BBC Radio: Short History Of Vampires

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Vampires are the ultimate killing machines. Classicist and former stand-up comic Natalie Haynes examines why this iconic figure in horror-fiction continues to exert such a powerful hold on our imaginations with four short stories from the BBC audio archives. She says, "Indeed, it is one of the great mysteries of the undead that they always have such perfect lipstick."   Produced by Gemma Jenkins for BBC Radio 7 and first broadcast in February 2011. In FLAC (lossless) and Mp3. Episodes include: 1. Dracula's Guest by Bram Stoker (Feb 13, 2011) Count Dracula looks out for a curious Englishman. Read by Dan Stevens. 2. Hero Dust By Kristine Kathryn Rusch (Feb 20, 2011) Vampire slayer Bram is getting old and tired so starts the search for his successor. Read by David Horovitch. 3. Israbel By Tanith Lee (Feb 27, 2011) A beautiful vampire hires an artist to paint her portrait. But then he develops a dangerous obsession... Read by Mark Bonnar and Claire Harry. 4. Quid Pro Quo by Tanya Huff (Mar 6, 2011) In Tanya Huff’s deliciously noir tale of an immortal whose lover is in mortal danger. Read by Genevieve Adam.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.