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Frederick Jaeger stars in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of the legend that has haunted the imagination of millions for over a hundred years!

Summoned to the forbidden heart of the Carpathian mountains, in the depths of Transylvania, Jonathan Harker journeys to Castle Dracula. There he becomes the unwitting prisoner of the mysterious nobleman whom local legend insists is Nosferatu, the vampire…

Phyllis Logan and Bernard Holley are amongst the cast of this radio production, with specially composed music performed by Malcolm McKee.

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  • NasHas
  • Cary, NC United States
  • 05-24-17

Good Old Fashioned Horror

If you could sum up Classic BBC Radio Horror: Dracula in three words, what would they be?

Traditional Classic Horror

What was one of the most memorable moments of Classic BBC Radio Horror: Dracula?

The destruction of poor Lucy.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Dr Van Helsing. Quite theatrical!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. It chugged along at a good pace. I found the part when the mother is pleading with the vampires for her baby the most disturbing part. Not sure if it's actually in the novel but could have done without it....

Any additional comments?

A classic. Like listening to one of those Hammer House of Horror movies!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Richard
  • 10-13-10

FANG-TASTIC

The best ever version of Dracula to date and also the most true to the book. It is actually scary. Not keep you awake at night scary, but chilling. The production is as you would expect from bbc radio; superb.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Kate
  • 12-23-12

Scary even in the light of day!

Really, I was listening to this whilst working and I actually got so spooked that when there was a knock at the workshop door I jumped out of my skin. I thought that there was no way that Dracula story could be made better. I was wrong. I highly recommend this audio recording.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Lori
  • 10-03-10

spine-tinglingly good!

A haunting compelling and at times desturbing dramatisation, it had me gript from start to finish. With it's all-star cast, sinister music and scarey sound efects, this is a must for all horror fans, as ones who are new to the horror style. This book has been very well adapted for radio and is overall a stunning peice of radio theatre. I rate it 10 out of 10!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Catwat
  • 10-23-14

Confusing cast!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Not sure I would, great atmosphere but relied on having read the book before/ knowing the basic story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Classic BBC Radio Horror: Dracula?

Wolves howling!

What didn’t you like about the narrators’s performance?

It's incredibly difficult to work out who is who, might be just me but voices all sound similar!

Was Classic BBC Radio Horror: Dracula worth the listening time?

For the scary atmosphere yes

Any additional comments?

You may need to rewind a lot to work out who is who, might be just me though!

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  • Nigel
  • 10-18-17

Frederick Jaeger as Dracula, BBC Radio 1994


After listening to three productions of Dracula this week it is surprising how different they are compared with each other. All were enjoyable and each had their faults/ positives; though if you wish to listen to a more faithful telling of Dracula I would suggest the Mark Gatiss version (Big Finish Productions).


Frederick Jaeger as Dracula, BBC Radio 1994 (3hrs 19mins)

Takes a different approach to telling the story - instead of the usual build up to first meeting Dracula the beginning of the story is told with flashbacks from Jonathan Harker’s hospital bed in Budapest.

Overall it is a good production, but both the lead female characters are voiced one-dimensionally. And it seems there were no children at the BBC studio that day as a small boy, Charlie, is unconvincingly voiced by a woman.


The other productions were I listened to were:
Mark Gatiss as Dracula, Big Finish productions 2016 (3hrs 15mins)
David Suchet as Dracula, BBC Radio 2006 (1hr 54mins)

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