Ray Bradbury's Tales of the Bizarre

Dramatised short stories from BBC Radio 4
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Ray Bradbury introduces dramatized versions of his short stories. Originally produced as two series in 1996 and 1997 for BBC Radio 4.

Night Call, Collect: A lone survivor on Mars has waited a lifetime for rescue. Aged 80, his phone finally rings.

Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You: One afternoon, a priest hears a familiar voice. Ray Bradbury's spooky tale of confessions and confectionary.

The Jar: Charlie is worried that the neighbors do not call. Then he buys a strange jar and his house becomes the centre of attention.

The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl: Murder is the ultimate crime, and Acton realizes it is vital when committing it to pay attention to detail.

I Sing the Body Electric: When a young mother dies, she is replaced by a Mark V 110-volt AC/DC Electrical Grandmother. What else?

Skeleton: Harris is troubled by his bones. A real expert is needed. Who better than Doctor Munigant?

The Man Upstairs: A new guest in a boarding house is disliked by the grandson of the lady who runs the house. But why? The reason soon becomes startlingly clear....

Jack in the Box: What terrible secret lurks in the library at Cranleigh Hall? Why is old Uncle Magnus so afraid of the night?

The Scythe: A young farmer gets more than he bargained for when he stumbles across a seemingly deserted farm.

The Wind: A man fears for his frantic friend, who claims he's being pursued by enraged winds out to exact revenge.

And So Died Riabouchinska: A ventriloquist's doll is just that - a doll. But Riabouchinska is different. Her original was so beautiful, and the ventriloquist loved her so much....

The Day it Rained Forever: The last remaining residents of a drought-stricken hotel receive salvation from an enigmatic source.

  1. 95-12-08 Night Call, Collect (40.8Mb)
  2. 95-12-15 Have I Got a Chocolate Bar for You (38.8Mb)
  3. 95-12-22 The Jar (40.8Mb)
  4. 95-12-29 The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl (41.3Mb)
  5. 96-01-05 I Sing the Body Electric (41.1Mb)
  6. 96-01-12 Skeleton (42.3Mb)
  7. 97-11-20 The Man Upstairs (37.9Mb)
  8. 97-11-27 Jack in the Box (37.3Mb)
  9. 97-12-04 The Scythe (40.1Mb)
  10. 97-12-11 The Wind (38.3Mb)
  11. 97-12-18 And So Died Riabouchinska (40.4Mb)
  12. 97-12-25 The Day it Rained Forever (41.3Mb)

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