This Thing of Darkness
This Thing of Darkness
BBC Radio 4
A gripping drama exploring the psychological impact of murder on a victim's family and on the killer
Part 7
Written by Anita Vettesse with monologues by Eileen Horne. Dr Alex Bridges is an expert Forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes. In this gripping drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family, and explores the long shadow of homicide through her therapy group for murderers. Will the truth about Jamie’s murder finally be revealed? Cast: Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti Dougie … Simon Donaldson Hannah … Jessica Hardwick Tyler … Reuben Joseph David … Robin Laing Frankie … Brian Vernel Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams. Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams A BBC Scotland Production directed by Gaynor Macfarlane
Mar 30
45 min
Part 6
Written by Anita Vettesse with monologues by Eileen Horne. Dr Alex Bridges is an expert forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes. In this gripping drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family, and explores the long shadow of homicide through her therapy group for murderers. Has Laura really discovered who killed her son? Cast: Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti David … Robin Laing Laura… Shauna Macdonald Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams. Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams A BBC Scotland Production directed by Kirsty Williams
Mar 23
44 min
Part 5
Written by Anita Vettesse with monologues by Eileen Horne. Dr Alex Bridges is an expert forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes. In this gripping drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family, and explores the long shadow of homicide through her therapy group for murderers. Alex finds herself at an impasse with David. Elsewhere, things are beginning to unlock: Hannah makes a game-changing disclosure to Laura and in Group Frankie makes a break-through. Cast: Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti Liam/Dougie … Simon Donaldson Hannah … Jessica Hardwick Tyler … Reuben Joseph David … Robin Laing Laura… Shauna Macdonald Frankie … Brian Vernel Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams. Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams A BBC Scotland Production directed by Gaynor Macfarlane
Mar 16
45 min
Part 4
Written by Lucia Haynes with monologues by Eileen Horne. Dr Alex Bridges is an expert Forensic Psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes. In this gripping drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family, and explores the long shadow of homicide through her therapy group for murderers. The Group begin to consider their relationships with their parents. And Hannah visits David with a challenging question about his relationships. Cast: Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti Dougie … Simon Donaldson Hannah … Jessica Hardwick Kyle/Tyler … Reuben Joseph David … Robin Laing Laura… Shauna Macdonald Frankie … Brian Vernel Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams. Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams A BBC Scotland Production directed by Kirsty Williams
Mar 9
44 min
Part 3
Written by Anita Vettesse with monologues by Eileen Horne. Dr Alex Bridges is an expert forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes. In this gripping drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family, and explores the long shadow of homicide through her therapy group for murderers. Whilst David remains in custody for the murder of his son, the rest of the family must move back into the house where the killing took place. Cast: Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti Hannah … Jessica Hardwick Kyle … Reuben Joseph David … Robin Laing Karen … Victoria Liddelle Laura… Shauna Macdonald Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams. Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams A BBC Scotland Production directed by Kirsty Williams
Mar 2
44 min
Part 1
Written by Lucia Haynes with monologues by Eileen Horne. Dr Alex Bridges is an expert forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes. In this compelling drama, Alex charts the psychological impact of the murder of a young man on his family. A week after 19-year-old Jamie’s murder, Dr Alex Bridges interviews the members of his family. Cast: Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti Hannah … Jessica Hardwick David … Robin Laing Laura… Shauna Macdonald Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams. Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams A BBC Scotland Production directed by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams
Feb 24
44 min
Part 2
Written by Lucia Haynes with monologues by Eileen Horne. Dr Alex Bridges is an expert forensic psychiatrist, assessing and treating perpetrators of the most unthinkable crimes. In this compelling psychological drama, Alex charts the impact of murder on the victim's family and explores the long shadow cast by homicide - via a therapy group for those who have committed murder. Whilst continuing to assess David’s state of mind, Alex introduces us to another aspect of her working life: group therapy for murderers. Cast: Alex … Lolita Chakrabarti Dougie … Simon Donaldson Hannah … Jessica Hardwick Kyle/Tyler … Reuben Joseph David … Robin Laing Laura… Shauna Macdonald Frankie … Brian Vernel Series created by Audrey Gillan, Lucia Haynes, Eileen Horne, Gaynor Macfarlane, Anita Vettesse and Kirsty Williams. Series consultant: Dr Gwen Adshead Produced by Gaynor Macfarlane and Kirsty Williams A BBC Scotland Production directed by Gaynor Macfarlane
Feb 24
43 min
Welcome
Welcome to this new BBC podcast. The first episode will be published within seven days.
Feb 17
2 min