Ian Rankin Investigates: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Crime writer Ian Rankin investigates The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Starting with Robert Louis Stevenson's nightmare in September 1885, Rankin traces the roots of this story, which stretches back to Stevenson's childhood. Grave-robbers, hallucinatory drugs and prostitution all play their part in the disturbing account of Henry Jekyll's double-life, as Rankin's journey takes him into the yeasty draughts and unlit closes of the city that inspired the tale - Edinburgh.

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BBC Four Gothic Literature Collection

BBC Four Gothic Literature Collection
This is part of a collection of archive programmes exploring some of the most celebrated Gothic novels, their authors and their legacy.

Gothic Literature Collection

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Programmes are selected, in part, for their historical context and reflect the broadcast standards and attitudes of their time, which may not accord to some current BBC editorial guidelines. We aim to select programmes which can be shown in their entirety but in some cases edits are required.


Role Contributor
PresenterIan Rankin
Executive ProducerAndrea Miller
DirectorRichard Downes
WriterRichard Downes

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