Reviews
The problem I have with Lovecraft is that his stories are all atmosphere and no action. This podcast has a similar problem. There is action, but basically it is all atmosphere and no resolution. I find that ultimately unsatisfying. Plus! In one of his tapes Akeley said he’d sent a written...Read full review »
Nitram99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/09/20
This show is so good that some people didn’t grasp that episode 9 was intentional and apparently couldn’t wait a week for an explanation.
NapoleonIV via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/08/20
I like BBC’s podcasts on real-world mysteries like “The Missing Cryto Queen” (which is a fantastic piece of investigative journalism) or “Fake Heiress”. Somehow I got subscribed automatically to this fictional story. But I really don’t like to listen to any fiction & I didn’t realise this...Read full review »
Jansa223 via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 08/22/20
This is one of the better mocumentary stories out there right now. Retells The Case of Charles Dexter Ward and The Whisperer in Darkness in the modern day in the style of a true crime podcast. Really good and suspenseful, any Lovecraft fans should check it out.
myrontaslov via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/20/20
More please! Really entertaining and so well acted.
mum2run via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/10/20
Gripping and immersive - can’t wait for the next series... there will be another, won’t there? <hopeful>
Haggis Makkah via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/08/20
A brilliant job has been done of modernising Lovecraft’s stories while still keeping all of the mystery. I love how various myths, folklore, conspiracies, and real events and people have been linked to create an impression of something that is big and far-reaching as to be incomprehensible. I...Read full review »
Almostrobotic via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/03/20
Brilliant podcast waiting for an update ....please !
kittysp mummy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/15/20
I just found this podcast and I’ve binged it in an entire day! Please make more!!
Lobeth45 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/10/20
Totally gripping podcast. Please do more episodes of new stories
Joffy83 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/30/20
When do we find out what happens next? .
fcmphoto via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/30/20
This show is amazing! I haven’t been this obsessed by a show - radio, tv, whatever - in a VERY long time. Well done. Please make more!
peterholms via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/30/20
What a great podcast series this is. I found it by accident, gave it a listen and was blown away. Without doubt one of the best bits of audio drama I have listened to. Best in class.
MarkyT via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/27/20
I enjoyed this a lot — it’s a great binge. Their adaptation of Lovecraft’s stories (two of my favourite) is clever in bringing them into the modern world and casting it as a “true crime” podcast investigation, even though I’m finding that genre increasingly irritating. It does alter some...Read full review »
Heath Adams via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/19/20
Great writing and acting. Complex, intriguing and genuinely scary in parts. This is a grownup drama which doesn't spoon feed you the plot. You need to think about the implications of things. I've listened to it 3 times now and still finding new things. Can't wait for series 3.Read full review »
RhysRhysson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/18/20
This is one one of the best drama podcasts I have come across, i was so impressed I went back and listened to the first series! I look forward to the next series!!!
Larry1313 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/16/20
I love the show within a show format. What’s real? What’s not? Hmmm. From at least one reviewer’s comments, I see your left some listeners perplexed. As it should be.
Jmmillett via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/20
Amazing writing, well produced and acted. My only complaint is I want more! I loved the modern day take on Lovecraftian classics while keeping the integrity of the story in tact!
jigwaltz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/05/20
The third series in this most exceptional podcast series The Shadow Over Innsmouth should be broadcast by the end of this year! This has been the best podcast drama series I have ever listened to. Please spread the word and tell all your friends!
Angelstar74 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/03/20
Most of the podcasts I listen to are about real life stories (The Moth, This American Life, Radiolab) and I’ve never listened to a drama before. But these were amazing! Gripping, believable but weird enough to be a fabulous escape and very well made. I binge listened while pretending to my...Read full review »
Furious baby via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/29/20
Intriguing, engaging and more than a few scary episodes..really enjoyable escape.
Mre Trellis via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/28/20
I absolutely loved this modern retelling of H.P. Lovecraft's stories. The storytelling is compelling and I found myself binge-listening at work. Can't wait for season 3!Read full review »
diginyxx via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/21/20
Have just finished series 1. It feels like a spooky old ghost story but unfolding in real time. The acting is great and it’s gripping. I often rewind bits just because they are so dramatic or interesting I want to hear it again.
Gabbyiyiyi via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/19/20
Great stuff. Very creepy. Needs to start coming to some sort of resolution, though.
Robleguin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/18/20
I could not put this podcast down it was so gripping I had to stay awake all night to finish it!
henry_rochford via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 05/15/20
Love this podcast
theChicken5574 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/14/20
Waiting on tenterhooks for the next installment!! The best horror/mystery podcast I’ve ever heard! Love Radio 4 and can’t get enough. Brilliant. Highly recommend.
jeisicushfkch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/11/20
An incredible retelling of a classic... please do another season!
Wakey1971 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/26/20
Well made mystery pod!
SelmaDan via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 04/24/20
Glad I stumbled on this during lockdown. Beautifully produced with some real scary moments, they capture HPL’s sense of dread and insanity, while avoiding his gruesome racism and classism. The cod-Suffolk pronunciation of “necronomicon” made me smile :-) Cleverly updated to the modern day, the...Read full review »
xexagon via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/18/20
Entertaining, could not stop listening to either series
mattpm4 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/09/20
I loved both of these tales. They're beautifully written and produced with believable voice actors and fun plots. I truly wish there were more of them to climb into during these dark days on our planet.Read full review »
decerning mind via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/06/20
One of the best, thanks bbc4 for picking it up
doc rohit via Apple Podcasts · India · 04/05/20
One of the best podcasts I ever come across! I only hope they make more! Well done BBC 👏👏👏
Scotland Guy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/03/20
Please, do more stories. I am on my third listening :o)
puzzle-pigen via Apple Podcasts · Denmark · 04/01/20
I don’t normally like podcasts but, this is amazing. Thank you xx
Thegreatforestrabbi via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/21/20
There is a lot to like in both series so far. Interesting storylines based on stories by HPLovecraft, really good vocal acting and solid production values. However, I have found the storylines complicated and quite confusing-I think I may have to listen to it again to get the most out of it. I...Read full review »
Enfield Wash via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/19/20
Feels like your listening to something you shouldn’t be, the characters have good chemistry. And this truly is one of the only drama podcasts where I feel engaged with lives of the people in it.
terry lynn is here via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/18/20
This is a must listen for Lovecraft fans, or fans of sci-fi/ horror in general. Superb pacing, slick sound design, a theme song that burrows into your brain like some Eldrich sound worm and stays there. The plot does a great job balancing staying true to the source material and updating the story...Read full review »
wil Logsdon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/20
It was on my phone for ages before I finally decided to listen. I ended up listening to all ten episodes in just fourbsessions... it was always difficult to stop after listening to just one episode. I liked the story and the way it has presumably updated from an older original story. The sound...Read full review »
Nickvdv1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/12/20
I absolutely love this podcast. The story is extremely gripping and has been well translated from the original setting to the modern day while retaining the spooky Lovecraftian atmosphere. I’m blazing through the first two seasons and hope that they keep this going in 2020.
Neurocentric via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 03/08/20
There is something so eerily weird about this podcast. When you tell someone you’re currently listening to a podcast about a podcast about demons, UFOs and disappearing psychiatric patients, it sounds as bizarre as the story itself. And I’m sure there are some kind of ASMR or subliminal messaging...Read full review »
PurringLambo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/08/20
I’ve listened to all of these now and thoroughly recommend them. I’m a Lovecraft fan anyway, but the atmosphere these podcasts create is very 21st century as well as creepy, thought provoking and atmospheric. If I had to describe them I’d say they’re H P Lovecraft meets Foucault’s Pendulum meets...Read full review »
Floored Genius via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/06/20
Just fantastic writing and production. I enjoyed it so much that I feel lost now that I’ve finished listening. Just the right amount of ‘spooky’ to make this an exciting and sometimes eerie listen.
VickiDee123 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/04/20
As a sci fi/fantasy fan I've tried to read Lovecraft in the past and failed, the dated language just doesn't work for me, but I love these, well scripted, acted and produced, a great modern take on his stories.Read full review »
Vardlar via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/03/20
Great content, however someone needs to give the voice actor playing Dr. Eleanor Peck a mint or something because the smacking mouth sounds she makes are a huge turnoff!
ktp727 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/02/20
I basically NEVER leave reviews on podcasts, even the ones I really love, but I had to leave one for both series of these great updates of Lovecraft stories. All of the actors were just great, especially the actress who played Kennedy, and the writing was solid all the way through. Can't wait...Read full review »
PhotosByJK via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/28/20
I listened to the entire first series on a recent drive from Somerset to Glasgow and was hooked immediately. I finished the second series only this week and already cannot wait for the next chapter. In all seriousness, this is the best fictional podcast series I’ve ever listened (and I’ve...Read full review »
TheArchangel52 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/28/20
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