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Edgar Allan Poe’s dark classic about the psychology of guilt.

Edgar Allan Poe’s dark classic about the psychology of guilt.

The Pan Book of Horror Stories was a paperback series of short story anthologies first published in 1959. The early editions were known for their lurid cover art and editor Herbert Van Thal’s pick of stories by new authors alongside classics of the genre. It was credited with introducing a new generation to the horror tradition – back in the 1960s, volumes were handed round in school playgrounds in the same way that kids trade computer games today.

The Second Pan Book Of Horror Stories, published in 1962, was considered to be one of the best. For Halloween season, writer Anita Sullivan has selected five from this edition for her own fresh interpretation.

Cast:
John……….Barnaby Kay
Louisa……..Samantha Dakin
Police……..Samuel Barnett & Kenneth Collard

Writer: Edgar Allan Poe
Adapted for radio by Anita Sullivan
Director: Karen Rose
Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4

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