23 episodes

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

The Whisperer in Darkness BBC

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    • 4.8 • 413 Ratings

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

    Ep.10 Urgent update from Kennedy Fisher

    Ep.10 Urgent update from Kennedy Fisher

    Kennedy addresses an audio glitch and uncovers a secret code.

    • 3 min
    Ep 9. The Whisperer in Darkness

    Ep 9. The Whisperer in Darkness

    An unexpected phone call turns Matthew Heawood’s attention to a mystery in the gloom of Rendlesham Forest; folklore, paranormal, otherworldly? Up for debate, but fertile ground for a new investigative podcast, that’s for sure. One question still lingers, will our host be re-joined by his roaming researcher, Kennedy Fisher?

    The duo’s last update patched together frantic updates from Baghdad, as they pursued suspected occultists in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Very little hope lingered of solving the mystery, and maybe even less that Kennedy would return home safe… But for now, a new investigation calls.

    Following the success of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Radio 4 commissions a return to this HP Lovecraft-inspired universe. Once again, the podcast embraces Lovecraft’s crypt of horror, braving the Sci-Fi stylings of The Whisperer in Darkness.

    Cast:

    Kennedy Fisher……………….………Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood………………….Barnaby Kay
    Albert Wilmarth………………………Mark Bazeley
    Henry Akeley……………….……..….David Calder
    Ben…………………...........…….…….Ben Crowe
    Tania…………………..……...............Gabrielle Glaister
    Slide……………………....................Ferdinand Kingsley
    Mystery woman…………........…...Nicola Stephenson
    Child's voice…………………..........Edie Simpson

    Producer: Karen Rose

    Director/Writer: Julian Simpson

    Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas
    Production Coordinators: Sarah Tombling & Holly Slater

    Music by Tim Elsenburg

    A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 27 min
    Ep 8. The Whisperer in Darkness

    Ep 8. The Whisperer in Darkness

    An unexpected phone call turns Matthew Heawood’s attention to a mystery in the gloom of Rendlesham Forest; folklore, paranormal, otherworldly? Up for debate, but fertile ground for a new investigative podcast, that’s for sure. One question still lingers, will our host be re-joined by his roaming researcher, Kennedy Fisher?

    The duo’s last update patched together frantic updates from Baghdad, as they pursued suspected occultists in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Very little hope lingered of solving the mystery, and maybe even less that Kennedy would return home safe… But for now, a new investigation calls.

    Following the success of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Radio 4 commissions a return to this HP Lovecraft-inspired universe. Once again, the podcast embraces Lovecraft’s crypt of horror, braving the Sci-Fi stylings of The Whisperer in Darkness.

    Cast:

    Kennedy Fisher………….………………Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood………………...….Barnaby Kay
    Albert Wilmarth…………………………Mark Bazeley
    April Marston...............................Rebekah Staton
    Parker..........................................Phoebe Fox
    Perry...........................................Robert Glenister
    Mystery Woman..........................Nicola Stephenson
    Old man......................................Karl Johnson
    Henry Akeley…………………………….David Calder
    Child's voice...............................Edie Simpson

    Producer: Karen Rose

    Director/Writer: Julian Simpson

    Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas
    Production Coordinators: Sarah Tombling & Holly Slater

    Music by Tim Elsenburg

    A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 30 min
    Ep 7. The Whisperer in Darkness

    Ep 7. The Whisperer in Darkness

    The Whisperer in Darkness

    An unexpected phone call turns Matthew Heawood’s attention to a mystery in the gloom of Rendlesham Forest; folklore, paranormal, otherworldly? Up for debate, but fertile ground for a new investigative podcast, that’s for sure. One question still lingers, will our host be re-joined by his roaming researcher, Kennedy Fisher?

    The duo’s last update patched together frantic updates from Baghdad, as they pursued suspected occultists in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Very little hope lingered of solving the mystery, and maybe even less that Kennedy would return home safe… But for now, a new investigation calls.

    Following the success of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Radio 4 commissions a return to this HP Lovecraft-inspired universe. Once again, the podcast embraces Lovecraft’s crypt of horror, braving the Sci-Fi stylings of The Whisperer in Darkness.

    Episode Seven
    Heawood and Kennedy are up against the clock, as whatever plot Henry believed he was trying to stop reaches its conclusion.

    Cast:

    Kennedy Fisher………….………………Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood………………...….Barnaby Kay
    Albert Wilmarth…………………………Mark Bazeley
    April Marston...............................Rebekah Staton
    Parker..........................................Phoebe Fox
    Henry Akeley……………………………..David Calder
    Policeman/Slide……................……Ferdinand Kingsley
    Contact.......................................Steven Mackintosh
    Isabelle.......................................Nicola Stephenson
    Receptionist................................Gabrielle Glaister

    Producer: Karen Rose

    Director/Writer: Julian Simpson

    Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas
    Production Coordinators: Sarah Tombling & Holly Slater

    Music by Tim Elsenburg

    A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 20 min
    Ep 6. The Whisperer in Darkness

    Ep 6. The Whisperer in Darkness

    An unexpected phone call turns Matthew Heawood’s attention to a mystery in the gloom of Rendlesham Forest; folklore, paranormal, otherworldly? Up for debate, but fertile ground for a new investigative podcast, that’s for sure. One question still lingers, will our host be re-joined by his roaming researcher, Kennedy Fisher?

    The duo’s last update patched together frantic updates from Baghdad, as they pursued suspected occultists in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Very little hope lingered of solving the mystery, and maybe even less that Kennedy would return home safe… But for now, a new investigation calls.

    Following the success of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Radio 4 commissions a return to this HP Lovecraft-inspired universe. Once again, the podcast embraces Lovecraft’s crypt of horror, braving the Sci-Fi stylings of The Whisperer in Darkness.

    Cast:

    Kennedy Fisher………….………………Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood………………...…..Barnaby Kay
    Albert Wilmarth…………………………Mark Bazeley
    Eleanor Peck...............................Nicola Walker
    Charlotte.....................................Phoebe Frances Brown
    Henry Akeley……………………………..David Calder
    Male voice……................……………Ferdinand Kingsley
    Child's voice................................Edie Simpson

    Producer: Karen Rose

    Director/Writer: Julian Simpson

    Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas
    Production Coordinators: Sarah Tombling & Holly Slater

    Music by Tim Elsenburg

    A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 35 min
    Ep 5. The Whisperer in Darkness

    Ep 5. The Whisperer in Darkness

    An unexpected phone call turns Matthew Heawood’s attention to a mystery in the gloom of Rendlesham Forest; folklore, paranormal, otherworldly? Up for debate, but fertile ground for a new investigative podcast, that’s for sure. One question still lingers, will our host be re-joined by his roaming researcher, Kennedy Fisher?

    The duo’s last update patched together frantic updates from Baghdad, as they pursued suspected occultists in The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Very little hope lingered of solving the mystery, and maybe even less that Kennedy would return home safe… But for now, a new investigation calls.

    Following the success of The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, Radio 4 commissions a return to this HP Lovecraft-inspired universe. Once again, the podcast embraces Lovecraft’s crypt of horror, braving the Sci-Fi stylings of The Whisperer in Darkness.

    Cast:

    Kennedy Fisher………….………………Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood………………...…..Barnaby Kay
    Albert Wilmarth…………………………Mark Bazeley
    Henry Akeley……………………………..David Calder
    Parker..........................................Phoebe Fox
    Mystery woman……………..............Nicola Stephenson
    Male voice……................……………Ferdinand Kingsley

    Producer: Karen Rose

    Director/Writer: Julian Simpson

    Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas
    Production Coordinators: Sarah Tombling & Holly Slater

    Music by Tim Elsenburg

    A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
413 Ratings

413 Ratings

NapoleonIV ,

Episode 9

This show is so good that some people didn’t grasp that episode 9 was intentional and apparently couldn’t wait a week for an explanation.

Nitram99 ,

Just like Lovecraft!

The problem I have with Lovecraft is that his stories are all atmosphere and no action. This podcast has a similar problem. There is action, but basically it is all atmosphere and no resolution. I find that ultimately unsatisfying.

Plus! In one of his tapes Akeley said he’d sent a written account to someone he trusted. The only person he trusted was Albert the vicar. When Kennedy met the real vicar why didn’t she ask about this??? Or will this be the mystery that Season 4 explores? 🤦🏼‍♂️

myrontaslov ,

A great retelling of Lovecraftian stories

This is one of the better mocumentary stories out there right now. Retells The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and The Whisperer in Darkness in the modern day in the style of a true crime podcast. Really good and suspenseful, any Lovecraft fans should check it out.

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