Rosemary’s Baby

A special Halloween one-off abridgement of this darkly brilliant tale of modern devilry by best selling author Ira Levin (The Boys From Brazil, The Stepford Wives) which later was faithfully adapted by Roman Polanski into an Academy award-winning film starring Mia Farrow. According to film-making legend, Polanski didn’t realise he was allowed to make changes having never adapted a novel before. Whether this was true or not, the fact remains that nearly every line of dialogue in the film was taken from the novel’s text.

“If you enjoy a Halloween scare then switch off the lights and relish one of the scariest stories ever written delivered perfectly by a superb actress.” Jane Anderson, Radio Times

First Broadcast:

Saturday 29th October 2016 at 22:00 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Ira Levin
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Kim Cattrall
Broadcast Assistants: Lesley Allan & Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineers: Dan Hennessy & David Thomas
Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Main Theme, The Coven, Making Love In The Apartment, Expectancy, Panic, Lullaby & Realization by Krzysztof Komeda from the Rosemary’s Baby film soundtrack

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