61 episodes

Winner of the Silver award for Best Sport Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2017

HORNET HEAVEN is an audio sitcom about being a football fan for life - and beyond.

The setting is an afterlife paradise that's reserved for Watford fans after they pass away. It turns out that Watford fans aren't just Watford 'til they die. They're Watford for all eternity.

Fans in Hornet Heaven get to see every Watford game for the rest of time. They can also go back and watch any Watford match from the past, over and over again. You could say it's to die for.

Start with Series 1 Episode 1 (S1 E1) for an entertaining blend of football fact and character-based comedy drama that brings to life the reality of supporting a football club forever.

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    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Winner of the Silver award for Best Sport Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2017

HORNET HEAVEN is an audio sitcom about being a football fan for life - and beyond.

The setting is an afterlife paradise that's reserved for Watford fans after they pass away. It turns out that Watford fans aren't just Watford 'til they die. They're Watford for all eternity.

Fans in Hornet Heaven get to see every Watford game for the rest of time. They can also go back and watch any Watford match from the past, over and over again. You could say it's to die for.

Start with Series 1 Episode 1 (S1 E1) for an entertaining blend of football fact and character-based comedy drama that brings to life the reality of supporting a football club forever.

    The Grey Groundhopper (S14 E1)

    The Grey Groundhopper (S14 E1)

    In November 2020, total boredom with Vladimir Ivic’s football leads to an unexpected broadening of Hornet Heaven’s horizons.

    • 29 min
    Carols From Hornet Heaven (Xmas Special 2020)

    Carols From Hornet Heaven (Xmas Special 2020)

    In December 2020, the annual Hornet Heaven Festival of Carols has a surprise new soloist.

    • 23 min
    Il Primo (S13 E4)

    Il Primo (S13 E4)

    In October 1882, a local resident discovers the new sport of Association Football and becomes a Watford fan forever.

    • 40 min
    Afternoon of the Living Dead (S13 E3)

    Afternoon of the Living Dead (S13 E3)

    In summer 2012, Laurence Bassini’s terrifying ownership of Watford FC has an apocalyptic effect on Hornet Heaven.

    • 34 min
    Marvellous Mapps (S13 E2)

    Marvellous Mapps (S13 E2)

    In October 2020, Hornet Heaven makes contact with Adrian Mariappa after he leaves the club — to say goodbye and thank you. 

    (To help create this tribute to a Watford legend, we sampled an interview with Mapps by Simon Preston of Reggae Boyz Commentary from earlier this year.)

    • 14 min
    Homeless (S13 E1)

    Homeless (S13 E1)

    In September 2020, the absence of fans from Vicarage Road has a deep impact on Hornet Heaven.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

menovak ,

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.

wembley horn ,

pure emotion

the 35 years of hurt episode is just incredible. love this podcast to bits

True Horn ,

Superb

Brilliantly written and narrated. Funny and heart-warming. Strongly recommended for all Watford fans.

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