Mad Monkton [Wilkie Collins]

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Has the youngest son Alfred inherited the hereditary madness that’s said to blight the Monkton family?

'I see the figure of a dark-complexioned man, standing up, with his head uncovered. One of his hands, still clutching a pistol, has fallen to his side; the other presses a bloody handkerchief to his mouth. And thus I have seen him ever since the moment of his death.'

Wilkie Collins's classic story adapted for radio by Michael Robson.

Alfred Monkton … John Castle
Piers Fortune … Gary Bond
Ada Elmslie … Sandra Freeman
Damian … Lewis Stringer
Captain Rounce … Geoffrey Matthews

Devised and directed by Derek Hoddinott

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in 1976.

Has the youngest son Alfred inherited the hereditary madness of the Monkton family?

Devised and directed by Derek Hoddinott.

First broadcast on the BBC World Service in March 1976.