Hannah Kate

poet, short story writer and editor based in Manchester

Ten Tales: Ghost Stories for North Manchester is a series of original fiction I’ve written for North Manchester FM, all set in the North Manchester area. From Crosslee to Crumpsall, Harpurhey to Hollinwood, there are tales of apparitions, nightmares, disturbances, messages from the beyond… and, of course, ghosts.

These are old-school ghost stories on the wireless, so close the curtains, get yourself a cup of cocoa, turn the dial, and try to ignore that rapping, tapping at your chamber door…

Series 2 (Starts October 2021)

Episode List

Tale 1: Redeem Thy Misspent Time

The church bells are ringing in Blackley Village…

Broadcast Date: Friday 22nd October 2021

Tale 2: Nocturne

A man with a van discovers an unexpected talent…

Broadcast Date: Friday 29th October 2021

Tale 3: The Third Uncle George

A funeral at Blackley Cemetery causes family confusion…

Broadcast Date: Friday 5th November 2021

Tale 4: The Ice Palace

People are getting a touch of the cools around Cheetham Hill…

Broadcast Date: Friday 12th November 2021

Tale 5: Bradshaw’s Vinegar

Curious condiments cause consternation in Moston…

Broadcast Date: Friday 19th November 2021

Tale 6: Wireless

There’s something wrong with Connie’s television set…

Broadcast Date: Friday 26th November 2021

Tale 7: Peril in Darkingford

Peril by name, and Peril by nature – not your average protagonist.

Broadcast Date: Friday 3rd December 2021

Tale 8: Cream Crackers

Biscuits seem to taste better in Crumpsall…

Broadcast Date: Friday 10th December 2021

Tale 9: Nut-Nan in the Hazel

Something has followed Sheena home from Boggart Hole Clough…

Broadcast Date: Friday 17th December 2021

Tale 10: One Hundred and Thirty Aged Men Sat Down to an Excellent Dinner

Andy’s not looking forward to Christmas, but maybe he can avoid it this year…

Broadcast Date: Friday 24th December 2021

Series 1

Episode List

Tale 1: The Threat of Blossom

Broadcast Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Tale 2: Turkey Red

Broadcast Date: Wednesday 30th October 2019

Tale 3: Help the Poor Struggler

Broadcast Date: Wednesday 6th November 2019

Tale 4: The Singular Disappearance of the Old Man from Jumbo

Broadcast Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019

Tale 5: Corporation Pop

Broadcast Date: Wednesday 20th November 2019

Tale 6: The Occultation of Saturn

Broadcast Date: Wednesday 27th November 2019

Tale 7: The Lost Map of Doctor John Dee

Broadcast Date: Wednesday 4th December 2019

Tale 8: Tinker’s Gardens

Broadcast Date: Wednesday 11th December 2019

Tale 9: At Booth Cottage

Broadcast Date: Wednesday 18th December 2019

Tale 10: Christmas in Gotherswick

Broadcast Date: Wednesday 25th December 2019

For enquries about the series, please contact me via the Contact page on this site or email the station.