A Night With A Vampire

Episodes

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0101Dead Persons In Hungary, By Aa Calmet2010112220190527 (BBC7)

Are vampires real? The testimony of early 18th-century witnesses suggests a definitive answer.

Read by David Tennant.

Antoine Augustin Calmet published an apparently serious anthropological history of the vampire throughout Europe in the early 19th century called "The Phantom World". All the people he spoke to were adamant about what they had witnessed. His account therefore appears all the more disturbing and became the basis for the flights of vampiric fancy that took off in the Victorian age.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.

A virginal English soldier, travelling through Romania, ends up in a deserted village.

David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories

David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories

David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories

0102The Family Of The Vourdalak, By Alexis Tolstoy2010112320190528 (BBC7)

Father Gorcha sets off on a mysterious mission in the mountains, but warns his family not to welcome him back - for he will be transformed...

Read by David Tennant.

Compelling story written by Leo Tolstoy's lesser-known brother Alexis.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.

Father Gorcha goes into the mountains and warns his family he will return as a vampire

David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories

David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories

0103The Horla, By Guy De Maupassant2010112420190529 (BBC7)

After an unusual Brazilian ship enters the harbour - our hero suddenly begins to feel unwell, and starts to have feverish and disturbing visions.

Only too late does he discover the demonic nature of the South American ship's cargo...

Read by David Tennant.

Written by Guy de Maupassant.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.

A Brazilian ship sparks alarming visions for our hero who discovers its demonic cargo

David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories

David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories

0104Luella Miller, By Mary E Wilkins Freeman2010112520190530 (BBC7)

Luella Miller seems incapable of surviving on her own - so she calls on friends, relatives and lovers to help her.

And they all die - one by one - until there’s no one left to lift a finger to assist this most demanding of women.

Read by David Tennant.

Creepy tale set in small town America, written by Mary E Wilkins Freeman.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.

A New England beauty has a disastrous effect on all those who cares for her

David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories

David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories

0105Clarimonde, By Theophile Gautier2010112620190531 (BBC7)

As a young man approaches his first moments as a priest, his eyes glance to heaven and see leaning over the sanctuary railing a young woman of extraordinary beauty. And so begins a sensational struggle for his soul....

Read by David Tennant.

Written by Theophile Gautier.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in 2010.

A priest spots a beautiful woman at his ordination, and a battle for his soul commences

David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories

David Tennant reads disturbing Victorian vampire stories