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20090118 (BBC7)Edgar Allan Poe's chilling short story was first published in 1842. Read by David Horovitch, it is the tale of the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition. The story was abridged by Richard Hamilton and directed by Emma Harding.|In a dark dungeon, a man faces the threat of death from on high and from below.|Edgar Allan Poe's tale, read by David Horovitch.