Victor Pemberton

Celebrating Victor Pemberton this weekend at Fantom… as we delve into the archives and offer a very special bundle!

BBC Radio 4 extra is bringing back the chills and thrills as the vintage eight-part thriller series Kill The Pharaoh written by Victor Pemberton is repeated this week. So, to coincide with this, Fantom are celebrating all things Victor Pemberton with extended clips, archive images and video, as well as a very special offer…

For 48 hours only, when you purchase his compendium of scripts entitled The Slide and Other Dramas, you’ll receive audio downloads of his two radio plays produced by Fantom; Dark and Night of the Wolf for FREE (worth £19.98!).

The book features scripts including The Gold Watch, his first radio play from 1961 to his supernatural and psychological tales Dark, Kill the Pharaoh and possibly his most famous play The Slide, as well as introductions to each piece with an introduction from David Spenser and afterword from John Tydeman.

Dark is a supernatural thriller, starring Judith Paris and Tracey Childs. Tormented by the spirit of her dead husband – Virginia Preston seeks help from a young medium Simon Elliot.

Night of the Wolf stars Fenella Fielding, Ian Brooker and Daniel King. Refusing to believe that his son is dead, Judge Mathew Deacon travels across the Atlantic to Cambridge to search for evidence of his son’s fate.

Over the weekend we’ll be posting a variety of Victor Pemberton goodies, so keep an eye on our Instagram and YouTube for further treats!

Victor Pemberton was a close friend of Fantom, and supported us during our early years. He contributed to iconic television series such as Ace of Wands, Timeslip, Tightrope, Fragile Rock and of course Doctor Who where he script edited Tomb of the Cyberman and wrote Fury from the Deep (introducing the sonic screwdriver) and later the audio drama Doctor Who and the Pescatons. In later years he wrote a series of successful family saga novels.

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