28 episodes

Can you feel loss for something you've never known? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie and Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. Plus, take part in The Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature.

Forest 404 BBC Radio 4

    • Fiction
    • 4.6 • 488 Ratings

Can you feel loss for something you've never known? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie and Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. Plus, take part in The Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature.

    S9: Bonobo’s Theme

    S9: Bonobo’s Theme

    Our final soundscape, a full playout of the Forest 404 theme tune, composed by Bonobo. The track samples the whistling bird from the Sumatran rainforest recording that kick-starts Pan’s journey. Headphones are best.
    Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest
    #Forest404

    • 25 min
    T9: Love Letter to the Forest...

    T9: Love Letter to the Forest...

    A love letter to the forests of the world. Written by David Haskell, read by Pearl Mackie. The first forests grew 400 million years ago. Time enough for them to have listened to this world and discovered how to bring about new life. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley.
    And don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest
    #Forest404

    • 25 min
    Ep9: Enigmata

    Ep9: Enigmata

    Daria escorts Pan to The Convocation. An era has ended. Can, or should, a new one begin?
    An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie and Pippa Haywood.
    Theme music by Bonobo.
    Written by Timothy X Atack.
    Director: Becky Ripley
    Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape.
    And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest
    #Forest404

    • 25 min
    S8: The Memory Transfer

    S8: The Memory Transfer

    A soundscape for Episode 8. Theia’s half-remembered memory of her daughter humming by the sea's edge, used by Guggy for the brain transfer. Wind howls, thunder cracks, gulls call overhead. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley.
    Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest
    #Forest404

    • 4 min
    T8: How will humans die out?

    T8: How will humans die out?

    A talk for episode 8, an ode to Theia. Anthropologist Michael Rivera on our evolutionary history compared to other less successful species who became extinct. Are we heading in the same direction? Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley.
    Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest
    #Forest404

    • 10 min
    Ep8: Future Conditional

    Ep8: Future Conditional

    Pan and Theia have a plan, but it’s a sketchy one and it’s probably going to go wrong.
    An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie and Pippa Haywood.
    Theme music by Bonobo.
    Written by Timothy X Atack.
    Director: Becky Ripley
    Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape.
    And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest
    #Forest404

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
488 Ratings

488 Ratings

shaunMaltese ,

Best podcast I have ever listened to

This podcast is amazing. At so many levels. It takes a bit to get into it, so stay with it. I just loved the structure of it, three parts to each part , and how they work together. I also love the story and the discussion on the human. The podcast is just pure brilliant. But the sound! The sound is mind blowing. Listen only with the headphones in otherwise you will miss the nuances of it. Just the best podcast out there. Ever.

IAmAnnaish ,

A beautiful piece of audio work

This was incredible. I loved all the additional soundscapes and talks that went alongside the story. The actors were convincing and I enjoyed uncovering what was going on as the plot progressed. The story alone was engaging and very moving, but those extra features really pushed this into something I will definitely return to. It was so beautiful and had me in tears at times.

Nick189 ,

Thought-provoking, insightful and immersive

Very talented voice actors, excellent story all with a really important theme and message. Loved it!

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