As a companion piece to the BBC1 drama Jekyll, crime writer
Ian Rankin investigates The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr
Hyde. Starting with Robert Louis Stevenson's nightmare in
September 1885, Rankin traces the roots of this story, which
stretches back to Stevenson's childhood. Grave-robbers,
hallucinatory drugs and prostitution all play their part
in the disturbing account of Henry Jekyll's double-life.
Rankin's journey takes him into the yeasty draughts and
unlit closes of Edinburgh.