Tales Of The Supernatural [Charles Dickens]

Episodes

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01Trial For Murder2016022920171218 (BBC7)
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The ghost of a murdered man haunts the courtroom at the trial of his killer.

Radio adaptations of Dicken's classic English literature.

The ghost of a murdered man haunts the courtroom at the trial of his killer. Read by Adrian Scarborough.

A series of five tales of the supernatural by Charles Dickens:

'Trial for Murder' (1865) and 'The Signal Man' (1866) were conceived as stand-alone short stories.

'A Madman's Manuscript' (the Old Clergyman's Tale) and 'The Queer Chair' (The Bagman's story) are extracted from the 'The Pickwick Papers', the first of Dickens major novels, written in 1836, when he was just 24.

'Chips' (the nurse's tale) is extracted from 'The Uncommercial Traveller', a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences, written between 1860 and 1869, which was first published as a complete set in 1875 posthumously.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

02Chips Bargains With The Devil2016030120171219 (BBC7)
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A ship's carpenter attempts to break his pact with the Devil.

Radio adaptations of Dicken's classic English literature.

A ship's carpenter attempts to break his pact with the Devil. Read by Adrian Scarborough.

Extracted from 'The Uncommercial Traveller', a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences, written by Dickens between 1860 and 1869, and first published posthumously as a complete set in 1875.

One of five tales of the supernatural by Charles Dickens.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

03The Signalman2016030220171220 (BBC7)
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A railway signalman at an isolated station has terrifying premonitions of future tragedies. Read by Adrian Scarborough.

Conceived by Dickens as a stand-alone short story and published in 1866.

One of five tales of the supernatural by Charles Dickens.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

Radio adaptations of Dicken's classic English literature.

Radio adaptations of Dicken's classic English literature.

04A Madman's Manuscript2016030320171221 (BBC7)
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From his prison cell, a raving madman looks back on the horrific events that led him there. Read by Adrian Scarborough.

Extracted from the 'The Pickwick Papers', the first of Charles Dickens's major novels, written in 1836 when he was just 24.

One of five tales of the supernatural by Charles Dickens.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

First broadcast in March 2016.

From his prison cell, a madman looks back on the horrific events that led him there.

Radio adaptations of Dicken's classic English literature.

Radio adaptations of Dicken's classic English literature.

05The Queer Chair2016030420171222 (BBC7)
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Too many glasses of punch and Tom feels the queer chair in the room of his inn turn on him. Read by Adrian Scarborough.

Extracted from 'The Pickwick Papers', the first of Dickens major novels, written in 1836 when he was just 24.

The last of a series of five tales of the supernatural by Charles Dickens.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra by Pier Productions.

Radio adaptations of Dicken's classic English literature.

Radio adaptations of Dicken's classic English literature.