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David Sedaris and vampires on Radio 4… March 23, 2010

Filed under: Radio and TV — lauravw @ 8:17 pm

…but not together, obviously. I’ve spotted two upcoming Radio 4 treats that may take your fancy: first up is a four part series called Meet David Sedaris. I love his books but haven’t heard him on the radio much – I am so excited about this series and will be marking it on my calendar to make sure I don’t miss a minute.

And secondly, vampires! In Scotland! From the blurb:

“When Pc Alex Deeprose was called to Glasgow’s sprawling Southern Necropolis on the evening of 23 September 1954, he expected to be dealing with a simple case of vandalism. But the bizarre sight that awaited him was to make headlines around the world and cause a moral panic that led to the introduction of strict new censorship laws in the UK.

Hundreds of children aged from four to 14, some of them armed with knives and sharpened sticks, were patrolling inside the historic graveyard.

They were, they told the bemused constable, hunting a 7ft tall vampire with iron teeth who had already kidnapped and eaten two local boys.”

The programme, called The Gorbals Vampire, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday 30 March. The article says it’s on at 2300 GMT – but I think the clocks go forward this weekend, so perhaps that will mean it’s on at midnight? Confusing, but worth listening out for, with garlic at hand just in case.


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