The Whisperer in Darkness

By BBC Radio 4

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Subscribers: 778
Reviews: 6


 Feb 26, 2020

Brilliant!
 Jan 24, 2020
I'm not very familiar with HP Lovecraft so for me the twists and turns in this show have been a complete surprise - I love how the story is unfolding so far.

Saewulf
 Jan 8, 2020
I really enjoy this, loosely based on H.P Lovecraft's stories and brought up to date, like how modern urban folklore is incorporated as well

Pookie
 Dec 18, 2019
it promises so much and delivers so little. they really need to spend more time writing an ending. not just petering out...like last series. even if there is another series you need to have a flipping ending! wont bother with next series.

Elaine
 Dec 11, 2019
very enjoyable mystery podcast, I would definitely recommend it.

Description

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

Episode Date
Ep.10 Urgent update from Kennedy Fisher
189
Kennedy addresses an audio glitch and uncovers a secret code.
Dec 23, 2019
Ep 9. The Whisperer in Darkness
1676
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. Cast: Kennedy Fisher……………….………Jana Carpenter Matthew Heawood………………….Barnaby Kay Albert Wilmarth………………………Mark Bazeley Henry Akeley……………….……..….David Calder Ben…………………...........…….…….Ben Crowe Tania…………………..……...............Gabrielle Glaister Slide……………………....................Ferdinand Kingsley Mystery woman…………........…...Nicola Stephenson Child's voice…………………..........Edie Simpson 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
Dec 16, 2019
Ep 8. The Whisperer in Darkness
1814
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. Cast: Kennedy Fisher………….………………Jana Carpenter Matthew Heawood………………...….Barnaby Kay Albert Wilmarth…………………………Mark Bazeley April Marston...............................Rebekah Staton Parker..........................................Phoebe Fox Perry...........................................Robert Glenister Mystery Woman..........................Nicola Stephenson Old man......................................Karl Johnson Henry Akeley…………………………….David Calder Child's voice...............................Edie Simpson 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
Dec 16, 2019
Ep 7. The Whisperer in Darkness
1207
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 Seven Heawood and Kennedy are up against the clock, as whatever plot Henry believed he was trying to stop reaches its conclusion. Cast: Kennedy Fisher………….………………Jana Carpenter Matthew Heawood………………...….Barnaby Kay Albert Wilmarth…………………………Mark Bazeley April Marston...............................Rebekah Staton Parker..........................................Phoebe Fox Henry Akeley……………………………..David Calder Policeman/Slide……................……Ferdinand Kingsley Contact.......................................Steven Mackintosh Isabelle.......................................Nicola Stephenson Receptionist................................Gabrielle Glaister 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
Dec 16, 2019
Ep 6. The Whisperer in Darkness
2151
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. Cast: Kennedy Fisher………….………………Jana Carpenter Matthew Heawood………………...…..Barnaby Kay Albert Wilmarth…………………………Mark Bazeley Eleanor Peck...............................Nicola Walker Charlotte.....................................Phoebe Frances Brown Henry Akeley……………………………..David Calder Male voice……................……………Ferdinand Kingsley Child's voice................................Edie Simpson 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
Dec 09, 2019
Ep 5. The Whisperer in Darkness
1901
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. Cast: Kennedy Fisher………….………………Jana Carpenter Matthew Heawood………………...…..Barnaby Kay Albert Wilmarth…………………………Mark Bazeley Henry Akeley……………………………..David Calder Parker..........................................Phoebe Fox Mystery woman……………..............Nicola Stephenson Male voice……................……………Ferdinand Kingsley 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
Dec 09, 2019
Ep 4. The Whisperer in Darkness
2230
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 Four Heawood secretively embarks upon a new investigation whilst Kennedy looks into the Rendlesham incident through Walter Brown eyes. Did Henry carry out his own version of a Babalon Working? Cast: Kennedy Fisher………….………………Jana Carpenter Matthew Heawood………………...…..Barnaby Kay Eleanor Peck…………….……........….Nicola Walker Albert Wilmarth…………………………Mark Bazeley Henry Akeley……………………………..David Calder Mystery woman……………..............Nicola Stephenson Ben/Man/Cop……………………....……Ben Crowe Male voice……................……………Ferdinand Kingsley Tania/Maria……………...............……Gabrielle Glaister Contact…………..................…….….Steven Mackintosh Walter Brown……….…..........……….Karl Johnson Child's voice……………….……..…..…Edie Simpson 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
Dec 09, 2019
Ep 3. The Whisperer in Darkness
1385
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. Cast: Kennedy Fisher……………….………Jana Carpenter Matthew Heawood………………….Barnaby Kay Albert Wilmarth………………………Mark Bazeley Henry Akeley……………….……..….David Calder Ben…………………...........…….…….Ben Crowe Tania…………………..……...............Gabrielle Glaister Slide……………………....................Ferdinand Kingsley Mystery woman…………........…...Nicola Stephenson Child's voice…………………..........Edie Simpson 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
Dec 02, 2019
Ep 2. The Whisperer in Darkness
1949
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. Cast: Kennedy Fisher.........................Jana Carpenter Matthew Heawood....................Barnaby Kay Henry Akeley.............................David Calder Albert Wilmarth.........................Mark Bazeley Perry..........................................Robert Glenister Peniston....................................Ben Crowe Child's voice..............................Edie Simpson 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
Dec 02, 2019
Ep 1. The Whisperer in Darkness
1748
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
Dec 02, 2019
Ep 0. The Whisperer in Darkness
60
A disappearance leads to an investigation into witchcraft, the occult and secret government operations.
Nov 29, 2019
Reactivating your feed
44
Can you hear them?
Nov 25, 2019
Ep 10. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
1984
The horrifying conclusion to H.P. Lovecraft’s The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. Cast includes Barnaby Kay, Jana Carpenter, Alun Armstrong, Adam Godley, Nicola Walker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Bazeley, Samuel Barnett, Richard Cordery, Harry Kay, Penny Downie, Madeleine Potter, Phoebe Fox, Ben Crowe, Nathan Osgood, Susan Jameson, Samantha Dakin, Alex Lanipekun and Cherrelle Skeete. Producer: Karen Rose Director/Writer: Julian Simpson Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas Production Coordinator: Sarah Tombling Music by Tim Elsenburg A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4
Jan 02, 2019
Ep 9. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
1029
H.P. Lovecraft’s tale continues: The awful truth behind Lucy Hawthorne’s murder. Cast includes Barnaby Kay, Jana Carpenter, Alun Armstrong, Adam Godley, Nicola Walker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Bazeley, Samuel Barnett, Richard Cordery, Harry Kay, Penny Downie, Madeleine Potter, Phoebe Fox, Ben Crowe, Nathan Osgood, Susan Jameson, Samantha Dakin, Alex Lanipekun and Cherrelle Skeete. Producer: Karen Rose Director/Writer: Julian Simpson Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas Production Coordinator: Sarah Tombling Music by Tim Elsenburg A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4
Jan 02, 2019
Ep 8. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
1073
H.P. Lovecraft’s tale continues: Returning to the trailer park. Cast includes Barnaby Kay, Jana Carpenter, Alun Armstrong, Adam Godley, Nicola Walker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Bazeley, Samuel Barnett, Richard Cordery, Harry Kay, Penny Downie, Madeleine Potter, Phoebe Fox, Ben Crowe, Nathan Osgood, Susan Jameson, Samantha Dakin, Alex Lanipekun and Cherrelle Skeete. Producer: Karen Rose Director/Writer: Julian Simpson Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas Production Coordinator: Sarah Tombling Music by Tim Elsenburg A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4
Jan 02, 2019
Ep 7. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
1720
H.P. Lovecraft’s tale continues: Who is Ipqu-Aya? Cast includes Barnaby Kay, Jana Carpenter, Alun Armstrong, Adam Godley, Nicola Walker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Bazeley, Samuel Barnett, Richard Cordery, Harry Kay, Penny Downie, Madeleine Potter, Phoebe Fox, Ben Crowe, Nathan Osgood, Susan Jameson, Samantha Dakin, Alex Lanipekun and Cherrelle Skeete. Producer: Karen Rose Director/Writer: Julian Simpson Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas Production Coordinator: Sarah Tombling Music by Tim Elsenburg A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4
Jan 02, 2019
Ep 6. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
1780
H.P. Lovecraft’s tale continues: In search of Dexter’s experiments. Cast includes Barnaby Kay, Jana Carpenter, Alun Armstrong, Adam Godley, Nicola Walker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Bazeley, Samuel Barnett, Richard Cordery, Harry Kay, Penny Downie, Madeleine Potter, Phoebe Fox, Ben Crowe, Nathan Osgood, Susan Jameson, Samantha Dakin, Alex Lanipekun and Cherrelle Skeete. Producer: Karen Rose Director/Writer: Julian Simpson Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas Production Coordinator: Sarah Tombling Music by Tim Elsenburg A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4
Jan 02, 2019
Ep 5. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
1653
H.P. Lovecraft’s tale continues: What has happened to Heawood? Cast includes Barnaby Kay, Jana Carpenter, Alun Armstrong, Adam Godley, Nicola Walker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Bazeley, Samuel Barnett, Richard Cordery, Harry Kay, Penny Downie, Madeleine Potter, Phoebe Fox, Ben Crowe, Nathan Osgood, Susan Jameson, Samantha Dakin, Alex Lanipekun and Cherrelle Skeete. Producer: Karen Rose Director/Writer: Julian Simpson Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas Production Coordinator: Sarah Tombling Music by Tim Elsenburg A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4
Jan 02, 2019
Ep 4. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
1659
H.P. Lovecraft’s tale continues: A donation from an unknown source allows Heawood and Kennedy to crack on with their investigation. But the trail gets weirder. Cast includes Barnaby Kay, Jana Carpenter, Alun Armstrong, Adam Godley, Nicola Walker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Bazeley, Samuel Barnett, Richard Cordery, Harry Kay, Penny Downie, Madeleine Potter, Phoebe Fox, Ben Crowe, Nathan Osgood, Susan Jameson, Samantha Dakin, Alex Lanipekun and Cherrelle Skeete. Producer: Karen Rose Director/Writer: Julian Simpson Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas Production Coordinator: Sarah Tombling Music by Tim Elsenburg A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4
Jan 02, 2019
Ep 3. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
1588
H.P. Lovecraft’s tale continues: Heawood and Kennedy’s investigation appears to hit a wall.. Cast includes Barnaby Kay, Jana Carpenter, Alun Armstrong, Adam Godley, Nicola Walker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Bazeley, Samuel Barnett, Richard Cordery, Harry Kay, Penny Downie, Madeleine Potter, Phoebe Fox, Ben Crowe, Nathan Osgood, Susan Jameson, Samantha Dakin, Alex Lanipekun and Cherrelle Skeete. Producer: Karen Rose Director/Writer: Julian Simpson Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas Production Coordinator: Sarah Tombling Music by Tim Elsenburg A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4
Jan 02, 2019
Ep 2. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
1195
H.P. Lovecraft’s tale continues: Who is Charles Dexter Ward? Heawood and Kennedy find out more about his background. Cast includes Barnaby Kay, Jana Carpenter, Alun Armstrong, Adam Godley, Nicola Walker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Bazeley, Samuel Barnett, Richard Cordery, Harry Kay, Penny Downie, Madeleine Potter, Phoebe Fox, Ben Crowe, Nathan Osgood, Susan Jameson, Samantha Dakin, Alex Lanipekun and Cherrelle Skeete. Producer: Karen Rose Director/Writer: Julian Simpson Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas Production Coordinator: Sarah Tombling Music by Tim Elsenburg A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4
Jan 02, 2019
Ep 1. The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
1430
From H.P. Lovecraft: An investigation into the disappearance of a young man from a locked room in an asylum. Cast includes Barnaby Kay, Jana Carpenter, Alun Armstrong, Adam Godley, Nicola Walker, Steven Mackintosh, Mark Bazeley, Samuel Barnett, Richard Cordery, Harry Kay, Penny Downie, Madeleine Potter, Phoebe Fox, Ben Crowe, Nathan Osgood, Susan Jameson, Samantha Dakin, Alex Lanipekun and Cherrelle Skeete. Producer: Karen Rose Director/Writer: Julian Simpson Sound Recordist and Designer: David Thomas Production Coordinator: Sarah Tombling Music by Tim Elsenburg A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4
Jan 02, 2019
The Case of Charles Dexter Ward
175
From H.P. Lovecraft: An investigation into the disappearance of a young man from a locked room in an asylum.
Dec 01, 2018