The Gothic Imagination: Looted

Saturday 20 October



In Lucy Catherine's urban gothic drama, a city is in chaos and violence is in the air as three friends take to the streets. Stars Eleanor Crooks.

The Gothic Imagination is a short season of dramas on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 4 Extra that delves into the dark sensibility of 'the Gothic' from both a classic and contemporary point of view.

The season begins on Radio 4 with two Gothic classics: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, followed by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. On Radio 4 Extra, three new dramas take on the Gothic from a completely contemporary point of view: Lucy Catherine’s disturbing tale Looted (week 43 - Saturday 20 October at 10pm), is set during last summer’s riots; The House On The Hill by Nancy Harris (week 44 - Saturday 27 October at 10pm) is a pleasingly creepy story about a mysterious piano teacher; Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s The Winter House (week 45 - Saturday 3 November) is set in a care home where nothing is quite what it seems

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