"Hound of the Baskervilles"
by Arthur Conan Doyle
[A BBC RADIO 4 FULL-CAST DRAMATISATION]
For generations, the legend has been passed down. A satanic tale of a gigantic hell-hound, a devil incarnate who stalks the wastes of Dartmoor wreaking a bloody and terrible vengeance upon the heirs of the house of Baskerville.
While a country doctor brings the bizarre and seemingly unearthly circumstances surrounding the death of Sir Charles Baskerville to the attention of Sherlock Holmes, it is the beginning of one of the strangest cases of the great detective's career. Convinced by the arrival of an extraordinary warning that Sir Charles' heir, Henry, is in danger of his life, Holmes dispatches Dr. Watson to accompany the young man to the dark and somber house deep within the bleak Devon moor. With peril at every hand and a murderous escaped convict at large, the mystery deepens. Is the ancient legend true, or is the hideous creature merely a part of a sinister conspiracy whose origins are all too diabolically human?