A Dark and Stormy Night

Specially commissioned from Frances Fyfield, these stories tell of a crime from five different points of view.

The Victims Tale

Sixty-something Rachel Adams is in bed on a dark and stormy night in her tall thin house on the coast, when she becomes aware that someone is moving about downstairs.

Reader: Cheryl Campbell

The Coppers Tale

What the copper sees as he goes off shift tells a different story. A story that casts a different, darker light on Mrs Rachel Adams.

Reader: Philip Glenister

The Daughters Tale

As Rachel’s daughter posts her mother’s bail she finds herself wondering if she ever knew her mother at all.

Reader: Nicola Walker

The Barristers Tale

A barrister leafs through statements from all parties to the crime and forms yet another view of the events of the dark and stormy night.

Reader: Julia Ford

The Defendants Tale

With his leg in plaster Donald tells his own story of the dark and stormy night. By now the events are familiar but the story gets a new spin. Do we finally get to hear the truth? Not on your life… there are as many truths in this particular tale as there are tellers to tell it.

Reader: Neil Stuke

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 1st-5th May 2006 at 15:30 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Frances Fyfield
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Producer: Lisa Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose

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