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Nightfall Upgrades
1980s Canadian supernatural/horror drama series: higher-quality versions of episodes

I love CBC Radio's horror anthology Nightfall, but have long been frustrated by the poor sound quality on many of the available episodes. So, for the last couple years I've been tracking down Nightfall cassettes from all over the place, digitizing them and cleaning them up when necessary. I've also pulled a handful of episodes from BBC's recent rebroadcasts.

Most are in FLAC format, all are in Mp3. While I digitized multiple versions of many episodes, for the sake of simplicity, I've just included the best sounding version of each unless there was a big difference in length or content (different openings, closings, etc). Each episode is tagged with its source:

[DH] Durkin Hayes cassette (1995-2000)
[BMG] Series of cassettes distributed by BMG Music in the UK (1987)
[MHS] Musical Heritage Society cassette (1984-87)
[CBC] Series of cassettes distributed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp (1984)
[BBC] Episodes recently streamed over the BBC
[96K] Mp3s compressed at 96kps VBR (better sound than most Nightfall Mp3s out there)

If you have good quality recordings of any episodes not included here, I would love to get my hands on them!

(See https://fourble.co.uk/podcast/nightfallcbc for a greater number of lower quality episodes.)

  1. Love and the Lonely One [BBC] (22.7Mb)
  2. The Monkey's Paw [MHS] (25.5Mb)
  3. Welcome to Homerville [HQ] (63.4Mb)
  4. Hands Off [BBC] (23.1Mb)
  5. The Telltale Heart [MHS] (26.9Mb)
  6. Late Special [DH] (24.1Mb)
  7. Future Fear [DH] (24.7Mb)
  8. How Did You Get My Name? [BBC] (25.7Mb)
  9. The Body Snatchers [MHS] (25.1Mb)
  10. The Willoughby Obsession [BBC] (26.2Mb)
  11. No Admittance, No Exit [MHS] (25.5Mb)
  12. Windchill [DH] (26.8Mb)
  13. The Repossession [DH] (28.6Mb)
  14. The Stone Ship [64-44] (14.4Mb)
  15. Special Services [64-44] (12.5Mb)
  16. Buried Alive [BBC] (23.7Mb)
  17. Last Visit [MHS] (26.4Mb)
  18. Ringing the Changes [MHS] (26.1Mb)
  19. The Devil's Backbone [DH] (24.6Mb)
  20. The Blood Countess Pt. 1 - Blood Red [DH] (29.6Mb)
  21. The Blood Countess Pt. 2 - Blood Blue [DH] (27.8Mb)
  22. Deadly Developments [MHS] (26.9Mb)
  23. Where Does the News Come From? [DH] (24.1Mb)
  24. Where Do We Go From Here? [MHS] (26.8Mb)
  25. On Christmas Day in the Morning [64-44] (16.8Mb)
  26. The Appetite of Mr. Lucraft [64-44] (18Mb)
  27. Guest of Honor [MHS] (27.8Mb)
  28. Dark Side of the Mind [DH] (26.2Mb)
  29. Wildcats [DH] (27.4Mb)
  30. The Room [DH] (26.3Mb)
  31. The Book of Hell [MHS] (26.8Mb)
  32. The Fatal Eggs [CBC] (34.7Mb)
  33. Carmilla [MHS] (28.3Mb)
  34. In the Eye of the Beholder [DH] (26.9Mb)
  35. Cemetery Stop [DH] (22.8Mb)
  36. Baby Doll [BBC] (27Mb)
  37. Your Fortune in Twenty Words Or Less [BBC] (25.2Mb)
  38. Child's Play [BBC] (26.9Mb)
  39. The Thinking Room [DH] (25.6Mb)
  40. From My Appointed Place Below [BBC] (29.7Mb)
  41. The Old Post Road [DH] (23.4Mb)
  42. Harris and the Mare [CD] (26.4Mb)
  43. The Jogger [DH] (25.5Mb)
  44. Mr. Agostino [BBC] (26.8Mb)
  45. The Maid's Bell [BBC] (25.5Mb)
  46. Beyond the Law [DH] (25.8Mb)
  47. The Dentist [DH] (26.2Mb)
  48. Assassin Game [DH] (26.8Mb)
  49. Lazarus Rising [BBC] (26.8Mb)
  50. Young Goodman Brown [BBC] (26.9Mb)
  51. The Brides of Olivera [DH] (26.4Mb)
  52. The Contract [DH] (27.2Mb)
  53. Beauty's Beast [DH] (25.6Mb)
  54. Angel of Death [DH] (26.2Mb)
  55. Walter's Dog [BBC] (26.4Mb)
  56. After Sunset [DH] (26.2Mb)

MP3 files hosted by archive.org.