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Night of the Hunter is a radio play by John Fletcher, a dramatization of the novel by Davis Grubb. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 3 July 1993, as an installment of the Radio Noir series for Saturday Night Theatre[1][2]. It won a Sony Award for best adaptation.

A recording is available at the British Library Sound Archive:


Classic noir based on the novel Night of the Hunter. The children know where the money is hidden; so does a psychopathic preacher.


  • Struan Rodger
  • Tom Lawrence
  • Angela Shaftoe

Directed by Andy Jordan

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