The Lighthouse (Afternoon Play)

  • by Alan Harris
  • Narrated by Paul Rhys
  • 0 hrs and 43 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Lighthouse keepers Howell and Griffith are posted to six weeks on the Smalls - a desolate rock 20 miles off the Pembrokeshire coast. But the two men share a past, and because of what happens next, lighthouses would never again have only a crew of two. Based on a true story. Written by Alan Harris, and starring Paul Rhys as Howell and Ifan Huw Dafydd as Griffith. Directed by James Robinson.

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Good Spooky Fun!

What did you love best about The Lighthouse (Afternoon Play)?

I enjoyed the old radio show style, and the twist on the traditional "haunted house" story.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Both characters were well written and performed! Ifan Huw Dafydd's "Griffith" was every bit the pirate voiced, world weary seaman with a taste for vengeance. Paul Rhys was excellent as the conflicted young "Howell".


Which character – as performed by Paul Rhys – was your favorite?

Howell, of course. It was refreshing to enjoy him in a role that was NOT evil or creepy for a change!


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

Yes.The story is very eery and suspenseful, with a good plot twist! I have listened to it multiple times.


Any additional comments?

Great sound effects and attention to detail.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2012
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited