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Bernie Katz was an institution in London Soho's club scene for over 30 years. Friends with the rich and famous, Bernie was the former front-of-house manager of Soho's exclusive Groucho club and the guy who could get anything done. 


In August 2017, Bernie was found dead in his North London flat aged 49 under mysterious circumstances. There was an outpouring of love for Bernie. But what wasn't clear from the thousands of tributes was that in his final months, Bernie’s life had unravelled quickly, quietly and catastrophically. He was removed from his position at the Groucho Club, all the money from his private art collection was gone and he was being pursued by Albanian gangsters. 


Who was the real Bernie Katz? And what led to his untimely death? In this three-part podcast series, journalist Mark Edmonds speaks to Bernie's close friends and the celebrities who knew him well to understand how Bernie became 'The Prince of Soho' and the demons he left behind.


Our writer and presenter is Mark Edmonds and can be found on Twitter @MEdmondsLondon


Cover photography: Andy Fallon www.andyfallon.co.uk


Thanks to all our contributers, sohoradiolondon.com, 5x15.com - and Emily Jordan-Patrikios, Tom Oakley and Belle Noir. 


Bernie: Who killed the Prince of Soho is a Stak production and a member of the Acast creator network.

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    • 3.8 • 88 Ratings

Bernie Katz was an institution in London Soho's club scene for over 30 years. Friends with the rich and famous, Bernie was the former front-of-house manager of Soho's exclusive Groucho club and the guy who could get anything done. 


In August 2017, Bernie was found dead in his North London flat aged 49 under mysterious circumstances. There was an outpouring of love for Bernie. But what wasn't clear from the thousands of tributes was that in his final months, Bernie’s life had unravelled quickly, quietly and catastrophically. He was removed from his position at the Groucho Club, all the money from his private art collection was gone and he was being pursued by Albanian gangsters. 


Who was the real Bernie Katz? And what led to his untimely death? In this three-part podcast series, journalist Mark Edmonds speaks to Bernie's close friends and the celebrities who knew him well to understand how Bernie became 'The Prince of Soho' and the demons he left behind.


Our writer and presenter is Mark Edmonds and can be found on Twitter @MEdmondsLondon


Cover photography: Andy Fallon www.andyfallon.co.uk


Thanks to all our contributers, sohoradiolondon.com, 5x15.com - and Emily Jordan-Patrikios, Tom Oakley and Belle Noir. 


Bernie: Who killed the Prince of Soho is a Stak production and a member of the Acast creator network.

    Episode three: "A heart bigger than Soho Square"

    Episode three: "A heart bigger than Soho Square"

    Bernie Katz - a star on the rise, but debts still had to be paid. Mark Edmonds investigates which celebrities helped Bernie out, and for the final time asks the question, 'Who killed the Prince of Soho?'






    In this three-part podcast series, journalist Mark Edmonds speaks to Bernie's close friends and the celebrities who knew him well to understand how Bernie became 'The Prince of Soho' and the demons he left behind.


    Our writer and presenter is Mark Edmonds and can be found on Twitter @MEdmondsLondon


    Cover photography: Andy Fallon www.andyfallon.co.uk


    Thanks to all our contributers, sohoradiolondon.com, 5x15.com - and Emily Jordan-Patrikios, Tom Oakley and Belle Noir. 


    Bernie: Who killed the Prince of Soho is a Stak production and a member of the Acast creator network.
     
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    • 49 min
    Episode two: "His father was a real gangster"

    Episode two: "His father was a real gangster"

    Bernie Katz - hellraiser and fixer beyond compare - what drove him to this state of undone?


    In this episode journalist Mark Edmonds talks to his friends and colleagues, trying to pinpoint exactly why he was so important to the Groucho. Just where had his extensive art collection gone? How did he run up such an incredible debt with the Albanian gangsters?






    Who was the real Bernie Katz? And what led to his untimely death? In this three-part podcast series, journalist Mark Edmonds speaks to Bernie's close friends and the celebrities who knew him well to understand how Bernie became 'The Prince of Soho' and the demons he left behind.


    Our writer and presenter is Mark Edmonds and can be found on Twitter @MEdmondsLondon


    Cover photography: Andy Fallon www.andyfallon.co.uk


    Thanks to all our contributers, sohoradiolondon.com, 5x15.com - and Emily Jordan-Patrikios, Tom Oakley and Belle Noir. 


    Bernie: Who killed the Prince of Soho is a Stak production and a member of the Acast creator network.
     
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    • 39 min
    Episode one: "He put flowers in every vase"

    Episode one: "He put flowers in every vase"

    Bernie Katz was an institution in London Soho's club scene for over 30 years. Friends with the rich and famous, Bernie was the former front-of-house manager of Soho's exclusive Groucho club and the guy who could get anything done. 


    In August 2017, Bernie was found dead in his North London flat aged 49 under mysterious circumstances. There was an outpouring of love for Bernie. But what wasn't clear from the thousands of tributes was that in his final months, Bernie’s life had unravelled quickly, quietly and catastrophically. He was removed from his position at the Groucho Club, all the money from his private art collection was gone and he was being pursued by Albanian gangsters. 


    Who was the real Bernie Katz? And what led to his untimely death? In this three-part podcast series, journalist Mark Edmonds speaks to Bernie's close friends and the celebrities who knew him well to understand how Bernie became 'The Prince of Soho' and the demons he left behind.


    Our writer and presenter is Mark Edmonds and can be found on Twitter @MEdmondsLondon


    Cover photography: Andy Fallon www.andyfallon.co.uk


    Thanks to all our contributers, sohoradiolondon.com, 5x15.com - and Emily Jordan-Patrikios, Tom Oakley and Belle Noir. 


    Bernie: Who killed the Prince of Soho is a Stak production and a member of the Acast creator network.
     
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    • 51 min
    Trailer: Bernie - Who killed the Prince of Soho?

    Trailer: Bernie - Who killed the Prince of Soho?

    Bernie Katz was an institution in London Soho's club scene for over 30 years. Friends with the rich and famous, Bernie was the former front-of-house manager of Soho's exclusive Groucho club and the guy who could get anything done. 


    In August 2017, Bernie was found dead in his North London flat aged 49 under mysterious circumstances. There was an outpouring of love for Bernie. But what wasn't clear from the thousands of tributes was that in his final months, Bernie’s life had unravelled quickly, quietly and catastrophically. He'd left his position at the Groucho Club, all the money from his private art collection was gone and he was being pursued by Albanian gangsters. 


    Who was the real Bernie Katz? And what led to his untimely death? In this three-part podcast series, journalist Mark Edmonds speaks to Bernie's close friends and the celebrities who knew him well to understand how Bernie became 'The Prince of Soho' and the demons he left behind.


    Our writer and presenter is Mark Edmonds and can be found on Twitter @MEdmondsLondon


    Cover photography: Andy Fallon who can be found at andyfallon.co.uk


    Thanks to all our contributers, sohoradiolondon.com, 5x15.com - and Emily Jordan-Patrikios, Tom Oakley and Belle Noir. 


    Bernie: Who killed the Prince of Soho is a Stak production and a member of the Acast creator network.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Imakesoap ,

Enjoy the story but the second episode is the same as the first

The podcast repeats itself a lot

Clerkenwell Chap ,

Repetitive

An interesting enough tale for a 15-20 minute segment or an interview - this repeats and could do with editing and focus across the three episodes. The presenter has also covered a lot of the material in a Tatler article which takes ten minutes to read.

U8Mate ,

Meandering and repetitive

Also quite crass to hint at mysterious circumstances regarding Bernie’s suicide when there is no evidence to support this theory. Podcast version of click bait, unfortunately.

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