The Warlow Experiment

Herbert Powyss lives on an estate in the Welsh Marches with enough time and income to pursue a gentleman’s fashionable investigation into botanical experimentation. But he longs to make his mark in the field of science – something consequential enough to present to The Royal Society in London. Influenced by something he’s read, he decides to conduct a radical ‘investigation into the Resilience of the Human Mind Without Society.’ He places an ad for a suitable guinea pig.

Only one man is desperate enough to apply for the job; a semi-literate, angry wife-basher.

What could possibly go wrong?

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 22nd July-2nd August 2019 at 12:04 & 22:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Alix Nathan
Abridger: Jeremy Osborne
Reader: Robert Glenister
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Alisdair McGregor
Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6: III. Rondo – Allegro Spirituoso by Niccolo Paganini, Whiten by Hildur Gudnadottir, Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013: III. Sarabande (Arr. E. Voorhorst for Guitar) by Enno Voorhorst, Concerto No. 5 in A Major for Violin and Orchestra, K. 219: III. Rondo: Tempo di menuetto (“Turkish Rondo”) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ascent by Hildur Gudnadottir

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