45 episodes

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

The Lovecraft Investigations BBC Radio 4

    • Fiction
    • 4.8 • 1K Ratings

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

    Ep. 1 – The Whisperer in Darkness

    Ep. 1 – 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 One
    Henry Akeley, an ex-student from Dr Eleanor Peck’s folklore and witchcraft course, has gone missing, and Heawood and Kennedy decide whether or not to investigate. But first, there are threads to tie up from their last mystery podcast 'The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward.'
    Cast:
    Kennedy Fisher.........................Jana Carpenter
    Matthew Heawood....................Barnaby Kay
    Eleanor Peck.............................Nicola Walker
    Henry Akeley.............................David Calder
    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

    • 29 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

CAMP06 ,

MISSING EP 1 OF WHISPERER

In Darkness
Please fix this so I can continue listening to this amazing podcast

Gaurav Vaidya ,

Fun, complicated, long-running adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft

The first couple of episodes are a bit rough, but don’t let that stop you — once it gets going it’s a lot of fun and does a great job mixing horror, conspiracy theorists, family history and journalism.

A. Aron ,

Missing episode!

Where is episode 1 of the whisperer in darkness?!? I’m only giving this a one star in hopes that it will get someone’s attention.

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