Forest 404

Forest 404

By BBC Radio 4

Can you feel loss for something you've never known? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie and Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. #Forest404

Episodes

S9: Bonobo’s Theme

Our final soundscape, a full playout of the Forest 404 theme tune, composed by Bonobo. The track samples the whistling bird from the Sumatran rainforest recording that kick-starts Pan’s journey. Headphones are best. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
30/05/1925m 34s

T9: Love Letter to the Forest...

A love letter to the forests of the world. Written by David Haskell, read by Pearl Mackie. The first forests grew 400 million years ago. Time enough for them to have listened to this world and discovered how to bring about new life. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. And don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
30/05/1925m 34s

Ep9: Enigmata

Daria escorts Pan to The Convocation. An era has ended. Can, or should, a new one begin? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
30/05/1925m 34s

S8: The Memory Transfer

A soundscape for Episode 8. Theia’s half-remembered memory of her daughter humming by the sea's edge, used by Guggy for the brain transfer. Wind howls, thunder cracks, gulls call overhead. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
23/05/194m 1s

T8: How will humans die out?

A talk for episode 8, an ode to Theia. Anthropologist Michael Rivera on our evolutionary history compared to other less successful species who became extinct. Are we heading in the same direction? Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
23/05/1910m 3s

Ep8: Future Conditional

Pan and Theia have a plan, but it’s a sketchy one and it’s probably going to go wrong. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
23/05/1920m 13s

S7: Daria’s Nightmare

A soundscape for Episode 7. A full playout of one of Daria’s nightmares. Flesh and feather aberrations, horrific chirruping little fluff balls laughing through tiny keratin megaphones. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
16/05/195m 15s

T7: Would you vote for an AI government?

A talk for Episode 7. Biofuturist and sci-fi writer Elsa Sotiriadis on whether AI would run the country better than us humans. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
16/05/197m 19s

Ep7: Dreams of the Autopilot

Daria has a confession to make – a secret from her past that haunts her every night. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
16/05/1918m 5s

S6: Pan’s Dwindling

A soundscape for Episode 6. A full playout of Pan’s dwindling as her system shuts down. Cicadas accelerate into oblivion, whales call from the deep, birds morph into monkeys, waves crash into white noise. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest 404
09/05/194m 59s

T6: What is death in the digital age?

Cemetery Historian Katie Thornton on what happens to our digital selves when we die. Where are the cemeteries for our digital ghosts and who's looking after them? Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
09/05/197m 14s

Ep6: A New Leaf

In fear of seeing another civilisation self-destruct, Theia uncovers the truth behind Pan’s journey. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
09/05/1922m 14s

S5: Theia's Hometown

A soundscape for Episode 5. A walk through Theia’s hometown, the streets of St Petersburg. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
02/05/194m 47s

T5: Will we all become cyborgs?

A talk for Episode 5. Bioethicist Andy Miah on what cyborgs today can tell us about humanity’s future. Will genetic modification and life extension technology cause more or less social equality? Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
02/05/197m 32s

Ep5: Last Days of the Slow World

Theia tells Pan the story of how the old world came to an end. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
02/05/1924m 22s

S4: Woodland Walk

A soundscape for Episode 4. A British woodland thick with birdsong; blackbirds, larks, dunnocks, wood pigeons. The rustle of leaves and the distant bleat of sheep. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
25/04/195m 4s

T4: Why do trees live so long?

A talk to go with Episode 4, when Pan sees her first ever tree. Forest canopy cameraman and expert tree-climber James Aldred explains how trees can stay alive for centuries. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
25/04/196m 3s

Ep4: Of Earthly Delights

Daria and The Hands close in on Pan as they race towards the oil lake. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
25/04/1923m 48s

S3: Whale Songs

A soundscape for Episode 3. A full playout of the whale song that sent Pan to sleep. A watery montage of humpback, orca, bowhead and blue whales. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
18/04/196m 23s

T3: Could I live in darkness?

A talk to go with Episode 3. Now that Pan is down in The Inner, chronobiologist Herman Wijnen talks through what happens to our minds and bodies without sunlight. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. You can also take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
18/04/198m 11s

Ep3: Into the Inner

Pan finds an illegal brain shop to uncover how the recordings have changed her. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
18/04/1919m 3s

S2: Frog Chorus

A soundscape to go with Episode 2. A full playout of the chorus of frogs that Pan plays to the Interlocutor. Frogs from across the world: burping, croaking, mating. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. Don’t forget to take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
11/04/197m 0s

T2: How is the sound of the world changing?

A talk to go with Episode 2. Musician Cosmo Sheldrake on how human noise pollution and climate change is impacting animals' ability to communicate through sound. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. You can take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
11/04/196m 29s

Ep2: The Fumetown Priest

Pan goes on the run from Daria and The Hands to find answers deep down in Fumetown. An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
11/04/1921m 18s

S1: Rainforest Symphony

A soundscape to go with Episode 1. A full playout of the Sumatran rainforest recording that Pan finds. Whistling thrush, cicadas, howler monkeys. Flies buzz the microphone. Headphones are best. With sound design by Graham Wild and Becky Ripley. And you can take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
05/04/194m 24s

T1: Why should I listen to trees?

A talk to go with Episode 1. Alex Smalley on the physical and mental health effects of spending time in nature. Produced by Eliza Lomas and Becky Ripley. And you can take part in our Forest 404 Experiment to see how you respond to natural sounds at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
05/04/198m 56s

Ep1: Life in the Fast Times

When Pan finds a 21st century recording of a rainforest, she has no idea what it is… An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. And you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
05/04/1923m 23s

Ep0: Enter The Forest

Can you feel loss for something you’ve never known? An environmental thriller starring Pearl Mackie, Tanya Moodie & Pippa Haywood. With theme music by Bonobo. Written by Timothy X Atack and directed by Becky Ripley. Each episode comes with its own talk and soundscape. Plus, you can take part in our interactive experiment to see how you respond to sounds of nature at: bbc.co.uk/forest #Forest404
05/04/192m 15s
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