Just Before Midnight

Chilling tales from the BBC archives

Episodes

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And No Birds Sing1979051220180608 (BBC7)

Philip is quietly reading at home, but a knock on his door may change his life forever.

"Philip, what happened on that train..?"

Philip Brooks is quietly reading at home, but a knock on his front door may change his life forever...

Ted Willis's puzzling tale stars Hugh Burden as Philip Brooks, Mary Miller as Ann Brooks and Adrian Egan as Detective Sergeant Syms.

Producer: David Johnston

First broadcast on the BBC Radio 4 in May 1979.

By Ted Willis. A knock on Philip Brooks' front door may change his life forever.

No 171963030320180607 (BBC7)

By E Nesbit. Can anyone explain the strange happenings taking place in a small hotel?

Can anyone explain the strange happenings taking place in room 17 of a provincial hotel?

"Everything I'm going to tell you is as plain and straightforward as a timetable."

Can anyone explain the strange happenings taking place in a small provincial hotel - in room No. 17?

E Nesbit's mystery stars George Hagan as Braithwick, George Merritt as Peel, Will Leighton as Raffety, David Kossoff as Little, Timothy West as Cooper, Sian Davies as the Receptionist and Arthur Gomez as the Night Porter.

Adapted for radio by Michael and Mollie Hardwick.

Producer: Charles Lefeaux

First broadcast on the BBC Home Service in March 1963.

The Dare Game1964011320180606 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley. A meeting of old friends revives memories of a very dangerous game.

A chance meeting of old school friends revives memories of a very dangerous game.

A chance meeting of old school friends revives memories of a very dangerous game...

Rosemary Timperley's daring tale stars Shirley Cooklin as Enid, Margaret Woolfit as Carol, Moira Mannon as the Store Detective and Frederick Treves as Mr Merlin.

Producer: Keith Williams

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1964.

The Invader1964041420180605 (BBC7)

By Philip Levene. Sensitive Edmund is forced into committing a terrible act.

Edmund Stanway is a sensitive man, until he is forced into committing a terrible act.

Composer Edmund Stanway is a sensitive man - until he's forced into committing a terrible act...

Philip Levene's chilling tale stars James Thomason as Edmund Stanway, Ronald Faulkner as Paul Farrow, Patricia Leventon as Joan Sheldon, Hamlyn Benson as Hanley and Valerie Kirkbright as Millie.

Producer: Michael Bakewell

First broadcast on the BBC Light Programme in April 1964.