The Man In Black

The creepy raconteur is back.

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0101The Tower2009010420090105
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The creepy raconteur introduces the story of Ro and Zee, who stumble into a world where time has stopped.

0102Project Purple2009011120090112
20090620 (BBC7)
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The tale of a neuroscientist who tries to revive the victim of a dubious experiment.

The creepy raconteur's tale of a neuroscientist who tries to revive the victim of a dubious experiment. Stars Mark Gatiss.

Another chilling tale as a neuroscientist tries to revive the victim of a dubious experiment.

With Mark Gatiss and Emily Woof.

A neuroscientist tries to revive the victim of a dubious experiment.

With Emily Woof.

Another spine-tingling tale, written by Richard Vincent and introduced by the Man in Black, Mark Gatiss.

In 'Purple Project', a neuroscientist tries to revive the victim of a dubious experiment.

With Emily Woolf, Trevor White and Gunnar Cauthery, it was produced for Radio 7 by Jeremy Mortimer and directed by Faith Collingwood.

A chilling tale as a neuroscientist tries to revive the victim of a dubious experiment.

0103The White Hare2009011820090119
20090627 (BBC7)
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The creepy raconteur's tale of a couple who find country life is far from peaceful.

The creepy raconteur's tale of a couple who find country life is far from peaceful. Stars Mark Gatiss and Tom Goodman-Hill.

A couple move to the country and find it far from peaceful.

With Mark Gatiss.

Another chilling tale as a couple move to the country and find it far from peaceful.

With Mark Gatiss and Tom Goodman-hill.

We're in the third week of our new Radio 7 commission, in which Mark Gatiss quietly and creepily introduces haunting and unsettling tales.

This week it is the tale of The White Hare by Lucy Gough, starring Tom Goodman-hill, Janice Acquah and Stephen Critchlow.

When Izzie and Casper move to the country, they imagine a rural idyll - however the reality is very different.

It is directed by Peter Leslie Wild.

0104Hide And Seek2009012520090126
20090704 (BBC7)
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The creepy raconteur's tale of the terrifying impact of a medical trial for hypnosis. With Mark Gatiss and Abigail Hollick.

The tale of the terrifying impact of a medical trial for hypnosis. With Mark Gatiss.

A medical trial for hypnosis unlocks unexpectedly terrifying forces.

With Mark Gatiss.

With Mark Gatiss, Abigail Hollick and Joseph Millson.

0105 LASTBombers' Moon2009020120090202
20090711 (BBC7)
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The creepy raconteur tells of something evil stalking stranded soldiers in Afghanistan.

The creepy raconteur tells of something evil stalking four stranded soldiers in Afghanistan. Stars Mark Gatiss and Gunnar Cauthery.

A horrifying tale of something evil stalking four stranded soldiers in Afghanistan.

0201Phish Phood2009103120091101
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The creepy raconteur introduces horror maestro Kim Newman's nasty little drama with bite. Stars Mark Gatiss and John Rowe.

The creepy raconteur introduces horror maestro Kim Newman's nasty little drama with bite.

A nasty little drama with bite by horror maestro Kim Newman.

Stars John Rowe.

0202Death Us Do Part2009110720091108
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Mark Gatiss introduces Mike Bartlett's tale of a man getting ready to pop the question.

Mike Bartlett's chilling tale of a man getting ready to pop the question. Stars Carl Prekopp.

Mike Bartlett's chilling tale of a man getting ready to pop the question.

Stars Carl Prekopp.

0203Flesh2009111420091115
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20130914 (BBC7)
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Mark Gatiss introduces Tom Morton-Smith's chilling tale of a virus-swept town.

Mark Gatiss introduces Tom Morton-Smith's chilling tale of a virus-swept town, with a rising death toll. Stars Lindsey Coulson

Tom Morton-Smith's chilling tale of a virus-swept town, with a rising death toll.

Stars Lindsey Coulson.

0204Angels In Disguise2009112120091122
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Mark Gatiss introduces Nicola Jones' strange tale of an imaginary friend.

Mark Gatiss introduces Nicola Jones's strange tale of an imaginary friend. Stars Auriol Smith and Rachel Atkins

Mark Gatiss introduces Nicola Jones' strange tale of an imaginary friend. Stars Auriol Smith and Rachel Atkins.

Nicola Jones' strange tale of an imaginary friend.

Stars Auriol Smith and Rachel Atkins.

0205 LASTThe Old Road2009112820091129
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Penelope Skinner's chilling tale of a young woman's terror on an ancient road.

Mark Gatiss introduces Penelope Skinner's chilling tale of a young woman's terror on an ancient road. Stars Laura Molyneux

Mark Gatiss introduces Penelope Skinner's chilling tale of a young woman's terror on an ancient road.

Stars Laura Molyneux.

0304Uncle William's House2011030520110306
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Mark Gatiss introduces a chilling tale of a young mum inheriting a haunted cottage.

Mark Gatiss introduces Alison Falconer's chilling tale of a young mum inheriting a haunted cottage. Stars Anne-Marie Piazza.

Mark Gatiss introduces Alison Falconer's chilling tale of a young mum inheriting a haunted cottage.

Stars Anne-Marie Piazza.

Alison Falconer's chilling tale of a young mum inheriting a haunted cottage.

0305 LASTPerfect Home2011031220110313
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Mark Gatiss introduces a chilling tale of a couple's late-night meeting on a city street.

Mark Gatiss introduces Nick Warburton's chilling tale of a couple's late-night meeting on a dark city street. Stars Toby Jones.

Mark Gatiss introduces Nick Warburton's chilling tale of a couple's late night meeting on a dark city street.

Stars Toby Jones.

Nick Warburton's chilling tale of a couple's late night meeting on a dark city street.

0401Containment2011112720111128
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Mark Gatiss introduces a tale of a lost soul offered hope, but with a sinister price.

A self-storage facility off the A12 offers hope to a lost soul, but there's a sinister price attached.

Mark Gatiss returns as the sinister raconteur, The Man in Black, to introduce David Lemon's tale. Starring Clare Corbett as Helen, Rikki Lawton as Andy and Carl Prekopp as Tom.

More horrifying tales from The Man in Black. You might meet him at a luggage carousel in an airport, or behind the desk at an employment agency or he might approach you in the corridor of a care home. Wherever you encounter him, he's eager to pass on his stories. Stories to unsettle and horrify. Stories to haunt you.

Director: Gemma Jenkins

THE WRITER:

David's first feature 'Faintheart', a Film4 production starring Eddie Marsan, was the closing film at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival and nominated for the Michael Powell award. David also wrote the short films 'Monsters and Rabbits' (for FilmLondon) and 'Dead Happy' (for Sky Movies). He has also written for the BBC1 daytime TV drama "Doctors" and the Nickelodeon children's comedy 'Summer In Transylvania'. 'Containment' is David's radio debut.

Made for BBC Radio 4 Extra. First broadcast in February 2011.

Mark Gatiss introduces David Lemon's tale of a lost soul offered hope, but with a sinister price attached. Stars Clare Corbett.

Mark Gatiss introduces David Lemon's tale of a lost soul offered hope, but with a sinister price attached.

Stars Clare Corbett.

0402The Punt2011120420111205
20121216 (BBC7)
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20150208 (BBC7)
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Christina Balit's tale of an ex-alcoholic on the run from more than just his AA buddy.

Mark Gatiss introduces Christina Balit's tale of an ex-alcoholic on the run from more than just his AA buddy. Stars Ian Hogg.

Mark Gatiss introduces Christina Balit's tale of an ex-alcoholic on the run from more than just his AA buddy.

Stars Ian Hogg.

0403The Beaten Track2011121120111212
20121223 (BBC7)
20121224 (BBC7)
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Dawn King's tale of a young couple ignoring warnings on a New Zealand getaway.

Mark Gatiss introduces Dawn King's tale of a young couple ignoring warnings on a New Zealand getaway. Stars Christopher Webster.

Mark Gatiss introduces Dawn King's tale of a young couple ignoring warnings on a New Zealand getaway.

Stars Christopher Webster.

0404Reunion2011121820111219
20121230 (BBC7)
20121231 (BBC7)
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A desperate love quest sparks a chilling reunion in Janice Okoh's cautionary tale.

Mark Gatiss introduces Janice Okoh's cautionary tale. A desperate love quest sparks a chilling reunion. Stars Nikki Amuka-Bird.

Mark Gatiss introduces Janice Okoh's cautionary tale.

A desperate love quest sparks a chilling reunion.

Stars Nikki Amuka-Bird.

0405The New Boy2011122520150301 (BBC7)
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Craig has a new job, but how far will he go to impress his boss?

Mark Gatiss introduces Matthew Wilkie's tale. Craig has a new job, but how far will he go to impress his boss? Stars Stephen Greif.

0405 LASTThe New Boy2011122520111226
20130106 (BBC7)
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Craig has a new job, but how far will he go to impress his boss? Stars Stephen Greif.

Mark Gatiss introduces Matthew Wilkie's tale. Craig has a new job, but how far will he go to impress his boss? Stars Stephen Greif.