The Woman in White

  • by Wilkie Collins
  • Narrated by full cast, Toby Stephens, Juliet Aubrey
  • 3 hrs and 48 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Toby Stephens and Juliet Aubrey star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Wilkie Collins' chilling Gothic drama.
A lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright's midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future.
At Limmeridge House in Cumberland, Walter meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white. She, however, is soon to marry the financially embarrassed Sir Percival Glyde. Events at Limmeridge take a surprising turn when Anne Catherick arrives, and Walter recognises her as the mystery figure. It appears that Anne's recent incarceration in a mental asylum was at the behest of Sir Percival, who is all too aware of the secret she holds. More than one life will be lost before Walter's mystery of the woman in white can be fully explained.
A strong cast brings Wilkie Collins' tale to life in this BBC Radio 4 production, recorded on location at Beacon Hill, London, in 2001.

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Well put together dramatisation

Would you consider the audio edition of The Woman in White to be better than the print version?

I preferred this version, having read the book many years ago.


What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I fould the book very hard going but this bought it to life for me


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

No tears or laughtrer but a pleasurable listen


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- Ceri-Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-04-2015
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Ltd