A new podcasting series exploring stories of the strange lands of the British otherworld and its macabre denizens.
SERIES · I EPISODE · III
A young boy sets out on a desperate journey to rescue his sister from the Dark Tower of the Lord of Elfland .
SERIES · I EPISODE · VI
A young girl comes to a cross-roads, and is led down a path to unexpected happiness. But there is something ugly about this new paradise...
SERIES · I EPISODE · IX
Lady Isabel sits in her garden sewing on the very first morning of May, when she hears the sultry song of an Elfin horn, blowing over the hills from faraway...
SERIES · I EPISODE · I
Our journey into the shadow lands begins with a fire-lit feast, a witches’ harp, and a poet with a tongue full of secrets he cannot help but tell.
SERIES · I EPISODE · IV
When his Queen is abducted from the midst of 100 knights, King Orfeo must rely on the mystical power of his music to rescue her.
SERIES · I EPISODE · VII
A tale is told that the loathsome dragon on Spindleston Heugh will bring ruin to the North. But one woman knows the truth about the Laidly Worm...
SERIES · I EPISODE · X
As Thomas the Rhymer regales the gathered throng at the feast in his Tower at Ercildoune, the eyes of the hidden folk are watching…
SERIES · I EPISODE · II
A farmer of Pantannas brings tragedy upon himself and his descendants when he disturbs the midnight revels of Glamorgan’s hidden folk.
SERIES · I EPISODE · V
A traveller lost on the marshes of the Lincolnshire Carrs has almost given up hope, when a mysterious ray of light illuminates the darkness...
SERIES · I EPISODE · VIII
His land is called the Forbidden Country. He has killed a thousand knights. They say no man of woman born will defeat him. His name... is Greysteel.
WITH TIMOTHY RALPHS
Join us for an interview with storyteller Tim Ralphs and hear the story of how the soul of Jonah Jones was saved.
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL · PART III
Do you know why we carve a turnip or pumpkin with a grinning face? Haven't you heard the story of Jack and the Devil? Of the Devil, and Black-Hearted Jack?
Rick Scott reads 'The Last Wolf: A Legend of Humphrey's Head' from the 1853 Ulverton Intelligencer, and presents Sara Pearl's research into the origins of the legend.
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL · PART I
When a village community is terrorised by a man-eating ogress called Black Meg, they turn to a knight called Old Jim to save them. But is Old Jim and his blind horse, Byard, up to the task?
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL · PART IV
Lord Soulis sat in Hermitage Castle, and beside him Old Redcap sly; “Tell me oh sprite, meikle of might, what is the death that I must die?”
WITH CARMEL PAGE
Storyteller Carmel Page discusses her work as an educational storyteller, her last book Yorkshire Folktales for Children, and performs a story inspired by the legends of King Arthur and her research in local folklore.
HALLOWEEN SPECIAL · PART II
When her three sons are taken from her untimely by Death, the Wife of Usher's Well utters a fateful curse which will soon come back to haunt her...
WITH SARA PEARL
Short story writer Sara Pearl re-imagines a classic folk-tale about England's last wolf hunt through the eyes of their beleaguered quarry.
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART I
At the Christmas Feast in the Court of King Arthur, none may touch a morsel of food or drink before some wondrous tale is told, or some marvellous deed is performed...
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART II
Taliesien, the King's Storyteller and famed Prince of Bards, tells a story of a young girl, and what happens to her when the Yule Tide fire in her village threatens to go out...
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL · PART III
The time has finally come to feast, but before King Arthur and his Court can go to their food, their revels are disturbed by an unexpected and most unlikely guest...