Part 2: The Dead

"The Dead" ventures below ground. Brompton Cemetery is home to over 200,000 permanent residents ranging from Emmeline Pankhurst to newly buried infants. It’s also a great place to “time travel,” as H.G. Wells discovered. You can keep appointments with the past, or with future events that are waiting for you to find your way to them at last.

The Voices of the Dead are: Louise Westmoreland,  Phil Walder, Lieve Carchon, Stephen Coates, Dr. Matthew Green and Vanessa Woolf.

Co-production and sound design from Steve Urquhart.

The Courtoy Mausoleum, reputed to be a time machine. Copyright Joanna Layla / On the Record