Ray Bradbury - Tales Of The Bizarre

Episodes

SeriesEpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
0101Night Call Collect20170501 (BBC7)
20141109 (BBC7)
20141110 (BBC7)

A lone survivor on Mars has waited a lifetime for rescue. Aged 80, his phone finally rings

Marooned accidentally on Mars, telephone engineer Barton waits for the rescue rocket and goes on putting up the phone lines. Then one morning - on his 80th birthday - the phone rings.

Ray Bradbury introduces his own thriller dramatised by Brian Sibley.

Starring Kerry Shale.

Directed in Edinburgh by Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

A lone survivor on Mars has waited a lifetime for rescue. Aged 80, his phone finally rings

A lone survivor on Mars has waited a lifetime for rescue. Aged 80, his phone finally rings. Ray Bradbury's thriller stars Kerry Shale.

0102Have I Got A Chocolate Bar For You20170507 (BBC7)
20170508 (BBC7)
20141116 (BBC7)
20141117 (BBC7)

One afternoon, a priest hears a familiar voice. Tale of confessions and confectionary.

One afternoon in the Confessional, the priest hears a familiar voice and smells a familiar smell...

Ray Bradbury introduces his own spooky tale of confessions and confectionary dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Starring TP McKenna as the priest and John Yule as the young man.

Director: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

One afternoon, a priest hears a familiar voice. Tale of confessions and confectionary.

One afternoon, a priest hears a familiar voice. Ray Bradbury's spooky tale of confessions and confectionary stars TP McKenna.

0103The Jar20170514 (BBC7)
20170515 (BBC7)
20141123 (BBC7)
20141124 (BBC7)

The neighbours do not call. Then Charlie buys a strange jar and is the centre of attention

Charlie's worried the neighbours don't call. But after buying a strange jar, his house is centre of attention.

Ray Bradbury introduces his own spooky tale dramatised by Brian Sibley.

Starring Roger May as Charlie. With Andrew Branch, Shelley Thompson, Paul Jenkins and Bob Sherman,

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

The neighbours do not call. Then Charlie buys a strange jar and is the centre of attention

Charlie is worried that the neighbours do not call. Then he buys a strange jar and his house becomes the centre of attention. Stars Roger May.

0104The Fruit At The Bottom Of The Bowl20170522 (BBC7)
20141130 (BBC7)
20141201 (BBC7)

Acton realises it is vital when committing murder to pay attention to detail.

Murder is the ultimate crime. Acton realises it's important - vitally so when committing the murder - to pay attention to detail.

Ray Bradbury introduces his own tingling tale dramatised by Brian Sibley.

Starring Nigel Anthony as Acton, John Hartley as Huxley and Roger May as the Police Officer.

Director: Martin Jenkins.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

Acton realises it is vital when committing murder to pay attention to detail.

Murder is the ultimate crime, and Acton realises it is vital when committing it to pay attention to detail. Stars Nigel Anthony.

0105I Sing The Body Electric20170528 (BBC7)
20170529 (BBC7)
20141207 (BBC7)
20141208 (BBC7)

When a mother dies, she is replaced by a Mark V 110-volt AC/DC Electrical Grandmother.

When a young mother dies, she's replaced by a 'Mark V, 110 volt, AC/DC, Electric Grandmother'. What else?

Ray Bradbury introduces his own tingling tale dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Starring David Jarvis as Tom, Angus McInnes as Father, Buffy Davis as Agatha, Colin Scott Moncrieff as Timothy and Joanna Tope as the 'Mark V, AC/DC, Electric Grandmother.

Directed in Edinburgh by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

When a mother dies, she is replaced by a Mark V 110-volt AC/DC Electrical Grandmother.

When a mother dies, she is replaced by a Mark V 110-volt AC/DC Electrical Grandmother.

When a young mother dies, she is replaced by a Mark V 110-volt AC/DC Electrical Grandmother. What else? Stars Joanna Tope.

0106 LASTSkeleton20170604 (BBC7)
20170605 (BBC7)
20141214 (BBC7)
20141215 (BBC7)

Harris is troubled by his bones. A real expert is needed. Who better than Doctor Munigant?

Harris is troubled by his bones. An expert is needed - a real expert. Who better than Doctor Munigant?

Ray Bradbury introduces his own tingling tale dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Starring Bob Docherty as Dr Burley, Stuart McQuarrie as Harris, Paul Morrow as the man in the bar, Wendy Seager as Clarice and Liam Brennan as Munigant.

Directed in Edinburgh by Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

Harris is troubled by his bones. A real expert is needed. Who better than Doctor Munigant?

Harris is troubled by his bones. A real expert is needed. Who better than Doctor Munigant? With Bob Docherty.

02And So Died Riabouchinska20151122 (BBC7)
20151123 (BBC7)

A man lies murdered in a basement, but there is a surprising non-human witness.

A man lies murdered in a basement - but there's a surprising non-human witness.

Strange and chilling tales from the award-winning master of thrillers Ray Bradbury, who tops and tails these radio dramatisations in his own inimitable style.

Stars Liam Brennan and Vari Sylvester.

Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Producer: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

02Jack In The Box20151101 (BBC7)
20151102 (BBC7)

A young boy lives an isolated life, until a death opens the door to the outside world.

A young boy lives an isolated life - until a death opens the door to the outside world...

Strange and chilling tales from the award-winning master of thrillers Ray Bradbury, who tops and tails these radio dramatisations in his own inimitable style.

Stars Richard Pearce, Ed Bishop and Carolyn Jones.

Producer: Adrian Bean.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

02The Day It Rained Forever20151129 (BBC7)
20151130 (BBC7)

The last remaining residents of a drought-stricken hotel receive salvation.

The last remaining residents of a drought-stricken hotel receive salvation from an enigmatic source.

Strange and chilling tales from the award-winning master of thrillers Ray Bradbury, who tops and tails these radio dramatisations in his own inimitable style.

Stars Michael Mackenzie, Bob Docherty and Gwynneth Guthrie.

Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Producer: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

02The Man Upstairs20151025 (BBC7)
20151026 (BBC7)

A young boy's fascination with anatomy proves crucial in saving lives.

A young boy's fascination with anatomy proves crucial in saving lives, but not in the way you would think. Stars Geoffrey Lee.

02The Scythe20151108 (BBC7)
20151109 (BBC7)

A young farmer gets more than he bargained for when he stumbles across a deserted farm.

A young farmer gets more than he bargained for when he stumbles across a seemingly deserted farm. Stars John Guerrasio.

02The Wind20151115 (BBC7)
20151116 (BBC7)

A man fears for his friend, who claims he is being pursued by winds out to exact revenge.

A man fears for his frantic friend, who claims he's being pursued by enraged winds out to exact revenge.

Strange and chilling tales from the award-winning master of thrillers Ray Bradbury, who tops and tails these radio dramatisations in his own inimitable style.

Stars Vincent Marzello, Stuart Milligan, Liza Ross, Gerard McDermott and Carolyn Jones.

Dramatised by Brian Sibley

Producer: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

A man fears for his frantic friend, who claims he is being pursued by enraged winds out to exact revenge. Stars Vincent Marzello.