The Second Pan Book Of Horror Stories

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01The Vertical Ladder By William Sansom2018102920200427 (BBC7)A dare turns into an exercise in fear limitation.

Anita Sullivan takes five tales from this 1962 collection for her own fresh interpretation

A dare turns into an exercise in fear limitation as Cleggy finds himself high up and hanging on. But he is not alone.

Written by William Sansom.

The Pan Book of Horror Stories was a paperback series of short story anthologies first published in 1959. Early editions were known for their lurid cover art and editor Herbert Van Thal’s pick of stories by new authors alongside classics of the genre. It was credited with introducing a new generation to the horror tradition – back in the 1960s, volumes were handed round in school playgrounds in the same way that kids trade computer games today.

The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories, published in 1962, was considered to be one of the best. Anita Sullivan has selected five from this edition for her own fresh interpretation.

Gasometer………. Pippa Haywood
Cleggy……....Daniel Anthony
Leah……………….Kathryn Drysdale
Tyler……………….Toheeb Jimoh
Riz………………….Luke Thompson
Alice………………..Samantha Dakin

Director: Karen Rose
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2018.

The Second Pan Book Of Horror Stories, published in 1962, was considered to be one of the best. Anita Sullivan has selected five from this edition for her own fresh interpretation.

02The Speciality Of The House By Stanley Ellin2018103020200428 (BBC7)A restaurant has a gourmet dish for only the select few.

Anita Sullivan takes five tales from this 1962 collection for her own fresh interpretation

A restaurant has a gourmet dish for only the select few. But what are its ingredients?

Written by Stanley Ellin.

The Pan Book of Horror Stories was a paperback series of short story anthologies first published in 1959. The early editions were known for their lurid cover art and editor Herbert Van Thal’s pick of stories by new authors alongside classics of the genre. It was credited with introducing a new generation to the horror tradition – back in the 1960s, volumes were handed round in school playgrounds in the same way that kids trade computer games today.

The Second Pan Book Of Horror Stories, published in 1962, was considered to be one of the best. Anita Sullivan has selected five from this edition for her own fresh interpretation.

Costain……....Samuel Barnett
Vincent………. Kenneth Collard
Sbirro………….Timothy Watson
Haysou………...Adam James

Director: Karen Rose
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2018.

03The Black Cat By Edgar Allan Poe2018103120200429 (BBC7)Edgar Allan Poe's dark classic about the psychology of guilt.

Anita Sullivan takes five tales from this 1962 collection for her own fresh interpretation

Dark classic tale about the psychology of guilt.

Written by Edgar Allan Poe.

The Pan Book of Horror Stories was a paperback series of short story anthologies first published in 1959. The early editions were known for their lurid cover art and editor Herbert Van Thal’s pick of stories by new authors alongside classics of the genre. It was credited with introducing a new generation to the horror tradition – back in the 1960s, volumes were handed round in school playgrounds in the same way that kids trade computer games today.

The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories, published in 1962, was considered to be one of the best. Anita Sullivan has selected five from this edition for her own fresh interpretation.

John……….Barnaby Kay
Louisa……..Samantha Dakin
Police……..Samuel Barnett & Kenneth Collard

Director: Karen Rose
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2018.

The Second Pan Book Of Horror Stories, published in 1962, was considered to be one of the best. Anita Sullivan has selected five from this edition for her own fresh interpretation.

04Leiningen Versus The Ants By Carl Stephenson2018110120200430 (BBC7)Classic story about a plantation owner who stubbornly refuses to leave his land when he is confronted by a seemingly unstoppable army of killer ants.

But how long can he hang on for?

Written by Carl Stephenson.

The Pan Book of Horror Stories was a paperback series of short story anthologies first published in 1959. The early editions were known for their lurid cover art and editor Herbert Van Thal’s pick of stories by new authors alongside classics of the genre. It was credited with introducing a new generation to the horror tradition – back in the 1960s, volumes were handed round in school playgrounds in the same way that kids trade computer games today.

The Second Pan Book of Horror Stories, published in 1962, was considered to be one of the best. Anita Sullivan has selected five from this edition for her own fresh interpretation.

Leiningren……….Timothy Watson
Rica……………....Kathryn Drysdale
Luiz………………..Adam James

Director: Karen Rose
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2018.

Carl Stephenson's classic story about killer ants.

Anita Sullivan takes five tales from this 1962 collection for her own fresh interpretation

Classic story about a plantation owner who stubbornly refuses to leave his land when he is confronted by a seemingly unstoppable army of killer ants.

But how long can he hang on for?

Wrtten by Carl Stephenson.

The Pan Book of Horror Stories was a paperback series of short story anthologies first published in 1959. The early editions were known for their lurid cover art and editor Herbert Van Thal’s pick of stories by new authors alongside classics of the genre. It was credited with introducing a new generation to the horror tradition – back in the 1960s, volumes were handed round in school playgrounds in the same way that kids trade computer games today.

The Second Pan Book Of Horror Stories, published in 1962, was considered to be one of the best. Anita Sullivan has selected five from this edition for her own fresh interpretation.

Leiningren……….Timothy Watson
Rica……………....Kathryn Drysdale
Luiz………………..Adam James

Director: Karen Rose
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2018.

Carl Stephenson's classic story about killer ants.

Anita Sullivan takes five tales from this 1962 collection for her own fresh interpretation

05 LASTThe Judge's House By Bram Stoker2018110220200501 (BBC7)A scholar moves into a house with a dark past.

Anita Sullivan takes five tales from this 1962 collection for her own fresh interpretation

A scholar moves into the former home of a judge with an evil reputation.

Written by Bram Stoker.

The Pan Book of Horror Stories was a paperback series of short story anthologies first published in 1959. The early editions were known for their lurid cover art and editor Herbert Van Thal’s pick of stories by new authors alongside classics of the genre. It was credited with introducing a new generation to the horror tradition – back in the 1960s, volumes were handed round in school playgrounds in the same way that kids trade computer games today.

The Second Pan Book Of Horror Stories, published in 1962, was considered to be one of the best. Anita Sullivan has selected five from this edition for her own fresh interpretation.

Malcolmson……….Luke Thompson
Mrs Witham……....Pippa Haywood
Dempster………….Kathryn Drysdale

Director: Karen Rose
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2018.

A scholar moves into the former home of a judge with an evil reputation.

Written by Bram Stoker.

The Pan Book of Horror Stories was a paperback series of short story anthologies first published in 1959. The early editions were known for their lurid cover art and editor Herbert Van Thal’s pick of stories by new authors alongside classics of the genre. It was credited with introducing a new generation to the horror tradition – back in the 1960s, volumes were handed round in school playgrounds in the same way that kids trade computer games today.

The Second Pan Book Of Horror Stories, published in 1962, was considered to be one of the best. Anita Sullivan has selected five from this edition for her own fresh interpretation.

Malcolmson……….Luke Thompson
Mrs Witham……....Pippa Haywood
Dempster………….Kathryn Drysdale

Director: Karen Rose
Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in September 2018.

A scholar moves into a house with a dark past.

Anita Sullivan takes five tales from this 1962 collection for her own fresh interpretation