Weird Tales

Hoarder of horror Lovecraft shares some chilling and intimate plays.

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By Ed Hime. A trainee surgeon follows a destructive path as he is haunted by a fatal car crash and an 'inside out' man. Stars Joseph Kloska.

A trainee surgeon follows a destructive path as he is haunted by a fatal car crash.

By Chris Harrald. An archaeologist investigates and discovers there are some mysteries better left undisturbed. Starring Geoffrey Streatfeild.

A young professor is called in to investigate when some mysterious remains are unearthed.

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By Melissa Murray. After her brother-in-law's death, sad Steph rings his mobile to hear his voice. Next day he rings back. Stars Fiona Glascott.

After her brother-in-law's death, sad Steph rings his mobile to hear his voice.

By Lynn Ferguson. Angry misanthrope Frank meets Gwen who tells of a Celtic goddess able to decide who lives - or dies. Stars Derek Riddell.

Angry misanthrope Frank meets Gwen who tells of a Celtic goddess.

By Lynn Ferguson. A lonely man with a huge knowledge of flies meets a California lady online - who knows all about spiders. Stars Alec Newman.

A lonely man with a huge knowledge of flies meets a California lady online.

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Lovecraft tells of two sisters confronting childhood demons in Cornwall.

Lovecraft tells of two sisters confronting childhood demons in Cornwall. Stars Elizabeth Berrington and Jonathan Tafler.

Lovecraft tells of two sisters confronting their childhood demons.

Series of chilling and intimate plays

Series of four chilling and intimate plays.

By Melissa Murray. When Martha discovers her sister Grace has been trying past-life regression to break a cycle of abusive relationships, she decides it is time for them to return to a place from their past. Travelling to Cornwall, they are forced to confront demons. But which sister needs to be free and what will it cost?

Martha....Elizabeth Berrington
Grace....Naomi Frederick
Tom....Ed Gaughan
Lovecraft....Stephen Hogan
Therapist....Caroline Guthrie.

By Melissa Murray.

When Martha discovers her sister Grace has been trying past-life regression to break a cycle of abusive relationships, she decides it is time for them to return to a place from their past.

Travelling to Cornwall, they are forced to confront demons.

But which sister needs to be free and what will it cost?

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    by Melissa Murray. lovecraft tells of two sisters confronting childhood demons in cornwall

    by Melissa Murray. lovecraft tells of two sisters confronting childhood demons in cornwall. stars Elizabeth Berrington and Jonathan Tafler

  • grace....naomi frederick
  • lovecraft....Stephen Hogan
  • martha....Elizabeth Berrington
  • therapist....caroline guthrie
  • tom....ed gaughan

    lovecraft tells of two sisters confronting childhood demons in cornwall

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    It is 1906 and workers on the new London underground network unearth some mysterious remains.

    A young archaeologist investigates and discovers that there are some mysteries better left undisturbed.

    an archaeologist investigates and discovers there are some mysteries better left undisturbed.

    starring Geoffrey Streatfeild.

    a young professor is called in to investigate when some mysterious remains are unearthed

    By Chris Harrald. An archaeologist investigates and discovers there are some mysteries better left undisturbed. Starring Geoffrey Streatfeild.

    An archaeologist investigates and discovers there are some mysteries better left undisturbed. Starring Geoffrey Streatfeild

    By Chris Harrald. An archaeologist learns that some mysteries are better left undisturbed.

    By Chris Harrald. An archaeologist investigates and discovers that there are some mysteries better left undisturbed. Starring Geoffrey Streatfeild.

    An archaeologist discovers that there are some mysteries better left undisturbed.

    Series of chilling and intimate plays

    Series of four chilling and intimate plays by Chris Harrald.

    It is 1906 and workers on the new London underground network unearth some mysterious remains. A young archaeologist investigates and discovers that there are some mysteries better left undisturbed.

    Lovecraft/Samuelson....Stephen Hogan
    Geoffrey Coombs....Geoffrey Streatfeild
    Lucy Allen....Sophie Roberts
    Mr Hodge....Stephen Critchlow
    Billy....Joe Prospero
    Feasy....Paul Rider
    Workman....Matt Addis
    Waitress....Lizzy Watts.

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    A trainee surgeon follows a destructive path after he is haunted by a fatal car crash.

    Series of chilling and intimate plays

    Series of chilling and intimate plays.

    By Ed Hime. Trainee surgeon Andy is left with a recurring nightmare after being involved in a car crash which killed his friend. The flashbacks give him problems in the operating theatre, and, when his dreams start changing, Andy can no longer be sure what is fantasy and what really happened.

    Alice....Lizzy Watts
    Andy....Joseph Kloska
    Richard....Benjamin Askew
    Lovecraft....Stephen Hogan
    Inside Out Man....Ewan Bailey
    Dr Larson....Jonathan Tafler

    Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.

    Trainee surgeon Andy is left with a recurring nightmare after being involved in a car crash which killed his friend.

    The flashbacks give him problems in the operating theatre, and, when his dreams start changing, Andy can no longer be sure what is fantasy and what really happened.

  • alice....Lizzy Watts
  • andy....Joseph Kloska
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    by ed hime. a trainee surgeon follows a destructive path, haunted by a fatal car crash.

    by ed hime. a trainee surgeon follows a destructive path as he is haunted by a fatal car crash and an 'inside out' man. stars Joseph Kloska

  • directed by Jessica Dromgoole
  • dr larson....Jonathan Tafler
  • inside out man....Ewan Bailey
  • lovecraft....Stephen Hogan
  • richard....benjamin askew
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    by ed hime.

    a trainee surgeon follows a destructive path as he is haunted by a fatal car crash and an 'inside out' man.

    stars joseph kloska.

    a trainee surgeon follows a destructive path as he is haunted by a fatal car crash

    a trainee surgeon follows a destructive path as he is haunted by a fatal car crash and an 'inside out' man. stars joseph kloska

    the flashbacks give him problems in the operating theatre, and, when his dreams start changing, andy can no longer be sure what is fantasy and what really happened

  • series of chilling and intimate plays.

    by ed hime. trainee surgeon andy is left with a recurring nightmare after being involved in a car crash which killed his friend. the flashbacks give him problems in the operating theatre, and, when his dreams start changing, andy can no longer be sure what is fantasy and what really happened.

    alice....>andy

  • by ed hime. a trainee surgeon follows a destructive path as he is haunted by a fatal car crash and an 'inside out' man. stars joseph kloska

    a trainee surgeon follows a destructive path after he is haunted by a fatal car crash.

    series of chilling and intimate plays

    series of chilling and intimate plays.

    by ed hime. trainee surgeon andy is left with a recurring nightmare after being involved in a car crash which killed his friend. the flashbacks give him problems in the operating theatre, and, when his dreams start changing, andy can no longer be sure what is fantasy and what really happened.

    alice....lizzy watts

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    Lonely, middle-aged computer programmer Alan knows everything there is to know about flies.

    Then one day, online, he meets Amber, a Californian lady who knows everything there is to know about spiders.

  • colby....>mother
  • other parts played by caroline guthrie, Janice Acquah and Paul Rider

    series of four chilling and intimate plays.

    lonely, middle-aged computer programmer alan knows everything there is to know about flies. then one day, online, he meets amber, a californian lady who knows everything there is to know about spiders.

    lovecraft....>mother

  • alan....alec newman
  • amber....rachel ogilvy
  • colby....Stephen Hogan
  • colby....stephen hogandirected by - luke fresle

    a lonely man with a huge knowledge of flies meets a california lady online

    by Lynn Ferguson.

    a lonely man with a huge knowledge of flies meets a california lady online - who knows all about spiders.

    stars alec newman

  • lovecraft....Stephen Hogan
  • mother....Stella Gonet
  • other parts played by caroline guthrie, Janice Acquah and Paul Rider

    stars alec newman

    by Lynn Ferguson. a lonely man with a huge knowledge of flies meets a california lady online, who knows all about spiders. stars alec newman

    a lonely man with a huge knowledge of flies meets a california lady online, who knows all about spiders. stars alec newman

    by Lynn Ferguson. a lonely man with a huge knowledge of flies meets a california lady.

    by Lynn Ferguson. a lonely man with a huge knowledge of flies meets a california lady who knows all about spiders. stars alec newman

    series of chilling and intimate plays

    series of four chilling and intimate plays.

    lonely, middle-aged computer programmer alan knows everything there is to know about flies. then one day, online, he meets amber, a californian lady who knows everything there is to know about spiders.

    lovecraft....stephen hogan

    By Lynn Ferguson. A lonely man with a huge knowledge of flies meets a California lady.

    Series of chilling and intimate plays

    Series of four chilling and intimate plays.

    Lonely, middle-aged computer programmer Alan knows everything there is to know about flies. Then one day, online, he meets Amber, a Californian lady who knows everything there is to know about spiders.

    Lovecraft/Colby....Stephen Hogan
    Mother....Stella Gonet
    Alan....Alec Newman
    Amber....Rachel Ogilvy

    Other parts played by Caroline Guthrie, Janice Acquah and Paul Rider.

    Directed by Luke Fresle.

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    When her brother-in-law is killed in a car crash, Steph is overcome with sadness.

    One day, feeling maudlin, she rings his mobile number, just wanting to hear his voice.

    The next day he rings her back.

    After her brother-in-law's death, sad Steph rings his mobile to hear his voice.

    After her brother-in-law's death, sad Steph rings his mobile to hear his voice. Next day he rings back.

    Stars Fiona Glascott.

    After her brother-in-law's death, sad Steph rings his mobile to hear his voice. Next day he rings back. Stars Fiona Glascott.

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    By Melissa Murray

    Hoarder of horror Lovecraft returns for a new series to share more of his chilling tales.

    When her brother-in-law is killed in a car crash, Steph is overcome with sadness. One day, feeling maudlin, she rings his mobile number. She just wants to hear his voice really. The next day he rings her back...

    Steph - Fiona Glascott

    Ray - Joseph Kloska

    Jamie - Piers Wehner

    Lovecraft - Stephen Hogan

    Mother - Kate Layden

    Jan / Flight Attendant - Melissa Advani

    Passenger - Ewan Hooper

    Shop Assistant - Rhys Jennings

    Passerby - John Biggins

    Passerby 2 / Estate Agent - Tessa Nicholson

    Directed by Mary Peate

    When her brother-in-law is killed in a car crash, Steph is overcome with sadness. One day, feeling maudlin, she rings his mobile number. She just wants to hear his voice really. The next day he rings her back...

    Hoarder of horror Lovecraft returns to share three more chilling tales.

    By Melissa Murray. When her brother-in-law is killed in a car crash, Steph is overcome with sadness. One day, feeling maudlin, she rings his mobile number, just wanting to hear his voice. The next day he rings her back.

    By Melissa Murray. When her brother-in-law is killed, Steph is overcome with sadness.

    By Melissa Murray. Sad Steph rings her dead brother-in-law's mobile. Then he rings back.

    WEIRD TALES: Connected

    By Melissa Murray. After her brother-in-law's death, sad Steph rings his mobile to hear his voice. Next day he rings back. Stars Fiona Glascott.

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    Angry misanthrope Frank meets Gwen who tells of a Celtic goddess.

    Angry misanthrope Frank meets Gwen who tells of a Celtic goddess able to decide who lives - or dies. Stars Derek Riddell

    By Lynn Ferguson.

    Frank Ivory is full of anger: burning, simmering, steaming anger.

    On his way home one night, after making his colleagues lives a misery, he meets Gwen, who is determined to tell him the story of the Morrigan, the Celtic goddess in charge of who should live and who should die.

    Frank....Derek Riddell

    Gwen....Rachel Ogilvy

    Lovecraft - Stephen Hogan

    Louise - Emma Stansfield

    Bill - Rhys Jennings

    Barbara/Delivery Woman - Tessa Nicholson

    George - Ewan Hooper

    William Perkins/Homeless Guy - Piers Wehner

    Directed by Luke Fresle.

    Angry Frank Ivory meets Gwen, who tells him the story of the Morrigan.

    Angry misanthrope Frank meets Gwen who tells of a Celtic goddess able to decide who lives - or dies.

    Stars Derek Riddell.

    By Lynn Ferguson. Angry misanthrope Frank meets Gwen who tells of a Celtic goddess able to decide who lives - or dies. Stars Derek Riddell.

    Hoarder of horror Lovecraft returns to share three more chilling tales.

    By Lynn Ferguson. Frank Ivory is full of anger: burning, simmering, steaming anger. On his way home one night, after making his colleagues lives a misery, he meets Gwen, who is determined to tell him the story of the Morrigan, the Celtic goddess in charge of who should live and who should die.

    By Lynn Ferguson. Angry misanthrope Frank meets Gwen, who tells of a Celtic goddess.

    By Lynn Ferguson. Angry Frank Ivory meets Gwen, who tells him the story of the Morrigan.

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    The Williams family can't settle in their new home - is it trying to tell them something?

    The downsizing Williams family can't settle in their new home - is it trying to tell them something? Stars Jamie Glover.

    The downsizing Williams family can't settle in their new home.

    By Richard Vincent.

    Scratching in the walls, under the floorboards, in the pipes: their new home is trying to tell the Williams family something and they won't be given a moment's peace until its secret is out in the open.

    Geoff Williams - Jamie Glover

    Jane Williams - Julia Ford

    Sarah Williams - Agnes Dromgoole

    Martin Crabtree - John Biggins

    DCI Cram - Piers Wehner

    Psychiatrist - Melissa Advani

    Lovecraft - Stephen Hogan

    Directed by Gemma Jenkins.

    Their new home is trying to tell the Williams family something.

    By The House on Pale Avenue.

    Hoarder of horror Lovecraft returns to share three more chilling tales.

    By Richard Vincent. Scratching in the walls, under the floorboards, in the pipes: their new home is trying to tell the Williams family something and they won't be given a moment's peace until its secret is out in the open.

    By Richard Vincent. Is the Williams family's new home trying to tell them something?

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    by Christopher William Hill. The first in a new series of chilling plays for winter nights.

    When Carl and Rob buy a flat in a nineteenth century house, it seems they've found their perfect home. With Carl away on business, Rob throws himself into restoring the flat, but he ends up with more of the original features than he had anticipated.

    Cast:

    Carl....Martin Hutson

    Rob....Carl Prekopp

    Jess....Adjoa Andoh

    Girl....Francine Chamberlain

    Answerphone....Tracy Wiles

    Woman....Alex Rivers

    Man....Christopher Webster

    directed by Mary Peate.

    Carl and Rob's dream flat turns out not to be so perfect after all.

    When Carl and Rob restore their dream home, unexpected original features are revealed.

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    by Christopher William Hill.

    When Carl and Rob buy a flat in a nineteenth century house, it seems they've found their perfect home.

    With Carl away on business, Rob throws himself into restoring the flat, but he ends up with more of the original features than he had anticipated.

    By Christopher William Hill. Carl and Rob's dream flat turns out not so perfect after all.

    When Carl and Rob restore their dream home, unexpected original features are revealed. Stars Martin Hutson and Carl Prekopp

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    A strange trio take Reverend Braiden on a road trip ending in a terrifying test of faith.

    A mysterious trio force Reverend Braiden on a road trip, terminating in a terrifying test of faith. Stars Geoffrey Streatfeild.

    By Richard Vincent. The second in a series of chilling plays for winter nights.

    The Reverend Braiden is forced to embark on a through-the-night road trip by a mysterious trio who threaten him with a terrifying test of faith at its end.

    Peter....Geoffrey Streatfeild

    Silas....James Lailey

    Sarah....Lynne Verrall

    Michael....Simon Bubb

    Eleanor....Tracy Wiles

    Police Officer.. Paul Moriarty

    Director: Gemma Jenkins

    THE WRITER

    Richard Vincent has written widely for television, including Casualty, Shaun The Sheep and Messiah. His radio work includes Project Purple for BBC Radio 4 Extra's Man In Black series and the psychological horror, The House on Pale Avenue, for BBC Radio 4. Richard has also worked as a script consultant on a number of films, including The Lake, for Luc Besson's EuropaCorp, and Fragile, starring Calista Flockhart. His stage play, Real Estate, was adapted for screen by Granada Film and he is currently working on a trilogy of horror films for Artifice Pictures.

    The Rev Braiden is forced to embark on a chilling test of faith.

    By Richard Vincent. A mysterious trio force Reverend Braiden on a road trip.

    By Richard Vincent.

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    By Amanda Whittington.

    When a stranger walks into Louisa's café, the juke box which hasn't played a record for years whirrs into action, the lights start flashing and Louisa is thrown into a world where her past challenges life as she knows it.

    Part of a series of chilling plays for winter nights.

    Cast

    Louisa... Sara Poyzer

    Pete... Paul Rider

    Joe... Gerard McDermott

    Producer, Jessica Brown

    The Writer

    Amanda Whittington has been described as Britain's 'most consistently popular female dramatist' (the Guardian).

    Her plays include BE MY BABY, (Soho Theatre), AMATEUR GIRL (Hull Truck), an adaptation of SATURDAY NIGHT and SUNDAY MORNING (New Perspectives), SATIN 'N' STEEL (Nottingham Playhouse/ Bolton Octagon), BOLLYWOOD JANE (Leicester Haymarket/West Yorkshire Playhouse) and THE WILLS' GIRLS (Tobacco Factory, Bristol).

    Amanda has four plays published by Nick Hern Books and writes regularly for BBC Radio 4, contributing to the Woman's Hour serial and Afternoon Play slots. Her radio work includes adaptations of LADIES DAY, THE WILLS' GIRLS and BE MY BABY as well as original plays including NINE DAYS QUEEN.

    By Amanda Whittington. A stranger brings back unwanted memories from Louisa's past.

    When a stranger walks into Louisa's cafe, she has to face memories she'd rather forget.

    When a stranger walks into Louisa's cafe, she's thrown back into her past with memories she'd rather forget. Stars Sara Poyzer

    By Amanda Whittington. Louisa is thrown into her past with memories she'd rather forget.

    When a stranger walks into Louisa's café, the juke box which hasn't played a record for years whirrs into action, the lights start flashing and Louisa is thrown into a world where her past challenges life as she knows it.

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    by Lizzie Nunnery

    The pressure's getting too much for clever clogs Victoria. She can't sleep at night. She has nightmares. But it's okay because they're just bad dreams. Until one day the dreams become real.

    Eddie Marsan stars in the final terrifying episode from a series of chilling plays for winter nights.

    Cast

    Dad... Eddie Marsan

    Victoria... Katie Angelou

    Laura... Georgia Groome

    Mum... Sally Orrock

    Jane... Francine Chamberlain

    Produced by Helen Perry

    The Writer

    Lizzie is a talented young playwright whose new play THE SWALLOWING DARK was a finalist for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2010. She was one of the writers of the critically acclaimed UNPROTECTED, which was awarded the Amnesty International Award for Freedom of Expression. Lizzie has also had numerous radio plays broadcast including PRINTS: POSTCARDS FROM A CATACLYSM, THE SINGER, TINY CHAOS,DEATH IN UPPER DUKE STREET and an adaptation of a Dick Clement and Ian le Frenais script for Radio 4's DECADES season. She is currently under commission with the Druid Theatre and is Writer in Residence at Liverpool Hope University.

    By Lizzie Nunnery. Eddie Marsan stars in the last chilling play for a winter night.

    Clever-clogs Victoria can't sleep at night. Then bad dreams haunt her waking hours.

    Under too much pressure, clever-clogs Victoria can't sleep at night. Then bad dreams haunt her waking hours. Stars Eddie Marsan.

    By Lizzie Nunnery. Victoria can't sleep at night. Then bad dreams haunt her waking hours.

    The pressure's getting too much for clever clogs Victoria. She can't sleep at night. She has nightmares. But it's okay because they're just bad dreams. Until one day the dreams become real. Eddie Marsan stars in the final terrifying episode from a series of chilling plays for winter nights.