Short Works - A Season Of Murder, Mystery And Suspense

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01The Asking Price By Sophie Hannah20180507'Despite the bad blood between them, why does Tanya pay her ex-best friend Lynne a visit?

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by Sophie Hannah.'

02Something Untoward By Sophie Hannah20180508A woman's tube journey is thrown into confusion when her mother appears on the train.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by SOPHIE HANNAH.

A woman's simple tube journey is thrown into confusion when her mother appears on the train. Read by Bryony Hannah.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from SOPHIE HANNAH's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror' (2012).

SOPHIE HANNAH is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

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03The Safety Net By Sophie Hannah20180509'A woman's attempt to frame her ex-boyfriend goes badly wrong.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by SOPHIE HANNAH.

A woman's attempt to frame her ex-boyfriend goes badly wrong. Read by Monica Dolan.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from SOPHIE HANNAH's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror' (2012).

SOPHIE HANNAH is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

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04The Birthday Treat By Sophie Hannah20180510'Morag plans a 60th birthday present for her mother with a difference.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by SOPHIE HANNAH.

Morag plans a 60th birthday present for her mother with a difference. Read by Bryony Hannah.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from SOPHIE HANNAH's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror' (2012).

SOPHIE HANNAH is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by JEREMY OSBORNE.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

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05Nobody Move By Sophie Hannah20180514'A woman asks her family not to make mess before a house-viewing.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by SOPHIE HANNAH'

0101The Asking Price20180507Despite recent bad blood between them, Tanya goes to visit her former best friend Lynne in her new home. But what are her motives for doing so? Read by Monica Dolan.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from SOPHIE HANNAH's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror' (2012).

SOPHIE HANNAH is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Despite the bad blood between them, why does Tanya pay her ex-best friend Lynne a visit?

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

'Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.Despite the bad blood between them, why does Tanya pay her ex-best friend Lynne a visit?

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by SOPHIE HANNAH.

''

0102Something Untoward20180508A woman's simple tube journey is thrown into confusion when her mother appears on the train. Read by Bryony Hannah.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from SOPHIE HANNAH's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror' (2012).

SOPHIE HANNAH is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

A woman's tube journey is thrown into confusion when her mother appears on the train.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by SOPHIE HANNAH.

''

0103The Safety Net20180509A woman's attempt to frame her ex-boyfriend goes badly wrong. Read by Monica Dolan.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from SOPHIE HANNAH's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror' (2012).

SOPHIE HANNAH is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

'A woman's attempt to frame her ex-boyfriend goes badly wrong.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by SOPHIE HANNAH.

''

0104The Birthday Treat20180510Morag plans a 60th birthday present for her mother with a difference. Read by Bryony Hannah.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from SOPHIE HANNAH's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror' (2012).

SOPHIE HANNAH is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by Jeremy Osborne.

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Morag plans a 60th birthday present for her mother - with a difference.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

'Morag plans a 60th birthday present for her mother with a difference.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by SOPHIE HANNAH.

Produced by JEREMY OSBORNE.

''

0105Nobody Move20180514A woman asks her family not to make mess before a house-viewing. Read by Monica Dolan.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from SOPHIE HANNAH's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror (2012)

SOPHIE HANNAH is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0105 LASTNobody Move20180514'A woman asks her family not to make mess before a house-viewing.

Series of five tales of murder, mystery and suspense by SOPHIE HANNAH

A woman asks her family not to make mess before a house-viewing. Read by Monica Dolan.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from SOPHIE HANNAH's 'Something Untoward: Six Tales Of Domestic Terror (2012)

SOPHIE HANNAH is a best-selling writer of psychological crime fiction. In 2013, her novel 'The Carrier' won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards.

Produced by JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

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0201The Man Upstairs20180709A man finds that his neighbour, Mrs Vonnesbech, is always complaining to him about the behaviour of the mysterious tenant at the top of their mansion block. Trouble is, no one has ever actually seen him. Read by Tim McInnerny.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by HEIDI AMSINCK.

HEIDI AMSINCK, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

By HEIDI AMSINCK. Mrs Vonnesbech always complains about the man who lives on the top floor

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

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0202The Miracle In Dannersgade20180710Lilian will stop at nothing, first to become - and then to remain, the organist at her local church. Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by HEIDI AMSINCK.

HEIDI AMSINCK, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

By HEIDI AMSINCK. Lilian will stop at nothing to become the organist at her local church.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

'By HEIDI AMSINCK. Lilian will stop at nothing to become the organist at her local church.

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0203The Ghost Of Helene J\u00f8rgensen20180711'By HEIDI AMSINCK. Mr J\u00f8rgensen tells resident psychiatrist Cecilie that he hears voices.

Cecilie is the resident psychiatrist at a mental hospital in Øresund. On Christmas Eve, a Mr Jørgensen bursts into her office, claiming to be hearing voices...

Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by HEIDI AMSINCK.

HEIDI AMSINCK, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

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0203The Ghost Of Helene Jf8rgensen20180711Cecilie is the resident psychiatrist at a mental hospital in Øresund. On Christmas Eve, a Mr Jørgensen bursts into her office, claiming to be hearing voices...

Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by HEIDI AMSINCK.

HEIDI AMSINCK, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

By HEIDI AMSINCK. Mr J\u00f8rgensen tells resident psychiatrist Cecilie that he hears voices.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0204The Night Guard20180712Leif has a strange encounter when he is locked in overnight at an art gallery. Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by HEIDI AMSINCK.

HEIDI AMSINCK, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

By HEIDI AMSINCK. Leif has a strange encounter when he is locked in at an art gallery.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

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0205The Crying20180716When Jens buys an apartment in old Copenhagen, he thinks he's found a bargain: until he starts hearing noises coming from the wood-panelled walls.

Read by Tim McInnerny

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Taken from the 2018 collection 'Last Train To Helsingør' by HEIDI AMSINCK.

HEIDI AMSINCK, a writer and journalist born in Copenhagen, has written numerous short stories for radio. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck, University of London, Heidi lives in Surrey.

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

By HEIDI AMSINCK. Jens thinks his new apartment is a bargain, until the noises start.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

'By HEIDI AMSINCK. Jens thinks his new apartment is a bargain, until the noises start.

When Jens buys an apartment in old Copenhagen, he thinks he has found a bargain - until he starts hearing noises coming from the wood-panelled walls.

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0301A Mysterious Case, By Anna Katharine Green20181029A doctor's patient is under 24-hour supervision, but someone, somehow, is poisoning her. Read by Teresa Gallagher.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Series 3 features a selection of mysteries from America.

Writer Anna Katherine Green was born in Brooklyn in 1846. She is sometimes referred to as 'the mother of the detective novel'. She wrote 30 detective mysteries of which the best-known is her first, The Leavenworth Case (1878). She died in 1935.

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

A patient under 24-hour supervision is being poisoned.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

A patient under 24-hour supervision is being poisoned.'

0302An Illusion In Red And White, By Stephen Crane20181030A curious tale of an axe-murder and conflicting evidence from a backwater in New York State. Read by David Holt.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Series 3 features a selection of mysteries from America.

Writer STEPHEN CRANE was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1871. His landmark novel, The Red Badge of Courage, was published in 1895. He died in 1900.

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

A curious tale of an axe-murder and conflicting evidence in New York State.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

A curious tale of an axe-murder and conflicting evidence in New York State.'

0303Doctor Dorn's Revenge, By Louisa May Alcott (part 1-2)20181031Will Evelyn choose to marry the earnest Doctor Dorn or the wealthy John Meredith? Part one of two read by Teresa Gallagher.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Series 3 features a selection of mysteries from America.

Writer LOUISA MAY ALCOTT was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania. She is best-known for her Little Women trilogy (Little Women; Little Men and Jo's Boys). She died in 1888.

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Who will Evelyn marry? Earnest Doctor Dorn or the wealthy John Meredith?

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0304Doctor Dorn's Revenge, By Louisa May Alcott (part 2-2)20181101Evelyn is gravely ill and only Dr Dorn can save her. Concluded by Teresa Gallagher.

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Series 3 features a selection of mysteries from America.

Writer LOUISA MAY ALCOTT was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania. She is best-known for her Little Women trilogy (Little Women; Little Men and Jo's Boys). She died in 1888.

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0305The Striding Place, By Gertrude Atherton20181105At a shooting weekend in the West Riding a guest goes missing. At night, his best friend goes out to look for him.

An occasional series of stories from life’s murkier places.

Series 3 features a selection of mysteries from America.

Writer LOUISA MAY ALCOTT was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania. She is best-known for her Little Women trilogy (Little Women; Little Men and Jo’s Boys). She died in 1888.

Writer: Gertrude Atherton

Reader: SAMUEL WEST

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

A guest goes missing at a shooting weekend in West Riding.

A guest goes missing at a shooting weekend in West Riding.'

An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Writer LOUISA MAY ALCOTT was born in 1832 in Pennsylvania. She is best-known for her Little Women trilogy (Little Women; Little Men and Jo's Boys). She died in 1888.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0401The Haunting Of Shawley Rectory By Ruth Rendell (part 1-2)2019011420190115 (BBC7)An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Series Four: Tales from the collection A Spot Of Folly by RUTH RENDELL.

There have long been rumours of ghosts at the rectory, but these are given new strength when the new rector and his family move out after only a couple of days.

RUTH RENDELL was one of the UK's most prominent crime writers. Best known for her Inspector Wexford books, she also wrote psychological novels as Barbara Vine. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. She died in May 2015. A Spot Of Folly, a collection of previously unpublished stories, was published in 2017.

Writer: RUTH RENDELL

Reader: MILES JUPP

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra

Rumours spread in the village when a family moves out of the rectory.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0402The Haunting Of Shawley Rectory By Ruth Rendell (part 2-2)2019011520190116 (BBC7)An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Series Four: Tales from the collection A Spot Of Folly by RUTH RENDELL.

An American woman buys and refurbishes the rectory - which seems to quieten the chatter about ghosts …

RUTH RENDELL was one of the UK's most prominent crime writers. Best known for her Inspector Wexford books, she also wrote psychological novels as Barbara Vine. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. She died in May 2015. A Spot Of Folly, a collection of previously unpublished stories, was published in 2017.

Writer: RUTH RENDELL

Reader: MILES JUPP

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra

The rectory gets a new owner.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

An occasional series of stories from life’s murkier places.

RUTH RENDELL was one of the UK’s most prominent crime writers. Best known for her Inspector Wexford books, she also wrote psychological novels as Barbara Vine. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. She died in May 2015. A Spot Of Folly, a collection of previously unpublished stories, was published in 2017.

0403The Price Of Joy By Ruth Rendell (part 1-2)2019011620190117 (BBC7)An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Series Four: Tales from the collection A Spot Of Folly by RUTH RENDELL.

Daniel is set on remarrying his first wife, Joy. But there is an obstacle to this: his current wife, Prunella.

RUTH RENDELL was one of the UK's most prominent crime writers. Best known for her Inspector Wexford books, she also wrote psychological novels as Barbara Vine. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. She died in May 2015. A Spot Of Folly, a collection of previously unpublished stories, was published in 2017.

Writer: RUTH RENDELL

Reader: SAMUEL WEST

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra

Daniel wants to remarry his first wife, Joy.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

An occasional series of stories from life’s murkier places.

RUTH RENDELL was one of the UK’s most prominent crime writers. Best known for her Inspector Wexford books, she also wrote psychological novels as Barbara Vine. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. She died in May 2015. A Spot Of Folly, a collection of previously unpublished stories, was published in 2017.

Daniel wants to remarry his first wife, Joy.'

0404The Price Of Joy By Ruth Rendell (part 2-2)2019011720190118 (BBC7)An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Series Four: Tales from the collection A Spot Of Folly by RUTH RENDELL.

Daniel must decide whether to save Prunella by paying the kidnappers' ransom.

RUTH RENDELL was one of the UK's most prominent crime writers. Best known for her Inspector Wexford books, she also wrote psychological novels as Barbara Vine. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. She died in May 2015. A Spot Of Folly, a collection of previously unpublished stories, was published in 2017.

Writer: RUTH RENDELL

Reader: SAMUEL WEST

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra

Daniel must decide whether to pay the ransom.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0405Trebuchet By Ruth Rendell2019011820190119 (BBC7)An occasional series of stories from life's murkier places.

Series Four: Tales from the collection A Spot Of Folly by RUTH RENDELL.

While the world is on the brink of catastrophe, Mark, Miriam and their children are on a sheltered Scottish island.

RUTH RENDELL was one of the UK's most prominent crime writers. Best known for her Inspector Wexford books, she also wrote psychological novels as Barbara Vine. In 1996 she was awarded the CBE and in 1997 became a Life Peer. She died in May 2015. A Spot Of Folly, a collection of previously unpublished stories, was published in 2017.

Writer: RUTH RENDELL

Reader: HATTIE MORAHAN

Producer: JEREMY OSBORNE

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4 Extra

Trebuchet by RUTH RENDELL. With the world on the brink, a family shelter in Scotland.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0501Edgar Allan Poe - Morella2019032620190327 (BBC7)What's in a name?

EDGAR ALLAN POE explores the notion of identity in the first of five stories from the incomparable author.

In a writing career that spanned barely two decades (he died in his 41st year) the American penned over 70 short stories. These he incessantly revised over the years and many became standards of the short form (like ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher' or ‘The Pit and the Pendulum').

But for our five fictional tales, we burrow down amongst Poe's lesser-known, and often dark, gems.

Reader: OWEN TEALE

Abridger: Pete Nichols

Producer: KAREN ROSE

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.

What's in a name? EDGAR ALLAN POE explores the notion of identity.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0502Edgar Allan Poe - The Cask Of Amontillado2019032720190328 (BBC7)A Dish Served Cold. A dark tale of revenge by the incomparable Edgar Allan Poe.

In a writing career that spanned barely two decades (he died in his 41st year) the American penned over 70 short stories. These he incessantly revised over the years and many became standards of the short form (like ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher' or ‘The Pit and the Pendulum').

But for our five fictional tales, we burrow down amongst Poe's lesser-known, and often dark, gems.

Reader: OWEN TEALE

Abridger: Pete Nichols

Producer: KAREN ROSE

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.

Second of five stories from the incomparable Edgar Allan Poe.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0503Edgar Allan Poe - Metzengerstein2019032820190329 (BBC7)A Plague on both your Houses. Edgar Allan Poe's first published short story (January 1932).

In a writing career that spanned barely two decades (he died in his 41st year) the American penned over seventy 70 stories. These he incessantly revised over the years and many became standards of the short form (like ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher' or ‘The Pit and the Pendulum').

But for our five fictional tales, we burrow down amongst Poe's lesser-known, and often dark, gems.

Reader: OWEN TEALE

Abridger: Pete Nichols

Producer: KAREN ROSE

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.

Five stories from the incomparable Edgar Allan Poe. 3. Metzengerstein

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0504Edgar Allan Poe - The Man Of The Crowd2019032920190330 (BBC7)An unknown man keeps to the shadows.

In a writing career that spanned barely two decades (he died in his 41st year) the American penned over seventy short stories. These he incessantly revised over the years and many became standards of the short form (like ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher' or ‘The Pit and the Pendulum').

But for our five fictional tales, we burrow down amongst Poe's lesser-known, and often dark, gems.

Reader: OWEN TEALE

Abridger: Pete Nichols

Producer: KAREN ROSE

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.

Fourth of five stories from the incomparable Edgar Allan Poe.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.

0505Edgar Allan Poe - Ms. Found In A Bottle20190401A storm sweeps the east coast of Java.

In a writing career that spanned barely two decades (he died in his 41st year) the American penned over seventy short stories. These he incessantly revised over the years and many became standards of the short form (like ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher' or ‘The Pit and the Pendulum').

But for our five fictional tales, we burrow down amongst Poe's lesser-known, and often dark, gems.

Reader: OWEN TEALE

Abridger: Pete Nichols

Producer: KAREN ROSE

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Sweet Talk Productions.

The last of five stories from the incomparable Edgar Allan Poe.

Brief tales of murder, mystery and suspense, adapted especially for BBC Radio 4 Extra.