Holy Mountain

THE GOOD LISTENER

Fin Kennedy and Boz Temple-Morris have created a seminal drama that examines the doings of GCHQ. In the research stage of this project we actually gained access to the Doughnut itself; the only makers of drama to have been allowed inside. The outcome is a series of radio dramas that offer an authentic glimpse into life in one of the secretive buildings in Britain.

 

 

In the first episode in our series on GCHQ we meet Henry Morcambe, an experienced analyst who must decide whether to take action against a trio of British muslims travelling to Syria ostensibly to provide humanitarian aid.

THE GOOD LISTENER 

HENRY – OWEN TEALE

JACQUI – POLLYANNA MCINTOSH

SIDDIQ – ASHELY KUMAR

DAVID – RICHARD MAXTED

GERRY – DOMINIC HAWKSLEY

KHARED – FARAZ ALAUDDIN

ZAK – AHMED MALIK

ABDUL – ALI MALIK

WRITTEN BY FIN KENNEDY

SOUND DESIGN BY ALISDAIR MCGREGOR

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY BOZ TEMPLE-MORRIS.

 

 

The second episode sees Henry Morcambe and his team attempt to infiltrate Belgacom, a major phone network of a European ally.

This is a true story, based on documents released by Ed Snowden, and looks at GCHQ’s involvement in one of the most sophisticated hacks ever mounted.

THE GOOD LISTENER: GHOST IN THE MACHINE

HENRY – OWEN TEALE

JACQUI – CHARLOTTE RANDLE

SIDDIQ – ASHLEY KUMAR

ALISON – ALISON NEWMAN

DAVID – RICHARD MAXTED

GERRY – DOMINIC HAWKSLEY

WRITTEN BY FIN KENNEDY

SOUND DESIGN BY ALISDAIR MCGREGOR

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY BOZ TEMPLE-MORRIS

 

 

Next comes a three part instalment that was broadcast of consecutive days. Here the writing team expanded to include Hassan Abdulrazzak and Anders Lustgarten.

Inside GCHQ agents are monitoring delegates of the G20 summit when they discover a sophisticated cyber-attack targeting the UK National Grid. The attack is highly sophisticated and comes from an unknown source. Could it be connected to the G20? It could be criminals, terrorists or even other nation states. Henry and his team attempt to find out, needing to deploy ever more creative ways of monitoring their targets.

 

HENRY – OWEN TEALE

JACQUI – LUCY PHELPS

SIDDIQ – ASHLEY KUMAR

ALISON – ALISON NEWMAN

DAVID – RICHARD MAXTED

GERRY – DOMINIC HAWKSLEY

YU – LOUISE MAI NEWBERRY

AIDEN – NIALL ASHDOWN

ETHAN – PAUL CHAN

HOME SECRETARY – JAMES LAILEY

EP. 3 CARTE BLANCHE WRITTEN BY FIN KENNEDY

EP. 4 PRIVATE LIVES WRITTEN BY HASSAN ABDULRAZZAK

EP 5. QUIS CUSTODIET IPSOS CUSTODES

ASSISTANT PRODUCER ROBBIE MACINNES

SOUND DESIGN BY ALISDAIR MCGREGOR

PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY BOZ TEMPLE-MORRIS