The HORNET HEAVEN stories are about being a football fan forever.
Set in an afterlife paradise where Watford fans can go to watch all Watford games for the rest of eternity, these award-winning stories are an entertaining and thought-provoking blend of fact and fiction. Start with Season 1 Episode 1.
The Hornet Heaven Song Contest (2021 Summer Special)
In the summer of 2021, a contest is held to establish the best new terrace chant in Hornet Heaven.
We Are Going Up (Promotion Special)
In February 2021, Hornet Heaven’s chief steward embarrasses himself and must make amends in time for Watford’s promotion celebrations in April.
No Better Place (S15 E4)
In 1929, down on earth, a former player watches Watford from the terraces at Vicarage Road, but the excitement proves too much. A dramatisation of a true story.
Mr Mainwood (S15 E3)
In 2002, a Watford fan arriving in Hornet Heaven needs help in acclimatising to the afterlife.
The Road to Hornet Heaven (S15 E2)
In a post-apocalyptic future, a father and son search for what Watford Football Club has meant to them.
A version of this story first appeared in the magazine YBR! (https://thewatfordtreasury.co.uk/ybr.html).
The music is from Nick Cave and Warren Ellis's score for the original motion picture 'The Road'.
Troy Story (S15 E1)
In February 2021, there’s an unexpected new arrival in Hornet Heaven. It’s Troy Deeney.
Highly recommended for all Watford fabs
I found out about the podcast just before the Cup Final from the mention in BHappy. Foolishly, I listened to the Cup Final specials while driving down to Wembley from Cheshire. It's difficult to drive when you're crying.
Since, then I've been working my way back ftom the start. The mixture of humour and pathos exactly describes what it has meant to be a football fan of a small team who could only dream of reaching Division 2 when I started supporting them in 1967.
Great writing and marvelous narration that has also made me want to learn more about the early history of the club.
the 35 years of hurt episode is just incredible. love this podcast to bits
Brilliantly written and narrated. Funny and heart-warming. Strongly recommended for all Watford fans.