First broadcast: Tuesday 31st January 2017
A frustrated writer fabricates an elderly relative to get time off work to start his novel. But when the doorbell goes and 'Aunt Janet' is standing on his doorstep, he realises his lie has come to life and he's got to deal with the old battle-axe for real. Written by Nico Tatarowicz, narrated by Sheridan Smith.
First broadcast: Wednesday 1st February 2017
An out of work actor makes an advert for tea in an isolated former Soviet state, only to return years later to find that his character Sir Slurpington-Boots is a national treasure. Narrated by Bob Mortimer, written by Arnold Widdowson.
First broadcast: Thursday 2nd February 2017
In 1850, a man wakes after a long illness and he finds he's being cared for by a group of strangers and a beautiful woman. If he is really their 'guest' as they keep insisting, why isn't he allowed out of the house? Narrated by Anna Friel, written by Alex Kirk.
First broadcast: Monday 6th February 2017
Beth is contacted out of the blue by a reclusive girl who used her picture on a dating website and has now met the love of her life. Is Beth willing to go and meet him in her place? Narrated by Mel Giedroyc, written by Katherine Jakeways.
First broadcast: Wednesday 8th February 2017
London 1910. An illusionist performs his 'the lady vanishes' act, only to find that she disappears without a trace. So he begins to wonder if he's acquired genuine magic powers. Narrated by Mackenzie Crook, written by Toby Davies.
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