Ray Bradbury's Tales Of The Bizarre

Ray Bradbury introduces dramatised versions of six of his short stories.

Episodes

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0101Night Call Collect20141109 (BBC7)
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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. Ray Bradbury's thriller stars Kerry Shale.

0101The Man Upstairs1997112020151025 (BBC7)
20151026 (BBC7)
20180513 (BBC7)

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

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

A new guest in a boarding house is disliked by the grandson of the lady who runs the house. But why? The reason soon becomes startingly clear....

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.

Starring Geoffrey Lee, Finlay Welsh, and Mary Riggans

Producer: Hamish Wilson.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

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

Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

A new guest in a boarding house is disliked by the grandson of the lady who runs the house.

But why should this be, and what action might the boy take? With Geoffrey Lee, Mary Riggans, Finlay Welsh and Charles Kearney.

0102Have I Got A Chocolate Bar For You1997112720141116 (BBC7)
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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.

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

0102Jack In The Box1997112720151101 (BBC7)
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A young boy lives an isolated life until a death opens the door to the outside world.

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

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.

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.

Dramatised by Brian Sibley. School is just up the stairs, and each birthday you get a new room. If your life was changed by changing the world in which you live, would that be a freedom, or a new nightmare? With Richard Pearce, Ed Bishop and Carolyn Jones. Director Adrian Bean.

0103The Jar1997120420141123 (BBC7)
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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.

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.

0103The Scythe1997120420151108 (BBC7)
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A young farmer gets more than he bargained for when he stumbles across a deserted farm.

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

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

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 John Guerrasio, Briony Glassco, Brian Sibley, Hugh Dickson and Barbara Barnes.

Producer: Tabitha Potts.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

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

Dramatised by Brian Sibley. There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but what about a free farm? An Okie family finds one with the previous occupant dead on his bed. With John Guerrasio and Briony Glassco. Director Tabitha Potts.

3: The Scythe. Dramatised by Brian Sibley. There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but what about a free farm? An Okie family finds one with the previous occupant dead on his bed. His will, beside him. leaves the farm to whoever finds him and gives him a proper burial. with Hugh Dickson , Barbara Barnes and Barclay Wright. Director Tabitha Potts

0104The Fruit At The Bottom Of The Bowl1997121120141130 (BBC7)
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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.

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

0104The Wind1997121120151115 (BBC7)
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A man fears for his friend, who claims he is being pursued by winds out to exact revenge.

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

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'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.

dramatised by Brian Sibley. Friends - especially the neurotic ones - can be a damned nuisance. Weather is weather, and frantic phone calls on the night of that special dinner with other friends can - and maybe should - be ignored. With Vincent Marzello, Stuart Milligan and Liza Ross. Director Adrian Bean.

4: The Wind, dramatised by Brian Sibley. Friends -especially the neurotic ones - can be a damned nuisance. Weather is weather, and frantic phone calls on the night of that special dinner with other friends can - and maybe should - be ignored.

Director Adrian Bean

0105And So Died Riabouchinska1997121820151122 (BBC7)
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A man lies murdered in a basement, but there is a surprising non-human witness.

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

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.

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.

dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska. A ventriloquist's doll is just that - a doll. But Riabouchinska is different. Her original was so beautiful, and the ventriloquist loved her so much... With Liam Brennan, Vari Sylvester and John Ramage. Director Hamish Wilson.

5: And So Died Riabouchinska, dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska. A ventriloquist's doll is just that - a doll. But Riabouchinska is different.

Her original was so beautiful, and the ventriloquist loved her so much - Director Hamish Wilson

0105I Sing The Body Electric1996010420141207 (BBC7)
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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.

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

Producer: WILSON, Hamish

Next in series: SKELETON

Previous in series: 28 December 1995

Description

SBH:I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC - 5th of 6 dramatisations of short stories by Ray Bradbury. Introduced by the author. Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska. What could help a grief-stricken family? A Mark 5, 110 volt, AC/DC, electric what!!!? Produced by Hamish Wilson.

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Broadcast history

04 Jan 1996 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Buffy Davis (Actor)

David Jarvis (Actor)

Bob Docherty (Actor)

Joanna Tope (Actor)

Colin Moncrieff (Actor)

Angus Mcinnes (Actor)

Catherine Czerkawska (adap)

Ray Bradbury (Author)

Hamish Wilson (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 733880.

Producer: H. WILSON

Science fiction and fantasy author Ray BRADBURY introduces another short story. Part 5 (of 6): "I Sing The Body Electric." What could help a grief-stricken family? A Mark 5, 110 volt, AC/DC, electric what!!!?

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

science fiction (genre)

04 Jan 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Ray Bradbury

Angus Macinnes (Actor)

Recorded on 1995-10-16.

Producer: WILSON, Hamish

Next in series: SKELETON

Previous in series: 28 December 1995

Description

SBH:I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC - 5th of 6 dramatisations of short stories by Ray Bradbury. Introduced by the author. Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska. What could help a grief-stricken family? A Mark 5, 110 volt, AC/DC, electric what!!!? Produced by Hamish Wilson.

OTN:OEH542/95DA6538 TXN/TDT:R4 04-Jan-1996 ANT:Op and Cl

Broadcast history

04 Jan 1996 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Buffy Davis (Actor)

David Jarvis (Actor)

Bob Docherty (Actor)

Joanna Tope (Actor)

Colin Moncrieff (Actor)

Angus Mcinnes (Actor)

Catherine Czerkawska (adap)

Ray Bradbury (Author)

Hamish Wilson (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 733880.

Producer: H. WILSON

Science fiction and fantasy author Ray BRADBURY introduces another short story. Part 5 (of 6): I Sing The Body Electric. What could help a grief-stricken family? A Mark 5, 110 volt, AC/DC, electric what!!!?

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

science fiction (genre)

04 Jan 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Ray Bradbury

Angus Macinnes (Actor)

Recorded on 1995-10-16.

Media: DAT

Science fiction and fantasy author Ray Bradbury introduces the fifth of six of his short stories. Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

/ Sing the Body Electric. What could help a grief-stricken family? A Mark 5, 110 volt, AC/DC, electric what!!!? with Colin Scott Moncrieff. Bob Docherty and Joanna Tope. Director Hamish Wilson

0106 LASTSkeleton1996011120141214 (BBC7)
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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.

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

Producer: WILSON, Hamish

Previous in series: I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC

Description

SBH:SKELETON - Last of 6 dramatisations of short stories by Ray Bradbury. Introduced by the author. Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska. Harris is troubled by his bones. A real expert is needed. Who better than M. Munigant? with Stuart McQuarrie and Liam Brennan. Produced by Hamish Wilson.

OTN:OEH544/95DA6539 TXN/TDT:R4 11-Jan-1996 ANT:Op and Cl

Broadcast history

11 Jan 1996 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Liam Brennan (Actor)

Stuart Mcquarrie (Actor)

Wendy Seager (Actor)

Bob Docherty (Actor)

Paul Morrow (Actor)

Catherine Czerkawska (adap)

Ray Bradbury (Author)

Hamish Wilson (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 733892.

Producer: H. WILSON

Science fiction and fantasy author Ray BRADBURY introduces another short story. Part 6 (of 6): "Skeleton." Harris is troubled by his bones. An expert is needed - a real expert. Who better than M Munigant?

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

science fiction (genre)

11 Jan 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Ray Bradbury

Recorded on 1995-10-16.

Producer: WILSON, Hamish

Previous in series: I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC

Description

SBH:SKELETON - Last of 6 dramatisations of short stories by Ray Bradbury. Introduced by the author. Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska. Harris is troubled by his bones. A real expert is needed. Who better than M. Munigant? with Stuart McQuarrie and Liam Brennan. Produced by Hamish Wilson.

OTN:OEH544/95DA6539 TXN/TDT:R4 11-Jan-1996 ANT:Op and Cl

Broadcast history

11 Jan 1996 00:00-00:00 (RADIO 4)

Contributors

Liam Brennan (Actor)

Stuart Mcquarrie (Actor)

Wendy Seager (Actor)

Bob Docherty (Actor)

Paul Morrow (Actor)

Catherine Czerkawska (adap)

Ray Bradbury (Author)

Hamish Wilson (Producer)

Notes: CAIRS 733892.

Producer: H. WILSON

Science fiction and fantasy author Ray BRADBURY introduces another short story. Part 6 (of 6): Skeleton. Harris is troubled by his bones. An expert is needed - a real expert. Who better than M Munigant?

Subject Categories

drama programmes (genre)

science fiction (genre)

11 Jan 1996 23:00-23:30 (RADIO 4)

Ray Bradbury

Recorded on 1995-10-16.

Media: DAT

The last of six short stories.

Skeleton. Harris is troubled by his bones. An expert is needed - a real expert. Who better than M Munigant? Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Director Hamish Wilson

0106 LASTThe Day It Rained Forever1997122520151129 (BBC7)
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dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

The heat in the old hotel gets worse with each winter day - until 29 January, when it always rains.

But if this year is different, will the three old men survive the sun and heat much longer? With Michael MacKenzie.

Director Hamish Wilson.

Ray Bradbury introduces the last of six dramatised versions of his stories.

The Day It Rained For Ever, dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska. with Raymond Ross and Gwynneth Guthrie Harp played by Charlotte Petersen Director Hamish Wilson

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

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

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.

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.

Producer: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.