45 episodes

An investigation into witchcraft, the occult and secret government operations. From H.P. Lovecraft.

The Lovecraft Investigations BBC Radio 4

    • Fiction
    • 4.7 • 1.5K Ratings

An investigation into witchcraft, the occult and secret government operations. From H.P. Lovecraft.

    Ep 10 - The Haunter of the Dark

    Ep 10 - The Haunter of the Dark

    Kennedy and Ness are already in deep as Byron reaches the woods near Dunwich. How long have they all got before the Ashton-Heath siblings find them? The Lovecraft Investigations conclude. But will they end well for the team?
    Three years on from The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and Heawood's disappearance at Pleasant Green, the Lovecraft Investigations are back and podcaster Kennedy Fisher is following new clues in Julian Simpson’s H P Lovecraft-inspired universe.
    Cast:
    Kennedy Fisher - Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood - Barnaby Kay
    Marcus Byron - Ben Crowe
    Eleanor Peck - Nicola Walker
    Victoria Ness - Catherine Kanter
    Caroline Morse - Kate Isitt
    Wilberforce Ashton-Heath - Rufus Wright
    Written and directed by Julian Simpson
    Music composed by Tim Elsenburg
    Sound design: David Thomas
    Production Assistant: Ethan Elsenburg
    Producer: Sarah Tombling
    Executive Producer: Karen Rose
    A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

    • 18 min
    Ep 9 - The Haunter of the Dark

    Ep 9 - The Haunter of the Dark

    Slide helps Kennedy and Ness crack the code. The women lead the way to Suffolk, and a house near Dunwich. The investigation is gathering pace.
    Three years on from The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and Heawood's disappearance at Pleasant Green, the Lovecraft Investigations are back and podcaster Kennedy Fisher is following new clues in Julian Simpson’s H P Lovecraft-inspired universe.
    Cast:
    Kennedy Fisher - Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood - Barnaby Kay
    Marcus Byron - Ben Crowe
    Victoria Ness - Catherine Kanter
    Slide - Ferdinand Kingsley
    Eleanor Peck - Nicolas Walker
    Written and directed by Julian Simpson
    Music composed by Tim Elsenburg
    Sound design: David Thomas
    Production Assistant: Ethan Elsenburg
    Producer: Sarah Tombling
    Executive Producer: Karen Rose
    A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

    • 16 min
    Ep 8 - The Haunter of the Dark

    Ep 8 - The Haunter of the Dark

    The stress of the investigation is taking a heavy toll on the team. Disharmony grows; an unwise decision is made and key understanding of the situation is challenged.
    Three years on from The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and Heawood's disappearance at Pleasant Green, the Lovecraft Investigations are back and podcaster Kennedy Fisher is following new clues in Julian Simpson’s H P Lovecraft-inspired universe.
    Cast:
    Kennedy Fisher - Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood - Barnaby Kay
    Marcus Byron - Ben Crowe
    Eleanor Peck - Nicola Walker
    Victoria Ness - Catherine Kanter
    Caroline Morse - Kate Isitt
    Wilberforce Ashington-Heath - Rufus Wright
    Written and directed by Julian Simpson
    Music composed by Tim Elsenburg
    Sound design: David Thomas
    Production Assistant: Ethan Elsenburg
    Producer: Sarah Tombling
    Executive Producer: Karen Rose
    A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

    • 15 min
    Ep 7 - The Haunter of the Dark

    Ep 7 - The Haunter of the Dark

    Eleanor Peck leads a spirited discussion of the team's leads and understanding so far. New names intermingle with old as they share what they know and begin to see patterns emerging.
    Three years on from The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and Heawood's disappearance at Pleasant Green, the Lovecraft Investigations are back and podcaster Kennedy Fisher is following new clues in Julian Simpson’s H P Lovecraft-inspired universe.
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    Eleanor Peck - Nicola Walker
    Kennedy Fisher - Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood - Barnaby Kay
    Marcus Byron - Ben Crowe
    Written and directed by Julian Simpson
    Music composed by Tim Elsenburg
    Sound design: David Thomas
    Production Assistant: Ethan Elsenburg
    Producer: Sarah Tombling
    Executive Producer: Karen Rose
    A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

    • 21 min
    Ep 6 - The Haunter of the Dark

    Ep 6 - The Haunter of the Dark

    Bad Memories resurface as Kennedy and Byron proceed with caution into the Blake House. Are they getting closer to finding Robert Blake's notebook and the house's secrets? Or simply heading into danger.
    Three years on from The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and Heawood's disappearance at Pleasant Green, the Lovecraft Investigations are back and podcaster Kennedy Fisher is following new clues in Julian Simpson’s H P Lovecraft-inspired universe.
    Cast:
    Kennedy Fisher - Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood - Barnaby Kay
    Marcus Byron - Ben Crowe
    Written and directed by Julian Simpson
    Music composed by Tim Elsenburg
    Sound design: David Thomas
    Production Assistant: Ethan Elsenburg
    Producer: Sarah Tombling
    Executive Producer: Karen Rose
    A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

    • 13 min
    Ep 5 - The Haunter Of The Dark

    Ep 5 - The Haunter Of The Dark

    Kennedy learns more about Robert Blake as she continues her investigations in Suffolk. Meanwhile, the phone is ringing in Sible Hedingham.
    Three years on from The Shadow Over Innsmouth, and Heawood's disappearance at Pleasant Green, the Lovecraft Investigations are back and podcaster Kennedy Fisher is following new clues in Julian Simpson’s H P Lovecraft-inspired universe.
    Cast:
    Kennedy Fisher - Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood - Barnaby Kay
    Eleanor Peck - Nicola Walker
    Ian Bartram - Michael Maloney
    Robert Blake - Ben Crowe
    Sir Godfrey Tillinghast - Rufus Wright
    Victoria Ness - Catherine Kanter
    Written and directed by Julian Simpson
    Music composed by Tim Elsenburg
    Sound design: David Thomas
    Production Assistant: Ethan Elsenburg
    Producer: Sarah Tombling
    Executive Producer: Karen Rose
    A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.5K Ratings

1.5K Ratings

Crunchyyyy ,

Amazing!

I randomly chose this podcast without reading anything about it. I genuinely thought it was real for the first couple of episodes! Wonderful. Looking forward to listening to the remaining three podcasts x

Theantlion ,

Peanut butter and jelly.

If you love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches then you’ll love this podcast. Julian Simpson dips his knife into the deep well of Cathulu mythos and spreads this on a base of great characters and narrative. Then he dips his knife again, into another deep well, English myths, legends, superstitions, witchcraft and ufo’s. He spreads all of this with a deft touch respecting the source material and embellishing upon it within a modern context. The end result is a heady mix that is guaranteed win for any lover of the esoteric. If there was a flaw it would be the over reliance on expository characters but I actually enjoy this as I understand there are limitations.

The voice actors are brilliant with only the occasional dud note across the entire series. They inhabit each character bringing them to life; Kennedy Fisher is a balanced modern heroine and Mat Heawood an excellent counterpart. Even the baddies have a delicious level of evil that makes them equally entrancing. All the supporting cast are as essential and vital as much because of the actors abilities as it is down to Julian Simpson’s writing. The sound effects are subtle and cleverly frame scenes without relying upon them. The piano melody played throughout provides a melancholy note.

If you’ve never tried a peanut butter and jelly sandwich now’s the time.

Tumchie ,

Really excellent

Was delighted to see a new series had appeared. Really enjoyed it. I hope there will be more

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