Ghost Stories [by John Connolly]

Supernatural tales by Dublin author John Connolly.

The Book At Bedtime series is read by Tony Doyle, the Afternoon Readings by a series of readers.

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Episodes

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AR01The Inkpot Monkey2004102520050313

A novelist with a severe case of writer's block gets more than he bargained for when he purchases an antique inkpot.

Read by Freddie Jones.

A novelist with a severe case of writer's block gets more than he bargained for when he purchases an antique inkpot in a London market.

AR02The Shifting Of The Sands2004102620050320

A cleric is sent to a remote parish where he soon realises that the local community worship different gods.

A cleric is sent to a remote coastal parish where he soon realises that the local community worships different gods from those of the Christian Church.

Read by Ian McDiarmid.

AR03Some Children Wander By Mistake2004102720050327

When the circus comes to town, a young boy's curiosity about clowns leads him deep behind the scenes.

Read by Alun Armstrong.

When the circus comes to town, a young boy's curiosity about clowns leads him deeper behind the scenes than he would have liked.

AR04Miss Froom, Vampire2004102820050403

A young passer-by stops to help an attractive, middle-aged spinster in her garden, but recognises over tea that there is something peculiar, and irresistible, about his hostess.

Read by Jacqueline Pearce - or - Alun Armstrong depending on which listing you read.

AR05 LASTThe New Daughter2004102920050410

A young family moves into a house on whose land sits an old fairy fort, and the father becomes aware of ancient forces beneath the ruin that seek to take his daughter from him.

Read by Niall Buggy.

BAB01The Erlking2000011020000515
20060710 (BBC7)
20060711 (BBC7)

Supernatural tales by Dublin author John Connolly.

The Book At Bedtime series is read by Tony Doyle, the Afternoon Readings by a series of readers.A tree-spirit seeks out unwary children.

A man relives his childhood memories of the spirit of the forest who came prying at the windowpane and cast a blight upon his life.

BAB02Mr Pettinger's Demon2000011120000516
20060711 (BBC7)
20060712 (BBC7)

A priest is sent to investigate the incumbent at a remote parish church.

It seems his colleague has uncovered an ancient evil.

A country priest sent to take up his new position at a remote parish church finds an unpleasant legacy left by his predecessor.

BAB03Mr Gray's Folly2000011220000517
20060712 (BBC7)
20060713 (BBC7)

Edgar and Eleanor acquire their dream home, blighted only by an ugly folly.

But the folly hides a grim and deadly secret.

The foundations of an unsightly building in the grounds of a country house hide an ancient and irresistible secret.

BAB04The Ritual Of The Bones2000011320000518
20060713 (BBC7)
20060714 (BBC7)

Scholarship boy, Jenkins, is intimidated by the traditions of his new school.

Especially one involving some bones in boxes.

A new scholarship boy at an illustrious public school finds there is more to its traditions than he suspected.

BAB05 LASTNocturne2000011420000519
20060714 (BBC7)
20060715 (BBC7)

A young boy David sees a ghost child who plays the piano.

Could it be Jason, his brother, who was killed in a car crash?

The sounds of a piano being played at night lead a father and his son into a confrontation with a malign adversary.