Peter Hardy doesn't fit the psychological profile of your average double murderer. There's something vulnerable about him, or so thinks police psychologist Dr Kennedy as he makes his assessment after a particularly violent bank robbery. Could it be that Hardy is a victim of 'mind control' and was acting under a hypnotic trance? Dr Kennedy has a tough job to convince police colleagues. Can a man really rob a bank and kill two people under hypnosis? As the evidence mounts to support this bizarre theory it becomes impossible to ignore

Inspired by true events that took place in Denmark in the 1950s

Written by Glen Neath

Original research by Dominic Streatfield

Sound & music by Alisdair McGregor and Howard Jacques

Directed by Boz Temple-Morris

Peter Hardy ... Simon Kane

Dr Kennedy ... James Lailey

Bjorn Newbold ... Phil Wright

DI Grimes ... Madeleine Bowyer

DS Mulholland ... Bill Nash

Auntie Elsie / Barbara Hardy ... Esther Coles

Other parts played by Rhona Foulis and Dominic Hawksley

A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4

Broadcast as The Afternoon Play on 3 June 2010

Re-broadcast on 22 November 2011