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Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes

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In 1994, Howard Sounes began investigating a case of serial murder in an English cathedral city. A married couple, Fred and Rose West, had killed at least twelve women and girls, including their own daughter. They cut their victims up and buried the remains of nine bodies under their house at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, where the Wests continued to live undetected... for decades.

In 1994, Howard Sounes began investigating a case of serial murder in an English cathedral city. A married couple, Fred and Rose West, had killed at least twelve women and girls, including their own daughter. They cut their victims up and buried the remains of nine bodies under their house at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, where the Wests continued to live undetected... for decades.
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United Kingdom

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In 1994, Howard Sounes began investigating a case of serial murder in an English cathedral city. A married couple, Fred and Rose West, had killed at least twelve women and girls, including their own daughter. They cut their victims up and buried the remains of nine bodies under their house at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, where the Wests continued to live undetected... for decades.

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English


Episodes

10: The Trial

11/12/2019
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October 1995. With Fred West dead, Rose West stands accused of ten murders amid huge media attention. Howard speaks with Sasha Wass, part of the legal team defending Rose. Intense media scrutiny threatens the chance of a fair trial. Could Rose walk free? Subscribe today so you don’t miss future episodes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:50:25

9: The Unravelling

11/5/2019
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Derek and Wendy Thomson owned a construction company. One of their employees was Fred West. In February 1994, Derek receives a phone call from Rose. She sounds panicked and wants to speak to Fred urgently. The police have arrived at their home with a search warrant to dig up the back yard. The muder investigation begins... Subscribe today so you don’t miss future episodes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:38:21

8: The One That Got Away

10/29/2019
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Spring 1994, the British media’s appetite for the West case is insatiable. Howard meets Caroline Owens, one of the Wests’ victims who managed to escape. She was assaulted by the Wests in the early 70s and reported them to the police. How did the Wests escape justice for another two decades? Subscribe today so you don’t miss future episodes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:34:40

7: The Search For Juanita

10/22/2019
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Belinda Mott’s sister, Juanita, was last seen alive in 1975. She was 18, estranged from her parents and sofa surfing around Gloucestershire, England. In the years after the disappearance, Belinda visited friends who lived at 25 Cromwell Street not knowing that her sister’s body was buried in the cellar. Howard Sounes meets Belinda and her other sister Mary-Ann to hear about their search for Juanita. Subscribe today so you don’t miss future episodes. For information regarding your data...

Duration:00:27:13

6: "They'll Kill Me"

10/15/2019
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While Gill Britt lodged at Cromwell Street she had no idea that her landlord Fred and his wife Rose were murderers. She noticed Rose’s prostitution and overheard childrens’ screams. But 40 years on, in her first ever interview, she recalls the warning signs she missed at the time. Subscribe today so you don’t miss future episodes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:49

5: "I'm Happy, Mum"

10/8/2019
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Howard Sounes meets Rose’s mother Daisy Letts as she tries to come to terms with the news that her daughter is an alleged mass killer and that her grand-daughter, Heather, was among the victims. Howard uncovers Rose’s unhappy childhood. Subscribe today so you don’t miss future episodes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:35:27

4: Mother and Daughter

10/1/2019
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How did Fred meet Rose? Howard Sounes interviews family members to try to piece the story together. Rose left a care home to live with Fred shortly after her 16th birthday. Then while Fred is in jail, a mysterious death happens at their flat in Gloucester, England. Subscribe today so you don’t miss future episodes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:27:49

3: Fingerpost Field

9/24/2019
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In 1994, in a field outside the small village of Much Marcle, the remains of Fred West’s first victim were found. She’d been dead for twenty-seven years. Her disappearance had gone unreported. How was this possible? Howard Sounes follows the trail to Glasgow, Scotland, where Fred moved with his first wife in the early 60s. Subscribe today so you don’t miss future episodes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:33:03

2: Young Freddy

9/17/2019
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What made Fred West into a murderer? The West family say Fred had never been the same since a teenage motorcycle accident. Howard visits Fred’s birthplace, the quaint village of Much Marcle, and uncovers details from his past. Subscribe today so you don’t miss future episodes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:59

1: The Missing Daughter

9/10/2019
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In June 1987, sixteen year old Heather West disappears. Her parents, Fred and Rose tell their other children she has gone to work at a holiday camp. Heather’s siblings never hear from her again. Seven years later, her remains are excavated from the back yard of the family home. This discovery leads to journalist Howard Sounes receiving a tip-off that sets him on a journey into one of the UK’s most infamous crime stories. Subscribe today so you don’t miss future episodes. For information...

Duration:00:32:40

Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes

8/21/2019
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In this gripping 12-part series, author Howard Sounes revisits his unheard interview tapes to reveal the true story of husband and wife serial killers, Fred and Rose West. Fred & Rose by Howard Sounes is available now on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com A Somethin' Else production. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:01:50