7)

By Agatha Christie

A sickly young boy settles into a new address, but his ghostly playmate has other ideas.

A sickly young boy settles into a new address, but his ghostly playmate has other ideas. Stars Judy Cornwell and Timothy Bateson.

By Agatha Christie. A boy settles into a new address, but his playmate has other ideas.

By Agatha Christie. A sickly young boy settles into a new address, but his ghostly playmate has other ideas. Stars Judy Cornwell and Timothy Bateson.

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0307Only Child1984072819840818
19840902 (WS)

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By Frances Stevens

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0310Channel Crossing1984070519840714
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20170810 (BBC7)

Can a holiday overcome all the issues that divide a bickering family? Stars Peter Sallis.

4 Extra Debut. Can a family holiday overcome all the issues that divide a bickering family? Stars Peter Sallis and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

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Thu

Can a family holiday overcome all the issues that divide a bickering family? Stars Peter Sallis and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

By Rosemary Timperley. Can a holiday overcome the issues that divide a bickering family?

By Rosemary Timperley. Can a family holiday overcome all the issues that divide a bickering family? Stars Peter Sallis and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

#20

AD2011011920130529

By Sally Griffiths.

Professional illusionist, Will Morgan, is to front a TV show in which he exposes spiritualist mediums as frauds. Hayley Taylor is the spiritualist medium who refuses to back down under Will's scrutiny - a challenge Will can't walk away from. Both are to have their belief systems sorely tested when a voice from one of their pasts refuses to keep silent.

Starring Steffan Rhodri (Gavin and Stacey) as Will and Zoe Tapper (Mr Selfridge) as Hayley.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

(repeat)

The writer

Sally Griffiths is half of a screenwriting partnership (with Rachel Cuperman) which has produced 4 commissioned/funded scripts. Filming is about to start on their third script for the popular, long-running TV drama series, Midsomer Murders. Sally is Senior Script Reader for Working Title and CinemaNX and has worked as a script consultant on films that include 'Tom and Viv', 'Wilde', 'Gabriel and Me' and 'Stormbreaker.'.