Fear on Four

Last Edited: 04-Sep-2014 A Global British Comedy Collaborative document. Edited by John Lucas
Broadcast source is BBC Radio Four unless otherwise indicated. Recording quality is considered good unless otherwise indicated.


A drama anthology programme on BBC Radio Four and the World Service.

Series 1
Date
Episode
Title
Cast
Parameters
03-Jan-1988
R7:
05-Dec-2004

1-1
The Snowman Killing
by J.C.W. Brook

Imelda Staunton, Brian Hewlett, Alistair White, Alkis
Konstantouris, Eva Stuart
Narrated by Edward de Souza
Directed by Martyn Jenkins

28:50, 27034, S
10-Jan-1988
1-2
William and Mary
by Roald Dahl

adapted by Jill Brooke
28:38, 26851, S
17-Jan-1988
R7:
13-Dec-2004

1-3

The Monkey's Paw
by W.W. Jacobs

Edward de Souza,Oliver Maguire, Trudy, Kelley, Alan
McKelvey, Mark Mulholland, Kevin Flood
Adapted by Patrick Galvin
Produced by Jeremy Howe

27:53, 26143, S
24-Jan-1988
R7:
19-Dec-2004

1-4
Music Lovers
by Nick Warburton

Nigel Anthony, Prunella Scales
Directed by Martyn Jenkins
28:33, 26770, S

31-Jan-1988
Broadcast R7
26-Dec-2004

1-5
The Beast With Five Fingers
by W.F. Harvey

James Lawrenceson, Kim Wall, Cyril Luckham,
Narrated by Edward deSouza
Dramatized by John Keir Cross
Directed by Martyn Jenkins
28:58, 27165, S
07-Feb-1988
R7:
02-Jan-2005

1-6 Every Detail But One
by Bert Coules

Helena Breck, Diana Olson, Karen Archer, John Sampson,
Anthony Jackson, Victoria Carling, Paul Gregory, Brian Hewlett
Narrated by Edward be Souza
Directed by Jerry Jones

28:43, 26969, S
14-Feb-1988
Broadcast
09-Jan-2005

1-7
By The River, Fontainebleau
by Stephen Gallagher

Stephen Rashbrooke, Kim Wall, Michael Tudor Barnes, Diana
Olson, Anthony Jackson, Victoria Carling, Mark Straker,
Stephen Tomkinson, Richard Pearce
Narrated by Edward de Souza
Directed by Martyn Jenkins
29:28, 34543, S
21-Feb-1988
R7:
30-Mar-2003

1-8
The Face
by E.F. Benson

Rosalind Ayres, Rosalind Thomas, David Goodland, Norman Bird,
Victoria Carling, Edward de Souza
Dramatized by Michael Bakewell
Directed by Jerry Jones

29:06, 27283, S
28-Feb-1988
R7
16-Jan-2005

1-9
Mind Well The Tree
by William Ingram

Nicola Paget, Philip Bond, Myfanwy Taloc, Dywyn Owen
Directed by Adrian Moreby
29:34, 27734, S
06-Mar-1988
R7:
23-Jan-2005

1-10
Fat Andy
by Stephen Dunstone

Thora Hird, Sean Barrett, Susan Sheridan, Daryl Back,
Norman Bird
Directed by Jerry Jones

29:15, 34295, S
13-Mar-1988
R7
30-Jan-2005

1-11
A Day At The Dentist's
by Arch Oboler

John Castle, Mick Ford, Karen Archer, Joan Matheson
Narrated by Edward de Souza
adapted by James Saunders
Directed by Martyn Jenkins
29:10, 27351, S
20-Mar-1988
R7
06-Feb-2005

1-12
The Speciality Of The House
by Stanley Ellin

Timothy West, David March, Paul Gregory, Tim Reynolds
Adapted by Colin Haydn Evans
Directed by Jerry Jones

28:22, 26606, S

Series 2
Date
Episode
Title
Cast
Parameters
15-Jan-1989
Broadcast R7
13-Feb-2005
2-1
#13

Snipe 3909
by Graeme Fife
Hannah Gordon, Peter Craze, Caroline John, Gregory
dePolnay, Peter Tottenham, Michael Beacon, Peter
Sauerbutts, Dominic Richards, Christopher Scott
Narrated by Edward deSouza
Directed by Jerry Jones
29:35, 27747, S
22-Jan-1989

2-2
#14
The Dead Drummer
by David Buck


 

28:16, 16504, S

 

29-Jan-1989
Broadcast  R7
27-Feb-2005
2-3
#15
The Dispossessed Daughter
by Katherine Nicholas
John Dutting, Vivian Heilbron, Gareth Armstrong
Narrated by Edward de Souza
Directed by Adrian Moreby
28:37, 26838, S
05-Feb-1989
R7
06-Mar-2005
2-4
#16
St. Austin's Friars
by Robert Westall
Michael Maloney, Melinda Walker, Michael Deacon, Geoffrey
Whitehead, Clifford Norgate, Jo Kendall, David March,
William Henry Drogo, Margaret Robertson, Norman Bird, John
Moffat, Michael Graham Cox
Adapted by Stephen Wyatt
Narrated by Edward de Souza
Directed by Martyn Jenkins

29:34, 27659, S

12-Feb-1989
2-5
#17
Dreaming Of Thee
by Gwen Cheyrl

26:47, 25113, S
19-Feb-1989
R7:
20-Mar-2005
2-6
#18
The Horn
by Stephen Gallagher
John Castle, Peter Gunn, Philip Sully, Christopher Scott,
Kara Kelly
Narrated by Edward deSouza
Directed by Martyn Jenkins
28:22, 26596, S
26-Feb-1989
R7:
26-Mar-2005
2-7
#19
The Journey Home
by Bert Coules
Richard Pascoe, Helena Breck, Crawford Logan, Simon Cuff
Narrated by Edward be Souza
Directed by Jerry Jones
28:35, 33504, S
05-Mar-1989
R7:
22-Jun-2003
2-8
#20
Hand In Glove
by Elizabeth Bowen
Margery Westwood, Kate Vinci, Felicity Hayes McCoy,
Madaf Sharma, Joe Dunlop, Peter Bond, Edward deSouza
Adapted by Elizabeth Troop
Directed by Peter Fozzard
29:01, 27218, S
12-Mar-1989
R7:
03-Apr-2005
2-9
#21
His Last Card
by Nick Warburton
Maureen O’Brien, Mick Ford, Andrew Branch
Narrated by Edward deSouza
Directed by Martyn Jenkins
28:39, 26869, S
19-Mar-1989
R7:
10-Apr-2005
2-10
#22
Survival
by John Wyndham
Carlyn Ascoe, Simon Cuff, David March, Eva Stuart,
Michael Graham Cox, Nicolas Courtney, Richard Tate,
Michael Beacon, John Moffat, Martin Dew, Joe Dunlop
Adapted by Pat Hooker
Directed by Jerry Jones
29:03, 27243, S
26-Mar-1989
R7:
19-Jun-2005
2-11
#23
Soul Searching
by Martyn Wade
Bernard Cribbens, Sean Prendergast, Norman Bird, Joan
Walker, Rebecca Jones, Steve Hodson
Directed by Peter Fossler
29:14, 27416, S
02-Apr-1989

2-12
#24
A Child Crying
by James Saunders

 

29:24, 27570, S

 

09-Apr-1989
R7:
27-Jul-2003
2-13
#25

The Judge's House
by Bram Stoker
David Timson, Tessa Worseley, Norman Bird
Adapted by John Keir Cross
Directed by Jerry Jones
30:07, 22455, S

Series 3
Date
Episode
Title
Cast
Parameters
27-Dec-1990
R7:
03-Aug-2003
3-1
#26
The Yellow Wallpaper
by Charlotte Parkins Gilman
Anna Massey
Dramatized by John Keir Cross
Directed by Jerry Jones
29:34, 34658, S
03-Jan-1991
R7:
15-May-2005
3-2
#27
Green And Pleasant
by Bert Coules
Karen Archer, Nigel Carrington, Rebecca Jones, Jonathan
Tafler, Bryan Miller, Jenny Howe
Narrated by Edward be Souza
Directed by Jerry Jones
28:47, 33739, S
10-Jan-1991
R7:
22-May-2005
3-3
#28
The Monkey's Revenge
by Guy Jenkin
Jenny Howe, Catherine Alexander, Richard Pascoe, Helena
Breck, Ronald Herdman
Directed by Jerry Jones
29:31, 34591, S
17-Jan-1991

no programme    
24-Jan-1991
R7::
05-Jun-2005
3-4
#29
The Edge
by John Pirito
Gareth Armstrong, Melinda Walker, Alistair White, Sharm
Jenkins, Tara Dominic, Vincent Brimble, Gary Todd, Fraser
Kerr, Andrew Wyncot, Edward deSouza
Directed by Jerry Jones
29:32, 34610, S
31-Jan-1991
R7
12-Jun-2005
3-5
#30
Dead Man's Boots
by William Ingram
Sean Barrett, Jane Whittenshaw, James Greene, Nigel
Carrington, Edward deSouza
Directed by Martyn Jenkins
29:23, 34435, S
 
07-Feb-1991
R7:
19-Jun-2005
3-6
#31
Routine Operation?
by Martyn Wade
Hannah Gordon, Michael Cochrane, Geoffrey Whitehead,
Stephen Garlic, Oriol Smith, Danny Schiller,
Heater Immanuel
Directed by Martyn Jenkins  
28:27, 33344, S
 
14-Feb-1991
3-7
#32
Dance In The Underworld
by Stuart Kerr

 
29:21, 34414, S
 
21-Feb-1991
R7:
29-May-2005
3-8
#33
Invitation To The Vaults
by Basil Copper
adapted by Waly K. Daly
Sarah Bedell, Roger Hammond, Ian Lindsay, Emma Gregory
Directed by Martyn Jenkins
28:49, 13513, m

Series 4
Date
Episode
Title
Cast
Parameters
24-Dec-1992
R7:
21-Mar-2001
4-1
#34
Gobble, Gobble
by Paul Burns
Peter Gunn, Stephen Thorne, David Holt, Siriol Jenkins,
Jill Graham, John Sampson, Edward deSouza
Directed by Martin Jenkins
28:57, 13577, m
31-Dec-1992
R7:
28-Sep-2003
4-2
#35
The Next In Line
by Ray Bradbury
Peter Marinker, Carole Boyd, Trader Faulkner, Sandra
Dickinson, Anne Windsor, Jonathan Tafler, Siriol Jenkins,
David Holt, Edward deSouza
Dramatized by Brian Sibley
Directed by Martin Jenkins

29:12, 13690, m
07-Jan-1993
R7:
05-Oct-2003
4-3
#36
Dark Feathers
by Denise Sims
Joanna Myers, Belinda Walker, Jonathan Adams, Matthew
Morgan, Siriol Jenkins, Katie Jenkins, Edward deSouza
Directed by Martin Jenkins
29:11, 27299, S

14-Jan-1993
R7:
13-Oct-2003
4-4
#37
Playing God
by John Graham
Melanie Hudson, David Allen, Nicholas Murchie, Anne
Windsor, Margaret Hearey, Peter Gunn, Belinda Walker,
David Bannerman, John Church, Edward deSouza
Directed by Jerry Jones
29:01, 27146, S
21-Jan-1993
4-5
#38
Vicious Fish
by John Duquemin & Gregor Grice
John Hollis, Paul Copley, Anne Windsor, Nicholas Murchie,
Edward deSouza
Directed by Martin Jenkins
29:05, 27207, S

28-Jan-1993
4-6
#39
Hellhound On My Trail
by Paul Sirett

29:08, 27318, S
04-Feb-1993
R7:
02-Nov-2003
4-7
#40
Hearing Is Believing
by Aubrey Woods
Nick Ford, Keith Drinkle, Siriol Jenkins, Jonathan Evans,
Edward deSouza
Directed by Jerry Jones
29:09, 27336, S

11-Feb-1993
R7:
09-Nov-2003
4-8
#41
Life Line
by Stephen Gallagher
Nicholas Murchie, Jonathan Tafler, Moira Lesley, Federe
Holmes, Anne Windsor, Matthew Morgan, Melinda Walker,
Kate Vinci, Julian Rhind Tutt
Narrated by Edward deSouza
Directed by Martyn Jenkins
28:54, 40661, S

Series 5
Date
Episode
Title
Cast
Parameters
04-Sep-1997
R7:
27-Sep-2008
5-1
#42
Net Suicide
by Stephen Wyatt
Gerard McDermott, Tracy Ann Oberman, John Rowe,
David Brooks,
directed by David Hunter
26:53, 25205, S
25-Sep-1997
5-2
#43
Tapping
by Colin Haydn Evans

24:21, 22842, S
02-Oct-1997
R7:
11-Oct-2008
5-3
#44
The Chimes Of Midnight
by Nick Fisher
David Suchet, John Rowe, Jennie Lee, Christopher Wright,
Alison Pettit, Gilly Mears
directed by Marian Nancarrow
28:01, 26484, S
09-Oct-1997
5-4
#45
Making Sacrifices
by Nick Warburton
Caroline Strong, Sarah Byce, Alison Pettit
directed by Adrian Beam
29:36, 27762, S

16-Oct-1997
R7:
25-Oct-2008
5-5
#46
Tissue Memory
by Judy Upton
Rachel Atkins, Kim Wall, Gerard McDermott, John Rowe,
Carolyn Jones,
directed by David Blount
28:14, 26472, S

Revivals
Date
Episode
Title
Cast
Parameters
08-Feb-1999
6-1
#47
Hairy Hand of Dartmoor
by Michael McStay
Struan Rodger, Emily Richard, Angela Pleasance, Jonathan
Oliver, Ludmilla Bleak, Timothy Carlton
directed by Ned Chaillet
27:31, 38717, S
15-Feb-1999
6-2
#48
Blood of Eva Bergen
by Paul Sirett
John Carson, Tilly Gaunt, Giles Fagan
directed by Marlyn Imrie
27:47, 26054, S