by Susan Cooper
Dramatised in 4 parts by David Calcutt

First broadcast on Sundays, 20 August to 10 September 1995, 19.00 (Children’s BBC Radio 4)
Repeated Sundays 11 May to 1 June 1997, 19.00
Radio 4 Extra, Mon 14 to Thu 17 Nov 2016

Over Sea, Under Stone, first published in 1965, was the first book from Susan Cooper’s classic sequence of novels “The Dark is Rising”.

The Parchment – Holidaying with their great-uncle in Cornwall, siblings Simon, Jane and Barney make a curious discovery in a cluttered attic. What they expected to be an ordinary summer in the village of Trewissick turns into something very unordinary – and frightening…

The Standing Stones – A treasure hunt under a full moon leads Simon, Jane and Barney deeper into danger from dark forces.

The Furry Dance – A carnival twists through the winding streets, as the powers of the dark close in, Barney becomes isolated.

The Trust of Logres – The children near the end of their quest, over sea and under stone, but it is not just the tide closing in.

Stars Ronald Pickup as Great Uncle Merry, Naomi Kerbel as Jane, Ben Gutteridge as Simon, Edward Clarke as Barney and Struan Rodger as Hastings. With Sandra Berkin, Christopher Scott, Gerry Hinks, David Stevens, Duncan Law, Kathryn Hunt and Anna Keene.