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