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Summary

Twenty tales of terror and suspense, brought to you by sinister storyteller Vincent Price.

Horror legend Vincent Price presents an anthology of eerie, unsettling tales with a devilish twist - some purportedly based on his own adventures, others narrated by him in his own inimitable style.

Listen to his horrifying accounts of an unnerving piscatorial experience down under, a violinist with very special hands, a Bonfire Night party when a bullying father disappeared and a secretary's murderous revenge. Here, too, are the spine-chilling stories of a beloved cat with an unusual inheritance, a scientist whose experiments on his own son lead to unforeseen danger and a phoney clairvoyant and her client, who seeks a preview of eternity....

Among the star casts are Garard Green, Peter Cushing, Bill Kerr, Coral Browne, Christopher Bidmead, Adrienne Corri, Betty Huntley-Wright, Freddie Jones, Edward Woodward, Annette Crosbie, Maurice Denham and Hywel Bennett.

Production credits:

Presented by and starring Vincent Price.

Produced by John Dyas.

Remains to Be Seen

Dramatised by William Ingram from the story by Jack Ritchie. First broadcast BBC World Service, 1 September 1973.

William and Mary

Dramatised by Barry Campbell from the story by Roald Dahl. First broadcast BBC World Service, 8 September 1973.

Cat's Cradle

Dramatised by Richard Davis from the story 'The Squaw' by Bram Stoker. First broadcast BBC World Service, 15 September 1973.

Meeting in Athens

Dramatised by Maurice Travers from the story 'So Pale, So Cold, So Fair' by Charles Birkin. First broadcast BBC World Service, 22 September 1973.

The Man Who Hated Scenes

Dramatised by William Ingram from the story by Robert Arthur. First broadcast BBC World Service, 29 September 1973.

Lot 132

Written and dramatised by Elizabeth Morgan. First broadcast BBC World Service, 6 October 1973.

The Waxwork

Dramatised by Barry Campbell from the story by A.M. Burrage. First broadcast BBC World Service, 13 October 1973.

Fish

Written and dramatised by Rene Basilico. First broadcast BBC World Service, 20 October 1973.

Soul Music

Written and dramatised by William Ingram. First broadcast BBC World Service, 27 October 1973.

Guy Fawkes' Night

Written and dramatised by Richard Davis. First broadcast BBC World Service, 3 November 1973.

Come as You Are

Written and dramatised by William Ingram. First broadcast BBC World Service, 6 April 1974.

The Ninth Removal

Dramatised by Barry Campbell from the story by R Chetwynd Hayes. First broadcast BBC World Service, 20 April 1974.

An Eye for an Eye

Written by William Ingram. First broadcast BBC World Service, 27 April 1974.

Blind Man's Bluff

Written and dramatised by William Ingram. First broadcast BBC World Service, 4 May 1974.

Goody Two Shoes

Written and dramatised by William Ingram. First broadcast BBC World Service, 30 May 1983.

To My Dear, Dear Saladin

Written by William Ingram. First broadcast BBC World Service, 6 June 1983.

The Family Album

Written by William Ingram. First broadcast BBC World Service, 13 June 1983.

Out of the Mouths

Written by William Ingram. First broadcast BBC World Service, 20 June 1983.

Not Wanted on the Voyage

Written by William Ingram. First broadcast BBC World Service, 27 June 1983.

Is There Anybody There?

Written by William Ingram. Music by Derek Price. First broadcast BBC World Service, 4 July 1983.

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Vincent price is awesome

A generous collection of tales, beautifully narrated by the master of horror. I loved it.

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Magnificent!

Superb. Simply superb. I had been hoping that the BBC would issue this complete collection on CD (previously only publishing four tales on CD). Anyways, here they are - eerie, chilling and spine-tingling. It makes no difference how many times I listen, I still flinch, wince and squirm. A Radio Hammer House of Horrors! 👻😱 Enjoy!

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Great listening

Great stories narrated and starring vincent price. creepy music sets up the atmosphere for the start of the show. enjoyable listen

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Worth it for Vincent

Just love that actors voice - but the stories are at best, quaint! Nothing really scary but an easy listen and short enough not to be tedious.

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Classic atmospheric old stuff, superb.

Easy on the ear narration, stories for dark nights in a warm dark room, great entertainment.

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  • Luke
  • 25-03-22

pure cozy spooky bliss

love the fantastically silly framing device, where Vincent Price has to pretend these are all things that really happened to him as he's just roaming the Earth being a fancy spooky guy.

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  • Nancy & Greg
  • 10-06-22

An incredible collection

This is a must- listen for any fan of Vincent Price. His silky smooth voice and gentlemanly demeanor makes this collection of stories so compelling that I did not want them to end. Toss in Peter Cushing, Edward Woodward and other guest narrators and you have a winning collection. Not all stories are equally good, and there are one or two duds, but taken as a whole it would be hard to find a better series of stories.

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  • chris marlow
  • 12-05-22

fantastic

Classic horror at its finest ! Big fan of this man, but never knew about this collection..