The Big Chill

Five specially commissioned stories exploring the darker side of life.

Conning Mrs Vinterberg

Mr Roper arrives in Copenhagen by night to buy a Qing dynasty vase from a certain Mrs. Stoltenberg, but to his cost he finds that she collects rather more than antiques…

Writer: Heidi Amsinck
Reader: Tim McInnerny

Blood In Stone

John Smith sets off through the woods at night in search of the ‘haunting’ house he grew up in: equipped with matches and cans of petrol.

Writer: Frances Fyfield
Reader: Nicholas Gleaves

The Sofa

When Nathan inherits an old Chesterfield Sofa from his mother, his first thought is to throw it out, but as his friend points out: ‘You can’t discard your history. However grim…’

Writer: Salley Vickers
Reader: Paul Rhys

This Is How

When Patrick Oxtoby is sent down for murder, one of the first things he learns in prison is that you don’t get to choose your cell-mate…

Writer: M J Hyland
Reader: Paul Brennen

The Stolen Child

A couple hear a baby crying on their child monitor. Trouble is, it’s not their baby. A cry for help or a call from beyond the grave? Inspector Devlin investigates.

Writer: Brian McGilloway
Reader: Lloyd Hutchinson

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 29th October-2nd November 2007 at 15:30 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Rosalynd Ward
Executive Producer: Karen Rose

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