BBC Radio 4 - The Witch Farm

The Witch Farm – new podcast series from BBC Radio 4

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The show stars Alexandra Roach, Joseph Fiennes, Reece Shearsmith and Torchwood‘s Tom Price. 

BBC Radio 4 have announced another potentially terrifying podcast. Again fronted by Danny Robins, the show comes from Bafflegab – makers of The Battersea Poltergeist and Uncanny.

Using their customary blend of drama and documentary, The Witch Farm re-investigates the true story of an ordinary couple in an extraordinary, terrifying situation, and a house that has had more exorcisms than any other in British history.

The show has gathered an impressive cast, led by Alexandra Roach (No Offence) and Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale). Also involved are a couple of our favourites; Reece Shearsmith (Inside No. 9) and Tom Price (best known to us as Torchwood‘s redoubtable Sgt. Andy Davidson).

Here’s the premise for The Witch Farm:

It’s 1989 in rural Wales, and Bill (Joseph Fiennes) and Liz (Alexandra Roach) move into their new home, Heol Fanog, in the Brecon Beacons mountains. It seems idyllic, but soon they are plagued by strange and frightening phenomena and an electricity bill so impossibly huge it suggests that something is sucking the power from the house. Their dream home has become a haunted nightmare, but what is real and what is in their minds? Danny Robins arrives in the remote Welsh countryside to re-open this paranormal cold case.

BBC Radio 4 - The Witch Farm

As with Danny Robins’ previous shows, The Witch Farm will be interactive, encouraging listeners to become armchair supernatural-sleuths, diving into the real-life mystery behind the case in a bid to solve it. Parapsychologists Ciaran O’Keefe and Evelyn Hollow – the team of experts from The Battersea Poltergeist – return to help with the investigation.

Robins says:

“I’m thrilled to return to BBC Sounds and Radio 4 with a new real-life ghost story just in time for Halloween. Investigating The Battersea Poltergeist pushed me to the very edge of believing ghosts exist. Since then, I’ve been wondering if there’s another case that could tip me over the edge. Just, maybe, this is the one. The Witch Farm is unlike anything I have come across before, we have apparitions, poltergeist activity, alleged possession, physical injury and even threat to life. It’s going to be quite a ride – prepare to never sleep again…”

The Witch Farm is a Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4, produced by Robins and Simon Barnard. Mark Chadbourn, author of the book on the case, Testimony, is Consultant.

The show runs for eight episodes, which drop on BBC Sounds every Monday at 7am from 17th October. They will also be broadcast the same day on BBC Radio 4 at 11pm.