A BBC Radio dramatisation of Bram Stoker's classic tale. Told through letters, journal entries, and other found testimony, Dracula is the story of the brief reign of terror of an uncivilised monster in Victorian Britain. For all the blood, flesh and horror, Dracula reveals itself as a supernatural fable reflecting a harrowing fear of female sexuality, and the treatment meted out to the insane pervert who unleashes it for pleasure. It is also an all-action adventure story, with ghosts, ghouls, lunatics, and gripping chase sequences, making for a thrilling ride through the dark psyche of Victorian England. Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Starring Nicky Henson as Count Dracula, with Charles Edwards, Don Gilet, Michael Shelford, Ellie Kendrick, Scarlett Brookes, John Dougall, Joe Sims, Christine Absalom, Robert Blythe, Patrick Brennan, Sarah Thom, Ellie Crook, Stephanie Racine, Harper Bone and Adriana Festeu. Directed by Jessica Dromgoole.
Joel Golby speaks with a book collecting expert about his growing habit with seeking out obscure and beautiful covers. What happens when a preference threatens to turn into an obsession?
The nights are drawing in. Halloween movies are everywhere. But it’s not all about Hitchcock: there’s nothing quite as terrifying as a good ghost story. Make sure you’ve got a blanket to hide behind – here are monsters, ghosts, magical islands and talking cats.