33 episodes

A live investigation: Two murders, one fugitive and a hunter tracking down the target.

Manhunt: Finding Kevin Parle BBC

    • Personal Journals
    • 3.7 • 108 Ratings

A live investigation: Two murders, one fugitive and a hunter tracking down the target.

    #12: Small World

    #12: Small World

    Peter finds out how lockdown might affect Parle and takes audience questions on the progress of his investigation:
    From how the fugitive might be supporting himself to whether "supergrasses" are coming forward to help.

    • 29 min
    #11: Mission Possible

    #11: Mission Possible

    Peter assesses the psychological impact on a fugitive who may be in lockdown and two ex-girlfriends paint a disturbing picture of Parle as a manipulator.

    • 31 min
    #10: Change of Plan

    #10: Change of Plan

    Peter finds out a lot more about Parle - where he might be and who he's connected with, before the coronavirus forces him to continue his hunt from home.

    • 33 min
    #09: The Review

    #09: The Review

    Peter gathers some of his advisors together to look at how his investigation is progressing and to decide the next lines of enquiry.

    • 47 min
    #08: Ghost Stories

    #08: Ghost Stories

    Peter is still following up suspected sightings of Kevin Parle. He visits a cannabis club where he's told the fugitive is a member, but gets a big breakthrough at a bar in Albir.

    • 34 min
    #07: Spain

    #07: Spain

    Peter heads to a campsite that Parle is thought to have stayed at in 2006, but also investigates information the fugitive may have been in that part of Spain a lot more recently.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Gerrard55 ,

Repetitive

I made it halfway through the episodes before being so annoyed by the repetition I had to stop.

True Crime Junkee ,

An injustice to the cause.

Peter Bleksley says his investigation isn’t about ego. I guess that’s why there is an entire episode on... um, himself? I know more about Peter than I do about the subject of this podcast. It’s a slow, slow, slow burn, with not much to keep you engaged. I had to will myself through each episode or sit on my truck in silence. I wish I’d done the latter.

Katnissflower12345 ,

Attempt at balance? Fail

This podcast is an attempt by this journalist at “balancing” the story about Kathleen Peterson, and the conviction and subsequent legal proceedings of her husband Michael Peterson. I’m a lawyer and have worked in the social justice space for over 30 years. I’ve watched all of the works of Jean-Xavier de Lestrade about this story and others. I have been a mediator for 30 years so I am well equipped to sit neutrally and hear stories and to not take sides.

This podcast is so painful. The journalist Christopher Ernest John (“Chris”) Warburton approaches this human tragedy with a sanctimonious, insincere narrative that alludes to skewed story telling in the first telling of this as it was playing out in real time. Sure, he has some Interviews with family, judges and former prosecuters which was kind of interesting but his experts were clearly problematic and the repetition of content was just boring.

His attempt to gossip about the vulnerabilities and alcoholism experienced by the now deceased Freda Black was just sickening. And while I was no fan of the way she conducted herself during the trail, it makes my stomach churn as I heard and felt the smugness of Warburton in front of a live audience.

I’m glad I listened to it all because I know I will never recommend this journalist’s reporting to anyone. And I would never recommend this podcast because all in all, just rubbish.

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