The Hotel [Reading]

Daisy Johnson's deliciously unsettling series of ghost stories, set in a remote hotel on the Fens. Readers in the series include Maxine Peake, Nicola Walker and Juliet Stevenson.

Today: Sara Kestleman kicks off the series with a story of rumour, myth and secrets about The Hotel. Why are only some people haunted by The Hotel? Why do they return again and again? And why are they all women?

Writer: Daisy Johnson is a British novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, Everything Under, was shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, making her the youngest nominee in the prize's history.

Reader: Sara Kestelman

Producer: Justine Wilett

Daisy Johnson's deliciously unsettling short story series set in a hotel on the Fens.

Producer: Justine Willett

Daisy Johnson's series of ghost stories set in a hotel on the Fens.


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01The Hotel2020092020210605 (R4)Daisy Johnson's deliciously unsettling series of ghost stories, set in a remote hotel on the Fens. Readers in the series include Maxine Peake, Nicola Walker and Juliet Stevenson.

Today: Sara Kestleman kicks off the series with a story of rumour, myth and secrets about The Hotel. Why are only some people haunted by The Hotel? Why do they return again and again? And why are they all women?

Writer: Daisy Johnson is a British novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, Everything Under, was shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, making her the youngest nominee in the prize's history.

Reader: Sara Kestelman

Producer: Justine Wilett

Daisy Johnson's deliciously unsettling short story series set in a hotel on the Fens.

Producer: Justine Willett

Daisy Johnson's series of ghost stories set in a hotel on the Fens.

02The Witch2020092720210612 (R4)Nicola Walker continues Daisy Johnson's deliciously unsettling ghost story series, with a feminist twist. Readers in the series include Maxine Peake, Juliet Stevenson and Sara Kestelman.

In today's story, 'The Witch', Fenland villagers tragically misread a woman's unusual powers of prediction...

Reader: Nicola Walker

Writer: Daisy Johnson

Producer: Justine Willett

Nicola Walker continues Daisy Johnson's deliciously unsettling series of ghost stories

Nicola Walker continues Daisy Johnson's deliciously unsettling series of ghost stories.

Daisy Johnson's series of ghost stories set in a hotel on the Fens.

03The Build2020100420210619 (R4)Maxine Peake continues Daisy Johnson's series of deliciously unsettling of ghost stories, set in a remote hotel on the Fens.

Today, in 'The Build', work starts on the foundations of The Hotel, but resistance seems to be coming from the ground itself...

Writer: Daisy Johnson is a British novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, Everything Under, was shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, making her the youngest nominee in the prize's history.

Reader: Maxine Peake

Producer: Justine Wilett

Maxine Peake continues Daisy Johnson's series of deliciously unsettling of ghost stories, set in a remote hotel on the Fens.

Reader: Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake continues Daisy Johnson's series of ghost stories set in a hotel on the Fens.

04Infestation2020101120210626 (R4)Anne-Marie Duff continues Daisy Johnson's series of deliciously unsettling of ghost stories, set in a remote hotel on the Fens.

Today, in 'Infestation'', it is the late 1960s, and a young girl is staying at the Hotel with her parents. Bored and restless, she decides to explore...

Writer: Daisy Johnson is a British novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, Everything Under, was shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, making her the youngest nominee in the prize's history.

Reader: Anne-Marie Duff

Producer: Justine Wilett

Anne-Marie Duff continues Daisy Johnson's deliciously unsettling series of ghost stories.

Anne-Marie Duff continues Daisy Johnson's series of deliciously unsettling ghost stories, set in a remote hotel on the Fens.

Producer: Justine Willett

Daisy Johnson's series of ghost stories set in a hotel on the Fens.

05Clean2020101820210703 (R4)Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo continues Daisy Johnson's series of deliciously unsettling of ghost stories, with a feminist twist.

In today's story, it is the late seventies, and a young cleaner is making ends meet with a job at The Hotel. She knows it is dangerous to be there, but is finding its pull hard to resist...

Writer: Daisy Johnson

Reader: Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo

Producer: Justine Wilett

The next in Daisy Johnson's deliciously chilling series of ghost stories set on the Fens.

Daisy Johnson's series of ghost stories set in a hotel on the Fens.

06The Wedding20201025The next in Daisy Johnson's series of deliciously unsettling of ghost stories, with a feminist twist.

In today's story, and a young woman is invited to a hen party at the Hotel. There she is haunted by an old love that has never died...

Writer: Daisy Johnson

Reader: Alexandria Riley

Producer: Justine Willett

The next in The Hotel, Daisy Johnson's deliciously spine-chilling series of ghost stories

07Conference20201101Jessica Raine reads the next in Daisy Johnson's series of deliciously spine-chilling ghost stories with a feminist twist, set in a haunted hotel.

In today's story, a young woman throws herself into her career, until a visit to The Hotel throws up some discomforting truths...

Writer: Daisy Johnson

Reader: Jessica Raine

Producer: Justine Willett

Jessica Raine reads the next in Daisy Johnson's deliciously unsettling ghost story series.

08The Monster20201108Daisy Johnson's deliciously unsettling ghost stories set in a hotel on the Fens.

One of Daisy Johnson's ghost stories set in a hotel on the Fens.

09Night Watch20201115Anne-Marie Duff continues Daisy Johnson's series of deliciously unsettling of ghost stories, set in a remote hotel on the Fens.

Today, in 'Nightwatch', it is the late 1990s, and a woman, who once visited The Hotel as a child, finds herself working there on the night shift - a dangerous shift for anyone who allows there mind to wander...

Writer: Daisy Johnson

Reader: Anne-Marie Duff

Producer: Justine Willett

Anne-Marie Duff continues Daisy Johnson's series of deliciously chilling ghost stories.

10Briony20201122The next in Daisy Johnson's darkly haunting ghost stories set in an isolated hotel.
11Haunted20201129Today: a businesswoman with a fascination for the macabre, encounters a grieving husband in the shadows of The Hotel - with transformative results -

Writer: Daisy Johnson

Reader: Laurel Lefkow

Producer: Justine Willett

12Mother20201206One of Daisy Johnson's ghost stories set in a hotel on the Fens.

Rebecca Root reads the next in Daisy Johnson's deliciously spine-tingling stories, set in a remote hotel on the Fens.

Today: a woman visits The Hotel in search of answers from her mother - who died a year before...

Reader: Rebecca Root is an actress, voice coach and transgender campaigner. She was rated 18th in The Independent on Sunday's Rainbow List 2014, which named her as one of the very few openly trans actresses in mainstream television.

Writer: Daisy Johnson

Producer: Justine Willett

Daisy Johnson's deliciously spooky series of ghost stories with a feminist twist.

13The Story20201213Today, in 'The Story', although The Hotel is set finally to close its doors for ever, the owner finds that it still has a few more secrets -

Writer: Daisy Johnson

Reader: Juliet Stevenson

Producer: Justine Willett

14The Priest20201220The next in Daisy Johnson's deliciously unsettling modern ghost stories set in the Fens.

Daisy Johnson's series of ghost stories set in a hotel on the Fens.

15 LASTThe Film20201227The finale in Daisy Johnson's deliciously dark series of contemporary ghost stories, read by Sara Kestelman.

Today: gripped by rumours and myths about The Hotel, a group of students go to film whatever lurks within its walls -

Writer: Daisy Johnson

Reader: Sara Kestelman

Producer: Justine Willett

The finale of Daisy Johnson's ghost story series, set on the Fens, read by Sara Kestelman.

Daisy Johnson's series of ghost stories set in a hotel on the Fens.