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The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4. New series: The House That Vanished

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The Limelight podcast - for fiction and drama serials you won't want to miss from Radio 4. New series: The House That Vanished

    The House That Vanished - Episode 5: The Hand of God

    The House That Vanished - Episode 5: The Hand of God

    A compelling five-part mystery based on the true story of one man’s search for justice on a remote Irish island, blending documentary and drama.

    Episode 5: The Hand of God

    Neville finally has his day in court facing the man he believes is responsible for the disappearance of his house, but as he waits to hear the outcome of his case Neville finds himself on the wrong side of the law.

    The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

    Presented by Siobhán McSweeney.

    Cast:

    Neville Presho … Tony Flynn
    Patrick Doohan … Seán T. Ó Meallaigh
    Justice Murphy … Mark Lambert
    Prosecution barrister … Faolán Morgan
    Defence barrister … Michael Patrick
    Psychiatrist … Patrick Fitzsymons
    Garda officer ... Niall Cusack
    Reporter ... Megan Armitage
    Hotel owner .... Lalor Roddy

    'Epic’ by Patrick Kavanagh is reprinted from Collected Poems, edited by Antoinette Quinn (Allen Lane, 2004), by kind permission of the Trustees of the Estate of the late Katherine B. Kavanagh, through the Jonathan Williams Literary Agency

    Written by Jan Carson
    Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon
    Executive Editor: Andy Martin

    A BBC Northern Ireland production for Radio 4

    • 29 min
    The House That Vanished – Episode 4: The Holy Clay

    The House That Vanished – Episode 4: The Holy Clay

    A compelling five-part mystery based on the true story of one man’s search for justice on a remote Irish island, blending documentary and drama.

    Episode 4: The Holy Clay

    It seems Neville can’t stay away from the island that haunts his every waking moment. A chance encounter on the ferry to Tory offers a new opportunity for justice and Neville finally finds a solicitor willing to listen to his story, but the strain of so many years spent searching for answers puts huge pressure on his marriage.

    The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

    Presented by Siobhán McSweeney

    Cast:

    Neville ... Tony Flynn
    Fiona ... Fo Cullen
    Anton ... Ian Beattie
    Gillespie ... Patrick Fitzsymons
    Clerk ... Desmond Eastwood
    Justice Murphy ... Mark Lambert
    O’Dualachain ... Faolán Morgan
    O’Tuaithail ... Michael Patrick
    John McGinty ... Seamus O’Hara

    Written by Jan Carson
    Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon
    Executive editor: Andy Martin

    A BBC Northern Ireland Production for Radio 4

    • 28 min
    The House That Vanished – Episode 3: Balor's Fort

    The House That Vanished – Episode 3: Balor's Fort

    A compelling five-part mystery based on the true story of one man’s search for justice on a remote Irish island, blending documentary and drama.

    Episode 3: Balor's Fort

    Neville tracks down a contractor who offers him new information about events leading up to the disappearance of his house, but Neville’s obsessive search for answers comes at a heavy price. Neville decides to forgive those he believes have wronged him, leading to a long, dark night of the soul at Balor’s Fort on Tory island.

    The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

    Presented by Siobhán McSweeney

    Cast:

    Neville ... Tony Flynn
    Fiona ... Fo Cullen
    Patrick Doohan ... Seán T. Ó Meallaigh
    John McGinty ... Seamus O’Hara
    Doctor ... Ian Beattie

    Written by Jan Carson
    Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon
    Executive editor: Andy Martin

    A BBC Northern Ireland Production for Radio 4

    • 27 min
    The House That Vanished – Episode 2: The Real King of Tory

    The House That Vanished – Episode 2: The Real King of Tory

    A compelling five-part mystery based on the true story of one man’s search for justice on a remote Irish island, blending documentary and drama.

    Episode 2: The Real King of Tory

    Neville sets off on a journey around Ireland in search of clues, but the shock of discovering his house has vanished begins to affect his health. Feeling like he’s trapped in a nightmare, Neville recalls the peace and tranquility he first found on Tory – and a film he made years before seems to offer a strange prophecy about what may have happened to his house.

    The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

    Presented by Siobhán McSweeney

    Cast:

    Neville ... Tony Flynn
    Fiona ... Fo Cullen
    Patrick Doohan ... Seán T. Ó Meallaigh
    Council worker ... Carol Moore
    Guard ... Faolán Morgan
    Sean ... Michael Patrick
    Tourism Woman ... Megan Armitage
    Engineer ... Desmond Eastwood

    Written by Jan Carson
    Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon
    Executive editor: Andy Martin

    A BBC Northern Ireland Production for Radio 4

    • 27 min
    The House That Vanished – Episode 1: The Vanishing

    The House That Vanished – Episode 1: The Vanishing

    A compelling five-part mystery based on the true story of one man’s search for justice on a remote Irish island, blending documentary and drama.

    Episode 1: The Vanishing.

    When Neville Presho returns to Tory Island after many years overseas, he gets the shock of his life – his house has vanished. All that remains is a bathtub, lying upside down on the shore.

    Neville first came to the remote Irish island in the 1970s and made a documentary about the islanders' traditional way of life, their culture and language. Neville felt warmly welcomed – now, he faces a wall of silence. Some talk mysteriously of a whirlwind and a strange glow in the night sky, others say Neville would be better off not asking. No one will tell him what happened, not even the island’s King.

    Neville sets out on a search for justice, but his quest will come at great personal cost.

    The House that Vanished features documentary interviews with key people involved in Neville’s astonishing story alongside dramatised scenes written by Jan Carson.

    Presented by Siobhán McSweeney.

    Cast:

    Neville ... Tony Flynn
    Fiona ... Fo Cullen
    Mary Meehan ... Carol Moore
    Patrick Doohan ... Seán T. Ó Meallaigh
    Patsy Dan ... Mark Lambert
    Father O’Neill ... Niall Cusack
    Man 1 ... Lalor Roddy
    Woman ... Megan Armitage
    Man 2 ... Desmond Eastwood
    Film Crew ... Michael Patrick

    Written by Jan Carson
    Produced by Conor McKay and Michael Shannon
    Executive Editor: Andy Martin

    A BBC Northern Ireland production for Radio 4

    • 28 min
    Introducing The House That Vanished

    Introducing The House That Vanished

    Your house is gone. Your neighbours won't talk. And you're on an island miles from shore. The true story of one man's struggle to find out why his home disappeared.

    • 2 min

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