33 episodes

A live investigation: Two murders, one fugitive and a hunter tracking down the target.

Manhunt: Finding Kevin Parle BBC

    • Personal Journals
    • 3.8 • 167 Ratings

A live investigation: Two murders, one fugitive and a hunter tracking down the target.

    #12: Small World

    #12: Small World

    Peter finds out how lockdown might affect Parle and takes audience questions on the progress of his investigation:
    From how the fugitive might be supporting himself to whether "supergrasses" are coming forward to help.

    • 29 min
    #11: Mission Possible

    #11: Mission Possible

    Peter assesses the psychological impact on a fugitive who may be in lockdown and two ex-girlfriends paint a disturbing picture of Parle as a manipulator.

    • 31 min
    #10: Change of Plan

    #10: Change of Plan

    Peter finds out a lot more about Parle - where he might be and who he's connected with, before the coronavirus forces him to continue his hunt from home.

    • 33 min
    #09: The Review

    #09: The Review

    Peter gathers some of his advisors together to look at how his investigation is progressing and to decide the next lines of enquiry.

    • 47 min
    #08: Ghost Stories

    #08: Ghost Stories

    Peter is still following up suspected sightings of Kevin Parle. He visits a cannabis club where he's told the fugitive is a member, but gets a big breakthrough at a bar in Albir.

    • 34 min
    #07: Spain

    #07: Spain

    Peter heads to a campsite that Parle is thought to have stayed at in 2006, but also investigates information the fugitive may have been in that part of Spain a lot more recently.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

PC Junkie ,

Needs Work ..

Both the ‘Staircase’ and ‘Kevin Parle.’

Needs better writing, critical thinking, summaries of witness statements, sequencing of facts / events ... and ...
Needs A LOT of audio ‘clean-up.’ Phone interviews are scratchy, mumbling, veer off tract and just plain annoying.

I’ve listened to other ‘5 live’ podcasts and they were pretty good, but not this one.

Nana, PC Junkie

tankimusprime ,

3/5

This podcast offers insights not captured in the Netflix documentary, “The Staircase”. The additional research and interviews helped inform my opinion on this fascinating case. That being said, the production of the podcast was clunky at times. It felt like someone who doesn’t understand what a podcast is produced this podcast. It’s like my Dad made this podcast. The constant reminders of what you’re listening to in the beginning, middle and end of a 30 minutes nearly every episode was excessive. I didn’t understand why 3 different people with varying American accents had to say, “Five Live”. The repetitious recaps were completely unnecessary. I’d still recommend it if you’re interesting in learning more about this entrancing case.

ajs248 ,

Incredibly biased

After watching the documentary and reading into the case myself, this podcast is incredibly biased and doesn’t give the full facts on both sides. Too much time is given to Kathleen’s sister, who I don’t find credible at all. Not saying he is 100% innocent, just saying way too much reasonable doubt even in the first trial for a conviction. Home cooking.

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