11 episodes

In 1994, Howard Sounes began investigating a case of serial murder in an English cathedral city. A married couple, Fred and Rose West, had killed at least twelve women and girls, including their own daughter. They cut their victims up and buried the remains of nine bodies under their house at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, where the Wests continued to live undetected... for decades. 


Uncovering their secrets as a journalist and author, researching his classic crime book Fred & Rose, Howard recorded his enquiries and interviews on cassette tape. Twenty-five years on, Howard revisits these previously unheard tapes. He also speaks to new witnesses, as he reveals the full story of the Wests, with new insights, in this compelling 12-part podcast series from Somethin’ Else. 


Fred & Rose by Howard Sounes is available now on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes Somethin’ Else

    • True Crime
    • 3.8, 450 Ratings

In 1994, Howard Sounes began investigating a case of serial murder in an English cathedral city. A married couple, Fred and Rose West, had killed at least twelve women and girls, including their own daughter. They cut their victims up and buried the remains of nine bodies under their house at 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, where the Wests continued to live undetected... for decades. 


Uncovering their secrets as a journalist and author, researching his classic crime book Fred & Rose, Howard recorded his enquiries and interviews on cassette tape. Twenty-five years on, Howard revisits these previously unheard tapes. He also speaks to new witnesses, as he reveals the full story of the Wests, with new insights, in this compelling 12-part podcast series from Somethin’ Else. 


Fred & Rose by Howard Sounes is available now on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
450 Ratings

450 Ratings

KayLawDan ,

Great

The recording are hard to understand at time but still great podcast to listen to! The details missed are filled in when needed and they back up all of the claims with intervenes crazy story for sure

panko6543 ,

Poor Recordings

The recordings that are often difficult to understand aren’t worth sharing in the podcast. A synopsis of such recordings would be much less frustrating. I feel like I’m wasting my time sitting through the muffled sounds of conversations.

Bbook91 ,

Old audio

Fascinating story but to have the listenable narrative constantly interrupted by old tapes that are too fuzzy to understand is really frustrating. Even with the content being paraphrased so you know what’s going on, it’s just an unpleasant listening experience.

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