Oh dear, I almost missed those two adaptations. I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t checked BBC schedule. So this week I’m giving you two instead of one:
Both of these are based on good books, and both are well made.
A young traveller encounters a vagrant on the road who claims his tattoos come to life after dark and have the powers of prophecy.
The vagrant offers his young travelling companion tantalising glimpses into the future with tales of restless androids, children caught up in a sinister game and astronauts stranded in outer space which all hint at dark and troubling times ahead.
Ten guests are separately invited to an island by a person none of them knows very well, if at-all. When they arrive, itseems they have all been invited for different reasons. Nothing quite adds up.
An anonymous voice accuses each of them of having murdered someone. By the end of the first night, one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm and tormented by the nursery rhyme ‘Ten Little Soldier Boys’, the ten guests fear for their lives. Who is the killer? Is it one of them?
If you’re interested in listening, there are still 14 days to do so. Bradbury’s tale lasts for 1 hour, Christie’s for 90 minutes.
Have fun 🙂