Cold Blood

Episodes

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01Freezerville2005011720050118
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One man survives a wild Antarctic storm against all odds. What's his chilling secret?

One man survives a wild Antarctic storm against all odds. What's his chilling secret? Starring Tom Mannion and Tim McMullan.

One man survives a wild Antarctic storm against all odds.

What's his chilling secret?

What's his chilling secret? Starring Tom Mannion and Tim McMullan.

It is 2015 and an Antarctic research station is settling down for another winter - but this will be a winter like no other.

In 2015 Nathaniel Taft is cast into the front line at the Antarctic base in Ellsworth.

To survive the horror he must kill a friend.

02Cold, Cold Heart2005011820050119
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Following gruesome discoveries at both camps, Bowers' behaviour becomes more erratic.

Starring Tom Mannion and Tim McMullan.

As Taft and Anaya try to find out what happened at Mitchell Bluff, one of the team goes missing.

Taft confronts Bowers and puts him under house arrest, and they discover that their radio equipment has been sabotaged.

02Cold, Cold Heart2005012420080205 (BBC7)
20131217 (BBC7)
20131218 (BBC7)

Following gruesome discoveries at both camps, Bowers' behaviour becomes more erratic.

Following gruesome discoveries at both camps, Bowers' behaviour becomes more erratic. Starring Tom Mannion and Tim McMullan.

03The Changing Man2005011920050120
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20131218 (BBC7)
20131219 (BBC7)

As Bowers' behaviour worsens, Debs discovers why he seems immune to the cold. Starring Tom Mannion and Tim McMullan.

As Bowers' behaviour worsens, Debs discovers why he seems immune to the cold.

Starring Tom Mannion and Tim McMullan.

The team are isolated and Deb makes a frightening discovery in Bowers' journals.

After another hostile exchange, Taft tells Anaya about why such animosity exists between him and Bowers.

04Sanctuary No More2005012020050121
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The weather worsens and Bowers goes on the rampage. The others have to run. But where?

The weather worsens and Bowers goes on the rampage. The others have to run. But where? Starring Tom Mannion and Tim McMullan.

The weather worsens and Bowers goes on the rampage.

The others have to run.

But where?

Starring Tom Mannion and Tim McMullan.

Revenge and madness stalk the corridors of Ellsworth base.

Taft directs everyone to the garage to defend themselves against Bowers, and orders them to shoot him on sight.

As Taft and Anaya try to find out what happened at Mitchell Bluff, one of the team goes missing.

05 LASTThe Antarctican2005012120050122
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The struggle at the South Pole continues, but there's only room for one survivor.

The struggle at the South Pole continues, but there's only room for one survivor. Starring Tom Mannion and Tim McMullan.

Starring Tom Mannion and Tim McMullan.

The final battle - and a strange new beginning.

Anaya and Taft fight for their lives as Bowers stalks them across the Antarctic, can they stop him?

0120140728

Read by Robert Powell.

As a boy, Richard Kerridge found refuge in the wilderness of suburban England whose reptilian inhabitants were wondrously untameable. His often troubled and turbulent relationship with his father formed the backdrop to his adventures with neighbourhood friends as they scoured local parks and streams for newts, frogs, toads, lizards, and the ultimate prize - snakes.

What might it be like to be cold blooded, to sleep through the winter, to shed your skin, and taste wafting chemicals on your tongue? Do toads feel a sense of danger as the wheels of a car approach ? What exactly is an 'alien' species?

Kerridge has continued to ask these questions during a lifetime of fascinated study and countless expeditions.

Weaving startling nuggets of research (e.g. fewer than 5% of toads reach adulthood) with elements of history and folklore, the author has also created his personal emotional map of a lifelong relationship with these often unloved and overlooked creatures.

Episode 1: Eight year old Richard catches his first newt.

Abridged, produced and directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

0220140729

Read by Robert Powell.

As a boy, Richard Kerridge found refuge in the wilderness of suburban England whose reptilian inhabitants were wondrously untameable. His often troubled and turbulent relationship with his father formed the backdrop to his adventures with neighbourhood friends as they scoured local parks and streams for newts, frogs, toads, lizards, and the ultimate prize - snakes.

What might it be like to be cold blooded, to sleep through the winter, to shed your skin, and taste wafting chemicals on your tongue? Do toads feel a sense of danger as the wheels of a car approach ? What exactly is an 'alien' species?

Kerridge has continued to ask these questions during a lifetime of fascinated study and countless expeditions.

Weaving startling nuggets of research (e.g. fewer than 5% of toads reach adulthood) with elements of history and folklore, the author has also created his personal emotional map of a lifelong relationship with these often unloved and overlooked creatures.

Episode 2:

Toads - real and imaginary. The temptations of anthropomorphism.

Abridged, produced and directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

0320140730

Read by Robert Powell.

As a boy, Richard Kerridge found refuge in the wilderness of suburban England whose reptilian inhabitants were wondrously untameable. His often troubled and turbulent relationship with his father formed the backdrop to his adventures with neighbourhood friends as they scoured local parks and streams for newts, frogs, toads, lizards, and the ultimate prize - snakes.

What might it be like to be cold blooded, to sleep through the winter, to shed your skin, and taste wafting chemicals on your tongue? Do toads feel a sense of danger as the wheels of a car approach ? What exactly is an 'alien' species?

Kerridge has continued to ask these questions during a lifetime of fascinated study and countless expeditions.

Weaving startling nuggets of research (e.g. fewer than 5% of toads reach adulthood) with elements of history and folklore, the author has also created his personal emotional map of a lifelong relationship with these often unloved and overlooked creatures.

Episode 3:

Tensions at home are released by a lizard hunt.

Abridged, produced and directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

0420140731

Read by Robert Powell.

As a boy, Richard Kerridge found refuge in the wilderness of suburban England whose reptilian inhabitants were wondrously untameable. His often troubled and turbulent relationship with his father formed the backdrop to his adventures with neighbourhood friends as they scoured local parks and streams for newts, frogs, toads, lizards, and the ultimate prize - snakes.

What might it be like to be cold blooded, to sleep through the winter, to shed your skin, and taste wafting chemicals on your tongue? Do toads feel a sense of danger as the wheels of a car approach ? What exactly is an 'alien' species?

Kerridge has continued to ask these questions during a lifetime of fascinated study and countless expeditions.

Weaving startling nuggets of research (e.g. fewer than 5% of toads reach adulthood) with elements of history and folklore, the author has also created his personal emotional map of a lifelong relationship with these often unloved and overlooked creatures.

Episode 4:

The much maligned adder - and how to catch one.

Abridged, produced and directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.

05 LAST20140801

Read by Robert Powell.

As a boy, Richard Kerridge found refuge in the wilderness of suburban England whose reptilian inhabitants were wondrously untameable. His often troubled and turbulent relationship with his father formed the backdrop to his adventures with neighbourhood friends as they scoured local parks and streams for newts, frogs, toads, lizards, and the ultimate prize - snakes.

What might it be like to be cold blooded, to sleep through the winter, to shed your skin, and taste wafting chemicals on your tongue? Do toads feel a sense of danger as the wheels of a car approach ? What exactly is an 'alien' species?

Kerridge has continued to ask these questions during a lifetime of fascinated study and countless expeditions.

Weaving startling nuggets of research (e.g. fewer than 5% of toads reach adulthood) with elements of history and folklore, the author has also created his personal emotional map of a lifelong relationship with these often unloved and overlooked creatures.

Episode 5:

Family memories, a Natterjack sings, and the 'alien' Camden Creature.

Abridged, produced and directed by Jill Waters

A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4.