25 min

The Ornamental Hermit 5: The Isle of Whithorn Audio Mystery Theatre

    • Drama

The year is 1890. Detective Sergeant John Billings is an honest and hard working man who has risen swiftly through the ranks to become one of Scotland Yard's youngest detectives. But in his private life he struggles with the demons of loneliness and morphine addiction.

While Scotland Yard is in the midst of foiling a Russian counterfeiting operation, Billings is asked to investigate the cold blooded murder of Lord Palmer. The main suspect is a rough looking vagrant called Brendan Lochrane who was employed by Lord Palmer to live as an 'ornamental hermit' in a grotto in his estate. When Billings visits Lochrane in his holding cell, he is moved by the look in the man's eyes. This is not the 'Wild Man' the press have made him out to be. Lochrane is mute, docile and unresponsive. A gut feeling leads Billings to suspect that the man is being framed. But who is framing him? And why?

Billings travels the length and breadth of Britain investigating the case. As he pieces together the fragments of Lochrane's extraordinary life, he slowly finds himself becoming embroiled in a web of corruption and deceit which goes right to the heart of Scotland Yard.

'The Ornamental Hermit' is a thrilling mystery which leads the listener on a colourful journey into Victorian England.

CAST
David Ault as Billings
Aubrey Parsons as the Vicar
David Holmes as Angus McVey
Mike Young as Man in bar 1
Luke Mulloy as Manin bar 2
Sarah Bowers as the Barmaid
Sally Swift as Lorna Lochrane
Flloyd Kennedy as Woman in bar

NEW EPISODE EVERY SUNDAY
Transcripts free to access on my ko-fi site
Audio Mystery Theatre website
ko-fi.com/audiomysterytheatre

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The year is 1890. Detective Sergeant John Billings is an honest and hard working man who has risen swiftly through the ranks to become one of Scotland Yard's youngest detectives. But in his private life he struggles with the demons of loneliness and morphine addiction.

While Scotland Yard is in the midst of foiling a Russian counterfeiting operation, Billings is asked to investigate the cold blooded murder of Lord Palmer. The main suspect is a rough looking vagrant called Brendan Lochrane who was employed by Lord Palmer to live as an 'ornamental hermit' in a grotto in his estate. When Billings visits Lochrane in his holding cell, he is moved by the look in the man's eyes. This is not the 'Wild Man' the press have made him out to be. Lochrane is mute, docile and unresponsive. A gut feeling leads Billings to suspect that the man is being framed. But who is framing him? And why?

Billings travels the length and breadth of Britain investigating the case. As he pieces together the fragments of Lochrane's extraordinary life, he slowly finds himself becoming embroiled in a web of corruption and deceit which goes right to the heart of Scotland Yard.

'The Ornamental Hermit' is a thrilling mystery which leads the listener on a colourful journey into Victorian England.

CAST
David Ault as Billings
Aubrey Parsons as the Vicar
David Holmes as Angus McVey
Mike Young as Man in bar 1
Luke Mulloy as Manin bar 2
Sarah Bowers as the Barmaid
Sally Swift as Lorna Lochrane
Flloyd Kennedy as Woman in bar

NEW EPISODE EVERY SUNDAY
Transcripts free to access on my ko-fi site
Audio Mystery Theatre website
ko-fi.com/audiomysterytheatre

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

25 min