Lights Out (BBC)
Documentary adventures that encourage you to take a closer listen.
Fiona Sturges • Financial Times • Nov 19, 2023
"Each of the series’ half-hour episodes is a small masterpiece of soundscaping and storytelling. This richly textured episode — which should be heard on headphones for the full immersive effect — is simultaneously poetic and apocalyptic, a chilling reminder of our smallness in the face of the elements. …"
PR Staff • PodcastReview.org • Jan 11, 2023
"Like a heartbeat, the stories aren’t loud. They wouldn’t necessarily grab headlines, but they’re quietly full of awe, and Lights Out magnifies that quality of wonder by simply giving it space and attention. The episodes aren’t narrated by a host, so they can feel a bit unstructured and meandering, but if you’re in the mood for a subtle meditation on an unexpected story, this is the podcast for you. …"
Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter • Jan 9, 2023
"These documentaries reflect on the news, but the format is cinematic. Listening to great stuff like this really F**** you up because not much can compare when it comes to storytelling and audio quality and it makes other shows sound lazy. Each one of these felt like a gift I didn’t deserve."
Patricia Nicol • The Times UK • Jan 1, 2023
"This intimate, immersive, sometimes darkly funny documentary is part of a new podcast strand...showcasing ambitious audio documentaries. Seek it out."
Hannah Verdier • The Guardian • Dec 29, 2022
"...unfiltered and eclectic...the mild-mannered and eloquent women of Greenham Common talk about their experiences in prison..."