Spine Chillers

A chilling set of spine tingling plays.

Episodes

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01Colin Haydn Evans - Figures1984021520190518 (BBC7)

As soon as Ann saw the house she knew it had to be hers. Its past turns out to be part of her future.

So all she has to do is sit in the upstairs room - kept locked for so long - and wait...

Stars Anna Massey as Ann, Blain Fairman as Ralph Symons, Jill Lidstone as Rebecca Symons and Jon Strickland as Peter Fuller.

Written by Colin Haydn Evans.

Director: Ian Cotterell

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1984.

The past of Ann's new house turns out to be part of her future.

As soon as Ann saw the house she knew it had to be hers. Its past turns out to be part of her future.

So all she has to do is sit in the upstairs room - kept locked for so long - and wait...

Stars Anna Massey as Ann, Blain Fairman as Ralph Symons, Jill Lidstone as Rebecca Symons and Jon Strickland as Peter Fuller.

Written by Colin Haydn Evans.

Director: Ian Cotterell

02David Campton - Mrs M1984022220190525 (BBC7)

Mrs Meadowsweet offers visitors to her country guesthouse a truly carefree holiday. Everybody is so happy. A little vague perhaps, but certainly happy.

Newcomers Madge and Arthur are suspicious, but can Mrs M convert them?

Stars Rosemary Leach as Mrs Meadowsweet, Anne Jameson as Madge and Roger Hume as Arthur.

Written by David Campton.

Directed by Peter Windows at BBC Birmingham

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1984.

Mrs Meadowsweet offers guesthouse holidays, but Madge and Arthur are suspicious.

03Jill Hyem - Origami1984022920190601 (BBC7)

When Mr Shimojo takes a room in Helen Bestall's house, no one is prepared for the sequence of horrifying events which his presence seems to generate...

Jill Hyem's tale of the supernatural stars Sean Barrett as Mr Shimojo, Carole Boyd as Helen Bestall, Christopher Scoular as Peter Trent and Helen Worth as Lucy Bestall.

Pronunciation adviser: Masatoshi Tobia.

Directed by Kay Patrick at BBC Manchester

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1984.

Mr Shimojo takes a room, but his presence seems to spark a horrifying chain of events.

04Peter Redgrove - Dracula In White1984030720190608 (BBC7)

Prisoners up and down the country seem to be disappearing mysteriously from Her Majesty's jails.

Fearing they've been used as guinea-pigs in some unspeakable experiments, TV journalist Joanna sets out on a perilous course to verify her worst suspicions...

Peter Redgrove's chilling drama stars Maggie McCarthy as Joanna, Benjamin Whitrow as Dr Exeter- White and Jerold Wells as Sam Mellish.

Directed at BBC Bristol by Brian Miller

05Don Webb - Witch Water Green1984031520190615 (BBC7)

Barbara Tate and her baby girl are on their own in their new home - a converted mill - deep in the country. The move's been a strain as she's lonely and the baby's unsettled.

But there's another reason for the disquiet she feels.... somewhere.

Don Webb's chilling drama stars Pam Ferris as Barbara Tate.

With Jenny Lee as Dr Jane Rayner, Nigel Anthony as the Reverend Roy Brown, Brian Southwood as Johnny Goad and Kate Lee as Wendy Williams.

Directed at BBC Manchester by Tony Cliff

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in March 1984.

Barbara and her baby are unsettled after moving into an old village mill.