A Dark And Stormy Night

The story of a single crime told from five different points of view, by Frances Fyfield.

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AR01The Victim's Tale2006050120070715

Read by Cheryl Campbell.

Rachel Adams is in bed on a dark and stormy night in her tall, thin house on the coast, when she becomes aware that someone is moving about downstairs.

She knows who her stalker is and, as she tells her story, she fills in the details of their lives.

AR02The Copper's Tale2006050220070722

Read by Philip Glenister.

We think we know what happened in Rachel Adams' house last night, and how Donald ended up with a broken leg at the foot of the stairs.

But what the copper sees as he goes off shift tells a different story.

A darker story - and one that casts a different light on Mrs Rachel Adams.

But appearances can be deceptive.

AR03The Daughter's Tale2006050320070729

Read by Nicola Walker.

Who knows a mother better than her daughter? But Rachel's daughter sees her mother through a particularly singular eye, and even she is willing to interpret the situation to suit herself.

AR04The Barrister's Tale2006050420070805

Read by Julia Ford.

As the barrister leafs through statements from victim, defendant and copper, she forms a fourth, alternative view of the events of the dark and stormy night.

But at the end of a day when she's lost a case and seen a villain released to walk the streets, she's lost all inclination to be charitable.

AR05 LASTThe Defendant's Tale2006050520070812

Read by Neil Stuke.

With his leg in plaster.

Donald sits with his solicitor and tells his own story of the dark and stormy night.

By now, the events are familiar but the story gets a new spin.

Do we finally get to hear the truth?