9 episodes

A behind the scenes look at the investigation into the Alistair Wilson murder, one of Scotland’s most baffling unsolved cases. Presented by Fiona Walker.

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A behind the scenes look at the investigation into the Alistair Wilson murder, one of Scotland’s most baffling unsolved cases. Presented by Fiona Walker.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
463 Ratings

463 Ratings

Shorty lass ,

Interesting but disrespectful use of 999 call.

Just as I said above. Interesting summary of what is and isn’t known about the case but the repeated use of the 999 call is disrespectful and unnecessary.

Koppadert ,

Mediocre

Felt like the host was more interested in creating drama and suspense than actually presenting the story. She couldn’t make her mind up if she was trying to solve this or just spread the story. The repeating use of the 999 call as “the book” felt disrespectful.

Hollye Olivia ,

No new information but still worth a listen.

With no new answers and no new information the podcast is interesting for someone, like me, with no knowledge of the case or crime.

The episodes are reasonable short so I didn’t feel the drag as others did on some of the reviews as the information was all new to me. However I think if you’ve known about the case and had followed it, I can see where the frustration would lie.

The intro to each of the episodes seemed to be a misplaced attempt to ‘grip’ the audience but it felt more like an unsettling and disingenuous attempt rather than an honest one. Likewise it added no overall value to the podcasts but did highlight the horrific experience of Veronica.

The biggest issue I have with this podcast is not the content or the delivery of the content but the update that followed on a few months later. This felt disrespectful. I’m not sure how anyone, after spending a year of their life getting to know the case, interviewing the victim’s family and locals of the town could add as an update an advert for a new podcast. As a listener I feel we tend to listen in one go or over a few days, maybe weeks and having that straight away - ‘didn’t seem to really care about the update but here have an advert for our latest political podcast’ - audio was quite frankly disappointing. An update would suggest movement on a case that has impacted a village and not an ideal time for a new plug, but maybe that’s just me.

So if you’ve never heard anything about the case I would give it a listen but leave out the update episode. It’s unnecessary and quite frankly it lets the series down.

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