12 January 2009
Return of "The Man In Black"
The BBC has revived the popular character "The Man in Black" for a new series of plays on BBC Radio 7.
Valentine Dyall played the original Man in Black for BBC radio in the horror series
Dyall would also play the part in a
of the series that same year, directed by Francis Searle. Many of Hammer's films during the late 1940s and early 1950s would be based on popular BBC radio serials or television programmes.
The character would be come out of retirement again in 1988 for four new radio series by the BBC under the title
) as the Man in Black.
The latest incarnation sees writer and actor Mark Gatiss as the narrator.
returns weekly to BBC Radio 7 from 4th January 2009. Episodes are available via the BBC's Listen Again service for 7 days following broadcast.
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