Literary Misfits

A week of literary mayhem as some of our best-loved fictional characters stumble into the pages of the wrong books.

Episodes

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20071223Stories in which famous fictional characters stumble into the pages of the wrong books.

1/5. The Case of the Scream in the Night

By Eilis Ni Dhuibhne.

When a mysterious Miss Jane Eyre calls at Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street residence, little does he suspect just how mysterious her case will turn out to be.

Read by Michael Maloney.

20071230Stories in which famous fictional characters stumble into the pages of the wrong books.

2/5. The Final Voyage of Gulliver

By John Morrison.

When Gulliver is tempted to make one final journey he inadvertently finds himself washed up on the John Bull's Other Island of George Bernard Shaw. What will he make of its inhabitants and what will they make of him?

Read by Mark Lambert.

20080106Stories in which famous fictional characters stumble into the pages of the wrong books.

3/5. A Vampire Vaudeville

By Kerry Lee Crabbe.

Lady Bracknell is very surprised when an unexpected visitor, Count Dracula, calls to ask for the hand of her daughter Gwendolen. Will Lady Bracknell refuse this preposterous request or will she find herself bewitched by the unusual charms of this tall nocturnal stranger?

Read by Niall Buggy.

20080113Stories in which famous fictional characters stumble into the pages of the wrong books.

4/5. Casuabon in the Catacombs

By Anne Haverty.

Leaving the town of Middlemarch, the scholarly Mr Casaubon and his wife Dorothea embark on a trip to Dublin, but will they find themselves living the Life of Riley in the Emerald Isle?

Read by Aidan McArdle.

03A Vampire Vaudeville20080106By Kerry Lee Crabbe. Lady Bracknell receives an unexpected visit from Count Dracula.

Stories in which famous fictional characters stumble into the pages of the wrong books

04Casuabon In The Catacombs20080113Leaving Middlemarch, the scholarly Mr Casaubon and his wife Dorothea visit Dublin.

Stories in which famous fictional characters stumble into the pages of the wrong books

AR01The Case Of The Scream In The Night2006041720071223By Eilís Ní Dhuibhne, read by Michael Maloney.

When a mysterious Miss Jane Eyre calls at Sherlock Holmes' Baker Street residence, little does he suspect just how mysterious her case will turn out to be.

Producer Heather Brennon

AR02The Final Voyage Of Gulliver2006041820071230By John Morrison, read by Mark Lambert.

When Gulliver is tempted to make one final journey, he inadvertently finds himself washed up on John Bull's Other Island (George Bernard Shaw).

What will he make of its inhabitants and more to the point, what will they make of him?

Producer Heather Brennon

AR03A Vampire Vaudeville2006041920080106By Kerry Lee Crabbe.

Lady Bracknell is very surprised when an unexpected visitor, Count Dracula, calls to ask for the hand of her daughter Gwendolen.

Will Lady Bracknell refute this preposterous request or, indeed, will she find herself bewitched by the unusual charms of this tall nocturnal stranger?

Producer Oonagh McMullan.

AR04Casaubon In The Catacombs2006042020080113By Anne Haverty.

Leaving the town of Middlemarch, the scholarly Mr Casaubon and his wife Dorothea embark on a trip to Dublin, but will they find themselves living the Life of Riley in the Emerald Isle?

Producer Heather Larmour

AR05 LASTPride And Homicide20060421By Barry Devlin, read by Killian Donnelly.

When the notorious Butcher Boy, Francie Brady, arrives in Longbourn and takes up a position with a certain Bennett family, it can only be a matter of time before pride leads to something a little more sinister than a fall for one of the local residents.

Producer Heather Larmour