7 episodes

Thanks to a friend of his, broadcaster and journalist Magnus Finch comes into receipt of a batch of mini-discs containing interviews with an extraordinary character - Queenie, one of Britian's most notorious violent offenders. This is a man that was born into a privileged background but, in the 1980s, he embarks on a life as a hardened violent criminal. Finch tracks down relatives, former colleagues, cell mates, those in the prison system and psychologists, to try to better understand what made this seemingly rather effete man from a rarified world decide that he would become one of Britain's most feared prison inmates.
Written, voiced and produced by Steve Furst.

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Queenie Steve Furst

    • Comedy

Thanks to a friend of his, broadcaster and journalist Magnus Finch comes into receipt of a batch of mini-discs containing interviews with an extraordinary character - Queenie, one of Britian's most notorious violent offenders. This is a man that was born into a privileged background but, in the 1980s, he embarks on a life as a hardened violent criminal. Finch tracks down relatives, former colleagues, cell mates, those in the prison system and psychologists, to try to better understand what made this seemingly rather effete man from a rarified world decide that he would become one of Britain's most feared prison inmates.
Written, voiced and produced by Steve Furst.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 6

    Episode 6

    In order to come to terms with the death of his mother, Queenie’s interest in the afterlife becomes piqued. He seeks the counsel of a former prisoner by the name of Shed Sven and also a newspaper astrologer by the name of Melody Newman.
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    • 40 min
    Episode 5

    Episode 5

    In an attempt to gain can early release Queenie pursues a rather surprising avenue. This episode features another very frightening character known only as Lyn. 
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    • 38 min
    Episode 4

    Episode 4

    In an attempt to go straight, Queenie gets involved in R-PAC, the Reformed Prisoners Acting Club run by Leon Dooley. However a job at a North London pub is there to act as a cover for some nefarious practices. 
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    • 36 min
    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    This episode explores the lead up to Queenie’s first incarceration at HMPrison Parkhurst on the Isle of Wight. It features interviews with former cellmates and former governor Leslie Cameron.
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    • 34 min
    Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Magnus delves into the family archives to gain a better understanding of Queenie’s background and family life including an interview with his father’s mistress Sveltana.


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    • 31 min
    Episode 1

    Episode 1

    How broadcaster and journalist Magnus Finch received the recordings of Queenie and a little about why he became the violent character that was so feared in the prison system. Interview excerpts with Queenie himself, and psychologist Nigel Puce. 
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    • 27 min

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