Journey Into Fear

A late-night encounter with an alluring cabaret artiste in wartime Istanbul begins a series of events turning a mild-mannered engineer’s trip into a fight for survival.

As Mr Graham attempts to return to England, he finds himself pursued by Nazi assassins determined to steal the vital military papers he is carrying.

Richard Greenwood reads Robert Forrest’s adaptation of this masterpiece of suspense by the acclaimed spy writer, Eric Ambler.

Eilidh McCreadie’s production was specially commissioned by Radio 7.

Episodes

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20121029 (BBC7)
20121030 (BBC7)

Unassuming engineer Mr Graham runs for his life across war-torn Europe.

Unassuming engineer Mr Graham runs for his life across war-torn Europe. Classic 1940s thriller read by Richard Greenwood.

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20121030 (BBC7)
20121031 (BBC7)

Surviving a bullet wound, Graham leaves 1940s Istanbul by ship with his military secrets.

Surviving a bullet wound, engineer Graham leaves 1940s Istanbul by ship with his military secrets. Read by Richard Greenwood.

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20121031 (BBC7)
20121101 (BBC7)

Travelling by steamer, Graham realises that the man who tried to kill him is on board.

Returning to Britain in 1940 by steamer carrying a secret order from the Turkish navy, engineer Graham realises that the man who tried to kill him in Istanbul has come on board.

Returning to Britain in 1940 by steamer carrying a secret order from the Turkish navy, engineer Graham realises that the man who tried to kill him in Istanbul has come on board.

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20121101 (BBC7)
20121102 (BBC7)

Hiding from his would-be killer, Graham finds an unexpected guest waiting in his cabin.

Hiding from his would-be killer Banat, Graham finds an unexpected guest waiting in his cabin. Read by Richard Greenwood.

Hiding from his would-be killer Banat, Graham finds an unexpected guest waiting in his cabin.

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20121102 (BBC7)
20121103 (BBC7)

As the Nazis close in, Graham makes a grim discovery in a cabin aboard the Sestri Levante.

As the Nazis close in, Graham makes a grim discovery in a cabin aboard the Sestri Levante. Concluded by Richard Greenwood.