A Night With A Vampire

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0101Dead Persons In Hungary2010112220130311 (BBC7)
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Antoine Augustin Calmet published an apparently serious anthropological history of the Vampire throughout Europe in the early 19 century called "The Phantom World." All the people he spoke to were adamant about what they had witnessed. His account therefore appears all the more disturbing and became the basis for the flights of Vampiric fancy that took off in the Victorian age.

Written by Antoine Augustin Calmet

Reader: David Tennant

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Are vampires real? The testimony of 18th-century witnesses suggests a definitive answer.

Antoine Augustin Calmet published an apparently serious anthropological history of the Vampire throughout Europe in the early 19 century called "The Phantom World." All the people he spoke to were adamant about what they had witnessed.

His account therefore appears all the more disturbing and became the basis for the flights of Vampiric fancy that took off in the Victorian age.

By AA Calmet. Are vampires real? 18th-century witnesses suggest a definitive answer.

0102The Family Of The Vourdalak2010112320130312 (BBC7)
20130313 (BBC7)
20131001 (BBC7)
20131002 (BBC7)

By Aleksey Tolstoy. Father Gorcha goes into the mountains, fearing he may come back wrong.

Leo Tolstoy's lesser known brother has written this compelling story about a patriarch who sets off on a mysterious mission but fears he may come back a Vampire. If he should return to their village after 10 days - he begs his family to deny him access and plunge a stake through his heart.

Written by Alexis Tolstoy

Reader: David Tennant

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Father Gorcha goes into the mountains, but warns his family not to welcome him back.

Leo Tolstoy's lesser known brother has written this compelling story about a patriarch who sets off on a mysterious mission but fears he may come back a Vampire.

If he should return to their village after 10 days - he begs his family to deny him access and plunge a stake through his heart.

0103The Horla2010112420130313 (BBC7)
20130314 (BBC7)
20131002 (BBC7)
20131003 (BBC7)

By Guy de Maupassant. A Brazilian ship sparks alarming visions for our hero.

After an unusual Brazilian ship enters the harbour - our hero suddenly begins to feel unwell, and starts to have feverish and disturbing visions. Only too late does he discover the demonic nature of the South American ship's cargo.

Written by Guy de Maupassant.

Read by David Tennant.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

A Brazilian ship sparks visions for our hero until he discovers the cargo's demonic nature

After an unusual Brazilian ship enters the harbour - our hero suddenly begins to feel unwell, and starts to have feverish and disturbing visions.

Only too late does he discover the demonic nature of the South American ship's cargo.

0104Luella Miller2010112520130314 (BBC7)
20130315 (BBC7)
20131003 (BBC7)
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By Mary Wilkins Freeman. A New England beauty has a deadly effect on all who care for her.

Luella Miller seems incapable of surviving on her own - so she calls on friends, relatives and lovers to help her. And they all die - one by one - until there is no one left to lift a finger to assist this most demanding of women. An unusual tale - set in small town America.

Written by Mary E Wilkins Freeman

Read by David Tennant.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

The creepy tale of a New England beauty who has a deadly effect on all who care for her.

seems incapable of surviving on her own - so she calls on friends, relatives and lovers to help her.

And they all die - one by one - until there is no one left to lift a finger to assist this most demanding of women.

An unusual tale - set in small town America.

seems incapable of surviving on her own - so she calls on friends, relatives and lovers to help her. And they all die - one by one - until there is no one left to lift a finger to assist this most demanding of women. An unusual tale - set in small town America.

0105 LASTClarimonde2010112620130315 (BBC7)
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By Theophile Gautier. A priest spots a beautiful woman and a battle for his soul commences

As a young man approaches his first moments as a priest his eyes glance to heaven - and sees leaning over the sanctuary railing - a young woman of extraordinary beauty. And so begins a sensational struggle for his soul.. -

Written by Theophile Gautier.

Read by David Tennant.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

As a young man approaches his first moments as a priest his eyes glance to heaven - and sees leaning over the sanctuary railing - a young woman of extraordinary beauty.

And so begins a sensational struggle for his soul - Written by Theophile Gautier.

A priest spots a beautiful woman at his ordination, and a battle for his soul commences.

0201The Lady Of The House Of Love2011112820131216 (BBC7)
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By Angela Carter. A virginal English soldier finds himself in a deserted Romanian village.

This wonderful retake on the Sleeping Beauty story first appeared in Carter's 1979 volume "The Bloody Chamber".

A virginal English soldier, travelling through Romania by bicycle, finds himself in a deserted village. He comes across a mansion inhabited by a vampiress who survives by enticing young men into her bedroom and feeding on them. She intends to feed on the young soldier but his purity and virginity have a curious effect on her... -

David Tennant returns with another selection of chilling Vampire stories.

Last year in the first series we concentrated on Victorian Vampire output but in these five tales we enter the 20th Century and introduce stories with a little twist from the UK and the USA.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

This wonderful retake on the Sleeping Beauty story first appeared in Carter's 1979 volume "The Bloody Chamber".

A virginal English soldier, travelling through Romania by bicycle, finds himself in a deserted village.

He comes across a mansion inhabited by a vampiress who survives by enticing young men into her bedroom and feeding on them.

She intends to feed on the young soldier but his purity and virginity have a curious effect on her.

0202The Girl With The Hungry Eyes2011112920131217 (BBC7)
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20151209 (BBC7)

By Fritz Lieber. An utterly captivating and alluring vampiress-cum-glamour model.

Written by Fritz Lieber.

This 1949 story has exerted it's grip on many an imagination and has been filmed several times. It concentrates on the magnetic power of the Vampire and - in this case - the utterly captivating and inescapable lure of a Vampiress cum glamour model.

David Tennant returns with another selection of chilling Vampire stories.

Last year in the first series we concentrated on Victorian Vampire output but in these five tales we enter the 20th Century and introduce stories with a little twist from the UK and the USA.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

This 1949 story has exerted it's grip on many an imagination and has been filmed several times.

It concentrates on the magnetic power of the Vampire and - in this case - the utterly captivating and inescapable lure of a Vampiress cum glamour model.

0203Bewitched2011113020131218 (BBC7)
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20151209 (BBC7)
20151210 (BBC7)

By Edith Wharton. Saul slips out to see his ex-girlfriend, even though she died years ago.

Written by Edith Wharton.

A tale of Vampire possession written in 1925

Saul Rutledge had a girlfriend before he married his current wife. Unfortunately, he still slips at night to see her. Even though she dies several years ago...

David Tennant returns with another selection of chilling Vampire stories. Last year in the first series we concentrated on Victorian Vampire output but in these five tales we enter the 20th Century and introduce stories with a little twist from the UK and the USA.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Saul Rutledge had a girlfriend before he married his current wife.

Unfortunately, he still slips at night to see her.

Even though she dies several years ago.

0204Drink My Blood2011120120131219 (BBC7)
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By Richard Matheson. Pasty-faced schoolkid Jules' only ambition is to become a vampire.

Written by Richard Matheson.

Written in 1951 this is an unusually dark comic twist on the Vampire tale about a young pasty-faced school kid, Jules, whose only ambition in life is to become a vampire. But will his dreams come true? Richard Matheson wrote "I am Legend".

David Tennant returns with another selection of chilling Vampire stories.

Last year in the first series we concentrated on Victorian Vampire output but in these five tales we enter the 20th Century and introduce stories with a little twist from the UK and the USA.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Written in 1951 this is an unusually dark comic twist on the Vampire tale about a young pasty-faced school kid, Jules, whose only ambition in life is to become a Vampire.

But will his dreams come true? Richard Matheson wrote "I am Legend".

0205A Lot Of Mince Pies2011120820111202 (BBC7)
20151211 (BBC7)
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By Robert Swindells. Carollers receive a special treat from the same cottage every year.

Written by Robert Swindells.

Swindells is a British author known mainly for his children's books and indeed, this tale first appeared in a collection of haunted tales for the young adult. But it has a macabre and chilling undertone - set at Xmas and focussing on a group of carollers who visit the same cottage every year - and receive a special treat in return. -

David Tennant returns with another selection of chilling Vampire stories.

Last year in the first series we concentrated on Victorian Vampire output but in these five tales we enter the 20th Century and introduce stories with a little twist from the UK and the USA.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

0205 LASTA Lot Of Mince Pies2011120220131220 (BBC7)
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By Robert Swindells. Carollers receive a special treat from the same cottage every year.

Written by Robert Swindells.

Swindells is a British author known mainly for his children's books and indeed, this tale first appeared in a collection of haunted tales for the young adult. But it has a macabre and chilling undertone - set at Xmas and focussing on a group of carollers who visit the same cottage every year - and receive a special treat in return. -

David Tennant returns with another selection of chilling Vampire stories.

Last year in the first series we concentrated on Victorian Vampire output but in these five tales we enter the 20th Century and introduce stories with a little twist from the UK and the USA.

Producer: Clive Brill

A Pacificus Production for BBC Radio 4.

Swindells is a British author known mainly for his children's books and indeed, this tale first appeared in a collection of haunted tales for the young adult.

But it has a macabre and chilling undertone - set at Xmas and focussing on a group of carollers who visit the same cottage every year - and receive a special treat in return.