5 Best Podcasts About UK True Crime That You Should Be Listening To In 2019
One of the most popular podcasts to take the world by storm was undoubtedly Serial, an investigative crime series looking into the death of a Baltimore teen. Since then, true crime podcasts have become increasingly popular, including podcasts that focus on UK true crime.
Our love of podcasts has blown up in recent years, with Ofcom stating that podcast listening has from 3.2 million in 2013 to 5.9 million in 2018.
And, alongside this increased interest in podcasts has come an increased interest in the true crime genre. From Netflix documentaries like Making A Murder and Abducted In Plain Sight to the BBC's Life On Death Row, audience interests are tuning to spooky real-life crimes.
If you want to find out more about the criminal justice system, analyse the motives of murderers, or just listen to some incredible storytelling, but don't have the time for a TV marathon, then podcasts are the perfect option. Pop in your earphones during the commute or while you're cleaning the house, and off you go.
These five podcasts focus on crimes that have taken place in the UK, from a murder on a Scottish family's doorstep to one of the most famous missing person cases in UK history. These shows are sure to have you totally engrossed, a little terrified, and completely astounded.
It's time to start downloading.
1.The Doorstep Murder
The Doorstep Murder, is a six-part podcast that looks into the untimely death of Alistair Wilson, which is said to be "one of Scotland's most baffling unsolved cases." Presented by Fiona Walker, it follows the murder of the father of two, who was gunned down on his doorstep back in 2014 in the highland town of Nairn.
After meeting at a party and discovering their joint love of true crime, Suruthi and Hannah launched their podcast Redhanded. They cover everything from to headline-grabbing to the paranormal to the straight up bazaar.
3. Nolan True Crime
Presented by Stephen Nolan and Vinny Hurrell, BBC's Nolan True Crime investigates cases from Northern Ireland and beyond. In it, the hosts speak to family and friends of the victims in the hopes of shining new light on these cases.
BBC's 5 Live podcast Paradise looks into at a murder case from 1978, where British residents Chris Farmer and Peta Frampton went on holiday to Belize and tragically died at sea. The podcast asks, why did it take 38 years to arrest the only suspect?
5. Murder Mile
Something a little bit different for hardcore true crime fans. Murder Mile will fully immerse you into some of London's most notorious murder cases with an audio-guided walk through 300 mysterious and forgotten deaths set in just one square mile in the West End. The walks are ticketed and take place every Sunday at 11 a.m.
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