BBC Thursday – 14th of July

BBC_Radio_logoAmong this week’s choices, you’ll see one fantastic and creepy horror story and two classics that you might or might not want to listen, but I’ll link them up anyway :).

I think I’ll have something nice next week – there are few dramas coming up that seem interesting.

1. The Willows – Algernon Blackwood

When the narrator and his companion camp on a remote island, they think they see a body in the water and a man calling to them. But that’s just the start of this clawing claustrophobic tale of suspense and mounting terror.

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Day left: 12
Duration: 30 min | 4 episodes
Rating: ★★★★★

Now if you want a creepy story that feels supernatural and yet you’re not certain if it actually is or is it just human’s fear playing with you  The Willows will be perfect for you.

2. The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway

It’s the story of the struggle of life – a meditation on life and death, and old age. It’s about the challenge of survival and the pitting of one man’s ageing body and ageing mind against nature. It’s about an ancient culture about to come to an end, and a practice as old as time itself. It’s a final act, and the boy is there to remind us that life moves on, and a new generation steps forward.

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Day left: 19
Duration: 60 min | 1 episode

I probably shouldn’t put this out here because the dramatization isn’t perfect, but for those who haven’t read the book, it might be something to start with? Or maybe it would make it worse. Anyway, give it a try.

3. Moll Flanders – Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe, once more in need of ready money, finds inspiration for a new book when he meets Elizabeth Atkins in Newgate gaol. She tells him her stranger-than-fiction story; of how she was born in prison to a petty thief and of how she loved and bargained her way from rags to riches, from prostitution in the streets of London to prosperity on a Virginia plantation, and then lost it all again.

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Day left: 25
Duration: 60 min | 2 episodes

I still haven’t decided if I’m going to listen to this one. My only dealings with this story were through a movie and we all know how that works.

Anyway, I’m letting you know it’s out there, ready to be listened to. You’ll decide if you want to :).

Happy listening!


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