Jul 31, 2009

Posted in Captain Underhill Series

The Whirlpool

Copyright 1999
60 minutes
A Captain Underhill Thriller

Captain Underhill and Doctor Scofield, vacationing up from Cape Cod, encounter more adventure than they sought.

First, they offer a ride to a beautiful park ranger. Then, they’re kidnapped by an escaped convict. To top it all off, they are all swept into a harrowing merry-go-round on a busted-loose ferry platform, which is being sucked into the spiral maw of one of Nature’s most awesome displays, a monstrous tidal whirlpool fourteen hundred feet across.

Musically rich and with awesome sound effects and a marvelous cast, The Whirlpool features John Stead, o.b.e. as the Announcer, regulars David Ellsworth, Wally O’Hara, Stephen Russell and introducing Jade Rutanen.

This story is based on a real natural phenomenon. Just off the easternmost point of land of the United States is situated a rare natural phenomenon; the Old Sow, one of five large size whirlpools in the world, and the largest ‘true’ one, meaning one formed from multiple colliding currents. Passamaquoddy Bay is the breeding ground for the Old Sow and her piglets; Eastport, Maine is where you’ll find it.

Announcer Philip John Stead
Captain Waverly Underhill Dave Ellsworth
Doctor Alexander Scofield Wally O’Hara
Angelina Rose, park ranger Jade Rutanen
Philippe Gaspar, convict Stephen Russell
The Mountie Ed Cochran
Kayak Wife Doreen Whalen-O’Shea
Kayak Husband Allen Nelson
Sammy Camunga, golf pro David C. Wallace
Tugboat Pilot David C. Wallace
Alexandera Waverly Gaspar Colleen Kanaley
Adrian, ferryboat assistant Gary Thorup
Grandpa Jim Bronsdon
Twin Number One Robin Russell
Twin Number One Peter Russell
Mother Betsy Doriss
Border Patrol Steven Oney
Tour Guides Mark Birmingham
Anne W. Geier
James Develin Geier
  1. By far my personal favorite radio drama. I hope to be able to purchase a copy & others. Great story, great cast. Sincerely John P. Hoober.

  2. Bentley Wilkinson says:

    I’ve had this on a solo CD for years and recently listened to it again on a road trip. Absolutely love it and it’s rekindled my interest in the Captain Underhill series.
    SUPER well-written!

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