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Listen in terror: British horror radio from the advent of broadcasting to the digital age

Richard J. Hand


This groundbreaking book is the first full-length study of British horror radio from the pioneering days of recording and broadcasting right through to the digital audio cultures of our own time. The book offers an historical, critical and theoretical exploration of horror radio and audio performance examining key areas such as writing, narrative, adaptation, performance practice and reception throughout the history of that most unjustly neglected of popular art forms: radio drama and “spoken word” auditory cultures. The volume draws on extensive archival research as well as insightful intervi ... More

Keywords: Radio Drama, Horror, Thriller, Sound, Audio, BBC, Podcasting, Popular Culture, Performance, Adaptation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719081484
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719081484.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard J. Hand, author