Christopher Lee's Fireside Tales

The connoisseur of the supernatural, Christopher Lee, provides us with five stories between CHRISTMAS and the New Year.

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01The Black Cat2004122620111226 (BBC7)
20111227 (BBC7)
20131223 (BBC7)
20131224 (BBC7)

The master of horror shares a classic creepy yarn. Black cats loom large in Edgar Allan Poe's story of feline revenge.

Black cats loom large in Edgar Allan Poe's story of revenge, read by the horror master.

Black cats loom large in Edgar Allen Poe's story of revenge, read by the horror master.

The master of horror shares a classic creepy yarn. Black cats loom large in Edgar Allen Poe's story of feline revenge.

A beguiling story of murder, cat-swinging and feline retribution.

02The Man Of Science2004122720111227 (BBC7)
20111228 (BBC7)
20131224 (BBC7)
20131225 (BBC7)

Jerome K Jerome's piquant story of a doctor being hunted from beyond the grave.

The famed horror actor recounts Jerome K Jerome's piquant story of a doctor being hunted from beyond the grave.

A tale of revenge by Jerome K Jerome

03John Charrington's Wedding2004122820111228 (BBC7)
20111229 (BBC7)
20131226 (BBC7)

The master of fright shares a spine tingler about a wedding that is literally from hell.

The master of fright shares E Nesbit's spine tingler about a wedding that is all too literally from hell.

Tonight's midnight treat is E Nesbit's short story.

04The Man And The Snake2004122920111229 (BBC7)
20111230 (BBC7)
20131226 (BBC7)
20131227 (BBC7)

The master of terror shares Ambrose Bierce's scary story of serpents and hallucination.

The master of terror shares Ambrose Bierce's scary story of serpents and hallucination, with a real sting in its tail.

Tonight, Ambrose Bierce's The Man and the Snake has a real sting in its tail.

05 LASTThe Monkey's Paw2004123020111230 (BBC7)
20111231 (BBC7)
20131227 (BBC7)
20131228 (BBC7)

The master of terror shares the classic tale of a sinister talisman sparking untold horror

The master of terror shares WW Jacobs' classic tale of a sinister talisman sparking untold horror for a dear old couple.

In The Monkey's Paw by W W Jacobs, a sinister talisman from a far off land brings death and misery.