And Other Radio Dramas
FOREWORD BY DAVID SPENSER
AFTERWORD BY JOHN TYDEMAN
Victor Pemberton is a well established
author and playwright who over the past 45 years has contributed to
iconic cult series such as ACE OF WANDS, TIMESLIP, TIGHTROPE and of
course DOCTOR WHO. He has also written prolifically for radio, and this
volume brings together five of his most celebrated radio scripts;
complete with original notes, deleted scenes and alternative lines.
THE GOLD WATCH – Victor Pemberton’s
first script for radio, produced in 1961, is based on the extraordinary
circumstances of his father’s retirement.
THE SLIDE – One of Victor’s most
famous radio plays is this supernatural thriller from 1966, originally
featuring the vocal talents of Maurice Denham, Roger Delgado, David
Spenser and Miriam Margolyes.
KILL THE PHARAOH – An eight episode
adventure from 1967, in which a London doctor finds herself plunged into
a nightmare of international crime and intrigue on a holiday to Egypt…
THE FALL OF MR HUMPTY – This
‘Nightmare for Radio’ from 1975 starred Timothy West as a man who has a
strange meeting on the last train of the night…
DARK – A psychological supernatural
thriller from 1978 which starred Honor Blackman and Nigel Anthony. Why
is an American woman living in London constantly haunted by the spirit
of her dead British husband?
This collection of scripts is printed here
for the very first time, spanning 380 pages, alongside newly written
introductions by Victor Pemberton himself.