Ruth Rendell Stories

Five stories by one of Britain's leading crime writers.

Episodes

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Paperwork20080306 (BBC7)
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Cruelty and silence lead a man to confront the horrors of his past in a vast house.

Cruelty and silence lead a man to confront his past in a house piled high with papers and secrets. Read by Russell Dixon.

The Wink2018070720100703 (BBC7)
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An elderly woman encounters the man who raped her when she was a teenager.

Series of short stories from crime writer Ruth Rendell

An elderly woman exacts revenge on the man who raped her when she was a teenager. Read by Kathy Staff.

The Wink20180708

An elderly woman encounters the man who raped her when she was a teenager.

Series of short stories from crime writer Ruth Rendell

The Wink20180714
Weeds20160807 (BBC7)
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At a charity event, the discovery of a poppy in the garden has horrifying consequences.

4 Extra Debut. At a country charity event, the discovery of a poppy in an immaculate garden has horrifying consequences. Read by David Holt.

01A Dark Blue Perfume2001090320020915
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Five stories by one of Britain's leading crime writers.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife, who left him years ago for another man. Read by John Rowe.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife, who left him years ago for another man.

Read by John Rowe.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife who left him years ago

A man still has strong feelings for his ex-wife.

He goes in search of her.

On returning from abroad, a retired businessman decides to find his ex-wife who left him for another man many years before.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife, who left him years ago for another man. Read by John Rowe.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife.

. A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife who left him years ago

Five stories by one of Britain's leading crime writers.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife, who left him years ago for another man. Read by John Rowe.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife, who left him years ago for another man.

Read by John Rowe.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife who left him years ago

A man still has strong feelings for his ex-wife.

He goes in search of her.

On returning from abroad, a retired businessman decides to find his ex-wife who left him for another man many years before.

A man still has strong feelings for his ex-wife. He goes in search of her. Read by John Rowe.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife, who left him years ago for another man. Read by John Rowe.

A retired businessman returns from abroad to search for his ex-wife.

02The Wink2001090420020922
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An elderly woman encounters the man who raped her when she was a teenager.

An elderly woman exacts revenge on the man who raped her when she was a teenager.

Read by Kathy Staff.

An elderly woman exacts revenge on the man who raped her when she was a teenager. Read by Kathy Staff.

An elderly woman encounters the man who raped her when she was a teenager.

An elderly woman encounters the man who raped her when she was a teenager.

An elderly woman exacts revenge on the man who raped her when she was a teenager.

Read by Kathy Staff.

An elderly woman exacts revenge on the man who raped her when she was a teenager. Read by Kathy Staff.

02The Wrong Category20090317 BT=2045 (BBC7)
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Barry ignores his mother's fears and goes out after dark to visit the sites of six murders

There have been six murders in two months. Barry ignores his mother's fears and goes out after dark. Read by Nick Moran.

Barry ignores his mother's fears and goes out after dark, to visit the sites of six recent murders. Read by Nick Moran.

Barry ignores his mother's fears and goes out after dark to visit the sites of six murders

03Burning End20080507 BT=0945 (BBC7)
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Fed up caring for her mother-in-law, Linda's worried when a glass vase has caused a fire.

Linda is fed up with looking after her mother-in-law Betty. Could an accidental fire be the answer? Read by Sue Johnston.

Fed up caring for her mother-in-law, Linda is worried when a glass vase has caused a fire.

Fed up caring for her mother-in-law, Linda is worried when a glass vase seems to have caused a fire. Read by Sue Johnston.

03Computer Seance2001090520020929
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A medium comes face-to-face with her dead brother.

Read by Lesley Joseph.

Sophia is a medium with a laptop.

One day she bumps into Jimmy, who just happens to be her dead brother.

One day, a medium with a laptop bumps into Jimmy, who just happens to be her dead brother.

A medium comes face-to-face with her dead brother. Read by Lesley Joseph.

A medium comes face-to-face with her dead brother.

Read by Lesley Joseph.

Sophia is a medium with a laptop.

One day she bumps into Jimmy, who just happens to be her dead brother.

One day, a medium with a laptop bumps into Jimmy, who just happens to be her dead brother.

A medium with a laptop bumps into Jimmy, who just happens to be her dead brother.

Sophia is a medium with a laptop. One day she bumps into Jimmy, who just happens to be her dead brother. Read by Lesley Joseph.

One day, a medium with a laptop bumps into Jimmy, who just happens to be her dead brother.

A medium with a laptop bumps into Jimmy, who just happens to be her dead brother.

04The Wrong Category2001090620021006
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Ignoring his mother's fears, Barry goes out after dark to visit the sites of six murders.

Ignoring his mother's fears, Barry goes out after dark to visit the sites of six recent murders. Read by Nick Moran.

Barry ignores his mother's fears and goes out after dark to visit the sites of six murders

Barry ignores his mother's fears and goes out after dark, to visit the sites of six recent murders.

Read by Nick Moran.

There have been six murders in two months.

Barry ignores his mother's fears and goes out after dark.

Ignoring his mother's fears, Barry goes out after dark to visit the sites of six recent murders. Read by Nick Moran.

Ignoring his mother's fears, Barry goes out after dark to visit the sites of six murders.

. Barry ignores his mother's fears and goes out after dark to visit the sites of six murders

Ignoring his mother's fears, Barry goes out after dark to visit the sites of six murders.

Ignoring his mother's fears, Barry goes out after dark to visit the sites of six recent murders. Read by Nick Moran.

Barry ignores his mother's fears and goes out after dark to visit the sites of six murders

Barry ignores his mother's fears and goes out after dark, to visit the sites of six recent murders.

Read by Nick Moran.

There have been six murders in two months.

Barry ignores his mother's fears and goes out after dark.

05Burning End

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Fed up caring for her mother-in-law, Linda is worried when a glass vase has caused a fire.

Fed up caring for her mother-in-law, Linda is worried when a glass vase seems to have caused a fire. Read by Sue Johnston.

Fed up caring for her mother-in-law, Linda is worried when a glass vase seems to have caused a fire.

Read by Sue Johnston.

Fed up caring for her mother-in-law, Linda's worried when a glass vase has caused a fire.

Fed up caring for her mother-in-law, Linda's worried when a glass vase seems to have caused a fire.

Linda is fed up with looking after her mother-in-law Betty.

Could an accidental fire be the answer?

A woman caring for her difficult mother-in-law watches as strong sunlight hits a glass vase in the old lady's home and scorches the papers beneath.