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British Murders

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A true-crime podcast that focuses exclusively on British murder cases and serial killers with an occasional glimpse at horror movies

A true-crime podcast that focuses exclusively on British murder cases and serial killers with an occasional glimpse at horror movies

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United Kingdom

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A true-crime podcast that focuses exclusively on British murder cases and serial killers with an occasional glimpse at horror movies

Language:

English


Episodes

Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) | Movie Review feat. The Slasher Vidcast

3/19/2022
In this movie review episode, I am joined by Steven "Bob" Marshall of 'The Slasher Vidcast' as we discuss 2022's 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. David Blue Garcia directed this film, and it was released on Netflix worldwide on February 18, 2022. We had a great time recording this, so I hope you enjoy it. Consider this a bonus episode (a bit of fun). You can find and support 'The Slasher Vidcast' here: Twitter | @SlasherVidcast YouTube | The Slasher Vidcast For all things British Murders, please...

Duration:01:04:23

Dr Amanda Brown Interview | Prison Doctor and Bestselling Author

3/16/2022
In this episode of British Murders, I welcome Dr Amanda Brown to the show.⁣ Dr Brown used to be a general practitioner with a comfortable, suburban practice before changing direction and working with prisoners. She has worked as a doctor in a teenage detention centre as well as Wormwood Scrubs and currently works at Bronzefield, the largest women-only prison in Europe. She has previously written two books about her time as a prison doctor, 2019's 'The Prison Doctor' and 2020's 'The Prison...

Duration:00:49:16

S05E06 - Jake Notman (The Manslaughter of Lauren Bloomer)

3/9/2022
In the sixth episode of British Murders Season 5, I tell the story of Jake Notman.⁣⁣⁣ On November 19, 2020, partners Jake Notman and Lauren Bloomer celebrated the release of the ninth generation video game console, the PlayStation 5. In preparation, Jake had purchased an edible brownie which they both ate shortly before bed. Jake, however, had a terrible trip, and in the early hours of November 20, 2020, he violently attacked and killed Lauren. Lauren recorded the entire attack on her phone....

Duration:00:30:11

Shay Doyle Interview | Former Soldier and Police Officer

3/2/2022
In this remarkable episode of British Murders, I welcome former British soldier and police officer Shay Doyle to the show.⁣ Shay's police career spanned 17 years, and he was one of the UK's chosen few Level 1 undercover operatives. Posing as a professional criminal, he came face to face with some of Britain's most dangerous gangsters and was part of a hand-picked team chosen to hunt down the now-convicted murderer Dale Cregan. After being medically discharged from the police in 2020, Shay is...

Duration:00:53:56

S05E05 - Christopher Farrow (The Murder of Wendy Speakes)

2/23/2022
In the fifth episode of British Murders Season 5, I tell the story of Christopher Farrow.⁣⁣⁣ On March 15, 1994, 33-year-old Christopher tricked his way into the home of 51-year-old divorcee Wendy Speakes in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Christopher sexually assaulted Wendy before stabbing her a total of 9 times, killing her. A shoe fetishist, Christopher forced Wendy to wear a pair of blue mule shoes that he'd purchased from a local charity shop a few days earlier and placed a pair of Wendy's...

Duration:00:27:15

S05E04 - Harold Jones (The Murders of Freda Burnell and Florence Little)

2/16/2022
In the fourth episode of British Murders Season 5, I tell the story of Welsh child murderer Harold Jones.⁣⁣⁣ In June 1921, 15-year-old Harold was acquitted of murdering 8-year-old schoolgirl Freda Burnell.⁣⁣ Two weeks after being released from custody, Harold murdered 11-year-old schoolgirl Florence Little.⁣⁣ He served 20 years in prison after confessing to both murders and was released in 1941 at the age of 35.⁣⁣ Some believe Harold Jones was responsible for committing the ‘Jack the...

Duration:00:31:16

S05E03 - Colin Hatch (The Murder of Sean Williams)

2/9/2022
In the third episode of British Murders Season 5, I tell the story of Colin Hatch.⁣ On July 19, 1993, 21-year-old paedophile Colin Hatch snatched 7/8-year-old Sean Williams outside Norfolk Close tower block.⁣ Colin sexually assaulted Sean in the bedroom of his flat before suffocating him to death with a plastic bag, placing his body inside two bin bags and leaving it in the tower block's elevator. He was handed a life sentence on January 28, 1994, by Judge Nina Lowry, but no minimum term to...

Duration:00:28:53

S05E02 - Brian Blackwell (The Parricide Murders of Sydney and Jackie Blackwell)

2/2/2022
In the second episode of British Murders Season 5, I tell the story of Brian Blackwell.⁣ On July 25, 2004, 18-year-old Brian Blackwell brutally murdered his parents, Sydney and Jackie Blackwell, with a claw hammer and a knife. ⁣He stabbed his parents a total of 50 times between them. After being diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) by three psychiatrists and two psychologists⁣, Brian was found guilty of two counts of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility. He was...

Duration:00:23:13

Christopher Berry-Dee Interview | Criminologist and Bestselling True Crime Author

1/26/2022
In this extraordinary episode of British Murders, I welcome British criminologist and bestselling true crime author Christopher Berry-Dee to the show.⁣ Christopher has written over 30 true crime books and frequently appears on TV documentaries as a leading authority on serial homicide. His 2003 book 'Talking with Serial Killers' has been translated into 8 languages and has sold over 1.5 million copies. Christopher was a researcher/interviewer for the acclaimed 12-part documentary series 'The...

Duration:00:58:01

S05E01 - Russell Bishop (The ‘Babes in the Wood’ Murders of Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway)

1/19/2022
In the first episode of British Murders Season 5, I tell the tragic story of the ‘Babes in the Wood’ murders.⁣ On October 9, 1986, a 20-year-old man named Russell Bishop sexually assaulted and strangled two 9-year-old girls named Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway.⁣ He was arrested, taken to trial and acquitted in 1987.⁣ In 1990, Bishop went on to sexually assault a 7-year-old girl, leaving her for dead.⁣ This time, the girl survived, and Bishop was handed a life sentence with a minimum term...

Duration:00:35:21

"The 'Dexter' Copycat Killer" Mark Andrew Twitchell | Killer British Murder Stories Vol. 4 Feat. Bobbie Holmes

1/12/2022
In the fourth volume of Killer British Murder Stories, I am told the story of Mark Twitchell by Bobbie Holmes of Killer Stories Podcast. Twitchell was convicted of first-degree murder on April 12, 2011, for the murder of Johnny Altinger. He was handed a life sentence with a minimum term to serve of 25 years. This case is notorious because Twitchell claims to have been inspired by fictional serial killer Dexter Morgan, the protagonist of the 'Dexter' book series and TV show. This is the...

Duration:00:59:22

Scary Movie (2000) | Movie Review feat. Once Upon A Nightmare

1/5/2022
In this off-season episode, I am once again chatting to my good friend Lorraine from the horror movie podcast 'Once Upon a Nightmare'.⁣⁣ This episode was actually recorded for Lorraine’s podcast, but we had such a fun time, so I thought I’d bring the episode across here so you can all give it a listen.⁣ This movie was a staple of my childhood and I still quote it daily.⁣ Lots and lots of laughs were had.⁣ You can find and support 'Once Upon a Nightmare' here:...

Duration:00:54:33

Kristy Sumner Interview | Paranormal Investigator

12/29/2021
In this special episode of British Murders, I welcome American paranormal investigator Kristy Sumner to the show.⁣ In 2014, Kristy, her sisters and friends formed the Soul Sisters Paranormal team. The team has travelled all across America to investigate supposed haunted locations.⁣ In a unique combination of true crime and the paranormal, this episode sees Kristy tell me the stories of three infamous American murder cases followed by her experiences in each of the respective murder houses.⁣...

Duration:01:32:36

S04E11 - Special (Part 2) - "The Bus Stop Killer" Levi Bellfield

12/22/2021
In the season 4 special of British Murders, I'm telling the story of Levi Bellfield, aka “The "Bus Stop Killer”.⁣⁣ Bellfield was found guilty on February 25, 2008, of the murders of Marsha McDonnell and Amélie Delagrange and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment.⁣⁣ On June 23, 2011, Bellfield was found guilty of a third murder, 13-year-old schoolgirl Amanda “Milly” Dowler.⁣⁣ Bellfield is the only UK serial killer to be handed two whole life...

Duration:00:30:06

S04E11 - Special (Part 1) - "The Bus Stop Killer" Levi Bellfield

12/15/2021
In the season 4 special of British Murders, I tell the story of Levi Bellfield, aka “The Bus Stop Killer”.⁣ Bellfield was found guilty on February 25, 2008, of the murders of Marsha McDonnell and Amélie Delagrange and the attempted murder of Kate Sheedy, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment.⁣ On June 23, 2011, Bellfield was found guilty of a third murder, 13-year-old schoolgirl Amanda “Milly” Dowler.⁣ Bellfield is the only UK serial killer to be handed two whole life orders,...

Duration:00:30:22

S04E10 - James Patterson Smith (The Murder of Kelly-Anne Bates)

12/8/2021
In the tenth and final episode of British Murders Season 4, I tell the story of James Patterson Smith and Kelly-Anne Bates.⁣⁣⁣ On April 16, 1996, middle-aged James Smith drowned his 17-year-old girlfriend, Kelly-Anne, in the bath.⁣ Kelly-Anne had been brutally tortured by James for around 4 weeks prior to being murdered.⁣ Detective Sergeant Joseph Monaghan said he has never seen a case as horrific as this in his 15 years on the police force.⁣ James Smith was handed a life sentence on...

Duration:00:24:20

S04E09 - Peter Reeve (The Murder of PC Ian Dibell)

12/1/2021
In the ninth episode of British Murders Season 4, I tell the story of Peter Reeve and PC Ian Dibell.⁣⁣⁣ On July 9, 2012, Reeve confronted his neighbour Trevor Marshall in Clacton-on-Sea and fired several handgun shots towards him.⁣ Trevor was hit once in the leg and survived, but the same can’t be said for heroic police officer Ian Dibell.⁣ Despite being off-duty at the time of the attack, PC Dibell attempted to disarm Reeve but was shot in the chest during the scuffle.⁣ PC Dibell died...

Duration:00:22:16

S04E08 - Euan Peters (The Murder of Shafiul Islam)

11/24/2021
In the eighth episode of British Murders Season 4, I tell the story of Euan Peters and Shafiul Islam.⁣⁣⁣ Peters, who also went by Sax Coke, was an underground UK hip hop artist who was well known to the police.⁣ On November 14, 2019, Peters visited Islam’s flat in Newport, South Wales, and proceeded to attack him multiple times with a glass Kopparberg cider bottle.⁣ Islam suffered severe brain injuries and died 6 days later at Royal Gwent Hospital as a result.⁣ Peters received a life...

Duration:00:24:43

S04E07 - Lee James (The Murder of Bijan Ebrahimi)

11/17/2021
In the seventh episode of British Murders Season 4, I tell the story of Lee James and Bijan Ebrahimi.⁣⁣⁣ Bijan arrived in the UK as a refugee from Iran in 2000 and settled in South Bristol.⁣ He received horrific abuse, both physical and verbal, from his neighbours at several different housing estates.⁣ On July 13, 2013, Bijan was kicked to death by his neighbour Lee James after incorrectly being branded as a paedophile by the other residents.⁣ Lee James was sentenced to life imprisonment...

Duration:00:32:21

S04E06 - Colin Cheetham (The Murder of Stuart Ludlam)

11/10/2021
In the sixth episode of British Murders Season 4, I tell the story of Colin Cheetham and Stuart Ludlam.⁣⁣ Gun enthusiast Cheetham had always dreamed of committing the perfect murder with a complete stranger as his victim. On September 17, 2009, his dream came true as he shot and killed 43-year-old taxi driver Stuart Ludlam at Cromford Railway Station. Cheetham had zero connection to Ludlam, and most frightening of all, there was zero motive behind the killing. Cheetham was sentenced to life...

Duration:00:22:23