10 episodes

The naked body of a young woman is found in isolated woods. Police never catch her killer. Journalist Sam Poling's investigation takes her into a dark and unsettling world of sex, rape, lies and murder. And it leads her to confront the man she believes is the prime suspect.

From BBC Scotland, Who Killed Emma? Is an eight-part podcast that forensically takes apart the police investigation into Emma's murder and unravels the impact of a series of coincidences and missed opportunities until a clear suspect starts to emerge.
CREDITS
Reporter: Samantha Poling
Producer: Mona McAlinden
Audio Editor: Jennifer Tracey
Story Editor: Kirsty Williams
Audio editing and mixing: Fraser Jackson and Kris McConnachie
Executive Producers: Jennifer Tracey and Shelley Jofre
Commissioning Editors: Louise Thornton and Gareth Hydes
Thanks to Matt Roper
Special thanks to Eamon O Connor and all those who trusted us to tell their stories.

Who Killed Emma? is created and made by BBC Scotland on BBC Sounds.

Who Killed Emma‪?‬ BBC Radio Scotland

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    • 4.9 • 410 Ratings

The naked body of a young woman is found in isolated woods. Police never catch her killer. Journalist Sam Poling's investigation takes her into a dark and unsettling world of sex, rape, lies and murder. And it leads her to confront the man she believes is the prime suspect.

From BBC Scotland, Who Killed Emma? Is an eight-part podcast that forensically takes apart the police investigation into Emma's murder and unravels the impact of a series of coincidences and missed opportunities until a clear suspect starts to emerge.
CREDITS
Reporter: Samantha Poling
Producer: Mona McAlinden
Audio Editor: Jennifer Tracey
Story Editor: Kirsty Williams
Audio editing and mixing: Fraser Jackson and Kris McConnachie
Executive Producers: Jennifer Tracey and Shelley Jofre
Commissioning Editors: Louise Thornton and Gareth Hydes
Thanks to Matt Roper
Special thanks to Eamon O Connor and all those who trusted us to tell their stories.

Who Killed Emma? is created and made by BBC Scotland on BBC Sounds.

    9: The Cable

    9: The Cable

    A dramatic twist in the hunt for Emma's killer. The murder weapon is revealed, but can it be linked to the prime suspect? And those at the heart of the inquiry start to come forward to reporter Sam Poling.

    • 35 min
    8: This Is Not The End

    8: This Is Not The End

    The sexual violence reported, the promises made and the women who wait for justice. What happens after the confrontation and what it means in the hunt for Emma's killer.
    CREDITS
    Reporter: Samantha Poling
    Producer: Mona McAlinden
    Audio Editor: Jennifer Tracey
    Story Editor: Kirsty Williams
    Audio editing and mixing: Fraser Jackson and Kris McConnachie
    Executive Producers: Jennifer Tracey and Shelley Jofre
    Commissioning Editors: Louise Thornton and Gareth Hydes
    Thanks to Matt Roper
    Special thanks to Eamon O Connor and all those who trusted us to tell their stories.

    Who Killed Emma? is created and made by BBC Scotland on BBC Sounds.

    • 30 min
    7: I Accuse

    7: I Accuse

    Is this man Emma's killer? Sam confronts a prime suspect with her evidence.
    CREDITS
    Reporter: Samantha Poling
    Producer: Mona McAlinden
    Audio Editor: Jennifer Tracey
    Story Editor: Kirsty Williams
    Audio editing and mixing: Fraser Jackson and Kris McConnachie
    Executive Producers: Jennifer Tracey and Shelley Jofre
    Commissioning Editors: Louise Thornton and Gareth Hydes
    Thanks to Matt Roper
    Special thanks to Eamon O Connor and all those who trusted us to tell their stories.

    Who Killed Emma? is created and made by BBC Scotland on BBC Sounds.

    • 19 min
    6: Secrets and Lies

    6: Secrets and Lies

    The conflicting stories and evidence that point towards a man with a past. Sam investigates the man she thinks she knows.
    CREDITS
    Reporter: Samantha Poling
    Producer: Mona McAlinden
    Audio Editor: Jennifer Tracey
    Story Editor: Kirsty Williams
    Audio editing and mixing: Fraser Jackson and Kris McConnachie
    Executive Producers: Jennifer Tracey and Shelley Jofre
    Commissioning Editors: Louise Thornton and Gareth Hydes
    Thanks to Matt Roper
    Special thanks to Eamon O Connor and all those who trusted us to tell their stories.

    Who Killed Emma? is created and made by BBC Scotland on BBC Sounds.

    • 37 min
    5: Clear My Name

    5: Clear My Name

    A suspect comes forward asking for help, but can he be trusted?
    CREDITS
    Reporter: Samantha Poling
    Producer: Mona McAlinden
    Audio Editor: Jennifer Tracey
    Story Editor: Kirsty Williams
    Audio editing and mixing: Fraser Jackson and Kris McConnachie
    Executive Producers: Jennifer Tracey and Shelley Jofre
    Commissioning Editors: Louise Thornton and Gareth Hydes
    Thanks to Matt Roper
    Special thanks to Eamon O Connor and all those who trusted us to tell their stories.

    Who Killed Emma? is created and made by BBC Scotland on BBC Sounds.

    • 13 min
    4: The Woods

    4: The Woods

    The isolated forest where Emma's body is found offers clues, but not the ones you might be expecting.
    CREDITS
    Reporter: Samantha Poling
    Producer: Mona McAlinden
    Audio Editor: Jennifer Tracey
    Story Editor: Kirsty Williams
    Audio editing and mixing: Fraser Jackson and Kris McConnachie
    Executive Producers: Jennifer Tracey and Shelley Jofre
    Commissioning Editors: Louise Thornton and Gareth Hydes
    Thanks to Matt Roper
    Special thanks to Eamon O Connor and all those who trusted us to tell their stories.

    Who Killed Emma? is created and made by BBC Scotland on BBC Sounds.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
410 Ratings

410 Ratings

I have none. ,

Astonishing podcast, LISTEN.

This is an investigative podcast, that REALLY investigates, not speculates. Interviews with police, women, and the suspect. Real risk, but real intelligence, KINDNESS, and real social investigation and commentary. SAM - you did incredible work, so moving, I’m a rape victim and the way you spoke to and about all of these women, does you credit, your respect for facts and humans absolutely shone through. I hope Emma’s family has some relief in what happened after your podcast and documentary series.it must have been terrifying sometimes to have done this work, well done. one of the times (sadly fewer every year) that we can be proud of the BBC.

RossnJulie17 ,

Great work

Incredible piece of work and really well documented by Sam. As for the police it just beggars belief.

Joojooak ,

Brilliant investigative journalism

Captivating podcast that actually did what the police should've done. 👏👏

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