The Omen

Culminating on Friday 13th, Owen Teale (Game Of Thrones) reads David Seltzer’s novelization of his academy award-winning horror, which starred Gregory Peck and Lee Remick. Released in June 1976 by 20th Century Fox, it had a vast and lasting impact – reviving Gregory Peck’s career, spawning several sequels and remakes and launching a wave of Antichrist-themed movies.

Kathy, wife of American diplomat Robert Thorn, gives birth to a boy. They name him Damien…


With thanks to Freddie Park for his closing announcements… expect to hear more from him next year (2018) in some more horror!

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 9th-13th October 2017 at 22:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: David Seltzer
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Owen Teale
Broadcast Assistant: Holly Slater
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Producer: Karen Rose
Annos: Frederick Park
Music: Ave Satani by Jerry Goldsmith, Solfreggio by NYYD Quartet, On The Nature Of Daylight by Max Richter, I Am Piano by Peter Broderick, Belford’s Carnival by The Big Top Orchestra, Fragment by Max Richter, The Carousel Waltz by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, Most Holy Mother Of God by Arvo Part & Morning Star by Ars Nova Copenhagen

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