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.

First Broadcast:

December 2019 on BBC Sounds

Production Credits:

Writer: Julian Simpson
Loosely adapted from H.P. Lovecraft’s The Whisperer In Darkness
Cast: Jana Carpenter (Kennedy), Barnaby Kay (Heawood), Nicola Walker (Eleanor Peck), Mark Bazeley (Wilmarth), David Calder (Henry Akeley), Nicola Stephenson (Mystery Woman), Robert Glenister (Perry), Phoebe Fox (Parker), Rebekah Staton (April), Ferdinand Kingsley (Slide/Reporter/Policeman), Gabrielle Glaister (Tania/Maria/Receptionist), Steven Mackintosh (Contact), Karl Johnson (Walter Brown/Old man), Ben Crowe (Ben/Cop), Phoebe Frances Brown (Charlotte) & Edie Simpson (Childs voice)
Production Coordinators: Sarah Tombling & Holly Slater
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Director: Julian Simpson
Producer: Karen Rose
Music by Tim Elsenburg

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