13 episodes

It's 1989, rural Wales, a lonely old farmhouse in the shadow of the imposing Brecon Beacons mountains. Young, pregnant Liz Rich and her artist husband Bill rent an isolated farmhouse in the Welsh countryside, with Bill's teenage son Laurence. They're hoping for a fresh start, but the house holds dark secrets, and the family's new life becomes a terrifying ordeal that will change them forever.

Their dream home has become a haunted nightmare - but what is real and what is in their minds?

Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 - A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid's Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into the real-life mystery behind what has been called Britain's most haunted house.

The Witch Farm BBC Radio 4

    • Fiction
    • 4.5 • 10 Ratings

It's 1989, rural Wales, a lonely old farmhouse in the shadow of the imposing Brecon Beacons mountains. Young, pregnant Liz Rich and her artist husband Bill rent an isolated farmhouse in the Welsh countryside, with Bill's teenage son Laurence. They're hoping for a fresh start, but the house holds dark secrets, and the family's new life becomes a terrifying ordeal that will change them forever.

Their dream home has become a haunted nightmare - but what is real and what is in their minds?

Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 - A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid's Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into the real-life mystery behind what has been called Britain's most haunted house.

    Welcome to… The Witch Farm

    Welcome to… The Witch Farm

    Is this the most haunted house in Britain? Danny Robins investigates in a spine-chilling mix of drama and documentary, starring Joseph Fiennes and Alexandra Roach.

    • 4 min
    Episode 1: Heol Fanog

    Episode 1: Heol Fanog

    It’s 1989, rural Wales, a lonely old farmhouse in the shadow of the imposing Brecon Beacons mountains. Young, pregnant Liz Rich and her artist husband Bill rent an isolated farmhouse in the Welsh countryside, with Bill’s teenage son Laurence. They’re hoping for a fresh start, but the house holds dark secrets, and the family’s new life becomes a terrifying ordeal that will change them forever.

    Their dream home has become a haunted nightmare - but what is real and what is in their minds?

    Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into the real-life mystery behind what has been called Britain’s most haunted house.

    Cast:
    Bill Rich ..... Joseph Fiennes
    Liz Rich ..... Alexandra Roach
    Wyn Thomas ..... Owen Teale
    Lawrence Rich ..... Jonathan Case
    Electrician ..... Delme Thomas

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: Ciaran O’Keeffe and Evelyn Hollow
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon-King and Richard Fox
    Music by Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Gwenno
    Researcher: Nancy Bottomley
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard
    Directed by Simon Barnard

    Consultant was Mark Chadbourn, author of the book on the case, Testimony

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min
    Episode 2: The Watcher

    Episode 2: The Watcher

    Danny meets our star witness – the real-life Liz Rich, to learn more about the frightening reality of living inside what has been called Britain's most haunted house. Back in 1989, we hear how the haunting intensifies, as Bill and Liz feel a sinister presence that appears to be taking over their lives, but is it real, or is it in their heads?
    The Witch Farm reinvestigates a real-life haunting – a paranormal cold case that has been unsolved for nearly 30 years - until now. Set in in the beautiful, remote Welsh countryside, this terrifying true story is told through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary.

    Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into a real-life mystery.

    Cast:
    Bill Rich ..... Joseph Fiennes
    Liz Rich ..... Alexandra Roach
    Wyn Thomas ...... Owen Teale
    Laurence Rich ..... Jonathan Case
    Mr Jones ..... Ioan Hefin

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: Ciaran O’Keeffe and Evelyn Hollow
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon-King and Richard Fox
    Music by Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Gwenno
    Researcher: Nancy Bottomley
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard
    Directed by Simon Barnard

    Consultant was Mark Chadbourn, author of the book on the case 'Testimony'

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    Episode 3: The Old Woman

    Episode 3: The Old Woman

    Liz witnesses a terrifying apparition, and suddenly the haunting is no longer invisible. But is seeing believing? As she tries to solve the mystery of the apparition’s identity, Bill is becoming increasingly worried about Laurence. Could he really have become possessed by the sinister presence in the house or is the remote, lonely location playing with all their minds? Danny Robins investigates.
    The Witch Farm reinvestigates a real-life haunting – a paranormal cold case that has been unsolved for nearly 30 years - until now. Set in in the beautiful, remote Welsh countryside, this terrifying true story is told through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary.
    Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into a real-life mystery.
    Cast:
    Bill Rich ..... Joseph Fiennes
    Liz Rich ..... Alexandra Roach
    Laurence Rich ..... Jonathan Case
    Bethan Morgan ..... Rhian Morgan
    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: Ciaran O’Keeffe and Evelyn Hollow
    Sound Design by Charlie Brandon-King and Richard Fox
    Music by Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Gwenno
    Researcher: Nancy Bottomley
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard
    Directed by Simon Barnard
    Consultant: Mark Chadbourn, author of the book on the case, Testimony
    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min
    Case Update 1: The First Wave

    Case Update 1: The First Wave

    Unexplained power surges, animals going mad and terrifying apparitions… in this bonus case update, Danny discusses your questions and theories after the twists and turns of the first three episodes, talks to a new witness about the electricity drain, and reveals more about the strange events thirty years ago at Heol Fanog.
    The Witch Farm reinvestigates a real-life haunting – a paranormal cold case that has been unsolved for nearly 30 years - until now. Set in in the beautiful, remote Welsh countryside, this terrifying true story is told through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary.
    Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into a real-life mystery.
    Cast:
    Bill Rich ...... Joseph Fiennes
    Liz Rich ...... Alexandra Roach
    Laurence Rich ..... Jonathan Case
    Mr Jones ..... Ioan Hefin
    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon-King and Richard Fox
    Music by Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Gwenno
    Researcher: Nancy Bottomley
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard
    Directed by Simon Barnard
    Consultant on the show was Mark Chadbourn, whose book on the case, Testimony, was a huge help with research on this series

    • 26 min
    Episode 4: The Painted Horse

    Episode 4: The Painted Horse

    Frightened and desperate, Liz and Bill enlist the help of a psychic medium, who becomes a divisive figure, suggesting that the haunting is the fault of somebody in the house. But, when strange, disturbing problems start affecting local farmers, Bill and Liz wonder if he could be right - are they responsible for all of this?
    The Witch Farm re-investigates a real-life haunting – a paranormal cold case that has been unsolved for nearly 30 years - until now. Set in in the beautiful, remote Welsh countryside, this terrifying true story is told through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary.
    Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into a real-life mystery.
    Cast:
    Bill Rich ...... Joseph Fiennes
    Liz Rich ...... Alexandra Roach
    Larry Harry …… Tom Price
    Wyn Thomas ...... Owen Teale
    Laurence Rich ...... Jonathan Case
    Marijke …… Laura Dalgleish
    Jan …… Dan Starkey
    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: Ciaran O’Keeffe and Evelyn Hollow
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon-King and Richard Fox
    Music by Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Gwenno
    Researcher: Nancy Bottomley
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard
    Directed by Simon Barnard
    Consultant: Mark Chadbourn, author of the book on the case 'Testimony'
    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

SiNZ--1 ,

A reasonable fiction, a very poor documentary

As a fiction, it is entertaining. As a purported piece of serious journalism it is poorly lacking. The host and his so-called experts on team believer are so desperate to believe they leap to wild conclusions at any hint of an idea. There’s no real depth to validate many claims that are accepted without question, such as the horse death.

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