The Inn At The Edge Of The World

By Alice Thomas Ellis, abridged by Alison Joseph and read by Alexandra Mathie.

Five guests are drawn to a remote Scottish island, all seeking an escape over the festive season.

However, the island isn't the idyllic haven they had hoped for.

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

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012005121920101220 (BBC7)

By Alice Thomas Ellis, abridged by Alison Joseph and read by Alexandra Mathie.

Five guests are drawn to a remote Scottish island, all seeking an escape over the festive season.

However, the island isn't the idyllic haven they had hoped for.

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

Landlord Eric has plans to fill his inn over Christmas.

Eric plans to fill his Scottish island hotel by offering a Christmas escape.

Alexandra Mathie reads Alice Thomas Ellis' story.

022005122020101221 (BBC7)

Having advertised his inn as a place where people can get away from it all over Christmas, Eric is now preparing for the guests.

After luring guests with his ad for an island escape, frugal Eric makes his Christmas preparations.

Read by Alexandra Mathie.

After luring guests with an ad for an island escape, Eric makes his Christmas preparations

032005122120101222 (BBC7)

The five guests have arrived at the inn.

The guests drawn to Eric's hotel discover the island isn't quite the idyllic haven they hoped for.

Read by Alexandra Mathie.

The guests drawn to Eric's hotel discover the island isn't quite an idyllic haven.

042005122220101223 (BBC7)

Harry sits in his room trying to work on his biography of General Gordon.

Hotel guests Jessica and Anita head to a dance at the village hall - and hear noises in the night.

Read by Alexandra Mathie.

Hotel guests Jessica and Anita head to a dance at the village hall.

052005122320101224 (BBC7)

Jessica has become a little concerned about Jon's odd behaviour - and the way he claims to know her when she can barely remember ever having met him.

Jon's odd behaviour alarms Jessica when he claims to know her - but she has no idea where from.

Read by Alexandra Mathie.

Jon's odd behaviour alarms Jessica when he claims to know her.

062005122620101227 (BBC7)

It is Christmas Eve, and half the party are continuing the festivities at the Professor's cottage.

It's Christmas Eve with half the island party carousing with the Professor.

Alexandra Mathie reads Alice Thomas Ellis' story.

072005122720101228 (BBC7)

It is Christmas Day and Jon's behaviour towards Jessica has become more disturbing.

It's Christmas Day on the island and Jessica is disturbed by Jon's strange behaviour.

Read by Alexandra Mathie.

082005122820101229 (BBC7)

The guests are at lunch.

Harry has thwarted Jon's attempt to push Jessica into the sea.

As the mainlanders misbehave on their pagan island retreat, Harry speaks to Jessica obsessed Jon.

Read by Alexandra Mathie.

As the mainlanders misbehave on their pagan island retreat.

092005122920101230 (BBC7)

The guests are beginning their last day at the inn.

As the island guests begin their last day, drama erupts in stormy seas off the treacherous coast.

Read by Alexandra Mathie.

As the island guests begin their last day, drama erupts in stormy seas.

10 LAST2005123020101231 (BBC7)

Everyone is trying to come to terms with the day's events in the aftermath of the terrible storm.

Everyone on the Scottish island tries to come to terms with the aftermath of the terrible storm.

Concluded by Alexandra Mathie.

Everyone on the island tries to come to terms with the aftermath of the terrible storm.