Ray Bradbury's Tales Of The Bizarre

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

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19971204] Introduces: Ray Bradbury

Dramatised By: Brian Sibley.

Unknown: Hugh Dickson

Unknown: Barbara Barnes

Unknown: Barclay Wright.

Director: Tabitha Potts

Drew: John Guerrasio

Molly: Briony Glassco

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971211] Introduces: Ray Bradbury

Dramatised By: Brian Sibley.

Director: Adrian Bean

Herb: Vincent Marzello

Allin: Stuart Milligan

Phyllis: Liza Ross

Operator: Caroline Strong

Ron: Gerard McDermott

Viv: Carolyn Jones

The Wind: David Brooks

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971218] Introduces: Ray Bradbury

Dramatised By: Catherine Czerkawska.

Director: Hamish Wilson

John Fabian: Liam Brennan

Ria: Vari Sylvester

Krovitch: John Ramage

Alyce: Katherine Connolly

Douglas: Steven Atholl

Genome: [r4 Bd=19971225] Introduces: Ray Bradbury

Dramatised By: Catherine Czerkawska.

Unknown: Raymond Ross

Unknown: Gwynneth Guthrie Harp

Played By: Charlotte Petersen

Director: Hamish Wilson

Mr Smith: Michael MacKenzie

Mr Fremley: Bob Docherty

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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 December 1995.

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

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

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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.

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 confectionery dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

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

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

The Priest.... TP McKenna
Young Man.... John Yule

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1995.

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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.

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

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

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.

Charlie.... Roger May
Boss.... Andrew Branch
Phoebe.... Shelley Thompson
Tom.... Paul Jenkins
Clem.... Bob Sherman
Gramps.... John Hartley
Granny.... Helen Horton
Mrs Tridden.... Carole Boyd
Juke.... David Collings
Yardo.... Ray Shell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

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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.

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

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

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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.

Herb …Vincent Marzello
Alan …. Stuart Milligan
Phyllis …. Liza Ross,
Operator …. Caroline Strong
Ron …. Gerard McDermott
Viv …. Carolyn Jones
The Wind …. David Brooks

Dramatised by Brian Sibley.

Producer: Adrian Bean

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 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 Vincent Marzello, Stuart Milligan, Liza Ross, Gerard McDermott and Carolyn Jones.

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.

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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

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.

Don Fabian.... Liam Brennan
Ria.... Vari Sylvester
Detective Lieutenant Krovitch.... John Rammage
Alice.... Katherine Connolly
Douglas.... Stephen Ethol

Dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska.

Producer: Hamish Wilson

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1997.

Stars Liam Brennan and Vari Sylvester.

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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

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

Her original was so beautiful, and the ventriloquist loved her so much....

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

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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)

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

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1996.

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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.

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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)

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

Dr Burley …. Bob Docherty
Harris …. Stuart McQuarrie
The Man in the Bar …. Paul Morrow
Clarice …. Wendy Seager
Munigant …. Liam Brennan

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

0106 LASTThe Day It Rained Forever1997122520151129 (BBC7)
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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.

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

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

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

Blanche …. Gwyneth Guthrie
Mr Smith …. Michael Mackenzie
Mr Fremley …. Bob Docherty
Mr Tyrell …. Raymond Ross

The harp played by Charlotte Peterson.

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

Strange and chilling tales from the master of thrillers

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.

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.

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

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

Douglas.... Geoffrey Lee
Grandma.... Mary Riggans
Koberman.... Finlay Welsh
Grandpa.... Charles Kearney

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1997.

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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

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.

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.

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.

The Boy.... Richard Pearce
Father.... Ed Bishop
Mother.... Carolyn Jones
The Whisperers.... Sarah Rice & Carolyn Strong
Old Lady.... Jenny Lee
Poilceman.... Christopher Wright

Other parts played by the cast.

Producer: Adrian Bean.

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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.

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.

Drew.... John Guerrasio
Molly.... Briony Glassco
John.... Hugh Dickson
Suzie.... Barbara Barnes
Walt.... Barclay Wright

Other parts played by the cast.

Dramatised by Brian Sibley.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1997.

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