13 episodes

Dare you visit Britain's most haunted house? Joseph Fiennes and Alexandra Roach star in a new paranormal cold case from Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist.

The Witch Farm BBC Podcasts

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Dare you visit Britain's most haunted house? Joseph Fiennes and Alexandra Roach star in a new paranormal cold case from Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist.

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    Episode 9: An Ancient Evil

    Episode 9: An Ancient Evil

    In this exciting bonus episode of his hit Radio 4 series, Danny Robins presents a one-hour special of The Witch Farm recorded in front of a live audience at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Danny is joined by paranormal experts Ciaran O’Keeffe and Evelyn Hollow to reveal startling new evidence and talk to incredible new witnesses. Can he solve some of the remaining mysteries and get to the bottom of this strange, chilling case?

    The Witch Farm reinvestigates a real-life haunting – a paranormal cold case that has been unsolved for nearly 30 years - until now. Set in the beautiful, remote Welsh countryside, this terrifying true story is told through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary.

    Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into a real-life mystery.

    Cast:
    Bill Rich ...... Joseph Fiennes
    Liz Rich ...... Alexandra Roach
    Laurence Rich ..... Jonathan Case
    Eddie Burks ...... David Shaw-Parker

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: Ciaran O’Keeffe and Evelyn Hollow
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon-King and Richard Fox
    Music by Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Gwenno
    Researcher: Nancy Bottomley
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard
    Directed by Simon Barnard

    Recorded at the Wales Millennium Centre
    Engineered by Dave Battcock and Mark Harrison

    Consultant: Mark Chadbourn, author of the book on the case 'Testimony'

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 57 min
    Episode 8: The Final Battle

    Episode 8: The Final Battle

    The series builds to a shocking climax as Liz and Bill prepare for the exorcism to end all exorcisms, with celebrated ghost hunter Eddie Burks. But can even Eddie help them? And as Bill finally reveals the secrets he’s been hiding, does a dark moment in his past hold the key to solving the mystery? As Danny uncovers incredible new revelations about the possible causes of the haunting, could this be the case that finally proves ghosts exist?

    The Witch Farm reinvestigates a real-life haunting – a paranormal cold case that has been unsolved for nearly 30 years - until now. Set in the beautiful, remote Welsh countryside, this terrifying true story is told through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary.

    Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into a real-life mystery.

    Cast:
    Bill Rich ...... Joseph Fiennes
    Liz Rich ...... Alexandra Roach
    Eddie Burks ...... David Shaw-Parker

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: Ciaran O’Keeffe and Evelyn Hollow
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon-King and Richard Fox
    Music by Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Gwenno
    Researcher: Nancy Bottomley
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard
    Directed by Simon Barnard

    Consultant: Mark Chadbourn, author of the book on the case 'Testimony'

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    Case Update 3: The Welsh Amityville

    Case Update 3: The Welsh Amityville

    Danny discusses your latest questions and theories as the series builds to a climax, and explores the chilling links to the famous Amityville case in America.

    The Witch Farm reinvestigates a real-life haunting – a paranormal cold case that has been unsolved for nearly 30 years - until now. Set in in the beautiful, remote Welsh countryside, this terrifying true story is told through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary.

    Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into a real-life mystery.

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Editing and sound design by Darrell Maclaine
    Music by Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Gwenno
    Researcher: Nancy Bottomley
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard
    Directed by Simon Barnard

    Consultant on the show was Mark Chadbourn, whose book on the case, Testimony, was a huge help with research on this series

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 31 min
    Episode 7: A Dark Place

    Episode 7: A Dark Place

    As the terrifying phenomena reach extreme heights, Bill and Liz are at their most desperate and scared. David Holmwood has convinced them it is the work of the Devil, but do the answers lie in the mysteries of the past? Danny learns about a violent murder that occurred 150 years ago – could it be linked to the events at Heol Fanog?

    The Witch Farm reinvestigates a real-life haunting – a paranormal cold case that has been unsolved for nearly 30 years - until now. Set in the beautiful, remote Welsh countryside, this terrifying true story is told through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary.

    Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into a real-life mystery.

    Cast:
    Bill Rich ...... Joseph Fiennes
    Liz Rich ...... Alexandra Roach
    David Holmwood …… Guy Henry
    Liz Jones ..... Laura Dagleish
    Laurence Rich ...... Jonathan Case
    Ben Rich ...... Tom Barnard

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: Ciaran O’Keeffe and Evelyn Hollow
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon-King and Richard Fox
    Music by Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Gwenno
    Researcher: Nancy Bottomley
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard
    Directed by Simon Barnard

    Consultant: Mark Chadbourn, author of the book on the case 'Testimony'

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    Episode 6: The Devil Rides Out

    Episode 6: The Devil Rides Out

    The haunting steps up another terrifying gear as another apparition appears, and Bill and Liz are forced to flee Heol Fanog. Desperate, they turn to a new exorcist – the Reverend David Holmwood, who is convinced that the paranormal activity is caused by something truly evil. Have their prayers finally been answered?

    The Witch Farm reinvestigates a real-life haunting – a paranormal cold case that has been unsolved for nearly 30 years - until now. Set in the beautiful, remote Welsh countryside, this terrifying true story is told through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary.

    Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into a real-life mystery.

    Cast:
    Bill Rich ...... Joseph Fiennes
    Liz Rich ...... Alexandra Roach
    David Holmwood ...... Guy Henry
    Anita Dick …… Laura Dalgleish
    Bethan Morgan ...... Rhian Morgan
    Ben Rich …… Tom Barnard
    Becca Rich ….. Isabelle Hall

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: Ciaran O’Keeffe and Evelyn Hollow
    Sound design by Charlie Brandon-King and Richard Fox
    Music by Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Gwenno
    Researcher: Nancy Bottomley
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard
    Directed by Simon Barnard

    Consultant was Mark Chadbourn, author of the book on the case 'Testimony'

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    Case Update 2: No Escape

    Case Update 2: No Escape

    Equine deaths, ley lines and Bill's hands… there’s much to discuss! In this bonus case update, Danny unpacks your questions and theories about the recent dramatic developments at Heol Fanog.

    The Witch Farm reinvestigates a real-life haunting – a paranormal cold case that has been unsolved for nearly 30 years - until now. Set in in the beautiful, remote Welsh countryside, this terrifying true story is told through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary.

    Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, The Witch Farm stars Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Alexandra Roach (No Offence), with original theme music by Mercury Prize-nominated Gwenno. This 8-part series interweaves a terrifying supernatural thriller set in the wild Welsh countryside with a fascinating modern-day investigation into a real-life mystery.

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Sound design by Darrell Maclaine
    Music by Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Gwenno
    Researcher: Nancy Bottomley
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard
    Directed by Simon Barnard

    Consultant on the show was Mark Chadbourn, whose book on the case, Testimony, was a huge help with research on this series

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

talulahqueenofthruniverse ,

More please

I Loved this and am ready to jump into the next story!!!

(Walter55) ,

GHOSTS, YEAH RIGHT!

You’ve all lost your minds, there’s no such thing as ghost, demons, spooks, just politicians!

Burned By Adobe ,

Critical Thinking With One Hand Tied Behind Its Back

This show is well produced technically, and does a great job at constructing a narrative that is entertaining. However, it is irresponsible in its treatment of conspiracy theories about spirits and spooks. Although it has skeptic who offers rational explanations for the phenomenon that are described, these explanations are routinely dismissed by the host, without the details of those explanations being fairly addressed. Then, a so-called expert who is really just a practitioner of the religion of Spiritualism is allowed to come on and make declarations of “truth” about what spirits are and what they do, without ever referring to any actual research to support those claims. This is an especially irresponsible thing for a podcast to do given the increasing influence of outlandish spiritual conspiracy theories in politics and government. The same kind of sloppy thinking that this podcast contributes to is behind the QAnon conspiracy theory in the United States. The BBC ought to know better.

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