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Tales from the Mausoleum Club on Radio 4 Extra

December 13, 2013

The BBC are repeating the 1987 radio comedy series, Tales from the Mausoleum Club. This was a series of comic pastiches of great works of Victorian literature, recast as a series of macabre tales recounted by the members of London’s most exclusive club. There are only two requirements for membership: You have to have an excellent story. As for the other qualification …

The first episode, ‘The Inaudible Man’, follows Dr Bates, an ear, nose and throat specialist as he tries to stop a mysterious supervillain. This archcriminal has invented a machine to throw his voice, based on a quantum theory of sound, and now plans to use it to throw the country into a national crisis.

The programme was broadcast on Wednesday, and can be heard of BBC iplayer here

Further episodes are

2) Heart of Skegness, Wednesday, 18th December, 5.30 pm.

4) The Turn of the Knob, New Year’s Day, 5.30 pm.

According to the schedule on BBC I-player, episode 3, A Study in Starlets, is on Christmas Day at 7.00 O’clock and repeated on Boxing Day at 5.30. However, I can’t find it on those days in the Radio Times, but you may try listening at those times anyway, just in case.