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In 1994, Howard Sounes began investigating a case of serial murder in an English cathedral city. A married couple, Fred and Rose West, had killed at least twelve women and girls, including their own daughter. They cut their victims up and buried the remains of nine bodies under their house at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, where the Wests continued to live undetected... for decades. 


Uncovering their secrets as a journalist and author, researching his classic crime book Fred & Rose, Howard recorded his enquiries and interviews on cassette tape. Twenty-five years on, Howard revisits these previously unheard tapes. He also speaks to new witnesses, as he reveals the full story of the Wests, with new insights, in this compelling 12-part podcast series from Somethin’ Else. 


Fred & Rose by Howard Sounes is available now on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes Somethin’ Else

    • True Crime
    • 4.1, 624 Ratings

In 1994, Howard Sounes began investigating a case of serial murder in an English cathedral city. A married couple, Fred and Rose West, had killed at least twelve women and girls, including their own daughter. They cut their victims up and buried the remains of nine bodies under their house at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, where the Wests continued to live undetected... for decades. 


Uncovering their secrets as a journalist and author, researching his classic crime book Fred & Rose, Howard recorded his enquiries and interviews on cassette tape. Twenty-five years on, Howard revisits these previously unheard tapes. He also speaks to new witnesses, as he reveals the full story of the Wests, with new insights, in this compelling 12-part podcast series from Somethin’ Else. 


Fred & Rose by Howard Sounes is available now on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
624 Ratings

624 Ratings

GregRFC ,

Very good content ~ PLEASE less adverts!!

Fascinating and well researched and read BUT like most new podcasts the adverts are getting beyond the joke. STOP!

Imosle14 ,

Dismally disturbing advertising

An advert for Swiss Army knife cooking knives seems unwittingly tasteless considering the content of this podcast. It’s almost embarrassingly ironic. The only way it could be more inappropriate is if the podcast was about Jeffery Dahmer...

Despite this, the podcast is wonderfully researched and intriguingly informative.

Alliiie ,

Best of British Storytelling

Love this. Finally U.K. true crime at the production levels for podcast fiends. Howard is a great narrator and love hearing so much rich, disturbing and human audio.
Wonderful. Thank you

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