35 episodes

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

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    • Drama
    • 4.8 • 500 Ratings

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

    Bonus Ep. 3 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    Bonus Ep. 3 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    "Heawood and Kennedy": an unedited conversation recorded towards the end of "The Whisperer in Darkness".

    • 5 min
    Bonus Ep. 2 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    Bonus Ep. 2 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    "Who is Mary Lairre?": a recording found by chance by Kennedy Fisher on Matthew Heawood's cloud server at the end of the season.

    • 4 min
    Bonus Ep. 1 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    Bonus Ep. 1 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    "The Somerton Man": a complex mystery story by Kennedy Fisher.

    • 13 min
    Ep. 8 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    Ep. 8 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    A foggy seafront town where something's coming from the water. An ancient cult, a stranger with a bandaged face and a body in a shallow grave. The story continues.

    True-life mystery podcasters Matthew Heawood and Kennedy Fisher return and this time the story is Kennedy Fisher.

    A simple investigation into the disappearance of a young man from a mental health facility has taken them from Rhode Island to Iraq, to the Suffolk countryside – as they realised that everything uncovered in season one threaded through to season two. But towards the end of 'The Whisperer In Darkness', the investigation turned inward as Kennedy discovered a possible family connection to the uncovered conspiracy. And evidence forces Heawood to question Kennedy’s account of her time in Iraq. As Kennedy heads off to Innsmouth, to look into her apparently spooky ancestry, Heawood is going to Iraq to find an answer to the most disturbing of all questions; could Kennedy be a killer?

    Both make shocking, life-changing discoveries as the two investigations come together and reach a gripping conclusion, just as the Coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the world

    Barnaby Kay and Jana Carpenter star in writer/director Julian Simpson’s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired universe.

    Episode Eight: "Pleasant Green"

    MATTHEW HEAWOOD ................Barnaby Kay
    KENNEDY FISHER............................Jana Carpenter
    ELEANOR PECK................................Nicola Walker
    PARKER...............................................Phoebe Fox
    CASEY..................................................Kyle Soller
    JASPER................................................Steven Mackintosh
    WILMARTH........................................Mark Bazeley
    MELODY CARTWRIGHT................Karla Crome


    SOUND....................................................David Thomas
    PRODUCTION COORDINATOR......Sarah Tombling
    PRODUCER.............................................Karen Rose
    MUSIC......................................................Tim Elsenburg

    WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Julian Simpson
    A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 24 min
    Ep. 7 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    Ep. 7 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    A foggy seafront town where something's coming from the water. An ancient cult, a stranger with a bandaged face and a body in a shallow grave. The story continues.

    True-life mystery podcasters Matthew Heawood and Kennedy Fisher return and this time the story is Kennedy Fisher.

    A simple investigation into the disappearance of a young man from a mental health facility has taken them from Rhode Island to Iraq, to the Suffolk countryside – as they realised that everything uncovered in season one threaded through to season two. But towards the end of 'The Whisperer In Darkness', the investigation turned inward as Kennedy discovered a possible family connection to the uncovered conspiracy. And evidence forces Heawood to question Kennedy’s account of her time in Iraq. As Kennedy heads off to Innsmouth, to look into her apparently spooky ancestry, Heawood is going to Iraq to find an answer to the most disturbing of all questions; could Kennedy be a killer?

    Both make life-changing discoveries as the two investigations come together, just as the Coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the world.

    Barnaby Kay and Jana Carpenter star in writer/director Julian Simpson’s H.P. Lovecraft-inspired universe.

    Episode Seven: "Rubaiyat"

    MATTHEW HEAWOOD ................Barnaby Kay
    KENNEDY FISHER...........................Jana Carpenter
    ELEANOR PECK................................Nicola Walker
    PARKER...............................................Phoebe Fox
    JASPER................................................Steven Mackintosh
    SLIDE...................................................Ferdinand Kingsley
    AKELEY ....................................... ......David Calder

    SOUND....................................................David Thomas
    PRODUCTION COORDINATOR......Sarah Tombling
    PRODUCER............................................Karen Rose
    MUSIC.....................................................Tim Elsenburg

    WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Julian Simpson
    A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 22 min
    Ep. 6 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    Ep. 6 – The Shadow Over Innsmouth

    A foggy seafront town where something's coming from the water. An ancient cult, a stranger with a bandaged face and a body in a shallow grave. The story continues.

    True-life mystery podcasters Matthew Heawood and Kennedy Fisher return and this time the story is Kennedy Fisher.

    A simple investigation into the disappearance of a young man from a mental health facility has taken them from Rhode Island to Iraq, to the Suffolk countryside – as they realised that everything uncovered in season one threaded through to season two. But towards the end of 'The Whisperer In Darkness', the investigation turned inward as Kennedy discovered a possible family connection to the uncovered conspiracy. And evidence forces Heawood to question Kennedy’s account of her time in Iraq. As Kennedy heads off to Innsmouth, to look into her apparently spooky ancestry, Heawood is going to Iraq to find an answer to the most disturbing of all questions; could Kennedy be a killer?

    Both make life-changing discoveries as the two investigations come together, just as the Coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the world.

    Episode Six: "Saint Germain"

    MATTHEW HEAWOOD ................Barnaby Kay
    KENNEDY FISHER...........................Jana Carpenter
    ELEANOR PECK...............................Nicola Walker
    PARKER...............................................Phoebe Fox
    WILMARTH ......................................Mark Bazeley
    SLIDE...................................................Ferdinand Kingsley

    SOUND....................................................David Thomas
    PRODUCTION COORDINATOR......Sarah Tombling
    PRODUCER............................................Karen Rose
    MUSIC....................................................Tim Elsenburg

    WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Julian Simpson
    A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
500 Ratings

500 Ratings

Feng_123 ,

Definitely worth a listen.

An amazing blend of Cthulhu Mythos and real life docu-dramas in the style of Serial.

Bobo Chimpie Pie ,

A deep, dark podcast!

Get ready for deep, dark secrets and a riveting yarn. Endless plot twists keep you on the edge of your seat while skilled actors and sound design paint a complete horror gothic world that seems to rise up just beneath our reality. To me this is one of the finest examples of podcasting as it uses modern journalistic techniques such as calls and recordings on smartphones to give a snap of reality as well as the feeling you’re hearing the story develop in real time. Well done and thanks to everyone involved. Bravo.

JDGravatte ,

The Best Out There

This is easily my favorite horror audio drama out there. The story, the voice acting, the sound design, the arcs between seasons, the integration of real world mythology and folklore. This is the gold standard for audio dramas.

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