Fiendish Fun with Daniel Farson

In this podcast series we look at various horror works written for younger readers by Daniel Fasrson in the late 1970s and early 1980s, including books such as the Hamlyn Book of Horror and the TV series, The Clifton House Mystery.

THE HAMLYN BOOK OF HORROR
In this episode, Mr Jim Moon has a flip through a battered but much loved tome in the Great Library of Dreams, a huge favourite with monster-obsessed kids in the 1970s and 1980s - The Hamlyn Book of Horror by Daniel Farson!

THE BEAVER BOOK OF HORROR
In this little episode, Mr Jim is once more delving into the world of horror books for kids, and the writings of Mr Daniel Farson. Following on from our discussion of The Hamlyn Book of Horror, we now turn to a much-loved paperback tome, an indispensable guide to the realms of terror, The Beaver Book of Horror! Stop laughing at the back!

THE CLIFTON HOUSE MYSTERY
In this episode Mr Jim Moon continues to explore the eerie and macabre works for younger folks produced by Daniel Farson with a look at a ghostly television serial he co-wrote. The Clifton House Mystery was one of several children's drama serials produced by Bristol's HTV in the '70s and '80s, many of which were on SF, fantasy or horror themes. In this serial, an ordinary family move into an old house that proves to have a somewhat troubled history...

THE HAMLYN BOOK OF GHOSTS
In this episode, Mr Jim Moon returns to the haunted shelf of childhood favourites and dusts off the very creepy tome, The Hamlyn Book of Ghosts by Mr Daniel Farson, first published way back in 1978!

THE HAMLYN BOOK OF MONSTERS
In this episode we look at the last of the books on the weird and the wonderful written by Daniel Farson for Hamlyn. In this colourful volume, the kids of the 1980s could learn all about assorted monsters from dinosaurs to the xenomorph!

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