47 episodes

Following on from the award-winning success of Crimes Against Christmas, New Old Friends present more Comedy Whodunnits for your ears.

Witty wordplay, hilarious characters and silly voices all wrapped up in fiendishly clever plots. Imagine the literary love-child of Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse performed by two lovable fools and your halfway there.

Creating these has been one of the only benefits of our theatre tours being postponed. Hope you enjoy.

To support the company visit www.newoldfriends.co.uk

(C) New Old Friends & Fred Riding 2020

Comedy Whodunnits - for your ears New Old Friends

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    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Following on from the award-winning success of Crimes Against Christmas, New Old Friends present more Comedy Whodunnits for your ears.

Witty wordplay, hilarious characters and silly voices all wrapped up in fiendishly clever plots. Imagine the literary love-child of Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse performed by two lovable fools and your halfway there.

Creating these has been one of the only benefits of our theatre tours being postponed. Hope you enjoy.

To support the company visit www.newoldfriends.co.uk

(C) New Old Friends & Fred Riding 2020

    Crimes on Centre Court Bloopers

    Crimes on Centre Court Bloopers

    Fred has cut together some of his favourite Fearg & Heather mistakes as a little post-series treat. CONTENT WARNING this contains stronger language than we use in the show.

    • 5 min
    Crimes on Centre Court - Episode Ten

    Crimes on Centre Court - Episode Ten

    The big finale has it all; Perry is back on court, Penny is sleuthing her heart out, and eventually all will be explained.  
    Performed by Heather Westwell & Feargus Woods Dunlop with singing from Fred Riding
    Written by Feargus Woods Dunlop
    Sound & Music by Fred Riding   
    (C) New Old Friends & Fred Riding 2021
    This series made possible by the support of Arts Council England

    • 20 min
    Crimes on Centre Court - Episode Nine

    Crimes on Centre Court - Episode Nine

    Penny thinks she's figured out exactly what's happening at the club and takes a risk to out the killer.  
    Performed by Heather Westwell & Feargus Woods Dunlop with singing from Fred Riding
    Written by Feargus Woods Dunlop
    Sound & Music by Fred Riding   
    (C) New Old Friends & Fred Riding 2021
    This series made possible by the support of Arts Council England

    • 17 min
    Crimes on Centre Court - Episode Eight

    Crimes on Centre Court - Episode Eight

    With the revelations of the previous episode still fresh, is Perry seriously in trouble? Can Penny help him?  
    Performed by Heather Westwell & Feargus Woods Dunlop with singing from Fred Riding
    Written by Feargus Woods Dunlop
    Sound & Music by Fred Riding   
    (C) New Old Friends & Fred Riding 2021
    This series made possible by the support of Arts Council England

    • 17 min
    Crimes on Centre Court - Episode Seven

    Crimes on Centre Court - Episode Seven

    Now there can be no doubt there is something rotten in the heart of Wombledon and Penny is worried for her partner Perry. Business partner only, obviously.  
    Performed by Heather Westwell & Feargus Woods Dunlop with singing from Fred Riding
    Written by Feargus Woods Dunlop
    Sound & Music by Fred Riding   
    (C) New Old Friends & Fred Riding 2021
    This series made possible by the support of Arts Council England

    • 17 min
    Crimes on Centre Court - Episode Six

    Crimes on Centre Court - Episode Six

    Perry finally gets to play some tennis, is he getting help from an unexpected source?  
    Performed by Heather Westwell & Feargus Woods Dunlop with singing from Fred Riding
    Written by Feargus Woods Dunlop
    Sound & Music by Fred Riding   
    (C) New Old Friends & Fred Riding 2021
    This series made possible by the support of Arts Council England

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Hillscas ,

Crimes for your ears

These podcasts make my day as we all drift in and out of lockdown in an uncertain world. Well written and acted. Brilliant.

Miss Hijinx ,

Christie-esque thriller

Crimes Against Christmas is an outstanding comedic audio drama.

The story centres upon a trip to a remote island . We join Art investigator Peter Artridge & several other guests. A bizarre mix of audacious , pompous and anarchic cohorts who attempt to circumnavigate the events that befall them.

Artridge initially tasked with discovering a highly valued art piece; The Fabergé Bauble finds he has to quickly redirect his talents into a different suspense filled investigation.

This is a wonderful mystery waiting to be unravelled day by day with the advent calendar style countdown to Christmas. A truly wonderful gift from New old friends that can still be listened to the rest of the year.

This is a high calibre production with a brilliantly crafted script and a captivating storyline. The talented performers bring each character & their complex set of foibles & métier vividly to life

I particularly appreciated the efforts to deliver this tale so theatrically and with a ‘recap ‘ ; the summary of the previous episode.

The script is that of clever creatives with an exceptional grasp of the English language . The story is expressed with such beautiful elegance , with the exception of one demise involving a cow. Heather & Ferg are clearly an awesome duo - how wonderful for us these two found each other to propel their talents to another level.

If you enjoyed other audio dramas such as :

Congeria

EOS 10

Earbud Theater

Wormwood

Attention Hellmart Shoppers

Olive Hill

Dead Letters Podcast

Husk

Confessions from the Nocturne Nebula

Blackwood

London Necropolis Rail

The Cardinals Sin Saga

I believe you will like this show !

This show manifested into a podcast only due to the Covid catastrophe reinforcing my faith in ‘Something good always comes from something bad.’ This podcast is indeed one of the good things to come out of 2020.

If it wasn’t for Covid , New Old Friends’ may not have had the time to explore alternate platforms to deliver their entertainment.

I applaud the talents of Heather Westwell & Feargus Woods-Dunlop and sincerely thank them for this Advent Christmas gift.

Do support this talented team. Fuel their motivation to produce more stories for this platform- so those outside of the UK can continue to be entertained by New Old Friends

Rating = 10/10 - Superb !!

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