83 episodes

Introducing...Dangerous Memories
When Sarah watched her 23 year old daughter cycle away from her in Chelsea - a well-off corner of London - she had no idea it would be the last time they’d see each other for 6 years. What would make a loving child from a life of privilege suddenly sever ties with friends and family, and vanish? 
It turns out, Sarah wasn’t alone in losing a daughter. Something strange was happening to other young women, too.
And they all had one thing in common: a kind of therapist figure - a woman they were all seeing and sharing their problems, their secrets, their fears with. But it took years for the truth of what was happening behind closed doors to emerge, and the extraordinary things this woman led them to believe.
Dangerous Memories is the story of young women who wanted to be healed that became, for us, a story about the healer, and what we risk when we let someone else into our mind, and our memory.

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Reporter: Grace Hughes-Hallett
Producer: Gary Marshall
Additional reporting and production: Imogen Harper
Sound design and original composition: Tom Kinsella
Theme music: Far Gone (Don’t Leave) by Pictish Trail
Podcast artwork: Lola Williams
Executive producer: Ceri Thomas

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Introducing...Dangerous Memories
When Sarah watched her 23 year old daughter cycle away from her in Chelsea - a well-off corner of London - she had no idea it would be the last time they’d see each other for 6 years. What would make a loving child from a life of privilege suddenly sever ties with friends and family, and vanish? 
It turns out, Sarah wasn’t alone in losing a daughter. Something strange was happening to other young women, too.
And they all had one thing in common: a kind of therapist figure - a woman they were all seeing and sharing their problems, their secrets, their fears with. But it took years for the truth of what was happening behind closed doors to emerge, and the extraordinary things this woman led them to believe.
Dangerous Memories is the story of young women who wanted to be healed that became, for us, a story about the healer, and what we risk when we let someone else into our mind, and our memory.

To find out more about Tortoise:
Download the Tortoise app - for a listening experience curated by our journalists
Subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts for early access and ad-free content
Become a member and get access to all of Tortoise's premium audio offerings and more
If you want to get in touch with us directly about a story, or tell us more about the stories you want to hear about contact dangerousmemories@tortoisemedia.com.
Reporter: Grace Hughes-Hallett
Producer: Gary Marshall
Additional reporting and production: Imogen Harper
Sound design and original composition: Tom Kinsella
Theme music: Far Gone (Don’t Leave) by Pictish Trail
Podcast artwork: Lola Williams
Executive producer: Ceri Thomas

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    Dangerous Memories: Episode 1 - That amazing healer lady

    Dangerous Memories: Episode 1 - That amazing healer lady

    A group of well-heeled young English women hear about an intriguing therapist figure, who describes herself as a ‘teacher of personal development’. One by one they start to visit her for sessions and, for some, it will lead to disastrous consequences. 
    This is episode 1 of 6 of Dangerous Memories. To binge-listen to all 6 episodes ad-free from today, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    If you'd like to get in touch with us about your own experience, contact: dangerousmemories@tortoisemedia.com
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    Written and reported by Grace Hughes-Hallett & Gary Marshall
    Producer: Gary Marshall
    Additional reporting and production: Imogen Harper
    Additional editing: Claudia Williams
    Sound design and original composition: Tom Kinsella
    Theme music: Far Gone (Don’t Leave) by Pictish Trail
    Podcast artwork: Lola Williams
    Commissioning editor: Basia Cummings
    Executive producer: Ceri Thomas

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    • 38 min
    Dangerous Memories: Episode 2 - The Seagull

    Dangerous Memories: Episode 2 - The Seagull

    Fipsi starts to question what really happened in the soft pink room, and how to help her friends who are still on their journeys with Anne Craig. But for one of them it’s already too late, as she makes a series of life altering decisions.
    This is episode 2 of 6 of Dangerous Memories. To binge-listen to all 6 episodes ad-free from today, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
    If you'd like to get in touch with us about your own experience, contact: dangerousmemories@tortoisemedia.com

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    Written and reported by Grace Hughes-Hallett & Gary Marshall
    Producer: Gary Marshall
    Additional reporting and production: Imogen Harper
    Additional editing: Claudia Williams
    Sound design and original composition: Tom Kinsella
    Theme music: Far Gone (Don’t Leave) by Pictish Trail
    Podcast artwork: Lola Williams
    Commissioning editor: Basia Cummings
    Executive producer: Ceri Thomas

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    • 43 min
    Dangerous Memories: Episode 3 - Do not say my name

    Dangerous Memories: Episode 3 - Do not say my name

    After Huey cycled off into the distance, her mother had no idea what caused her to leave or why. She was in the dark about the extraordinary things Huey had come to believe about her own family. So she finds someone who can help track her down.
    This is episode 3 of 6. To binge-listen to all episodes of Dangerous Memories ad-free from today, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
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    Written and reported by: Grace Hughes-Hallett & Gary Marshall
    Producer: Gary Marshall
    Additional reporting and production: Imogen Harper
    Sound design and original composition: Tom Kinsella
    Theme music: Far Gone (Don’t Leave) by Pictish Trail
    Podcast artwork: Lola Williams
    Commissioning editor: Basia Cummings
    Executive producer: Ceri Thomas

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    • 43 min
    Dangerous Memories: Episode 4 - The ‘other person'

    Dangerous Memories: Episode 4 - The ‘other person'

    As Huey’s dependence on Anne grows, she becomes increasingly isolated from the outside world. Until, after a series of events over the summer of 2014, the police turn up and start to investigate. 
    This is episode 4 of 6. To binge-listen to all 6 episodes ad-free from today, subscribe to Tortoise+ on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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    Reporter: Grace Hughes-Hallett
    Producer: Gary Marshall
    Additional reporting and production: Imogen Harper
    Sound design and original composition: Tom Kinsella
    Theme music: Far Gone (Don’t Leave) by Pictish Trail
    Podcast artwork: Lola Williams
    Commissioning editor: Basia Cummings
    Executive producer: Ceri Thomas

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    • 44 min
    Dangerous Memories: Episode 5 - Who is Anne?

    Dangerous Memories: Episode 5 - Who is Anne?

    What motivated Anne in her work with the young women and did she believe what she was leading them to believe? In the search for answers, Grace turns to one of the only people who has heard Anne’s side of the story directly from her.

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    Written and reported by: Grace Hughes-Hallett & Gary Marshall

    Producer: Gary Marshall

    Additional reporting and production: Imogen Harper

    Sound design and original composition: Tom Kinsella

    Theme music: Far Gone (Don’t Leave) by Pictish Trail

    Podcast artwork: Lola Williams

    Commissioning editor: Basia Cummings

    Executive producer: Ceri Thomas

    Dangerous Memories: Episode 6 - Lightbulbs

    Dangerous Memories: Episode 6 - Lightbulbs

    After years of failed attempts, an expert flies over from America to help guide the parents on how to get their children back. But getting them home is not the end of the journey, for anyone caught up in Anne’s web.

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    Written and reported by: Grace Hughes-Hallett & Gary Marshall

    Producer: Gary Marshall

    Additional reporting and production: Imogen Harper

    Sound design: Dominic Delargy & Tom Kinsella

    Original compositions: Tom Kinsella

    Theme music: Far Gone (Don’t Leave) by Pictish Trail

    Podcast artwork: Lola Williams

    Commissioning editor: Basia Cummings

    Executive producer: Ceri Thomas

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

&@59 ,

Dangerous Memories

Grace Hughes-Hallett has produced some of the best top class documentaries and coupled with Tortoise M this is a n1 world class listening. For me though, and that’s just me perhaps, I’m finding it a bit difficult to feel wholeheartedly sorry for these incredibly privileged women. Super posh haven’t-done-a-day-of-work-in-my-life women makes me feel a bit ‘well…mmm sorry ha!

radio4atemyhamster ,

Interesting

I am enjoying the storytelling, pace and the subject matter, but also finding it rather hard to feel too much sympathy for upper class women with dubious nicknames, Fipsi and Huey, who could afford therapy in their 20s.

AnahidF ,

The narrator goes on and on and on

This all could have been done in 3 episodes!

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