20 episodes

A chilling new and highly addictive true crime podcast set in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. A young woman's body is found face down behind her door in the upmarket west end of the Granite City, Aberdeen. Her neck was slashed so deeply it was almost severed. The trainee-nurse was an unlikely victim but the identity of her killer was even more shocking. Join The Storyteller Isla Traquair as she retraces her steps from 20 years ago when she first covered the case as a 19-year-old reporter. She's tracking down the key people involved - most importantly the killer, to finally get some answers about this Murder Most Foul.

The Storyteller: Murder Most Foul Isla Traquair

    • True Crime
    • 4.6, 753 Ratings

A chilling new and highly addictive true crime podcast set in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. A young woman's body is found face down behind her door in the upmarket west end of the Granite City, Aberdeen. Her neck was slashed so deeply it was almost severed. The trainee-nurse was an unlikely victim but the identity of her killer was even more shocking. Join The Storyteller Isla Traquair as she retraces her steps from 20 years ago when she first covered the case as a 19-year-old reporter. She's tracking down the key people involved - most importantly the killer, to finally get some answers about this Murder Most Foul.

    MURDERESS MOST FOUL

    MURDERESS MOST FOUL

    In the final episode of this series, loose ends are tied in a poetic way as the living victims of Pamela Gourlay come together and find comfort by sharing their very different experiences. The Storyteller Isla Traquair thinks she’s done, but is she? Maybe one last trip north but will she find the truth? 
     
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    9 - BACK FROM THE DEAD

    9 - BACK FROM THE DEAD

    In an unexpected twist a key character in this awful story, who was believed to be dead, is in fact alive and ready to talk about the case for the first time in 20 years. 
     
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    • 48 min
    BONUS 8

    BONUS 8

    What was Pamela Gourlay's solicitor predicting for the verdict and why did she only serve 14 years? Meanwhile the family of Melanie Sturton were forced to return to the court time and time again for appeals and deal with receiving her belongings still covered in fingerprint dust and blood stains.
     
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    • 31 min
    8 - WHY DID YOU DO IT?

    8 - WHY DID YOU DO IT?

    The jury returns but who do they believe? Pamela Gourlay or her former boyfriend Kris Taylor? Present day The Storyteller Isla Traquair goes on a quest to find the killer to get some answers twenty years after the horrific murder. 
     
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    • 39 min
    BONUS 7 - PART 2

    BONUS 7 - PART 2

    Pamela Gourlay gave evidence over two days. In the second part of this week's bonus content, find out exactly what the young chef said in court as The Storyteller Isla Traquair goes through and reads excerpts of the transcript. An actor is used for reading the parts of Edward Targowski QC and former Advocate Depute Neil Brailsford who is now a judge, Lord Brailsford.
     
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    • 10 min
    BONUS 7 - PART 1

    BONUS 7 - PART 1

    In Part 1 of Bonus Episode 7, The Storyteller Isla Traquair explains the options available to the jury. Did you know Scotland has a third verdict? And fellow journalist Alison Shaw and defence agent Shane Campbell recall the cold behaviour of Pamela Gourlay throughout the trial. QC Edward Targowski explains the perils of an accused giving evidence and learn more about that phone call confession between mother and daughter.
     
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
753 Ratings

753 Ratings

graceswain1989 ,

Gripping, powerful and oh so moving

I binge listened to the whole series, my heart brakes for Melanie’s family. Isla I could listen to you all day!

CharJRich ,

Gripping story and so personable

Very well put together. Loved the top up episodes. I was gripped for the start and wanted to know more. Love the relationship built with the family and other witness. Really feel for the family and glad people will now know who this horrible girl is that got her life back after taking someone else’s.

please no ,

Brilliant

Really great podcast, sensitively and considerately put together.
Totally terrifying that someone capable of such a brutal, unprovoked attack could spend such little time in prison and especially after showing no remorse. How they can be released and live next door to folk who haven’t a clue is scary. I mean life license is great but it’ll be too late for whoever she may attack next! So she was out at only 35?!?! I mean that’s a decent life ahead of her . Really wish Timpsons had responded. I’ve always loved their work model and supported it widely but have serious questions regarding the employment of a brutal, unrepentant, unprovoked killer like Pamela . I just don’t want my keys cut by that person.

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