Fantastic Tales [bbc7]

Yet another new commission, this is a series of five tales from around the world, exploring the weird and the wonderful.

Over the next five Sundays, the stories take us as far afield as Japan, Delhi, Eastern Europe, the Welsh border and America.

The first tale, Hell Screen, is a chilling horror set in medieval Japan, written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and read by Togo Igawa.

Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
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Hell Screen20110425 (BBC7)
20110426 (BBC7)
20110427 (BBC7)

Medieval Japanese painter Yoshihide puts his daughter's life in terrible danger.

Ryunosuke Akutagawa's story read by Togo Igawa.

A mighty medieval Japanese Lord's clash with an arrogant painter sparks tragedy.

Vandana Singh - Delhi20120217 (BBC7)
20120218 (BBC7)

A man living in present-day Delhi is haunted by visions of the city's past and future.

A man living in present-day Delhi is haunted by visions of the city's past and future. Read by Shiv Grewal.

01Hell Screen - 12007022520070226
20071105 (BBC7)
20071106 (BBC7)
20080818 (BBC7)
20080819 (BBC7)
20090414 (BBC7)
20090415 (BBC7)
20091105 (BBC7)
20091106 (BBC7)
20091107 (BBC7)
20100506 (BBC7)
20100507 (BBC7)
20120213 (BBC7)
20120214 (BBC7)

Yet another new commission, this is a series of five tales from around the world, exploring the weird and the wonderful.

Over the next five Sundays, the stories take us as far afield as Japan, Delhi, Eastern Europe, the Welsh border and America.

The first tale, Hell Screen, is a chilling horror set in medieval Japan, written by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and read by Togo Igawa.

A chilling horror set in medieval Japan.

A powerful Lord clashes with an arrogant painter leading to tragedy.

The chilling horror set in medieval Japan continues.

The painter, Yoshihide, puts his daughter's life in terrible danger.

A powerful Lord clashes with an arrogant painter.

Medieval Japanese painter Yoshihide puts his daughter's life in terrible danger.

Ryunosuke Akutagawa's story read by Togo Igawa.

A mighty medieval Japanese Lord's clash with an arrogant painter sparks tragedy.

A mighty medieval Japanese Lord's clash with an arrogant painter sparks tragedy. Ryunosuke Akutagawa's story read by Togo Igawa.

02Hell Screen - 22007030420070305
20071107 (BBC7)
20080819 (BBC7)
20080820 (BBC7)
20090415 (BBC7)
20090416 (BBC7)
20091107 (BBC7)
20100507 (BBC7)
20100508 (BBC7)
20120214 (BBC7)
20120215 (BBC7)

The chilling horror set in medieval Japan continues.

The painter, Yoshihide, puts his daughter's life in terrible danger.

Medieval Japanese painter Yoshihide puts his daughter's life in terrible danger.

Ryunosuke Akutagawa's story read by Togo Igawa.

Medieval Japanese painter Yoshihide puts his daughter's life in terrible danger. Ryunosuke Akutagawa's story read by Togo Igawa.

03Alarm Clock On The Night Table2007031120070312
20071107 (BBC7)
20071108 (BBC7)
20080820 (BBC7)
20080821 (BBC7)
20090416 (BBC7)
20090417 (BBC7)
20091103 (BBC7)
20091104 (BBC7)
20100605 (BBC7)
20100606 (BBC7)
20110427 (BBC7)
20110428 (BBC7)
20120215 (BBC7)
20120216 (BBC7)

A chain of events forces an elderly woman to confront a tragedy from her past.

A chain of events forces an elderly woman to confront a tragedy from her past. Read by Anna Massey.

A salutary tale about living for the moment.

An unusual occurrence forces an elderly woman to confront a tragedy from her past.

Anna Massey (pictured) reads Zoran Zivkovic's intriguing story.

It was translated from the Serbian by Alice Copple-tosic and produced by Gemma Jenkins

Zoran Zivkovic's story read by Anna Massey.

Read by Anna Massey.

04The White People2007031820070319
20071108 (BBC7)
20071109 (BBC7)
20080821 (BBC7)
20080822 (BBC7)
20090417 (BBC7)
20090418 (BBC7)
20091110 (BBC7)
20091111 (BBC7)
20100510 (BBC7)
20100511 (BBC7)
20110428 (BBC7)
20110429 (BBC7)
20120216 (BBC7)
20120217 (BBC7)

The nature of good and evil and the origins of sin are explored in this intriguing tale.

In a series of diary entries, a young girl tells of her relationship with "the white people" who she goes to meet in the local forest.

Her growing curiosity with this strange new world puts her in mortal danger.

Written by Arthur Machen, a leading Welsh author of the 19th Century, The White People is read by Ioan Meredith and Louise Collins.The producer is Gemma Jenkins

Meredith.

Exploring the nature of good and evil - and the origins of sin.

Arthur Macken's tale read by Ioan Meredith and Louise Collins.

Read by Ioan Meredith.

Exploring the nature of good and evil - and sin's origins - via a teenager's diary.

Read by Ioan Meredith and Louise Collins.

Exploring the nature of good and evil, and the origin of sin, via a teenager's diary.

Exploring the nature of good and evil, and the origin of sin, via a teenager's diary. Read by Ioan Meredith and Louise Collins.

05Delhi2007032520070326
20071109 (BBC7)
20071110 (BBC7)
20080822 (BBC7)
20080823 (BBC7)
20090420 (BBC7)
20090421 (BBC7)
20091104 (BBC7)
20091105 (BBC7)
20100522 (BBC7)
20100523 (BBC7)
20110429 (BBC7)
20110430 (BBC7)

A man living in present-day Delhi is haunted by visions of the city as it was in the past and how it will be in the future.

A man living in present-day Delhi has visions of the city in the past and the future.

A man in present day Delhi is haunted by visions of the city's past and future.

Vandana Singh's story read by Shiv Grewal.

A man living in present-day Delhi is haunted by visions of the city's past and future.

Read by Shiv Grewal.

06 LASTThe Silken Swift2007040120070402
20080810 (BBC7)
20080811 (BBC7)
20090413 (BBC7)
20090414 (BBC7)
20091109 (BBC7)
20091110 (BBC7)
20100529 (BBC7)
20100530 (BBC7)
20110502 (BBC7)
20110503 (BBC7)
20120220 (BBC7)
20120221 (BBC7)

A unicorn holds the key to happiness in this fantasy of true love and complex desire.

A unicorn holds the key to happiness in this fantasy of true love and complex desire. Read by Mark Bonnar.

A unicorn holds the key to happiness, in this beautifully written fantasy about true love and the complexity of desire.

A unicorn holds the key to happiness in this beautifully written fantasy about true love.

A unicorn holds the key to happiness.

Theodore Sturgeon's fantasy of true love and desire.

Theodore Sturgeon's fantasy of true love and complex desire.

Read by Mark Bonnar.