Our thirst for the dark and mysterious has endured for millennia, from a creeping fear of the dark, to haunted buildings, mysterious strangers and ominous places.
The Pied Piper of Hamelin gets a 21st-century retelling in Radio 4’s new
drama The Piper, which sees the sinister folk tale rethought in a
small, rundown, seaside town in the UK.
When strange music makes a girl vanish, a detective and her daughter uncover a terrifying force. This inexplicable disappearance of vulnerable children in the area can
only mean one thing – The Piper has returned and time is running out to
Thriller starring Tamzin Outhwaite, with a soundtrack by Bat For Lashes’ Natasha Khan Sound design by Steve Bond. Written by Vickie Donoghue and Natalie Mitchell Directed by Kate Rowland and produced by Russell Finch.
Cast: Ali - Tamzin Outhwaite Ivy - Charlee Lou Borthwick Poppy - Rosalina McDonagh Bobby - Coco Awork Stella - Kacey Ainsworth Eric - Kassius Carey Johnson Sanjay - Manpreet Bachu Rita - Shiloh Coke Kev - Andrew Tiernan Baxter - Mark Lockyer Paul - Deka Walmsley Scott - Rob Jarvis Thanh - Nhu Huynh Lesley - Natalie Mitchell Ben - Macready Massey Magda - Anamaria Marinca Ruth - Holly Hazelton
Ep.1 - Ruth
When strange music makes a girl vanish, a detective and her daughter uncover a terrifying force.
Ep.2 - The Tunnels
Ivy and Eric find a new clue in the tunnels.
Ep.3 - Arcade
Ali’s conflicts between her work and private life deepen.
Ep.4 - Thanh and Piotr
The police make a breakthrough in Ruth’s disappearance.
Ep.5 - Countdown
Sanjay finds out about Ali’s unconventional methods and mysterious warnings cause panic in the town.
Ep.6 -1981 Revisited
Ali discovers the truth about Bobby.
Ep.7 - Eric
After the shocking news about Eric, Ali faces the consequences of her actions
Ep.8 - Circuit Breaker
Will Ali break the Piper’s power before it’s too late?
Ep.9 - The Sacrifice
Ali finds a way to confront The Piper, but is the price too great?