Nightmare Abbey [Thomas Love Peacock]

Episodes

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01The Changer Of Worlds1979110520181112 (BBC7)
20181113 (BBC7)
Once raised by his father in the bleak family mansion, Scythrop Glowry vows to change the world.

Kenneth Williams reads the Gothic satire poking fun at the Romantic Movement in English literature of the time and its obsession with the morbid.

First published in 1818, ‘Nightmare Abbey’ follows the fortunes of widower Christopher Glowry, who lives with his son, Scythrop, in the dilapidated family mansion- in Lincolnshire, on a dry stretch of land between the sea and the fens.

Abridged in eight parts and produced by Martin Remes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.

Raised by his father in the bleak family pile, Scythrop Glowry vows to change the world.

An English poet and satirical novelist.

02The Seeker Of Love1979110620181113 (BBC7)
20181114 (BBC7)
Having lost his first love, will Marionetta now meet with Scythrop’s father’s approval?

Kenneth Williams continues the Gothic satire poking fun at the Romantic Movement in English literature of the time and its obsession with the morbid.

First published in 1818, ‘Nightmare Abbey’ follows the fortunes of widower Christopher Glowry, who lives with his son, Scythrop, in the dilapidated family mansion- in Lincolnshire, on a dry stretch of land between the sea and the fens.

Abridged in eight parts and produced by Martin Remes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.

Having lost his first love, will Marionetta now meet with Scythrop's father's approval?

An English poet and satirical novelist.

03The Manipulator Of Affections1979110720181114 (BBC7)
20181115 (BBC7)
With the partner approved for him gone, can Scythrop cope with coquettish Marionetta’s antics?

Kenneth Williams continues the Gothic satire poking fun at the Romantic Movement in English literature of the time and its obsession with the morbid.

First published in 1818, ‘Nightmare Abbey’ follows the fortunes of widower Christopher Glowry, who lives with his son, Scythrop, in the dilapidated family mansion- in Lincolnshire, on a dry stretch of land between the sea and the fens.

Abridged in 8-parts and produced by Martin Remes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.

Can Scythrop cope with coquettish Marionetta toying with his affections?

An English poet and satirical novelist.

04The Evader Of Facts1979110820181115 (BBC7)
20181116 (BBC7)
A visitor comes in search of the most elusive of creatures. Is Marionetta’s effect on Scythrop waning?

Kenneth Williams continues the Gothic satire poking fun at the Romantic Movement in English literature of the time and its obsession with the morbid.

First published in 1818, ‘Nightmare Abbey’ follows the fortunes of widower Christopher Glowry, who lives with his son, Scythrop, in the dilapidated family mansion- in Lincolnshire, on a dry stretch of land between the sea and the fens.

Abridged in 8-parts and produced by Martin Remes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.

A visitor searches for an elusive creature. Is Marionetta's effect on Scythrop waning?

An English poet and satirical novelist.

05The Bringer Of Mystery1979110920181116 (BBC7)
20181117 (BBC7)
A beautiful mysterious stranger enters Scythrop’s life, to fill a recently created void.

Kenneth Williams continues the Gothic satire poking fun at the Romantic Movement in English literature of the time and its obsession with the morbid.

First published in 1818, ‘Nightmare Abbey’ follows the fortunes of widower Christopher Glowry, who lives with his son, Scythrop, in the dilapidated family mansion- in Lincolnshire, on a dry stretch of land between the sea and the fens.

Abridged in eight parts and produced by Martin Remes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.

A beautiful mysterious stranger enters Scythrop's life, to fill a recently created void.

An English poet and satirical novelist.

06The Spectators Of Spectres1979111220181119 (BBC7)
20181120 (BBC7)
A disenchanted poet pays a visit. Can it be that the old mansion contains both a ghost and a mermaid?

Kenneth Williams reads the Gothic satire poking fun at the Romantic Movement in English literature of the time and its obsession with the morbid.

First published in 1818, ‘Nightmare Abbey’ follows the fortunes of widower Christopher Glowry, who lives with his son, Scythrop, in the dilapidated family mansion- in Lincolnshire, on a dry stretch of land between the sea and the fens.

Abridged in eight parts and produced by Martin Remes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.

A poet pays a visit. Can it be that the old mansion contains both a ghost and a mermaid?

An English poet and satirical novelist.

07The Exposer Of Secrets1979111320181120 (BBC7)
20181121 (BBC7)
Scythrop’s personal sanctuary is breached and he finds himself torn between the two women in his life.

Kenneth Williams continues the Gothic satire poking fun at the Romantic Movement in English literature of the time and its obsession with the morbid.

First published in 1818, ‘Nightmare Abbey’ follows the fortunes of widower Christopher Glowry, who lives with his son, Scythrop, in the dilapidated family mansion- in Lincolnshire, on a dry stretch of land between the sea and the fens.

Abridged in eight parts and produced by Martin Remes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.

Scythrop's personal sanctuary is breached leaving him torn between the women in his life.

An English poet and satirical novelist.

08The Anticipator Of Portent1979111420181121 (BBC7)
20181122 (BBC7)
Still unable to choose between Marionetta and Celinda, Scythrop makes an appointment with destiny.

Kenneth Williams concludes the Gothic satire poking fun at the Romantic Movement in English literature of the time and its obsession with the morbid.

First published in 1818, ‘Nightmare Abbey’ follows the fortunes of widower Christopher Glowry, who lives with his son, Scythrop, in the dilapidated family mansion- in Lincolnshire, on a dry stretch of land between the sea and the fens.

Abridged in eight parts and produced by Martin Remes.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1979.

Unable to choose between Marionetta and Celinda, Scythrop plays a deadly game.

An English poet and satirical novelist.