The House On The Strand

Continuing the Daphne Du Maurier Centenary season, Julian Wadham reads this haunting tale of forty something Dick Young, whose life becomes embedded in the past, to the cost of his present day existence and the detriment of his family.

'The House on the Strand' is considered to be Daphne Du Maurier's late masterpiece.

BBC 7 listeners have a real treat in store in this unabridged 12 part reading directed by Lawrence Jackson.

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Continuing the Daphne Du Maurier Centenary season, Julian Wadham reads this haunting tale of forty something Dick Young, whose life becomes embedded in the past, to the cost of his present day existence and the detriment of his family.

'The House on the Strand' is considered to be Daphne Du Maurier's late masterpiece.

BBC 7 listeners have a real treat in store in this unabridged 12 part reading directed by Lawrence Jackson.

Dick Young travels into the past, before recalling he was testing a new drug.

Psychological thriller read by Julian Wadham.

Dick Young makes his first 'trip' into the past before remembering how he agreed to act as guinea-pig by testing a new drug.

Dick Young makes his first 'trip' into the past.

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Transported back six centuries, are the 'fictional' characters Dick meets real?

Transported back six centuries, are the 'fictional' characters Dick meets real? Psychological thriller read by Julian Wadham.

Could the apparently fictional characters Dick meets prove to be real?

Dick finds himself transported back six centuries, but could the apparently fictional characters he meets prove to be real?

Dick Young finds himself transported back six centuries, but could the apparently fictional characters he meets prove to be real?

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On his next trip back to the 14th century, Dick witnesses Sir Henry Champernoune's death.

On his next 'trip' back to the 14th century, Dick witnesses Sir Henry Champernoune's suspicious death.

Read by Julian Wadham.

Dick makes a third 'trip' into the past.

Dick makes a third 'trip' into the past and witnesses the suspicious death of Sir Henry Champernoune.

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Dick starts confusing past and present, but Magnus urges him to increase the dosage.

Dick starts realising he's confusing past and present, but Magnus urges him to increase the drug dosage.

Read by Julian Wadham.

Dick starts is confusing past and present, but Magnus urges him to increase the dosage.

Dick begins to confuse past and present, but still increases the dose of the drug.

Dick realises that he is beginning to confuse past and present but is encouraged by Magnus to increase the dose of the drug.

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Becoming obsessed with his alternative life, Dick is in no state to deal with Vita and her sons.

Read by Julian Wadham.

Obsessed with his alternative life, Dick is in no state to deal with Vita and her sons.

Becoming obsessed with his alternative life - Dick is in no state to deal with Vita.

Dick is in no state to deal with Vita, and has become obsessed with his alternative life.

Dick is in no state to deal with Vita and her sons, and has become obsessed with his alternative life.

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Dick, Vita and family set sail across the bay to Chapel Point.

Read by Julian Wadham.

Dick, Vita and family set sail across the bay to Chapel Point, the site where Otto Bodrugan once lived.

Dick, Vita and family sail across the bay to Chapel Point, where Otto Bodrugan once lived.

Dick, Vita and family sail across the bay to Chapel Point, the site where Otto Bodrugan once lived.

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Dick witnesses Roger trying to alert Otto of an ambush.

Read by Julian Wadham.

Dick witnesses Roger trying to alert Otto of an ambush, and Magnus warns Dick to stay off the drug.

Dick witnesses Roger trying to warn Otto of an ambush.

Dick witnesses Roger trying to warn Otto of an ambush, and Magnus also warns Dick to stay off the drug.

Dick witnesses Roger trying to warn Otto of an ambush, whilst Magnus is also warning Dick to stay off the drug.

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Magnus fails to disembark, so Dick realises that he got off the train earlier.

But there's a discovery.

Read by Julian Wadham.

Magnus doesn't turn up at the train station and Dick realises that he must have got out at an earlier stop.

But a body is found.

Magnus doesn't turn up at the train station.

Dick realises he got off at an earlier stop.

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Wrestling with his guilt, Dick empties the laboratory of all evidence.

Wrestling with his guilt, Dick empties the laboratory of all evidence and sets off on a journey.

Read by Julian Wadham.

Dick empties the lab of all evidence and visits the location of his friend's death.

In his guilt over Magnus' death, Dick empties the lab of all evidence and visits the location of his friend's death.

Episode 9 of 12.

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At Sir Oliver Carminowe's house, Roger visits the captive Isolda and comes up with a daring plan.

Read by Julian Wadham.

At Sir Oliver Carminowe's house, Roger visits Isolda and comes up with a daring plan.

Roger visits the captive Isolda and daringly helps her to escape across the river.

At Sir Oliver Carminowe's house, Roger visits the captive Isolda and daringly helps her to escape across the river.

At Sir Oliver Carminowe's house, Roger visits the captive Isolda and daringly helps her escape across the river.

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On his next 'trip', Dick learns Joanna has demoted Roger, and the former steward is sheltering Isolda.

Read by Julian Wadham.

Dick learns Joanna has demoted Roger, and the former steward is sheltering Isolda.

On his next 'trip', Dick finds out that Joanna has demoted Roger.

On his next 'trip', Dick finds out that Joanna has demoted Roger, and the former steward is sheltering Isolda.

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After being sedated for five days, Dick discovers his doctor's verdict on the drug.

Read by Julian Wadham.

Dick is told by the doctor that he has had a narrow escape from the drug's side-effects.

After being sedated for five days, Dick is told by the doctor that he has had a narrow escape from the drug's side-effects.