Edinburgh Haunts

Episodes

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01I Remember Yesterday2013102520161008 (BBC7)
20161009 (BBC7)

By Val McDermid. A young woman haunts the alleyways of Edinburgh. Read by Hannah Donaldson

By Val McDermid.

A young woman haunts 'the Serpent's Back' of The Royal Mile in Edinburgh, seeking revenge to the 70s strains of Donna Summer's song 'I Remember Yesterday'. Read by Hannah Donaldson

The first of three brand new ghost stories from leading Scottish writers set in Edinburgh. Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid, whose Tony Hill detective novels were dramatised as TV series Wire in the Blood, kicks off our haunted Edinburgh tales.

The series continues with Susie Maguire's tale of an actor at the Edinburgh Festival whose performance of a Robert Louis Stevenson short story begins to take hold of him uncannily.

And thriller writer Louise Welsh concludes with a story that evokes the folklore of the doppelganger, or double, but is set in a contemporary Edinburgh town house. In traditional tales, your double is a shadow heralding your own death - if you see your own doppelganger in passing, it's very bad news.

Producer: Allegra McIlroy.

02The Misadventures Of Magnus Lovatt2013110120161015 (BBC7)
20161016 (BBC7)

An actor performs a one-man show, but the words begin to echo back to him.

By Susie Maguire.

Continuing our series of newly commissioned ghost stories set in Edinburgh, Susie Maguire's tale draws on the city's theatrical history.

An actor at the Edinburgh Festival performs a one man show of a Robert Louis Stevenson story - but the words begin to echo back to him in a deeply unsettling way.

Read by Steven McNicoll

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

03The Face At The Window, The Wave Of The Hand20131108 (BBC7)
20161022 (BBC7)
20161023 (BBC7)

Subtle and uncanny tale evoking the German folklore of the doppelganger.

By Louise Welsh

Our series of three newly commissioned ghost stories set in Edinburgh concludes with this subtle and uncanny tale from thriller writer Louise Welsh.

'The Face in the Window, the Wave of the Hand' evokes the German folklore of the doppelganger, or double, but is set in a contemporary Edinburgh town house. In traditional tales, your double is a shadow heralding your own death - if you see yourself in passing, it's very bad news.

Read by Monica Gibb.

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

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By Louise Welsh

Our series of three newly commissioned ghost stories set in Edinburgh concludes with this subtle and uncanny tale from thriller writer Louise Welsh.

'The Face in the Window, the Wave of the Hand' evokes the German folklore of the doppelganger, or double, but is set in a contemporary Edinburgh town house. In traditional tales, your double is a shadow heralding your own death - if you see yourself in passing, it's very bad news.

Read by Monica Gibb.

Produced by Allegra McIlroy.

By Louise Welsh. Subtle and uncanny tale evoking the German folklore of the doppelganger.