It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

Five specially commissioned short stories, each beginning with one of English literature's most celebrated - or most notorious - opening lines.

Episodes

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LS01The Chimes2000022820000903

by Ronald Frame, read by Edith Macarthur.

An elderly novelist makes a pilgrimage back to her childhood home, but the journey takes her farther than she ever expected.

LS02No Damage2000022920000910

by Marianne Carey, read by Monica Gibb

LS03Valhalla2000030120000917

by Tom Morton, read by Sandy Neilson

LS04Islanders2000030220000924

by Shirley Hughes, read by Vivienne Dixon.

Four children find themselves trapped on a small island where the traffic never ceases.

LS05They Drive By Night2000030320001001

by Magnus Mills, read by Vivienne Dixon