Tales told by Edmund Yates, Amelia Edwards and Elizabeth Gaskell.
With Jemmy away at school, Mrs Lirriper's lodgers join forces to tell and send him their favourite stories such as the surprising adventures of the snobbish Mr Mortiboy, the haunting of James Murray, and Elizabeth Gaskell's chilling tale of love, loss and obsession.
Charles Dickens's neglected classic dramatised and produced by Ellen Dryden.
Starring Julia McKenzie as Mrs Lirriper, John Fortune as the Major, Alison Skilbeck as Victorine, Caroline John as Madam Hawtry/Elizabeth Gaskell, Michael Harbour as Morgan/Old Gentleman/Sir Mark and Victoria Woodward as Ellen/Theresa.
Made by First Writes Radio for BBC Radio 4. First broadcast in 2007.