The Witch Farm, from BBC Radio 4, is a new drama/documentary podcast series.
Written and presented by Danny Robins, creator of The Battersea Poltergeist, Uncanny and West End hit 2:22 – A Ghost Story, the podcast re-investigates the true story of an ordinary couple in a terrifying situation, and a house that has had more exorcisms than any other in British history.
The story is set in rural Wales in 1989 where Bill (Joseph Fiennes) and Liz (Alexandra Roach) move into their new home, ‘Heol Fanog’ at the foot of the Brecon Beacons mountains.
Their dream home becomes a haunted nightmare, but what is real and what is in their minds?
Danny Robins heads to Welsh countryside to re-open this paranormal cold case. He travels into the wild mountains of Wales to meet witches, druids, exorcists and the woman at the heart of the haunting – the real-life Liz, now in her 60s.
The Witch Farm features parapsychologists Ciaran O’Keefe and Evelyn Hollow – the team of experts from The Battersea Poltergeist – who return to help Danny investigate.
As with Danny’s previous series, The Witch Farm is interactive, encouraging listeners to get involved in the real-life mystery behind the case in a bid to solve it.
Using a blend of drama and documentary, in addition to Joseph and Alexandra, The Witch Farm also stars Owen Teale (Game of Thrones), Reece Shearsmith (Inside Number 9, The League of Gentlemen) and Tom Price (Torchwood) among the cast.
Danny 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 available wherever you listen to podcasts, and you have three episodes to binge!