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The most captivating real life true-crime story you have never heard of - the famous novelist, a body at the bottom of the staircase, a series of extraordinary events and a court case that grabbed the attention of the world. In this unique podcast series BBC Radio 5 live uncovers the incredible story of Kathleen & Michael Peterson.

The most captivating real life true-crime story you have never heard of - the famous novelist, a body at the bottom of the staircase, a series of extraordinary events and a court case that grabbed the attention of the world. In this unique podcast series BBC Radio 5 live uncovers the incredible story of Kathleen & Michael Peterson.
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The most captivating real life true-crime story you have never heard of - the famous novelist, a body at the bottom of the staircase, a series of extraordinary events and a court case that grabbed the attention of the world. In this unique podcast series BBC Radio 5 live uncovers the incredible story of Kathleen & Michael Peterson.

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English


Episodes

Episode 18: The Last Few Steps

7/22/2018
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This all action final episode features the first broadcast interview with Michael Peterson’s own sister and has reflections on the final 3 episodes of The Staircase TV series.

Duration:00:47:42

Episode 17: The Peterson Show

7/16/2018
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The podcast series returns to review new episodes of the TV hit “The Staircase” and features an interview with the film’s director. (reuploaded with fixed audio levels)

Duration:00:42:20

Episode 16: Where are they now?

9/18/2017
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The final episode of this series of Beyond Reasonable Doubt tries to tie up some of the loose ends of the case, Chris explains how we've tried to speak to some of the other people involved in the case and find out how the tragic events of 2001 affected them long after. This episode was recorded in front of an audience at the London Podcast Festival and is presented here as performed in front of - and with the help of - a room full of BRD obsessives .....

Duration:00:50:16

Episode 15: According To Michael

9/4/2017
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In the penultimate episode of the series, Chris talks to Michael Peterson himself. In a tense and unedited interview, Mr Peterson tells Chris what he thinks is wrong with the series, re-affirms his innocence and answers some of your listener questions. He also explains why - as heard in the last episode - why he bought three blowpokes while his original trial was still going on.

Duration:00:50:00

Episode 14: Judge and Jury

8/29/2017
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Chris goes behind the scenes of the original Peterson trial and is given rare interviews with Judge Orlando Hudson, the then D.A Jim Hardin - now also a judge - and juror Kelli Colgan. They talk about the stresses and strains of the long and high profile case and reveal details not heard before including the fact that Michael Peterson bought 3 blowpokes while his trial was still going on. Kelli Colgan tells Chris how every juror- bar none- finished the case in tears. There's also a preview...

Duration:00:46:32

Episode 13: A sister's story

8/21/2017
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Candace Zamperini sits down with Chris and talks openly and powerfully of how the loss of her sister and the twists and turns of the tragedy since then have affected her and her family....

Duration:00:53:46

Episode 12: Compromise and confrontation

8/14/2017
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Michael Peterson returns to court in the hope of doing a deal. Kathleen's sisters are determined that he should be reminded that their loss hasn't got any easier over the 16 years since she died...

Duration:00:27:03

Episode 11: Alford Schmalford

8/7/2017
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After nearly 3000 days in jail, Michael Peterson is out – but should he get a new trial, have his case thrown out – or something else ?...

Duration:00:19:50

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Episode 10A – Owl Theory Q&A

8/3/2017
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Chris goes back to the man behind “Owl Theory” and gets answers to your Twitter questions about whether a bird could have contributed to the death of Kathleen Peterson…

Duration:00:18:54

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Episode 10 – The Return of Duane Deaver

8/3/2017
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A character from the original trial re-appears and gives Michael Peterson hope of getting out of jail, nearly 3000 days after he was imprisoned and 10 years after the death of his wife Kathleen...

Duration:00:24:49

Episode 8: Judgement day...

7/17/2017
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Five months after the Michael Peterson trial began the jury is sent out to consider their verdict ; they looked at 500 pieces of evidence and heard from 70 witnesses. They will decide whether Michael is a murderer, or a grieving husband coping with the accidental and tragic death of his wife Kathleen….

Duration:00:18:39

Episode 7: The blood and the blow poke

7/10/2017
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Following the revelations about Michael’s sexuality and the death of Liz Ratliff 17 years earlier in similar circumstances, Chris concentrates on the physical evidence presented to the Michael Peterson trial jury – including the blood and the blow poke.

Duration:00:29:49

Episode 6: Sex, lies and videotape.

7/3/2017
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The prosecution try to establish a motive, and look at the couples' finances.

Duration:00:31:17

Episode 5: Christmas in jail

6/26/2017
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Chris Warburton looks at the principal players in the Michael Peterson murder trial as the prime suspect prepares to face Christmas in jail.

Duration:00:26:44

Preview 2: Beyond Reasonable Doubt?

6/15/2017
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BBC Radio 5 live's Chris Warburton presents the most captivating real life true-crime story you have never heard of - the famous novelist, a body at the bottom of the staircase, a series of extraordinary events and a court case that grabbed the attention of the world. Series starts Tuesday 20 June 2017.

Duration:00:03:38

Preview: Beyond Reasonable Doubt

6/6/2017
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The most captivating real life true-crime story you have never heard of - the famous novelist, a body at the bottom of the staircase, a series of extraordinary events and a court case that grabbed the attention of the world. In this unique podcast series BBC Radio 5 live uncovers the incredible story of Kathleen & Michael Peterson. Kathleen was a successful business woman and head of a multi-national communications company; her husband Michael was a famous novelist. The pair lived an...

Duration:00:03:44