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This Thing of Darkness

A weekly Fiction and Drama podcast
 3 people rated this podcast

This Thing of Darkness


This Thing of Darkness

A weekly Fiction and Drama podcast
 3 people rated this podcast
Award-winning drama exploring the psychological impact of murder. Inspired by a real forensic psychologist and her work in secure prisons.

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Exceptionally well-acted and equally well-written. Not really a whodunnit (though you do want to find out what happened - or will happen).Unlike many so called "psychological thrillers" this one actually *is* all about the psychological side of it, but it never gets too technical or too preachy. The side plots are also fascinating and told with real compassion and insight, making you sympathise with people who've done horrible things, realising just how badly the cards are stacked against some people and what tragedies this can result in. I really hope they make more seasons.
This tragic suspenseful audio drama from BBC Scotland Production originally aired on BBC Radio 4 and is hands down one of the best fictional podcasts I’ve heard. The seven-part story starts with the murder of Jamie, a 19-year-old personal trainer, and social media influencer, and follows his family as they try to find out who did it. It’s told from the point of view of a forensic psychiatrist, Dr. Alex Bridges, hired by the defense of Jamie’s father, David, who’s been accused of his murder and is awaiting trial. With Dr. Bridges as our guide and narrator, we listen in as she interviews David about his life and what happened to Jamie as well as the group inmate therapy sessions he participates in. While David and his daughter are adamant about his innocence the series keeps you questioning whether the truth of Jamie’s murder will be revealed. This podcast has everything: a great plot full of family secrets, excellent sound production, and solid voice acting. It doesn’t just feature really well-done character development, it's the definition of it. In the group sessions throughout the show, we meet complicated characters and walk with them as they come to terms with their crimes, regret, and grief. Three of the main characters and family members also experience major changes. The show focuses, through the work of Dr.Bridges, on the psychological aspects and effects murder has on those involved with a professional consultant, Dr. Gwen Adshead, to fact-check the series. 4.9 stars out of 5 on Apple Podcasts with 50 ratings and only 7 written reviews. Trigger warnings for gaslighting, manipulation, and violence. Similar Pods: Max & Ivan: Fugitives, Elixir, and Tower 4. For more reviews check out @themastercast on Instagram and @mastercastpods on Twitter
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Podcast Status
Feb 17th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 11th, 2021
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37 minutes
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