89 episodes

A true-crime podcast that focuses exclusively on British murder cases and serial killers with an occasional glimpse at horror movies

British Murders Stuart Blues

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 56 Ratings

A true-crime podcast that focuses exclusively on British murder cases and serial killers with an occasional glimpse at horror movies

    Stephen Port | The Grindr Killer

    Stephen Port | The Grindr Killer

    In the third episode of British Murders Season 6, I tell the story of Stephen Port, dubbed by the media as "The Grindr Killer".

    Between June 2014 and September 2015, Stephen used online dating sites such as Grindr, Sleepyboy.com and FitLads to meet young, gay men whom he drugged, sexually assaulted and killed.

    Despite systematic failings by the local police force, Stephen was finally caught and arrested in October 2015 and was handed a Whole Life Order by Mr Justice Openshaw on November 25, 2016.

    The 'Grindr Killer' case is very controversial regarding how the police handled the investigations into the deaths of Anthony Walgate, Gabriel Kovari, Daniel Whitworth and Jack Taylor.

    The police initially disregarded their respective deaths as being non-suspicious when, in fact, Stephen Port had murdered them all.

    The link below provides guidance information and links to services and guidance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the UK:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-and-support-for-lgbt-people

    ⁣⁣For all things British Murders, please visit my website:⁣
    https://www.britishmurders.com/⁣

    Intro music:⁣
    David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣
    https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic⁣

    My recording equipment:⁣
    Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
    Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1
    Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
    Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

    Recorded in:⁣
    Hindenberg PRO

    Edited in:⁣
    DaVinci Resolve 17⁣

    References:⁣
    www.britishmurders.com/stephenport/
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    • 47 min
    INTERVIEW | Her Honour Wendy Joseph QC | Former Old Bailey Judge

    INTERVIEW | Her Honour Wendy Joseph QC | Former Old Bailey Judge

    In this episode of British Murders, I welcome Her Honour Wendy Joseph QC to the show.⁣

    Until March 2022, Wendy was a judge at the Old Bailey, sitting on criminal cases, trying mainly allegations of murder and other homicide.

    She read English and Law at Cambridge, was called to the Bar by Gray's Inn in 1975, became a Queen's Counsel (QC) in 1998 and sat as a full-time judge from 2007 to 2022.

    When she moved to the Old Bailey in 2012, she was the only woman amongst sixteen judges and only the third woman ever to hold a permanent position there.

    She was also a Diversity and Community Relations Judge, promoting understanding between the judiciary and many different sectors of our community, particularly those from less privileged and minority groups.

    She also mentors young people from various backgrounds who hope for a career in law and has a particular interest in helping women.

    Wendy's first book 'Unlawful Killings', released on June 9, 2022, is available to purchase here:
    Unlawful Killings - Penguin Books UK

    For all things British Murders, please visit my website:
    https://www.britishmurders.com/

    Intro music:
    David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
    https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic

    My recording equipment:
    Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
    Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1
    Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
    Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

    Recorded using:
    Zencastr

    Edited in:
    Hindenberg PRO
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Rosdeep Adekoya | The Murder of Mikaeel Kular

    Rosdeep Adekoya | The Murder of Mikaeel Kular

    In the second episode of British Murders Season 6, I tell the tragic story of the murder of Mikaeel Kular.

    In January 2014, 3-year-old Mikaeel passed away through the night due to several days' worth of beatings from his mother, Rosdeep Adekoya.

    Rather than take Mikaeel to the doctor, Rosdeep kept him at home as she feared the bruises all over his body would raise suspicions.

    Initially, Rosdeep told the story that Mikaeel had disappeared through the night and urged the police and public to help her find him.

    They had no idea Rosdeep had buried him inside a suitcase in the woods of Fife.

    Rosdeep was handed an 11-year jail sentence in August 2014 after being found guilty of culpable homicide and was released from prison in April 2021.

    ⁣⁣For all things British Murders, please visit my website:⁣
    https://www.britishmurders.com/⁣

    Intro music:⁣
    David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣
    https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic⁣

    My recording equipment:⁣
    Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
    Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1
    Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
    Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

    Recorded in:⁣
    Hindenberg PRO

    Edited in:⁣
    DaVinci Resolve 17⁣

    References:⁣
    www.britishmurders.com/rosdeepadekoya/
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    • 28 min
    INTERVIEW | Dr Richard Shepherd | Britain's Top Forensic Pathologist

    INTERVIEW | Dr Richard Shepherd | Britain's Top Forensic Pathologist

    In this episode of British Murders, I welcome Dr Richard Shepherd to the show.⁣

    Richard trained as a doctor at St George's Hospital medical school at Hyde Park Corner, qualifying in 1977, and then completed his postgraduate training as a forensic pathologist in 1987.

    He is also an experienced Senior Lecturer and Professor who has taught at universities around the world and lectured to professional audiences at national and international conferences.

    Richard advised on the management of UK fatalities following the September 11 attacks and was the forensic pathologist expert for the Bloody Sunday Inquiry and the death of Princess Diana.

    He was also the pathologist who carried out autopsies on the victims of the 1987 Hungerford massacre and the killer Michael Ryan.

    Richard's second book 'The Seven Ages of Death', released in paperback on May 12, 2022, is available to purchase here:
    The Seven Ages of Death - Penguin Books UK

    You can find and support Dr Richard Shepherd here:
    https://drrichardshepherd.com/

    For all things British Murders, please visit my website:
    https://www.britishmurders.com/

    Intro music:
    David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
    https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic

    My recording equipment:
    Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
    Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1
    Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
    Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

    Recorded using:
    Zencastr

    Edited in:
    Hindenberg PRO
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Felix Spicer | The Murders of William and Henry Spicer

    Felix Spicer | The Murders of William and Henry Spicer

    In the first episode of British Murders Season 6, I tell the story of Felix Spicer.

    In the early hours of May 25, 1890, Felix murdered two of his children whilst they slept before attempting to murder their mother, Mary.

    The couple's relationship was approaching its end, and Felix refused to allow the separation to happen.

    After being found guilty and sentenced to death, infamous British executioner James Berry hanged Felix on August 22, 1890.

    Felix provided no motive but said he must have been mad to have done what he did.

    ⁣⁣For all things British Murders, please visit my website:⁣
    https://www.britishmurders.com/⁣

    Intro music:⁣
    David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣
    https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic⁣

    My recording equipment:⁣
    Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
    Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1
    Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
    Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

    Recorded in:⁣
    Hindenberg PRO

    Edited in:⁣
    DaVinci Resolve 17⁣

    References:⁣
    www.britishmurders.com/felixspicer/
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    • 28 min
    BONUS | Alien (1979) & Aliens (1986) | Movie Reviews feat. Lee Bailey (Singer-Songwriter)

    BONUS | Alien (1979) & Aliens (1986) | Movie Reviews feat. Lee Bailey (Singer-Songwriter)

    In this double-header movie review bonus episode, I am joined by my good friend Lee Bailey, a singer-songwriter from Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

    We discussed Sir Ridley Scott's 1979 horror masterpiece 'Alien' and its 1986 action-packed sequel 'Aliens', directed by James Cameron.

    You can expect plenty of laughs in this one and the strongest Yorkshire accent you've likely ever heard.

    You can find and support Lee Bailey here:
    https://www.leebailey.co.uk/

    For all things British Murders, please visit my website:
    https://www.britishmurders.com/

    Intro music:
    David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'
    https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic

    My recording equipment:
    Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone
    Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1
    Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface
    Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

    Recorded using:
    Hindenberg PRO (my audio)
    Audacity (Lee's audio)

    Edited in:
    DaVinci Resolve 17⁣
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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Jarquisb ,

English crime retold en pointe!

Love this podcast. Keeps me company whilst I’m gardening in sunny Northern California. Love to hear the English accent, so concise and the dry sense of humour Stuart has. (So lost on that American reviewer😁) Plenty of facts but brief and to the point. Love it!

K_a_i_t ,

Found on accident now I can’t stop listening

I found this podcast after finishing up one of my regular podcasts and love listening to these while working please keep making them also love the cross over episodes

Yummers88 ,

Calling all True Crime & Anglophiles!

This is my #1 podcast! Stuart Blues is a wonderful storyteller with a lovely voice that’s easy to listen to! Also, just heard him on my other my other favorite True Crime/History pod, “Kinda Murdery.” Stuart is amazing. If you love his show, check out Kinda Murdery too!

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