Main: Light Music and A Ghostly Entertainment

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by Elrik Merlin on Saturday, 29 December, 2018

Main: Light Music and A Ghostly Entertainment

Today on Radio Riel as we wind down towards the end of the year – and of the holiday season – we will be featuring a programme of British light music, along with a short series of ghostly short stories by Edwardian writer E F Benson, broadcast from time to time during the day. The stories include How Fear Departed from the Long Gallery, The Bus Conductor, and The Room In The Tower. Some are read by Elrik Merlin and others are performed by the Radio Riel Players.

There is a long tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas, of which Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is an obvious example (though the tradition probably originates with his story The Signalman, written and published in 1866 following his involvement in a train crash the year before that haunted him for years), and the tradition was continued by writers like M R James and E F Benson (1867–1940). Benson’s masterful ghost stories are often set between Christmas and New Year.


Today’s programme is presented by Elrik Merlin. Click here to start your player if your browser is set up to pass streams to an external player. 

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