Afternoon Play: The Shining Guest
BBC Radio 4, Mon 12 Sept 14.15
Following an anonymous tip off, a body is discovered in the Welsh hills. At first its thought to be recent murder victim because of items found with the body, but analysis reveals it to be thousands of years old. A series of events are triggered which appear to reveal a parallel world. Like the Shining Guest ants which inhabit Wood ants’ nests and seem invisible to their highly aggressive hosts, the inhabitants of this secret world, the guests, have existed at the edges of our reality throughout time.
Recorded on location, this haunting and atmospheric drama is written and narrated by Paul Evans, with wildlife sound recordings by Chris Watson.