7 episodes

A new comedy-horror from Natasha Hodgson (Kill The Beast, Beef and Dairy Network, Tom Neenan is Not All Men).
We’ll play your dreams back to you, so you can see yourself clearly. Sleep clean.
Starring Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, David Elms, Jason Forbes and Natasha Hodgson
Written by Natasha Hodgson
Produced by Andy Goddard for BBC Studios
Music by David Cumming
Artwork by Richard Littler

The Sink: A Sleep Aid BBC Sounds

    • Fiction
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

A new comedy-horror from Natasha Hodgson (Kill The Beast, Beef and Dairy Network, Tom Neenan is Not All Men).
We’ll play your dreams back to you, so you can see yourself clearly. Sleep clean.
Starring Alice Lowe, Celeste Dring, David Elms, Jason Forbes and Natasha Hodgson
Written by Natasha Hodgson
Produced by Andy Goddard for BBC Studios
Music by David Cumming
Artwork by Richard Littler

    Session Six: When We Don’t Come Back

    Session Six: When We Don’t Come Back

    Thank you for completing Sink treatment.
    You’ve done so well.
    We highly recommend listening to this and all the episodes from the beginning and on headphones or a good set of speakers.
    The Sink is written by Natasha Hodgson.
    It is produced by Andy Goddard.
    It stars Alice Lowe, Jason Forbes, Celeste Dring, David Elms and Natasha Hodgson.
    The music is written by David Cumming.
    The script editor was Gareth Gwynn.
    It is a BBC Studios Production.
    About the team:
    Andy Goddard is a podcast producer and sound designer responsible for many hit podcasts & radio programs including Wooden Overcoats, Armstrong and Miller: Time Ghost and A very John Kearns Christmas.
    Natasha Hodgson is an award-winning writer, actor and comedian and singer. Her TV writing credits include the BAFTA award-winning Amazing World Of Gumball and Bravest Warriors, created by Adventuretime’s Pendelton Ward. Her other performance credits include appearances on Newsjack Unplugged, Tom Neenan is Not All Men, Tech Tech Boom and Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and The Beef and Dairy Network podcast. She has also written and starred an award winning musical in Operation Mincemeat and is a founding member of award winning comedy theatre company Kill the Beast.

    • 21 min
    Session Five: Real Laser Gun Action

    Session Five: Real Laser Gun Action

    Thank you for continuing Sink treatment. According to our records this is your last chance.
    New symptoms include:
    you don’t have to find out.
    This week’s treatment: Insist
    We highly recommend listening to this and all the episodes from the beginning and on headphones or a good set of speakers.
    The Sink is written by Natasha Hodgson
    It is produced by Andy Goddard
    It stars Alice Lowe, Jason Forbes, Celeste Dring, David Elms and Natasha Hodgson.
    The music is written by David Cumming.
    The script editor was Gareth Gwynn.
    It is a BBC Studios Production.
    About the team:
    Andy Goddard is a podcast producer and sound designer responsible for many hit podcasts & radio programs including Wooden Overcoats, Armstrong and Miller: Time Ghost and A very John Kearns Christmas.
    Natasha Hodgson is an award-winning writer, actor and comedian and singer. Her TV writing credits include the BAFTA award-winning Amazing World Of Gumball and Bravest Warriors, created by Adventuretime’s Pendelton Ward. Her other performance credits include appearances on Newsjack Unplugged, Tom Neenan is Not All Men, Tech Tech Boom and Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and The Beef and Dairy Network podcast. She has also written and starred an award winning musical in Operation Mincemeat and is a founding member of award winning comedy theatre company Kill the Beast.

    • 22 min
    Session Four: Balanced for Eggs

    Session Four: Balanced for Eggs

    Thank you for continuing Sink treatment. According to our records you are being chased.
    New symptoms include:
    You
    Are
    Being
    Chased
    This week’s treatment: Interrupt
    We highly recommend listening to this and all the episodes from the beginning and on headphones or a good set of speakers.
    The Sink is written by Natasha Hodgson
    It is produced by Andy Goddard
    It stars Alice Lowe, Jason Forbes, Celeste Dring, David Elms and Natasha Hodgson.
    The music is written by David Cumming.
    The script editor was Gareth Gwynn.
    It is a BBC Studios Production.
    About the team:
    Andy Goddard is a podcast producer and sound designer responsible for many hit podcasts & radio programs including Wooden Overcoats, Armstrong and Miller: Time Ghost and A very John Kearns Christmas.
    Natasha Hodgson is an award-winning writer, actor and comedian and singer. Her TV writing credits include the BAFTA award-winning Amazing World Of Gumball and Bravest Warriors, created by Adventuretime’s Pendelton Ward. Her other performance credits include appearances on Newsjack Unplugged, Tom Neenan is Not All Men, Tech Tech Boom and Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and The Beef and Dairy Network podcast. She has also written and starred an award winning musical in Operation Mincemeat and is a founding member of award winning comedy theatre company Kill the Beast.

    • 22 min
    Session Three: Dip Day

    Session Three: Dip Day

    Thank you for continuing Sink treatment. According to our records you have been “worrying about corners."
    New symptoms include:
    - Round and round hands
    - Fetching dirt
    - Thumps
    This week's treatment: Follow the trail.
    We highly recommend listening to this and all the episodes from the beginning and on headphones or a good set of speakers.
    The Sink is written by Natasha Hodgson.
    It is produced by Andy Goddard.
    It stars Alice Lowe, Jason Forbes, Celeste Dring, David Elms and Natasha Hodgson.
    The music is written by David Cumming.
    The script editor was Gareth Gwynn.
    It is a BBC Studios Production.
    About the team:
    Andy Goddard is a podcast producer and sound designer responsible for many hit podcasts & radio programs including Wooden Overcoats, Armstrong and Miller: Time Ghost and A Very John Kearns Christmas.
    Natasha Hodgson is an award-winning writer, actor and comedian and singer. Her TV writing credits include the BAFTA award-winning Amazing World Of Gumball and Bravest Warriors, created by Adventuretime’s Pendelton Ward. Her other performance credits include appearances on Newsjack Unplugged, Tom Neenan is Not All Men, Tech Tech Boom and Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and The Beef and Dairy Network podcast. She has also written and starred an award winning musical in Operation Mincemeat and is a founding member of award winning comedy theatre company Kill the Beast.

    • 25 min
    Session Two: Kevin Boots

    Session Two: Kevin Boots

    Thank you for continuing Sink treatment. According to our records you have been “getting actually a lot worse”. New symptoms include:
    Whispering ear
    Clenches
    Bending Incorrect
    Callous attitude to wrists
    This week’s treatment: Deep Dream Investigation
    We highly recommend listening to this and all the episodes from the beginning and on headphones or a good set of speakers.
    The Sink is written by Natasha Hodgson
    It is produced by Andy Goddard
    It stars Alice Lowe, Jason Forbes, Celeste Dring, David Elms and Natasha Hodgson.
    The music is written by David Cumming.
    The script editor was Gareth Gwynn.
    It is a BBC Studios Production.
    About the team:
    Andy Goddard is a podcast producer and sound designer responsible for many hit podcasts & radio programs including Wooden Overcoats, Armstrong and Miller: Time Ghost and A very John Kearns Christmas.
    Natasha Hodgson is an award-winning writer, actor and comedian and singer. Her TV writing credits include the BAFTA award-winning Amazing World Of Gumball and Bravest Warriors, created by Adventuretime’s Pendelton Ward. Her other performance credits include appearances on Newsjack Unplugged, Tom Neenan is Not All Men, Tech Tech Boom and Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and The Beef and Dairy Network podcast. She has also written and starred an award winning musical in Operation Mincemeat and is a founding member of award winning comedy theatre company Kill the Beast.

    • 22 min
    Session One: Wet Ham Slice

    Session One: Wet Ham Slice

    New subject beginning Sink treatments. Subject has been having an “absolute full shocker” of a year. Symptoms include:
    Sleeping badly
    Difficult toes
    Overwhelming dread
    Creep
    Blinks too big
    Suggested treatment: 6 week course, beginning with session one: Initial Dream Investigation.
    We highly recommend listening to this and all the episodes from the beginning and on headphones or a good set of speakers.
    The Sink is written by Natasha Hodgson
    It is produced by Andy Goddard
    It stars Alice Lowe, Jason Forbes, Celeste Dring, David Elms and Natasha Hodgson.
    The music is written by David Cumming.
    The script editor was Gareth Gwynn.
    It is a BBC Studios Production.
    About the team:
    Andy Goddard is a podcast producer and sound designer responsible for many hit podcasts & radio programs including Wooden Overcoats, Armstrong and Miller: Time Ghost and A Very John Kearns Christmas.
    Natasha Hodgson is an award-winning writer, actor and comedian and singer. Her TV writing credits include the BAFTA award-winning Amazing World Of Gumball and Bravest Warriors, created by Adventure Time’s Pendleton Ward. Her other performance credits include appearances on Newsjack Unplugged, Tom Neenan is Not All Men, Tech Tech Boom and Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and The Beef and Dairy Network podcast. She has also written and starred in award-winning musical Operation Mincemeat and is a founding member of award-winning comedy theatre company Kill the Beast.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Jaktheyak ,

Weird and very dreamlike

This is how I would imagine a person sorting through someone’s dreams accidentally spilled them all over the floor, and then just kinda mashed them into one film thing. Very good.

Onlydoingthisforfreefiltersduh ,

Brilliant BBC

Magnificent as almost all of the podcasts I’ve listened to from the BBC have been! Terrifically creepy yet strangely calming. Keep ‘em coming!

RazzleDazzle151 ,

Disjointed gibberish

Two episodes in, and it’s failing to grab me. The premise seems to be that we are hearing an audio log of someone’s dreams as part of a sleep aid program. There’s ominous overtones that the narrator is not well intentioned, but the bulk of the content seems to be directionless improv material that is neither funny nor scary.

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