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A mild-mannered doctor and his monstrous alter ego. Tim Pigott-Smith reads RL Stevenson's classic tale of dual personality. From April 1996.

A mild-mannered doctor and his monstrous alter-ego. Tim Pigott-Smith reads Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a dual personality.

Abridged by Morag Lyall.

The mild-mannered Dr Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug; one that can turn him into something else. Suddenly, he can unleash his deepest cruelties in the guise of the sinister Mr Hyde. Transforming himself at will, he roams the streets of fog-bound London as his monstrous alter-ego. It seems he is master of his fate. It seems he is in complete control.

But soon he'll discover that his double life comes at a hideous price...

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish essayist, poet and author of fiction and travel books, was known especially for his novels of adventure. Stevenson became famous with the romantic adventure story Treasure Island, which appeared in 1883.

Producer: David Jackson Young

First broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in 1996.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 6 Feb 2018 00:15

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