A collection of weird and wonderful stories from around the world. Tales from Japan, Delhi, Eastern Europe, the Welsh borders and America show how fantasy is at its best when used to explore the preoccupations of everyday life. Directed by Gemma Jenkins for BBC 7 and first broadcast in 2007.
Hell Screen by Ryunosuke Akutagawa pt 1
When a mighty medieval Japanese Lord clashes with an arrogant painter, tragedy is sparked. Chilling horror story by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. The first of two parts read by Togo Igawa. Translator: Jay Rubin
Hell Screen by Ryunosuke Akutagawa pt 2
Arrogant painter, Yoshi-hidday, puts his daughter's life in terrible danger. Chilling horror story by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. The first of two parts read by Togo Igawa. Translator: Jay Rubin
Alarm Clock On The Night Table by Zoran Zivkovic
An unusual chain of events forces an elderly woman to confront a tragedy from her past. Gripping tale written by Zoran Zivkovicis. Read by Anna Massey. Translated from the Serbian by Alice Copple-Tosic.
The White People by Arthur Machen
The nature of good and evil and the origins of sin are explored as two learned gentlemen hold a heated theological debate... Arthur Machen's intriguing tale first published in 1904. Read by Ioan Meredith and Louise Collins.
Delhi by Vandana Singh
A man living in present-day Delhi is haunted by visions of the city. Not just as it was in the past - but how it will be in the future... Vandana Singh's story is read by Shiv Grewal.
The Silken-Swift by Theodore Sturgeon
A man is caught between a good witch and a wicked witch, but a unicorn holds the key to true happiness... Theodore Sturgeon's intense fantasy is read by Mark Bonnar.
- 2007-02-25 Hell Screen Pt 1 [by Ryunosuke Akutagawa] (32.7Mb)
- 2007-03-04 Hell Screen Pt 2 [by Ryunosuke Akutagawa] (32.6Mb)
- 2007-03-11 Alarm Clock on the Night Table [by Zoran Zivkovic] (32.3Mb)
- 2007-03-18 The White People [by Arthur Machen] (29.3Mb)
- 2007-03-25 Delhi [by Vandana Singh] (33.4Mb)
- 2007-04-01 The Silken-Swift [by Theodore Sturgeon] (32.6Mb)
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