106 episodes

The Trial goes behind the headlines of some of the biggest trials in the world.
We take you into the courtroom, bringing you the detail as the evidence unfolds, examining key moments and carrying out exclusive interviews with detectives, victims, and experts.
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    • True Crime
    • 4.3 • 989 Ratings

The Trial goes behind the headlines of some of the biggest trials in the world.
We take you into the courtroom, bringing you the detail as the evidence unfolds, examining key moments and carrying out exclusive interviews with detectives, victims, and experts.
Follow us on X @thetrialpodcast
Contact us at thetrial@mailmetromedia.co.uk
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    Constance Marten and Mark Gordon: “Painted as Villains”

    Constance Marten and Mark Gordon: “Painted as Villains”

    In this episode Caroline and Jack bring the full police interviews with Constance Marten which took place after the body of Victoria had been found. Constance Marten told detectives the couple were portrayed as villains when they were on the run, and she said the media storm made her too afraid to hand herself in. After Victoria died she said she wanted to bury her but the couple hadn’t eaten for weeks, so were too weak to dig a grave. The episode will also bring more information about why the couple’s other four children were taken into care.
    Warning: This podcast references court proceedings which detail the death and alleged abuse of a child in detail.
    Follow the evidence as the jury hears it, in twice-weekly reports from broadcaster and journalist Caroline Cheetham, along with news reporter Jack Hardy.
    They’ll take you into London's Old Bailey, bringing you the detail as the evidence unfolds, examining key moments and carrying out exclusive interviews with detectives, victims, and experts.
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    • 29 min
    Constance Marten and Mark Gordon: The Body in the Shed

    Constance Marten and Mark Gordon: The Body in the Shed

    In this episode, Caroline and Jack will bring you the latest from the Old Bailey, where the trial of Constance Marten and Mark Gordon heard about the moment police finally found the body of Baby Victoria in a shed in March 2023, nearly two months after the couple allegedly went on the run with her. The episode will also feature details of their police interviews, both before and after the discovery of the baby's body. The jury saw footage of a tearful Constance Marten tell police about her baby's death.
    Warning: This podcast references court proceedings which detail the death and alleged abuse of a child in detail.
    Follow the evidence as the jury hears it, in twice-weekly reports from broadcaster and journalist Caroline Cheetham, along with news reporter Jack Hardy.
    They’ll take you into London's Old Bailey, bringing you the detail as the evidence unfolds, examining key moments and carrying out exclusive interviews with detectives, victims, and experts.
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    Contact us at thetrial@mailmetromedia.co.uk
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    • 25 min
    Constance Marten and Mark Gordon: Where’s the baby?

    Constance Marten and Mark Gordon: Where’s the baby?

    In this episode, Caroline and Jack bring you the latest from the Old Bailey, where the trial of Constance Marten and Mark Gordon was dramatically halted last week after an explosion under the court. The episode will also feature evidence about the final days the couple spent on the run, when they appeared to scavenge in bins for food, as well as the eyewitness account of the man who set in motion their arrest after growing suspicious of the couple outside a corner shop in Brighton. The jury also heard from the police officers who were first on the scene to arrest the couple - one of whom saw something strange stuffed inside the jacket of Constance Marten. Both defendants deny the charges against them.
    Warning: This podcast references court proceedings which detail the death and alleged abuse of a child in detail.
    Follow the evidence as the jury hears it, in twice-weekly reports from broadcaster and journalist Caroline Cheetham, along with news reporter Jack Hardy.
    They’ll take you into London's Old Bailey, bringing you the detail as the evidence unfolds, examining key moments and carrying out exclusive interviews with detectives, victims, and experts.
    Follow us on X @thetrialpodcast
    Contact us at thetrial@mailmetromedia.co.uk
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    • 22 min
    Esther Ghey: A Mother’s Story

    Esther Ghey: A Mother’s Story

    In this special extended episode Caroline and Liz speak to Esther Ghey, the mother of Brianna. In her first in depth audio interview, Esther tells them about the moment she learned her daughter had been murdered, how she has coped with the past 12 months and how she plans to mark the anniversary of Brianna’s death on Sunday.
    She also speaks passionately about her determination to make positive change for children, by campaigning for new legislation around mobile phones and social media, and improving mental resilience with mindfulness teachers in schools.
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    • 47 min
    Constance Marten and Mark Gordon: The Arrest

    Constance Marten and Mark Gordon: The Arrest

    In this episode, Caroline and Jack bring you the dramatic bodycam footage of the moment Constance Marten and Mark Gordon are finally arrested after weeks on the run. In the footage both are asked repeatedly where the baby is, but neither give an answer. 
    The episode also outlines the evidence from a woman who says she was awoken on two consecutive nights in her house on the edge of the South Downs by the sound of a baby crying. A few days later, she said that she saw a couple resembling Mark Gordon and Constance Marten on a coastal path near her home, as well as a blue tent nearby. This episode will also feature evidence from a man whose wife gave evidence last week about an alleged sighting of Constance Marten carrying a dead child. He told the court that he and his wife returned to the park where she made the sighting so that they could carry out their own detective work. The jury were also shown CCTV of the moment Constance Marten bought some petrol from a Texaco garage on January 12 2023 - which she later told police that she had intended to use to cremate the remains of Baby Victoria. Both defendants deny the charges against them.
    Warning: This podcast references court proceedings which detail the death and alleged abuse of a child in detail.
    Follow the evidence as the jury hears it, in twice-weekly reports from broadcaster and journalist Caroline Cheetham, along with news reporter Jack Hardy.
    They’ll take you into London's Old Bailey, bringing you the detail as the evidence unfolds, examining key moments and carrying out exclusive interviews with detectives, victims, and experts.
    Follow us on X @thetrialpodcast
    Contact us at thetrial@mailmetromedia.co.uk
    Leave a comment on Spotify or even send us a voice note on WhatsApp - +447796657512 (start your message with 'Trial')

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    • 27 min
    Brianna Ghey: So many lives ruined

    Brianna Ghey: So many lives ruined

    In this episode Caroline and Liz talk to Dr Carol Stott, an expert in autism, to try and answer some of your questions about the role the condition played in the trial. They bring you a longer interview with criminologist Prof David Wilson, who offers his insight into what drove Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe to kill Brianna.
    And they also bring you news of a new campaign launched by Brianna’s mother, Esther Ghey, which aims to help parents control what their children are looking at online via their smartphones.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
989 Ratings

989 Ratings

Fredsmum1 ,

Excellent series

But ….. the perpetrators make out they have a condition. The male acted mute … ! More fool the British justice system .

MotherSparrow ,

Learning the value of ‘court watching’

Being a nurse, it was the Lucy Letby trial that brought me to this Podcast. I’ve been an avid listener ever since. I’ve learned so much about the British justice system. The quality of reporting is excellent- factual but truly compassionate, yet still maintaining impartiality until after sentencing. Great job.

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Intriguing

I love this app. Super timely and informative.

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