Edgar Allan Poe

Murder, Mystery And Suspense (Series 5) – an occasional series of stories from life’s murkier places. 

In a writing career that spanned barely two decades (he died in his 41st year) the American penned over 70 short stories. These he incessantly revised over the years and many became standards of the short form (like ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher’ or ‘The Pit and the Pendulum’).

But for our five fictional tales, we burrow down amongst Poe’s lesser-known, and often dark, gems…

First Broadcast:

Tuesday - Monday, 26th March-1st April 2019 at 18:00 on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Production Credits:

Writer: Edgar Allan Poe
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Reader: Owen Teale
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Producer: Karen Rose
Music: The Isle of the Dead Op. 29 by Sergei Rachmaninov & Venice Gothic Carnival Dance Fantasy for Renaissance Celtic Lute by Andrei Krylov

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