105 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 • 68 Ratings

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

    INTERVIEW | Zoë Apostolides | Freelance Writer and Literary Agent

    INTERVIEW | Zoë Apostolides | Freelance Writer and Literary Agent

    In this episode of British Murders, I welcome Zoë Apostolides to the show.⁣

    Zoë has worked as a journalist for ten years, covering lifestyle, literature, art and education for the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph and others.

    She has ghost-written several memoirs and biographies and combines this with editorial work as a literary agent with a particular interest in crime, horror and narrative non-fiction across all genres.

    Her new book 'End of Innocence: The Untold Stories Behind the Victims of Child Killer Robert Black', released on August 18, 2022, is available to purchase here:
    End of Innocence | Mardle books

    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:
    Zoom

    Edited in:
    Hindenberg PRO
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    • 36 min
    Anthony Hardy | The Murders of Sally White, Elizabeth Valad and Bridgette Maclennan

    Anthony Hardy | The Murders of Sally White, Elizabeth Valad and Bridgette Maclennan

    In the first episode of British Murders Season 7, I tell the story of Anthony Hardy.

    Between January and December 2002, Anthony Hardy murdered Sally White, Elizabeth Valad and Bridgette Maclennan in Camden Town, London.

    He initially got away with the murder of Sally White in January 2002 due to an incorrect cause of death confirmed by disgraced pathologist Dr Freddy Patel.

    Between April and November 2002, Hardy spent time in psychiatric units at several hospitals, and within six weeks of being released, he murdered Elizabeth Valad and Bridgette Maclennan.

    Hardy was arrested in January 2003 and received a life sentence that November. Mr Justice Keith upgraded his sentence to a whole life tariff in May 2010.

    Anthony Hardy died of sepsis at HM Prison Frankland on November 26, 2020.

    ⁣⁣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 and Edited in:⁣
    Hindenberg PRO

    References:⁣
    www.britishmurders.com/anthonyhardy
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    • 38 min
    Peter Manuel | The Beast of Birkenshaw | Part 2

    Peter Manuel | The Beast of Birkenshaw | Part 2

    In the season 6 special of British Murders, I tell the story of Peter Manuel, "The Beast of Birkenshaw".

    Thought to be Scotland's first serial killer and one of the country's worst, Peter Manuel was convicted of killing seven people between January 2, 1956, and January 1, 1958.

    In part one, I discussed Peter's background and early life as well as the murders of Anne Kneilands, Marion Watt, Vivienne Watt and Margaret Brown.

    In this second and final part, I discuss the murders of Sydney Dunn, Isabelle Cooke, Peter Smart, Doris Smart and Michael Smart, the "Trial of the Century", and Peter Manuel's eventual execution.

    ⁣⁣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 and Edited in:⁣
    Hindenberg PRO

    References:⁣
    www.britishmurders.com/petermanuelpart2/
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    • 39 min
    Peter Manuel | The Beast of Birkenshaw | Part 1

    Peter Manuel | The Beast of Birkenshaw | Part 1

    In the season 6 special of British Murders, I tell the story of Peter Manuel, "The Beast of Birkenshaw".

    Thought to be Scotland's first serial killer and one of the country's worst, Peter Manuel was convicted of killing seven people between January 2, 1956, and January 1, 1958.

    In this first part, I discuss Peter's background and early life as well as the murders of Anne Kneilands, Marion Watt, Vivienne Watt and Margaret Brown.

    In part two, I'll discuss the murders of Sydney Dunn, Isabelle Cooke, Peter Smart, Doris Smart and Michael Smart, the "Trial of the Century", and Peter Manuel's eventual execution.

    ⁣⁣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 and Edited in:⁣
    Hindenberg PRO

    References:⁣
    www.britishmurders.com/petermanuelpart1/
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    • 41 min
    The 1922 Hinterkaifeck Murders | Feat. Christian Raphael

    The 1922 Hinterkaifeck Murders | Feat. Christian Raphael

    In this episode of British Murders, I go on a European murder tour as aspiring author Christian Raphael tells me the story of the Hinterkaifeck murders.

    On March 31, 1922, the six inhabitants of a small farmstead in Bavaria, Germany, were brutally murdered by an unknown assailant.

    The victims were 63-year-old Andreas Gruber, his 72-year-old wife Cäzilia Gruber, their 35-year-old daughter Viktoria Gabriel, Viktoria's daughter, 7-year-old Cäzilia, Viktoria's son, 2-year-old Josef, and the family's 44-year-old maid Maria Baumgartner.

    Before the murders, the family and their previous maid reported hearing strange sounds from the attic, which led to that maid quitting.

    100 years later, the case remains unsolved.

    The murders are considered one of German history's most gruesome and puzzling unsolved crimes.

    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

    Recorded using:
    Zencastr

    Edited in:
    Hindenberg PRO
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    • 56 min
    George Murdoch | The 1983 Aberdeen Taxi Driver Murder | Feat. Dawn from Scottish Murders

    George Murdoch | The 1983 Aberdeen Taxi Driver Murder | Feat. Dawn from Scottish Murders

    In this episode of British Murders, I am told the story of George Murdoch by Dawn of Scottish Murders Podcast.

    At around 8 pm on September 29, 1983, local taxi driver George Murdoch picked up a fare from the New Marcliffe Hotel on Queens Road, Aberdeen.

    A short time later, he was found dead by the roadside. He was the victim of a brutal and cruel murder.

    39 years later, George's killer has still not been found.

    His case was featured on Crimewatch on March 14, 2022, and the information reward has recently increased to £25,000.

    If you have any information relating to this case, please get in touch with the Police (UK 101), Crimestoppers (UK 0800 555 111) or the below Facebook page:
    https://www.facebook.com/Appeal-for-Information-Aberdeen-Taxi-Driver-Murder-1983-George-Murdoch-100793279019630

    You can find and support 'Scottish Murders' here:
    https://scottishmurders.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

    Recorded using:
    Zencastr

    Edited in:
    Hindenberg PRO
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

megadrama ,

True Brit in NorCal loves this show!

Thank you for your thoughtful treatment of a sensitive subject. You make me think and you make me laugh out loud at least once every episode. Keep doing what you do. Cheerio! xx

Kelly White RN ,

Love this pod cast

As an American from Fuquay Varina North Carolina ( just wanted to hear Stuart pronounce Fuquay Varina 😂) I love all things true crime and all things British! I love the facts about the locations for each episode so I can learn more about the amazing country I hope to visit someday! Stuart is funny especially when he is not sure about his pronunciations and laughs at himself. Keep up the great work Stuart and I will keep listening!

SippingSnapped ,

Awesome Podcast!!

Excellently researched and very informative podcast! LOVE your accent! We here in the US of A are new fans of yours! Keep up the great work! Cheers! ❤️🔪🍺

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