A Spot Of Folly

Murder, Mystery And Suspense (Series 4) – an occasional series of stories from life’s murkier places.

Series Four: Tales from the collection ‘A Spot Of Folly’ by Ruth Rendell.

The Haunting Of Shawley Rectory (Part One)

There have long been rumours of ghosts at the rectory, but these are given new strength when the new rector and his family move out after only a couple days.

Reader: Miles Jupp

The Haunting Of Shawley Rectory (Part Two)

An American woman buys and refurbishes the rectory – which seems to quieten the chatter about ghosts…

Reader: Miles Jupp

The Price Of Joy (Part One)

Daniel is set on remarrying his first wife, Joy. But there is an obstacle to this: his current wife, Prunella.

Reader: Samuel West

The Price Of Joy (Part Two)

Daniel must decide whether to save Prunella by paying the kidnappers’ ransom.

Reader: Samuel West


While the world is on the brink of catastrophe, Mark, Miriam and their children are on a sheltered Scottish island.

Reader: Hattie Morahan

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 14th-18th January 2019 at 14:45 on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Production Credits:

Writer: Ruth Rendell
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver & Shane O’Byrne
Producer: Jeremy Osborne
Executive Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Fog Song by Max Ablitzer, Bluette by The Dave Brubeck Quartet and Sonata 1.X.05, ii Smirt  by András Schiff – Janácek

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