Comedy drama for Halloween week among highlights of BBC Radio Scotland Autumn schedule

A COMEDY drama for Halloween week is among the upcoming highlights on BBC Radio Scotland.

Legend of the Holyrood Vampires is among the announcements in the station’s Autumn schedule – launched today –  and it will feature familiar comedy names, including Karen Dunbar, Ford Kiernan, Cariad Lloyd and Greg McHugh.

Says a BBC Radio Scotland media release about the drama: “The Victorian yarn, written by author and stand-up, A.L. Kennedy, takes the listener back to Edinburgh in 1844. 
Victoria Van Helsing , a 19th-century Buffy the Vampire slayer, (Cariad Lloyd) sets out to destroy the fearsome Grafin Von Schwartzbergen (Gabriel Quigley), a centuries-old vampire who seeks to turn the capital into a city of dreadful night.

Meanwhile, affliction assessor, Hughie Strang (Greg McHugh), is travelling the city in search of paupers most deserving of assistance, and is inevitably sucked into Victoria’s quest.

“The four-part comedy drama, produced by the Comedy Unit for BBC Radio Scotland, airs from Monday, 28 October – Thursday, 31 October, at 1.30 pm.”

The release quotes BBC Radio Scotland head, Jeff Zycinksi, of the whole schedule: ‘It’s a terrific line-up of programming for our audiences to enjoy this Autumn. Our varied schedule on Radio Scotland with quality speech programming, such as drama and documentaries, during the day, and a fantastic selection of music shows in the evening, gives our listeners a great choice.