Haunted

Haunted was a World Service series, broadcast in 1980, that included both classic and contemporary horror stories in a 30 min format.

The radio adaptations are by Derek Hoddinott.

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I've seen this series referred to as "Haunted: Stores Of The Supernatural", and as being episodes within a drama slot ("30 Minute Drama" for example).

A Pair Of Hands [wsa]19820328

Sun

Channel Crossing [ohg]19840714

20

Channel Crossing [wsa]19840705

Thu

Christina [wsa]19820213

Sat

Esmeralda20130219 (BBC7)
20130913 (BBC7)
20130914 (BBC7)
20150904 (BBC7)
20150905 (BBC7)

By John Keir Cross. Who is the mysterious woman claiming to be Felix's daughter?

By John Keir Cross. Felix might finally be free of his wife, but who is the mysterious woman claiming to be his daughter? Starring George Baker.

Esmerelda [wsa]19820228
Keeping His Problem [wsa]19840725

Wed

Legal Rites [ohg]19820515

17

Legal Rights, By Isaac Asimov and James Maccreagh

Legal Rites [wsa]19820317
Listen To The Silence20130214 (BBC7)
20130905 (BBC7)
20130906 (BBC7)
20150827 (BBC7)
20150828 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley. Can Mary refuse the voice claiming to be her grandfather?

By Rosemary Timperley. Mary must face her fears. Can she refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather? Stars Gwen Watford.

Listen To The Silence [wsa]19820130
Little Girl Lost20130211 (BBC7)
20130902 (BBC7)
20130903 (BBC7)
20150824 (BBC7)
20150825 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley. Can Mrs Grove really talk with her husband beyond the grave?

By Rosemary Timperley. Her daughter-in-law is worried. Can Mrs Grove really talk with her husband beyond the grave? Stars Ruth Dunning.

Little Girl Lost [ohg]19800621

1

Mists Of Memory20130221 (BBC7)
20130911 (BBC7)
20130912 (BBC7)
20150902 (BBC7)
20150903 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley. Young cellist Janet meets a confused old man. And he seems familiar

By Rosemary Timperley. Young cellist Janet meets a confused old man. He wonders if 'music is where I live'. And he seems familiar. Stars Helen Worth.

Mists Of Memory [ohg]19820522

18

Mists Of Memory [wsa]19820327
Only Child [ohg]19840818

25

Only Child [wsa]19840728
The Dead Man Of Varley Grange20130228 (BBC7)
20130919 (BBC7)
20130920 (BBC7)

By Anonymous. Jack is set for a good time in a friend's house, but why do rumours persist?

By Anonymous. Jack is set for a good time at a friend's new property, but why do strange rumours persist about the house? Stars George Baker

The Dead Man Of Varley Grange [ohg]19840728

22

The Dead Man Of Varley Grange [wsa]19840727

Fri

The Dead Man Of Varley Grange, By Anonymous20130228 (BBC7)
20130301 (BBC7)

Jack is set for a good time in a friend's new property, but why do strange rumours persist about the house? Stars George Baker.

Jack is set for a good time in a friend's new property but why do strange rumours persist?

The Decoy [ohg]19800726

6

The Decoy [wsa]19791202
The Dream Woman20130213 (BBC7)
20130904 (BBC7)
20130905 (BBC7)
20150826 (BBC7)
20150827 (BBC7)

By Wilkie Collins. Isaac lives in fear of a knife-wielding female. Is she of this Earth?

By Wilkie Collins. Isaac lives in constant fear of a knife-wielding female. But is she of this Earth, or from beyond the grave? Stars Charles Kay.

The Dream Woman [ohg]19800719

5

The Dream Women [wsa]19791125
The Emissary20130220 (BBC7)
20130910 (BBC7)
20130911 (BBC7)
20150901 (BBC7)
20150902 (BBC7)

By Ray Bradbury. Marion's pet dog keeps her in touch with the outside world. And beyond.

By Ray Bradbury. Young Marion is unwell, but her pet dog keeps her in touch with the outside world. And beyond. Stars Jennie Linden.

The Emissary [ohg]19820508

16

The Emissary [wsa]19820313
The Emissary, By Ray Bradbury20130220 (BBC7)
20130221 (BBC7)

Young Marion is unwell, but her pet dog keeps her in touch with the outside world. And beyond. Stars Jennie Linden.

Young Marion is unwell, but her dog keeps her in touch with the outside world. And beyond.

The Family [ohg]19800705

3

The Family [wsa]19791111
The Firmin Child [ohg]19840825

26

The Firmin Child [wsa]19840725
The Ghost In The Men's Club
The Grey Ones20130301 (BBC7)
20150909 (BBC7)
20150910 (BBC7)

By JB Priestley. A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy.

By JB Priestley. A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy. Will his psychiatrist be able to help? Stars Tony Britton.

The Grey Ones [ohg]19840811

24

The Grey Ones [wsa]19930728
The Grey Ones, By Jb Priestley20130301 (BBC7)
20130302 (BBC7)
20130918 (BBC7)
20130919 (BBC7)

By JB Priestley. A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy.

By JB Priestley. A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy. Will his psychiatrist be able to help?

Stars Tony Britton.

A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy. Stars Tony Britton.

4 Extra Debut.

A patient fears evil is at work in the shape of a sinister conspiracy. Will his psychiatrist be able to help?

The Inexperienced Ghost20130218 (BBC7)
20130909 (BBC7)
20130910 (BBC7)
20150831 (BBC7)
20150901 (BBC7)

By HG Wells. A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy?

By HG Wells. A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy? Starring Donald Houston and Christopher Guard.

The Inexperienced Ghost [wsa]19820227
The Judge's House20130215 (BBC7)
20130906 (BBC7)
20130907 (BBC7)
20150828 (BBC7)
20150829 (BBC7)

By Bram Stoker. Malcolm discovers the truth of absurd prejudices around an empty property.

By Bram Stoker. Malcolm Malcolmson discovers the truth of the 'absurd prejudices' which have accrued around an empty property. Stars Nigel Havers.

The Judge's House [ohg]19820501

15

The Judge's House [wsa]19820131
The Judge's House, By Bram Stoker20130215 (BBC7)
20130216 (BBC7)

Malcolm discovers the truth of 'absurd prejudices' which accrued around an empty property.

Malcolm Malcolmson discovers the truth of the 'absurd prejudices' which have accrued around an empty property. Stars Nigel Havers.

The Lamp20130225 (BBC7)
20130916 (BBC7)
20130917 (BBC7)
20150907 (BBC7)
20150908 (BBC7)

By Agatha Christie. A boy settles into a new address, but his playmate has other ideas.

By Agatha Christie. A sickly young boy settles into a new address, but his ghostly playmate has other ideas. Stars Judy Cornwell and Timothy Bateson.

The Lamp [ohg]19840707

19

The Lamp [wsa]19840705
The Late Departure [wsa]19820214
The Liberated Tiger20130226 (BBC7)
20130917 (BBC7)
20130918 (BBC7)
20150908 (BBC7)
20150909 (BBC7)

By R Chetwynd-Hayes. Could Roland possibly be haunting his wife while he is still alive?

By R Chetwynd-Hayes. Roland is dying. But could he possibly be haunting his wife while he is still alive? Stars Rosemary Leach and Leslie Sands.

The Liberated Tiger [ohg]19840721

21

The Liberated Tiger [wsa]19840725
The Liberated Tiger, By R Chetwynd-hayes20130226 (BBC7)
20130227 (BBC7)

Roland is dying. But could he possibly be haunting his wife while he is still alive? Stars Rosemary Leach and Leslie Sands.

The Mists Of Memory, By Rosemary Timperley1982052220130221 (BBC7)
20130222 (BBC7)

Will a surprising meeting inspire schoolgirl Janet to devote her life to the cello?

Will a surprising meeting inspire schoolgirl Janet to devote her life to playing the cello? Stars Helen Worth.

To Kill A Ghost [ohg]19840804

23

To Kill A Ghost [wsa]19840728
Walk On The Water20130212 (BBC7)
20130903 (BBC7)
20130904 (BBC7)
20150825 (BBC7)
20150826 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley. Young Rachel finds her whole life blighted by one encounter.

By Rosemary Timperley. A salutary lesson about talking to strangers, as young Rachel finds her whole life blighted by one encounter. Stars Anna Cooper.

Walk On The Water [ohg]19800712

4

Walk On The Water [wsa]19791121
What Was It [ohg]19800628

2

Which One [ohg]19800920

14

Which One?20130227 (BBC7)
20130920 (BBC7)
20130921 (BBC7)

By R Chetwynd-Hayes. A fire warden team are put to the test during a 1940 bombing raid.

By R Chetwynd-Hayes. A fire warden team are put to the toughest test during a 1940 bombing raid. Will they all survive? Stars Reginald Marsh.

Which One? [wsa]19840725
10Channel Crossing20130222 (BBC7)
20130912 (BBC7)
20130913 (BBC7)
20150903 (BBC7)
20150904 (BBC7)

By Rosemary Timperley. Can a holiday overcome the issues that divide a bickering family?

By Rosemary Timperley. Can a family holiday overcome all the issues that divide a bickering family? Stars Peter Sallis and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

10Channel Crossing, By Rosemary Timperley20130222 (BBC7)
20130223 (BBC7)

Can a family holiday overcome all the issues that divide a bickering family? Stars Peter Sallis and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

0101Little Girl Lost [wsa]19791014
0101Little Girl Lost, By Rosemary Timperley1980062120130211 (BBC7)
20130212 (BBC7)

Her daughter-in-law is worried. Can Mrs Grove talk with her husband beyond the grave?

Her daughter-in-law is worried. Can Mrs Grove really talk with her husband beyond the grave? Stars Ruth Dunning.

0102What Was It? - By Fitz-james O'brien19800628
0102What Was It? [wsa]19791021
0103The Family, By John Elliott19800705
0104Walk On The Water - By Rosemary Timperley1980071220130212 (BBC7)
20130213 (BBC7)

Young Rachel finds her whole life blighted by one encounter. Stars Anna Cooper.

A salutary lesson about talking to strangers, as young Rachel finds her whole life blighted by one encounter. Stars Anna Cooper.

0105The Dream Woman, By Wilkie Collins1980071920130213 (BBC7)
20130214 (BBC7)

Isaac lives in constant fear of a knife-wielding female. But is she of this Earth, or from beyond the grave? Stars Charles Kay.

Isaac lives in constant fear of a knife-wielding female. But is she even of this Earth?

0106The Decoy19800726
0107Listen To The Silence, By Rosemary Timperley1980080219820327
20130214 (BBC7)
20130215 (BBC7)

Can Mary refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather?

Mary must face her fears. Can she refuse the offer made by a strange voice claiming to be her grandfather? Stars Gwen Watford.

0108The Inexperienced Ghost, By H G Wells1980080919820424
20130218 (BBC7)
20130219 (BBC7)

A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy?

A man encounters a troubled spirit. But could this meeting lead to tragedy? Starring Donald Houston and Christopher Guard.

0109Christina - By Daphne Castell1980081619820403
0110The Late Departure, By Glenn Chandler1980082319820417
0111Esmeralda, By John Keir Cross1980083019820501
20130219 (BBC7)
20130220 (BBC7)

Felix might be free of his wife, but who is the woman claiming to be his daughter?

Felix might finally be free of his wife, but who is the mysterious woman claiming to be his daughter? Starring George Baker.

Felix might finally be free of his wife, but who is the mysterious woman claiming to be his daughter? Starring George Baker.

0112A Pair Of Hands, By Arthur Quiller Couch19800906

Haunted was a World Service series, broadcast in 1980, that included both classic and contemporary horror stories in a 30 min format.

The radio adaptations are by Derek Hoddinott.

0113Keeping His Promise, By Algernon Blackwood19800913
0114Which One? By R Chetwynd-hayes1980092020130227 (BBC7)
20130228 (BBC7)

A fire warden team are put to the test during a 1940 bombing raid. Will they all survive?

A fire warden team are put to the toughest test during a 1940 bombing raid. Will they all survive? Stars Reginald Marsh.

0301The Lamp, By Agatha Christie1984072220130225 (BBC7)
20130226 (BBC7)

A sickly young boy settles into a new address, but his ghostly playmate has other ideas.

A sickly young boy settles into a new address, but his ghostly playmate has other ideas. Stars Judy Cornwell and Timothy Bateson.

0307Only Child, By Frances Stevens19840902
AD2011011920130529

By Sally Griffiths.

Professional illusionist, Will Morgan, is to front a TV show in which he exposes spiritualist mediums as frauds. Hayley Taylor is the spiritualist medium who refuses to back down under Will's scrutiny - a challenge Will can't walk away from. Both are to have their belief systems sorely tested when a voice from one of their pasts refuses to keep silent.

Starring Steffan Rhodri (Gavin and Stacey) as Will and Zoe Tapper (Mr Selfridge) as Hayley.

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

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The writer

Sally Griffiths is half of a screenwriting partnership (with Rachel Cuperman) which has produced 4 commissioned/funded scripts. Filming is about to start on their third script for the popular, long-running TV drama series, Midsomer Murders. Sally is Senior Script Reader for Working Title and CinemaNX and has worked as a script consultant on films that include 'Tom and Viv', 'Wilde', 'Gabriel and Me' and 'Stormbreaker.'.