Unmade Movies [drama]

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Hammer Horror's The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula20171028

Dracula travels to 1930s India in this celebrated unmade Hammer Horror script.

Dracula travels to 1930's India in this celebrated unproduced Hammer Horror feature film script, part of the ongoing BBC Radio 4 Unmade Movies series and 2017's Fright Night. It's 1932 and Penny (Anna Madeley), a young British woman, travels secretly and alone by train through the heart of India, in search of her sister who has recently disappeared. In her first class carriage she meets Prem (Nikesh Patel) and Lakshmi (Ayesha Dharker), a brother and sister performing duo who have been hired for one night by a Maharajah. Babu (Kulvinder Ghir), who also shares the carriage, is horrified to learn that Penny is unaccompanied and insists that she stays with him and his wife near the caves she is visiting. Prem and Lakshmi are taken by chauffeur to the sinister residence of the Maharajah and his wife the Rani (Meera Syal) and asked to perform that night. The performance is not for the Maharajah though but his new guest, Count Dracula (Lewis MacLeod) . While Lakshmi, soon separated from her brother, finds herself in great danger as she begins to dance for Dracula, Penny makes her way into the hidden cavern beneath the Maharajah's Palace where she is shocked to discover Prem, desperately searching for his sister. As they descend a hidden stone staircase inhabited by poisonous snakes, they soon find themselves looking out on a huge underground chamber full of hundreds of the Rani's acolytes, all waiting for her next human sacrifice to satisfy their blood cult. Will it be Lakshmi? And has Penny's sister already met a similar fate? It's a race against time to get answers before all of them fall under the spell of the hypnotic Count.

Hammer Horror's The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula20171028

Dracula travels to 1930s India in this celebrated unmade Hammer Horror script.

Dracula travels to 1930's India in this celebrated unproduced Hammer Horror feature film script, part of the ongoing BBC Radio 4 Unmade Movies series and 2017's Fright Night. It's 1932 and Penny (Anna Madeley), a young British woman, travels secretly and alone by train through the heart of India, in search of her sister who has recently disappeared. In her first class carriage she meets Prem (Nikesh Patel) and Lakshmi (Ayesha Dharker), a brother and sister performing duo who have been hired for one night by a Maharajah. Babu (Kulvinder Ghir), who also shares the carriage, is horrified to learn that Penny is unaccompanied and insists that she stays with him and his wife near the caves she is visiting. Prem and Lakshmi are taken by chauffeur to the sinister residence of the Maharajah and his wife the Rani (Meera Syal) and asked to perform that night. The performance is not for the Maharajah though but his new guest, Count Dracula (Lewis MacLeod) . While Lakshmi, soon separated from her brother, finds herself in great danger as she begins to dance for Dracula, Penny makes her way into the hidden cavern beneath the Maharajah's Palace where she is shocked to discover Prem, desperately searching for his sister. As they descend a hidden stone staircase inhabited by poisonous snakes, they soon find themselves looking out on a huge underground chamber full of hundreds of the Rani's acolytes, all waiting for her next human sacrifice to satisfy their blood cult. Will it be Lakshmi? And has Penny's sister already met a similar fate? It's a race against time to get answers before all of them fall under the spell of the hypnotic Count.

Hammer Horror's The Unquenchable Thirst of Dracula20171028

Dracula travels to 1930s India in this celebrated unmade Hammer Horror script.

Dracula travels to 1930's India in this celebrated unproduced Hammer Horror feature film script, part of the ongoing BBC Radio 4 Unmade Movies series and 2017's Fright Night. It's 1932 and Penny (Anna Madeley), a young British woman, travels secretly and alone by train through the heart of India, in search of her sister who has recently disappeared. In her first class carriage she meets Prem (Nikesh Patel) and Lakshmi (Ayesha Dharker), a brother and sister performing duo who have been hired for one night by a Maharajah. Babu (Kulvinder Ghir), who also shares the carriage, is horrified to learn that Penny is unaccompanied and insists that she stays with him and his wife near the caves she is visiting. Prem and Lakshmi are taken by chauffeur to the sinister residence of the Maharajah and his wife the Rani (Meera Syal) and asked to perform that night. The performance is not for the Maharajah though but his new guest, Count Dracula (Lewis MacLeod) . While Lakshmi, soon separated from her brother, finds herself in great danger as she begins to dance for Dracula, Penny makes her way into the hidden cavern beneath the Maharajah's Palace where she is shocked to discover Prem, desperately searching for his sister. As they descend a hidden stone staircase inhabited by poisonous snakes, they soon find themselves looking out on a huge underground chamber full of hundreds of the Rani's acolytes, all waiting for her next human sacrifice to satisfy their blood cult. Will it be Lakshmi? And has Penny's sister already met a similar fate? It's a race against time to get answers before all of them fall under the spell of the hypnotic Count.

Hammer Horror's The Unquenchable Thirst Of Dracula20171028

Dracula travels to 1930s India in this celebrated unmade Hammer Horror script.

Dracula travels to 1930's India in this celebrated unproduced Hammer Horror feature film script, part of the ongoing BBC Radio 4 Unmade Movies series and 2017's Fright Night. It's 1932 and Penny (Anna Madeley), a young British woman, travels secretly and alone by train through the heart of India, in search of her sister who has recently disappeared. In her first class carriage she meets Prem (Nikesh Patel) and Lakshmi (Ayesha Dharker), a brother and sister performing duo who have been hired for one night by a Maharajah. Babu (Kulvinder Ghir), who also shares the carriage, is horrified to learn that Penny is unaccompanied and insists that she stays with him and his wife near the caves she is visiting. Prem and Lakshmi are taken by chauffeur to the sinister residence of the Maharajah and his wife the Rani (Meera Syal) and asked to perform that night. The performance is not for the Maharajah though but his new guest, Count Dracula (Lewis MacLeod). While Lakshmi, soon separated from her brother, finds herself in great danger as she begins to dance for Dracula, Penny makes her way into the hidden cavern beneath the Maharajah's Palace where she is shocked to discover Prem, desperately searching for his sister. As they descend a hidden stone staircase inhabited by poisonous snakes, they soon find themselves looking out on a huge underground chamber full of hundreds of the Rani's acolytes, all waiting for her next human sacrifice to satisfy their blood cult. Will it be Lakshmi? And has Penny's sister already met a similar fate? It's a race against time to get answers before all of them fall under the spell of the hypnotic Count.

Harold Pinter's Victory20150228

Harold Pinter's Victory2015022820170318 (R4)

The world premiere of Harold Pinter's screenplay of Josef Conrad's last major novel, in a special adaptation for radio by Sir Richard Eyre.

It's 1900 in the Dutch East Indies. Disenchanted with life and humanity, Heyst, a mysterious Swedish Baron, lives alone on a deserted island.

He believes he can avoid suffering by cutting himself off from others, but his life is altered when he visits the neighbouring island for a doctor's check up. Here he meets and falls in love with Lena, a young English violinist, travelling across the Pacific with a small commercial ladies Orchestra.

Surrounded by predatory older men, including the hotel manager Schomberg, she is drawn to Heyst and the sense of mystery that surrounds him. Together, in the middle of the night, they escape by boat to his island.

Sound Design: John Leonard and Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Richard Eyre

Producer: Laurence Bowen

A Feelgood Fiction production for BBC Radio 4.

Harold Pinter's Victory2015022820170318 (R4)

The world premiere of Harold Pinter's screenplay of Josef Conrad's last major novel, in a special adaptation for radio by Sir Richard Eyre.

It's 1900 in the Dutch East Indies. Disenchanted with life and humanity, Heyst, a mysterious Swedish Baron, lives alone on a deserted island.

He believes he can avoid suffering by cutting himself off from others, but his life is altered when he visits the neighbouring island for a doctor's check up. Here he meets and falls in love with Lena, a young English violinist, travelling across the Pacific with a small commercial ladies Orchestra.

Surrounded by predatory older men, including the hotel manager Schomberg, she is drawn to Heyst and the sense of mystery that surrounds him. Together, in the middle of the night, they escape by boat to his island.

Sound Design: John Leonard and Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Richard Eyre

Producer: Laurence Bowen

A Feelgood Fiction production for BBC Radio 4.

Harold Pinter's Victory2015022820170318 (R4)

The world premiere of Harold Pinter's screenplay of Josef Conrad's last major novel, in a special adaptation for radio by Sir Richard Eyre.

It's 1900 in the Dutch East Indies. Disenchanted with life and humanity, Heyst, a mysterious Swedish Baron, lives alone on a deserted island.

He believes he can avoid suffering by cutting himself off from others, but his life is altered when he visits the neighbouring island for a doctor's check up. Here he meets and falls in love with Lena, a young English violinist, travelling across the Pacific with a small commercial ladies Orchestra.

Surrounded by predatory older men, including the hotel manager Schomberg, she is drawn to Heyst and the sense of mystery that surrounds him. Together, in the middle of the night, they escape by boat to his island.

Sound Design: John Leonard and Wilfredo Acosta

Director: Richard Eyre

Producer: Laurence Bowen

A Feelgood Fiction production for BBC Radio 4.

Hitchcock's The Blind Man20151031

Hitchcock's The Blind Man2015103120161226 (R4)

The world premiere of Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman's unfinished screenplay, the follow-up to North by Northwest - now completed by Mark Gatiss.

Adapted for radio by Laurence Bowen.

Set in 1961, a famous blind jazz pianist, Larry Keating, agrees to a radical new medical procedure - an eye transplant. The operation is a success but his new eyes are those of a murdered man, and captured on their retina is the image of his murderer. Larry and his new nurse, Jenny, begin a quest to track him down - before someone else dies.

The Blind Man is part of Unmade Movies, a season of radio adaptations of unproduced screenplays by the major authors of the 20th century - including Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman.

Cast:

LARRY KEATING....Hugh Laurie

SYLVIA WHITEHEAD....Rebecca Front

VICTOR FARMER....Nicholas Woodeson

JENNY STILES....Kelly Burke

MORTIE LEVITT / CAPTAIN BARZONI....Andy Nyman

LINDA WHITEHEAD....Hilary Connell

HERMAN GRAUBNER....John Guerrasio

DR. MCGRAW....John Light

AUTOGRAPH GIRL....Hollie Burgess

NARRATOR, ALFRED HITCHCOCK....Peter Serafinowicz

Music by Blair Mowat

Sound Design by Wilfredo Acosta

Produced by Laurence Bowen and Peter Ettedgui

Co-Producer Laurent Bouzereau.Directed by Mark Gatiss

A Feelgood Fiction production for BBC Radio 4.

Hitchcock's The Blind Man2015103120161226 (R4)

The world premiere of Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman's unfinished screenplay, the follow-up to North by Northwest - now completed by Mark Gatiss.

Adapted for radio by Laurence Bowen.

Set in 1961, a famous blind jazz pianist, Larry Keating, agrees to a radical new medical procedure - an eye transplant. The operation is a success but his new eyes are those of a murdered man, and captured on their retina is the image of his murderer. Larry and his new nurse, Jenny, begin a quest to track him down - before someone else dies.

The Blind Man is part of Unmade Movies, a season of radio adaptations of unproduced screenplays by the major authors of the 20th century - including Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman.

Cast:

LARRY KEATING ............ Hugh Laurie

SYLVIA WHITEHEAD ............ Rebecca Front

VICTOR FARMER ............ Nicholas Woodeson

JENNY STILES ............ Kelly Burke

MORTIE LEVITT / CAPTAIN BARZONI ............ Andy Nyman

LINDA WHITEHEAD ............ Hilary Connell

HERMAN GRAUBNER ............ John Guerrasio

DR. MCGRAW ............ John Light

AUTOGRAPH GIRL ............ Hollie Burgess

NARRATOR, ALFRED HITCHCOCK ............ Peter Serafinowicz

Music by Blair Mowat

Sound Design by Wilfredo Acosta

Produced by Laurence Bowen and Peter Ettedgui

Co-Producer Laurent Bouzereau.Directed by Mark Gatiss

A Feelgood Fiction production for BBC Radio 4.

Hitchcock's The Blind Man2015103120161226 (R4)

The world premiere of Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman's unfinished screenplay, the follow-up to North by Northwest - now completed by Mark Gatiss.

Adapted for radio by Laurence Bowen.

Set in 1961, a famous blind jazz pianist, Larry Keating, agrees to a radical new medical procedure - an eye transplant. The operation is a success but his new eyes are those of a murdered man, and captured on their retina is the image of his murderer. Larry and his new nurse, Jenny, begin a quest to track him down - before someone else dies.

The Blind Man is part of Unmade Movies, a season of radio adaptations of unproduced screenplays by the major authors of the 20th century - including Harold Pinter, Arthur Miller, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Ernest Lehman.

Cast:

LARRY KEATING....Hugh Laurie

SYLVIA WHITEHEAD....Rebecca Front

VICTOR FARMER....Nicholas Woodeson

JENNY STILES....Kelly Burke

MORTIE LEVITT / CAPTAIN BARZONI....Andy Nyman

LINDA WHITEHEAD....Hilary Connell

HERMAN GRAUBNER....John Guerrasio

DR. MCGRAW....John Light

AUTOGRAPH GIRL....Hollie Burgess

NARRATOR, ALFRED HITCHCOCK....Peter Serafinowicz

Music by Blair Mowat

Sound Design by Wilfredo Acosta

Produced by Laurence Bowen and Peter Ettedgui

Co-Producer Laurent Bouzereau.Directed by Mark Gatiss

A Feelgood Fiction production for BBC Radio 4.