This supernatural thriller is set in an eerie hotel in the Cumbrian Lake District. This haunting story is set against the stark backdrop of the Cumbrian landscape. An original drama about obsession, possession and memory. Great eclectic music soundtrack ranging from Dvorak, Bernard Herrmann, Cumbrian folk and David Bowie.
This powerful fusion of ghost story, road movie and touching love story was written by Dramatist Dominic Power and award-winning novelist Sarah Hall and stars Nigel Lindsay, Emily Raymond and Bryan Dick.
From the BBC: “Since her second novel ‘The Electric Michaelangelo’ was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Sarah Hall has been regarded as one of the most promising and distinctive novelists of her generation. Her other award-winning novels include ‘The Carhullan Army’ and ‘How to Paint a Dead Man’ and her most recent book ‘The Beautiful Indifference’, a collection of short stories, won the coveted Portico Prize. Dominic Power is Head of Screen Arts at the National Film and Television School, as well as working closely as editor and adaptor with Bristol’s Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory; his many radio credits include adaptations of Russell Hoban’s ‘Riddley Walker’, Malcolm Bradbury’s ‘The History Man’, Fielding’s ‘Joseph Andrews’ and Austen’s ‘Northanger Abbey’.”
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In 1916, Edith Thompson married her husband Percy. In 1920, she met the young Frederick Bywaters and the two became lovers. In 1922, Bywaters attacked Thompson, stabbing him to death in front of Edith. Although the evidence against her was weak, Edith Thompson was charged, convicted and hanged for her husband’s murder. The case is controversial and there is a common view that Thompson was executed for adultery.
This is a somewhat fictional account of the case and the motives of the conviction, and divides killers into six categories based on their motivations, those who murder for Gain, Revenge, Elimination, Jealousy, Conviction and Lust of killing. This classification of motive has remained influential in courts of law today.
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Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton Set in fog-bound London at the upper middle class home of Jack Manningham and his wife Bella. It is late afternoon, a time which Hamilton notes as bei...
As Time Goes By was a hugely successful British TV romantic comedy starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer.
Two characters: Jean and Lionel, fall in love during the early 1950s, but when army officer Lionel was sent to Korea they lost touch after a letter he sent her never arrived.
38 years later, they have a small chance encounter as the now widowed Jean is running a secretarial agency and Lionel has returned to England to write his memoirs of life in the army and as a coffee-planter in Kenya and is now divorced.
Seeking an agency temp to handle the typing of his book, Lionel is sent a young secretary in the form of Judith Pargetter, and after hitting it off they agree to meet for dinner.
That evening, though, Lionel also chances upon meeting her mother and his long-lost sweetheart: Jean., in a gentle romantic comedy.
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The Shawshank Redemption BBC Radio 7 Audio Drama of Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King This novella by Stephen King is part of his 1982 collection Diffe...
Harold Pinter’s drama of a love affair and the nature of deceit told in reverse time from its poignant ending to its thrilling first kiss.
Inspired by Pinter’s extramarital affair with BBC Television presenter Joan Bakewell, which lasted seven years, from 1962 to 1969. The plot integrates different levels of betrayal during the affair involving a married couple, and Robert’s friend Jerry, who is also married.
For five years Jerry and Emma carry on their affair without Robert’s knowledge, until Emma, without telling Jerry she has done so, admits to Robert her infidelity. This in effect betrays Jerry, although she continues their affair. Four years after exposing the affair and two years after their break up, Emma meets Jerry to tell him that her marriage to Robert is over. She lies to Jerry in telling him that, “last night”, she had revealed the truth to Robert and that he now knows of the affair. The truth is that Robert has known about the affair for the past four years.
Pinter’s particular usage of reverse chronology in the plot was very innovative. The first scene takes place after the affair has ended. The final scenes are of affair’s beginning.
On Christmas night in 1950, Judy Garland recreated her 1939 role and stars as Dorothy in this Radio Theatre presentation of The Wizard of Oz, where she travels to a far off land of adventure and danger, only to learn that “there’s no place like home”.
Rounding out the cast were: Herb Vigran as the Tin Man, Hans Conreid as the scarecrow, Ed Max as the Lion, Herb Butterfield as the Wizard, Betty Lou Gerson as the Good Witch, Noreen Gammill as the Wicked Witch, William Johnson as Uncle Henry, Ruth Perrott as Auntie Em, Gil Stratton as the Mayor, and David Light, as Toto.
This under an hour made for radio play is well worth a listen. The songs are here, the jokes are here, as is the charm and sweetness of the original motion picture.
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The notorious drama that blew the lid off the lives of the upper class, ‘country house set’ and depicts the sexual vanity of a rich, ageing beauty, her troubled relationship with her adult son, and drug abuse in British society circles after the First World War. Her son’s cocaine habit is seen by many critics as a metaphor for homosexuality, then taboo in Britain.
It begins as a light comedy, but the mood becomes darker, so that by the end we are presented with a drug-addled and effete young man confronting his mother about her serial adulteries with lovers half her age. “How can we help ourselves. We swirl about in a vortex of beastliness,” Nicky Lancaster declares, before sweeping his mother’s cosmetics off the dressing table.
Staring Elizabeth Sellars, Martin Jarvis, Sarah Lawson and Timothy Dalton.
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This is he story of how a 14 year old girl killed a big time Los Angeles mobster, and how Sean Connery thought he might get whacked for it.
In 1957, the Hollywood actress and Bombshell Lana Turner entered into an abusive relationship with mobster Johnny Stompanato. On the night of 4th April 1958, Stompanato was stabbed to death By Turner’s 14 year old daughter, Cheryl. Cheryl was cleared of murder, on the grounds that she was protecting her mother.
On April 4th, 1958 Stompanato came to Turner’s home. Turners daughter Cheryl, who went to a boarding school, was there that night. She heard her mother and the gangster arguing. Stompanato threatened to cut Turner’s face, to end her career. He also threatened Turner’s mother and Cheryl. Frightened, Cheryl got a knife and approached her mother’s bedroom, where the fight was happening. She was feared that Johnny Stomp was going to kill her mom, and then her.
Cheryl stood holding the knife, when Johnny Stompanato opened the bedroom door. What happened next is not exactly known. Cheryl says that Johnny essentially walked into her and the knife. Some at the time thought that Cheryl was jealous and loved Johnny herself, and she killed him in a rage. This seems unlikely considering that Cheryl is a lesbian who lives with her partner of almost 40 years. Others think that the young girl had a moment of absolute bravery and took this man down. Whatever the case, Johnny Stompanato was soon laying in a pool of his own blood, dying.
Lana Turner is one of the legends of Hollywood and was known as “The Sweater Girl” because of the tight sweaters, she became a major star and pin-up. History says that one day, as she was buying a soda at Schwab’s Drug Store* she was spotted by the publisher of the Hollywood Reporter. He was taken with the 16 year old girl’s beauty and referred her to Zeppo Marx, who was a major studio agent. Zeppo referred her to Mervyn LeRoy and history was made.
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