13 episodes

A young woman is murdered in a frenzied knife attack. Outside, a man is crying and covered in blood. What happens next almost defies belief. Yes, this really did happen…

Shreds: Murder in the dock BBC Radio Wales

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A young woman is murdered in a frenzied knife attack. Outside, a man is crying and covered in blood. What happens next almost defies belief. Yes, this really did happen…

    Part 13: Tiger Bay’s last fight

    Part 13: Tiger Bay’s last fight

    Back to Butetown and the Cardiff Five, 30 years on.
    'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history.
    It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988.
    We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial.
    The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.

    • 40 min
    Part 12: Shreds

    Part 12: Shreds

    The UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial.
    'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history.
    It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988.
    We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial.
    The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.

    • 39 min
    Part 11: 'The police made me do it’

    Part 11: 'The police made me do it’

    The original murder witnesses come clean – it was all lies.
    'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history.
    It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988.
    We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial.
    The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.

    • 33 min
    Part 10: The real murderer

    Part 10: The real murderer

    "I’m quite looking forward to death to find out if God or the devil exists."
    'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history.
    It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988.
    We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial.
    The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.

    • 29 min
    Part 9: Cold case

    Part 9: Cold case

    7 James Street gives up its secrets.
    'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history.
    It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988.
    We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial.
    The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.

    • 36 min
    Part 7: The tapes

    Part 7: The tapes

    Recordings of police interrogation tactics cause shock and outrage in the Appeal Court.
    'Shreds: Murder in the dock’ reveals the untold 30-year story of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British legal history.
    It is mainly told through the voices of the surviving members of the ‘Cardiff Five’ – the men originally charged and some of whom were later convicted of the murder of 20-year-old Lynette White in Cardiff’s docklands on St Valentine’s Day 1988.
    We explore the original two trials – at the time the longest in British criminal history – right through to the fascinating conclusion of the mystery surrounding the brutal murder of Lynette White which culminated in the UK’s biggest-ever police corruption trial.
    The back drop is the enduring fall-out on the innocent lives of those involved and the devastating impact on a community once known around the world for its diversity and tolerance, the legendary Tiger Bay.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Choster_P ,

Great podcast

I was born in 1975 in Cardiff and remember all this going on. Never really understood the whole story. Thanks for doing this podcast never thought that this could happen in the UK never mind Cardiff. Justice for these men !

Hann_S_L ,

Excellent podcast

This podcast did an excellent job of telling the story of the many people who were affected by the police’s handling of this terrible miscarriage of justice. Excellent journalism and storytelling.

Jmmillett ,

Amazing!

Important podcast perfectly composed.

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