Saturday, 31 October 2015

Halloween Treat : The Stone Tape, Radio 4 10pm

As discussed in yesterday's post, Radio 4 will remake Nigel Kneale's classic 1972 ghost story The Stone Tape tonight at 10pm to mark Halloween.

Directed by Peter Strickland (Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy) and written by Matthew Graham (Life on Mars) the play stars the divine Romola Garai as Jill, the role taken by Jane Asher in the original, with Asher providing a cameo as Jill's mother.

Also in the cast and recording the piece at 4 Princelet Street, Spitalfields are Julian Rhind-Tutt, Julian Barratt and Dean Andrews

And if you're still in the mood for chills after that, stick around on Radio 4 immediately after for their adaptation of the 1991 novel by Anita Sullivan Ring, which was subsequently made into a classic cult film in 1998 and remade in Hollywood later. It stars Torchwood's Eve Myles and Naoki Mori, as well as reuniting Myles with her Broadchurch and Baker Boys co-star Matthew Gravelle. Then you can switch to 4 Extra for their remake of The Exorcist with Robert Glenister.

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