“I am delighted to announce that Ten Tales: Ghost Stories for North Manchester is returning to North Manchester FM for a second series this winter. Every Friday at 10pm, I’ll be sharing a brand new and original piece of fiction, written by yours truly exclusively for North Manchester FM” writes presenter Hannah Kate.
“This week’s Ten Tales episode, the second tale, is called Nocturne and it’s set in Crumpsall. A man with a van discovers an unexpected talent…”
The nights are drawing in, and there’s a bit of a chill in the air (or at least, you can imagine there is). It’s the perfect time of year for old-school ghost stories on the wireless. Ten Tales belongs to the classic tradition of spooky seasonal stories… but with a uniquely North Manchester flavour. From Crosslee to Crumpsall, Hollinwood to Harpurhey, these stories draw on settings and history from around the local area, but with my own off-beat take on them. And they’re (almost) all cosy tales for those darker nights.
Essentially… imagine if M.R. James had visited Dam Head estate instead of the British Library…
Ten Tales: Ghost Stories for North Manchester returns on Friday 22nd October at 10pm. The first story is entitled Redeem Thy Misspent Time. It’s set in Blackley Village, where the church bells have started ringing again…
Redeem Thy Misspent Time (Fri 22nd Oct)
Nocturne (Fri 29th Oct)
The Third Uncle George (Fri 5th Nov)
The Ice Palace (Fri 12th Nov)
Bradshaw’s Vinegar (Fri 19th Nov)
Wireless (Fri 26th Nov)
Peril in Darkingford (Fri 3rd Dec)
Cream Crackers (Fri 10th Dec)
Nut-Nan in the Hazel (Fri 17th Dec)
One Hundred and Thirty Aged Men Sat Down to an Excellent Dinner (Fri 24th Dec)
You can listen to Ten Tales: Ghost Stories for North Manchester every Friday at 10pm on 106.6FM (if you’re in the North Manchester area) or online (if you’re further afield). Episodes will also be available on the station’s ‘Listen Again’ service for a limited time after broadcast.
Draw the curtains, make some cocoa, try to ignore that rapping, tapping at your chamber door, and tune in the wireless for a brand new story every Friday night… only on North Manchester FM 106.6