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The Turn of the Screw

Three adaptations of Henry James' classic ghost story
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1993-11-27 The Turn of the Screw (adapted by John Tydeman)
What evil influences the two beautiful children at Bly? Their new governess is both fascinated and repelled in this classic Victorian tale of horror.

Governess: Charlotte Attenborough
Mrs Grose: Rosemary Leach
Miles: Sam Crane
Flora: Sara Jane Derrick
Master of Bly: Michael Tudor Barnes
Coachman: John Church


Storyteller: Jonathan Adams


Dramatized by John Tydeman
Music by Wilfredo Acosta
Directed by Glyn Dearman


2004-08-15 The Turn of the Screw (adapted by Neville Teller)
Henry James's novel must be one of the scariest stories of all time, so close the curtains and get ready for the hairs on your arms to stand on end in this dramatization by Neville Teller. The story centers on a young governess, sent to a country house to look after a London gentleman's nephew and niece. The children, Miles and Flora, seem almost too angelic to be true at first, but who is that man with curly red hair and sharp eyes that keeps staring at Miles, and why is Flora getting out of bed at night to look at a mysterious woman in the garden? Cathy Sara (whom you may remember as Lauren Walsh from The Archers, one of the women who had the misfortune of being two-timed by Tom Archer) plays the governess who may have stumbled upon some evil ghostly forces at work or, alternatively, could easily be a psychologically damaged woman who poses a potentially terrible danger to her charges.


2018 The Turn of the Screw (adapted by Linda Marshall Griffiths) [binaural audio]
From the BBC's series Love: Henry James


A governess is sent to care for two orphaned children in a remote country estate. She soon becomes convinced that forces of evil want to take possession of the children but her struggle to protect them from harm leads to a devastating conclusion.


HENRY JAMES.....John Lynch
THE GOVERNESS.....Kate Phillips
LORD / PETER QUINT.....Jake Ferretti
MRS GROSE/ MISS JESSEL.....Krissi Bohn
FLORA.....Poppy O'Brien
MILES.....Elijah Wolf


Directed by Nadia Molinari
Sound design by Steve Brooke


This drama has been recorded in binaural. For an immersive 3D experience listen on headphones.

  1. 1993-11-27 The Turn of the Screw (adapted by John Tydeman) (100.5Mb)
  2. 2004-08-15 The Turn of the Screw (adapted by Neville Teller) (46Mb)
  3. 2018-xx-xx The Turn of the Screw (adapted by Linda Marshall Griffiths) (105.3Mb)

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