A Short History Of Gothic

Episodes

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01Markheim20091212 (BBC7)
20091213 (BBC7)
20100701 (BBC7)
20100702 (BBC7)
20101212 (BBC7)
20101213 (BBC7)
20110710 (BBC7)
20110711 (BBC7)
20120421 (BBC7)
20120422 (BBC7)
20130217 (BBC7)
20130218 (BBC7)
20131007 (BBC7)
20131008 (BBC7)

Robert Louis Stevenson's macabre tale charting one man's rapid fall from grace.

By RL Stevenson. A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger forces him to reassess his life

By RL Stevenson. A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger in a shop forces him to reassess his life. Read by Hugh Bonneville.

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger in a shop forces him to reassess his life. Hugh Bonneville reads RL Stevenson's tale.

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger forces him to reassess his life.

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger whilst robbing a shop forces him to reassess his life. Read by HUGH BONNEVILLE.

HUGH BONNEVILLE reads Robert Louis Stevenson's macabre tale charting one man's rapid fall from grace.

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger in a shop forces him to reassess his life.HUGH BONNEVILLE reads RL Stevenson's tale.

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger in a shop forces him to reassess his life. HUGH BONNEVILLE reads RL Stevenson's tale.

01Markheim By Robert Louis Stevenson2009121220211121 (BBC7)
20211122 (BBC7)
A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger in a shop, forces him to reassess his life.

The first in the series of four darkly disturbing stories that demonstrate the weird and wonderful traditions that lie at the heart of Gothic fiction.

Hugh Bonneville reads ‘Markheim’ by master storyteller, Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1885 in Unwin’s Christmas Annual.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in December 2009.

Readings of classic gothic stories

01R L Stevenson - Markheim20091212 (BBC7)
20091213 (BBC7)
20100701 (BBC7)
20100702 (BBC7)
20101212 (BBC7)
20101213 (BBC7)
20110710 (BBC7)
20110711 (BBC7)
20120421 (BBC7)
20120422 (BBC7)

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger forces him to reassess his life.

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger whilst robbing a shop forces him to reassess his life. Read by HUGH BONNEVILLE.

Robert Louis Stevenson's macabre tale charting one man's rapid fall from grace.

HUGH BONNEVILLE reads Robert Louis Stevenson's macabre tale charting one man's rapid fall from grace.

01R L Stevenson - Markheim2009121220091213 (BBC7)
20100701 (BBC7)
20100702 (BBC7)
20101212 (BBC7)
20101213 (BBC7)
20110710 (BBC7)
20110711 (BBC7)
20120421 (BBC7)
20120422 (BBC7)
20211121 (BBC7)
20211122 (BBC7)

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger in a shop, forces him to reassess his life.

The first in the series of four darkly disturbing stories that demonstrate the weird and wonderful traditions that lie at the heart of Gothic fiction.

Hugh Bonneville reads Markheim by master storyteller, Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1885 in Unwins Christmas Annual.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

First broadcast on BBC Radio 7 in December 2009.

Readings of classic gothic stories

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger forces him to reassess his life.

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger whilst robbing a shop forces him to reassess his life. Read by HUGH BONNEVILLE.

Robert Louis Stevenson's macabre tale charting one man's rapid fall from grace.

HUGH BONNEVILLE reads Robert Louis Stevenson's macabre tale charting one man's rapid fall from grace.

01Rl Stevenson - Markheim20110710 (BBC7)
20110711 (BBC7)
20120421 (BBC7)
20120422 (BBC7)
A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger whilst robbing a shop forces him to reassess his life. Read by Hugh Bonneville.

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger forces him to reassess his life.

01Rl Stevenson's Markheim20101212 (BBC7)
20101213 (BBC7)

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger whilst robbing a shop forces him to reassess his life. Read by Hugh Bonneville.

A thief's eerie encounter with a stranger forces him to reassess his life.

02Clytie20091219 (BBC7)
20091220 (BBC7)
20100702 (BBC7)
20100703 (BBC7)
20101219 (BBC7)
20101220 (BBC7)
20110717 (BBC7)
20110718 (BBC7)
20120428 (BBC7)
20120429 (BBC7)
20130224 (BBC7)
20130225 (BBC7)
20131008 (BBC7)
20131009 (BBC7)
By Eudora Welty. Watery parallels with Greek myths, as life becomes too much for a woman.

By Eudora Welty. Watery parallels to Greek mythology, as life gets too much for a woman in Mississippi. Read by Barbara Barnes.

Watery parallels with Greek mythology as life becomes too much for a woman in Mississippi.

Watery parallels with Greek mythology as life becomes too much for a woman in deepest Mississippi. Read by BARBARA BARNES.

BARBARA BARNES reads Eudora Welty's Southern Gothic tale about unrequited love.

BARBARA BARNES reads Eudora Welty's Southern Gothic tale about unrequited love and loneliness.

Watery parallels to Greek mythology, as life gets too much for a woman in Mississippi.BARBARA BARNES reads Eudora Welty's tale.

Barbara Barnes reads Eudora Welty's Southern Gothic tale about unrequited love.

Watery parallels to Greek mythology, as life gets too much for a woman in Mississippi. Barbara Barnes reads Eudora Welty's tale.

'By Eudora Welty. Watery parallels with Greek myths, as life becomes too much for a woman.

Watery parallels to Greek mythology, as life gets too much for a woman in Mississippi. BARBARA BARNES reads Eudora Welty's tale.

02Clytie By Eudora Welty2009121920211128 (BBC7)
20211129 (BBC7)
Watery parallels to Greek mythology, as life gets too much for a woman in Mississippi.

Clytie has lived for years in the shadow of her bullying sister and drunken brother. Suddenly, something snaps and she decides to take back control of her life.

The human heart and how it yearns for love and companionship is the subject of this dark tale by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Eudora Welty [1909 – 2001]. A short story first published in 1941, in the collection 'A Curtain of Green'.

Read by Barbara Barnes.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in December 2009.

Watery parallels to Greek mythology. Barbara Barnes reads Eudora Welty's Mississippi tale.

Readings of classic gothic stories

02Eudora Welty - Clytie20091219 (BBC7)
20091220 (BBC7)
20100702 (BBC7)
20100703 (BBC7)
20101219 (BBC7)
20101220 (BBC7)
Watery parallels with Greek mythology as life becomes too much for a woman in deepest Mississippi.

Read by Barbara Barnes.

Watery parallels with Greek mythology as life becomes too much for a woman in Mississippi.

Barbara Barnes reads Eudora Welty's Southern Gothic tale about unrequited love.

Barbara Barnes reads Eudora Welty's Southern Gothic tale about unrequited love and loneliness.

02Eudora Welty - Clytie2009121920091220 (BBC7)
20100702 (BBC7)
20100703 (BBC7)
20101219 (BBC7)
20101220 (BBC7)
20110717 (BBC7)
20110718 (BBC7)
20120428 (BBC7)
20120429 (BBC7)
20211128 (BBC7)
20211129 (BBC7)
Watery parallels to Greek mythology, as life gets too much for a woman in Mississippi.

Clytie has lived for years in the shadow of her bullying sister and drunken brother. Suddenly, something snaps and she decides to take back control of her life.

The human heart and how it yearns for love and companionship is the subject of this dark tale by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Eudora Welty [1909 2001]. A short story first published in 1941, in the collection 'A Curtain of Green'.

Read by Barbara Barnes.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in December 2009.

Watery parallels to Greek mythology. Barbara Barnes reads Eudora Welty's Mississippi tale.

Readings of classic gothic stories

Watery parallels with Greek mythology as life becomes too much for a woman in Mississippi.

Watery parallels with Greek mythology as life becomes too much for a woman in deepest Mississippi. Read by BARBARA BARNES.

Barbara Barnes reads Eudora Welty's Southern Gothic tale about unrequited love.

Barbara Barnes reads Eudora Welty's Southern Gothic tale about unrequited love and loneliness.

02Eudora Welty's Clytie20100703 (BBC7)
20101219 (BBC7)
20101220 (BBC7)
20110717 (BBC7)
20110718 (BBC7)
20120428 (BBC7)
20120429 (BBC7)

Watery parallels with Greek mythology as life becomes too much for a woman in Mississippi.

Watery parallels with Greek mythology as life becomes too much for a woman in deepest Mississippi. Read by Barbara Barnes.

Read by BARBARA BARNES.

Watery parallels with Greek mythology as life becomes too much for a woman in deepest Mississippi. Read by BARBARA BARNES.

03Angela Carter - The Lady Of The House Of Love20091226 (BBC7)
20091227 (BBC7)
20100705 (BBC7)
20100706 (BBC7)
20110103 (BBC7)
20110724 (BBC7)
20110725 (BBC7)
20120505 (BBC7)
20120506 (BBC7)
(03/04)

On the eve of war, an unwary soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

A vampire tale with a twist. On the eve of war, an unwary army officer meets the last of the Nosferatu family. Read by Indira Varma.

The tormented psyche of a female vampire is laid bare in Angela Carter's gothic fantasy.

INDIRA VARMA reads.

On the eve of war, a soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

A vampire tale with a twist when, on the eve of war, a soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

'On the eve of war, an unwary soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

A vampire tale with a twist. On the eve of war, an unwary army officer meets the last of the Nosferatu family. Read by INDIRA VARMA.

INDIRA VARMA reads.

03Angela Carter's The Lady Of The House Of Love20100705 (BBC7)
20100706 (BBC7)
20110103 (BBC7)
20110724 (BBC7)
20110725 (BBC7)
20120505 (BBC7)
20120506 (BBC7)

A vampire tale with a twist when, on the eve of war, a soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family. Read by Indira Varma.

A vampire tale with a twist. On the eve of war, an unwary army officer meets the last of the Nosferatu family. Read by Indira Varma.

On the eve of war, an unwary soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

03Angela Carter's The Lady Of The House Of Love20120505
20091226 (BBC7)
20100705 (BBC7)
20100706 (BBC7)
20110103 (BBC7)
20110724 (BBC7)
20110725 (BBC7)
20120505 (BBC7)
20120506 (BBC7)
'

'(03/04)

On the eve of war, an unwary soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

On the eve of war, a soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

A vampire tale with a twist. On the eve of war, an unwary army officer meets the last of the Nosferatu family. Read by Indira Varma.

A vampire tale with a twist when, on the eve of war, a soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family. Read by Indira Varma.

A vampire tale with a twist. On the eve of war, an unwary army officer meets the last of the Nosferatu family. Read by Indira Varma.'

03Angela Carter's The Lady Of The House Of Love2009122620120506'(03/04)

On the eve of war, an unwary soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.'

03The Lady Of The House Of Love20091226 (BBC7)
20091227 (BBC7)
20100705 (BBC7)
20100706 (BBC7)
20110103 (BBC7)
20110724 (BBC7)
20110725 (BBC7)
20120505 (BBC7)
20120506 (BBC7)
20130303 (BBC7)
20130304 (BBC7)
20131009 (BBC7)
20131010 (BBC7)

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The tormented psyche of a female vampire is laid bare in Angela Carter's gothic fantasy.

By Angela Carter. On the eve of war, a soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

By Angela Carter. A vampire tale with a twist. On the eve of war, an unwary army officer meets the last of the Nosferatu family. Read by Indira Varma.

On the eve of war, an unwary soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

A vampire tale with a twist. On the eve of war, an unwary army officer meets the last of the Nosferatu family. Read by INDIRA VARMA.

(03/04)

The tormented psyche of a female vampire is laid bare in ANGELA CARTER's gothic fantasy.

INDIRA VARMA reads.

A vampire tale with a twist when, on the eve of war, a soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

'By Angela Carter. On the eve of war, a soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

03The Lady Of The House Of Love By Angela Carter2009122620211205 (BBC7)
20211206 (BBC7)
An unwary army officer meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

The tormented psyche of a female vampire is explored in a fantastical tale about loneliness and despair. This lady-of-the-night pores over the tarot cards, desperately hoping that they might reveal a way of escaping from her existence.

Angela Carter's vampire tale with a twist.

Read by Indira Varma.

Made for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in December 2009.

A vampire tale with a twist. An unwary officer meets the last Nosferatu family.

Readings of classic gothic stories

03The Lady Of The House Of Love, By Angela Carter20091226 (BBC7)
20130303 (BBC7)
20130304 (BBC7)
On the eve of war, an unwary soldier meets the last of the Nosferatu family.

A vampire tale with a twist. On the eve of war, an unwary army officer meets the last of the Nosferatu family. Read by Indira Varma.

04Those Who Seek Forgiveness''
04 LASTLaurell K Hamilton - Those Who Seek Forgiveness20100102 (BBC7)
20100103 (BBC7)
20100706 (BBC7)
20100707 (BBC7)
20110109 (BBC7)
20110110 (BBC7)
20110731 (BBC7)
20110801 (BBC7)
20120512 (BBC7)
20120513 (BBC7)
(04/04)

The legendary Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband.

The legendary Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband. But what is the motivation? Read by Melanie Bond.

Melanie Bond reads Laurell K Hamilton's urban gothic tale about murder and zombies.

04 LASTLaurell K Hamilton's Those Who Seek Forgiveness20100706 (BBC7)
20100707 (BBC7)
The legendary Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband.

The legendary Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband. But what is the motivation? Read by Melanie Bond.

04 LASTThose Who Seek Forgiveness20120512
20100102 (BBC7)
20100103 (BBC7)
20100706 (BBC7)
20100707 (BBC7)
20110109 (BBC7)
20110110 (BBC7)
20110731 (BBC7)
20110801 (BBC7)
20120512 (BBC7)
20120513 (BBC7)
20130310 (BBC7)
20130311 (BBC7)
20131010 (BBC7)
20131011 (BBC7)

(04/04)

The legendary Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband.

By Laurell K Hamilton. Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband.

By Laurell K Hamilton. Hardened vampire hunter Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband. But what is the motivation? Read by Melanie Bond.

Laurell K Hamilton's legendary Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband. But what is the motivation? Read by Melanie Bond.

The legendary Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband. But what is the motivation? Read by Melanie Bond.

Melanie Bond reads Laurell K Hamilton's urban gothic tale about murder and zombies.

04 LASTThose Who Seek Forgiveness2010010220120513(04/04)

The legendary Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband.

04 LASTThose Who Seek Forgiveness By Laurell K Hamilton'2010010220211212 (BBC7)
20211213 (BBC7)
Laurell K Hamilton's legendary Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband. But why?

A dark tale set in an urban gothic world where vampires, werewolves and zombies live alongside human beings as part of everyday society. In a cemetery, late at night, a grieving widow searches for absolution at the hands of her dead husband. Discover what happens when you get on the wrong side of a zombie…

‘Those Who Seek Forgiveness’, the debut appearance of the vampire hunter, was originally published in 2006 in the short-story collection, ‘Strange Candy’.

Read by Melanie Bond.

Producer: Gemma Jenkins

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra and first broadcast in January 2010.

Vampire hunter Anita Blake helps a woman revive her recently deceased husband. But why?

Readings of classic gothic stories