Hoarder of horror Lovecraft shares some chilling and intimate plays.


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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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    lovecraft tells of two sisters confronting childhood demons in cornwall.
    Melissa Murray's tale stars Elizabeth Berrington
    stars Elizabeth Berrington and Jonathan Tafler
    lovecraft tells of two sisters confronting childhood demons in cornwall. stars Elizabeth Berrington and Jonathan Tafler
    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
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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.
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    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 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
    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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    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.
  • alan....alec newman
  • amber....rachel ogilvy
  • colby....Stephen Hogan
  • directed 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
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    WEIRD TALES: Connected
    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
    Introduced by the mysterious H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales is a series of three chilling and intimate plays for the late night slot on Radio 4.
    Drawing the audience into a claustrophobic and disturbing world, the plays set out to explore the characters' deepest fears and torments. The series will concentrate on the psychological element of the horror genre stirring the imagination of the listener.
    One hundred years ago, H.P. Lovecraft created The Necronomicon, a grimoire of lost souls, magical rites and forbidden lore. Locked away, he is after new stories, new blood, to add to his collection. From ghosts to demons, the plays draw the audience into a claustrophobic and disturbing world, exploring the audience's deepest fears and neuroses.
    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.
    By Melissa Murray. Sad Steph rings her dead brother-in-law's mobile. Then he rings back.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
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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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Their new home is trying to tell the Williams family something.
    By The House on Pale Avenue.
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    By Christopher William Hill. Carl and Rob's dream flat turns out not so perfect after all.
    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.
    When Carl and Rob restore their dream home, unexpected original features are revealed.
    When Carl and Rob restore their dream home, unexpected original features are revealed. Stars Martin Hutson and Carl Prekopp
    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.
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    By Richard Vincent. A mysterious trio force Reverend Braiden on a road trip.
    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.
    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 
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    By Amanda Whittington. Louisa is thrown into her past with memories she'd rather forget.
    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 & 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.
    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
    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. Victoria can't sleep at night. Then bad dreams haunt her waking hours.
    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.
    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.

    Duration

    • 30 Minutes

    Episode Titles

    • The BBC sometimes lists these with the author prefixing or suffixing the title of the story, eg "Connected By Melissa Murray"

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    • By By Melissa Murray
    • 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

    Genre

    • Horror & Supernatural
    • Drama
    • Psychological
    • Historical

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    Lovecraft

    • Although the host is called Lovecraft there's nothing related to H P Lovecraft in the stories.

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    Series 3 episode 2

    Series 3 episode 3

    • By Amanda Whittington
    • Louisa - Sara Poyzer
    • Pete - Paul Rider
    • Joe - Gerard McDermott
    • Producer: Jessica Brown

    Series Two blurb

    • A new series of chilling plays for winter nights.

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