The presenter is simply awful. Stilted language, stupid opinions, grade A bootlicker. Season 6 proves these dirty pigs act just as illegally as criminals (only worse cuz they act all high minded). Buncha pervs spending their whole day listening in to stranger’s phone calls. Ewwww
oldjohnhall via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/18/24
Amazing series - a window into crime and lives that would otherwise be invisible. Tenacious committed and thorough reporting. Loved it all.
plumbeum via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/02/24
Really enjoying this podcast. Seen it for a while and started with Burger Boys, a local story. Fascinating and awful all at once. Nicely researched and produced.
ALM1078 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/25/24
This is a fascinating story which would have been more compelling if it wasn’t stretched into 6 episodes. Sound bites and quotes from interviewees are repeated over and over, the encrochat word repeated in various voices as a filler is really irritating. For me it would have made a great radio...Read full review »
Snmy24 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/18/24
Really insightful telling of a period in Birmingham and the gangs that existed. Really worth a listen.
Kiss the Homies via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/14/24
Amazing series but you need to review why these are not able to be replayed? Very frustrating one ei paused got permanently stuck so I can’t hear the ending.
Miss BAB via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/13/24
Brilliant podcast Mobeen,I was captivated and binged on all episodes..Hope there is more to come from you..well done👏🏼👏🏼
luvblissjoy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/06/24
The Encro chat story has been fascinating but the narrator Mobeena Charr clearly needs to stop reading from a script. As much as it was interesting he really did sound boring at times with his rather monotone voice. Where is the lively and exciting to listen to Livy Haydock gone?who did series...Read full review »
PapaPerry2014 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/29/24
Love listening to Mobeen. His way of telling a story is captivating
Lou1’ via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/29/24
Well worth a listen
Gary119844 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 01/25/24
Love this podcast!! Well written, excellent narration. So good. Livvy Haydock delivers fantastic podcasts
lk5555555552 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/21/24
Simply brilliant as binged entire podcast in 1 day. As an expat I’d forgotten about that time in Birmingham. BBC at it brilliance
Cane-girl via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/17/24
Really interest and we’ll delivered podcast. I’ve binged seasons 1-5 and got through them in under 2 weeks. Really well presented.
Phil4014 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/15/24
So far it’s great. But the 4th ‘episode’ is actually just a 2minute promo which is very annoying! So in reality it’s a 5 part podcast not 6 (assuming that the rest are full episodes)!
Pink elephants! via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/15/24
Such a great podcast - again - from Mobeen, he is such an asset to the BBC and there very much on merit. Gobsmacking listen, highly recommend.
NatsPoddie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/09/24
A good subject spoiled by too much repeating itself, unnecessary sound effects and dramatising. It’s a factual podcast, not a crime drama. Treat it as such. All I want to hear are the facts, not all of the other sensationalising rubbish and constant time wasting repeating. I don’t need to...Read full review »
Ctechy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/07/24
Very informative, very interesting, very well presented and overall just an excellent podcast.
antvillan via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/15/23
Gritty. Compelling listening. Good music and sound editing. Dips into the darker parts of humanity. Killing Death Row troubling. Who wants to be an executioner? Anybody according to The Miligram Experiment of 1963.
Geoffrey Jackson via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 12/08/23
All of these have been utterly compelling. Did the Palmer one in a day. Likewise the Burger Boys. Brilliant stuff
AdamHath via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/27/23
There are some inaccuracies with this story which are clearly fabricated and cleshe , Johnson’s and burgers never thought over a so called drug trade . I grew up amongst the turmoil so I know first hand and curry wasn’t killed because burgers wanted to recruit him neither . Leave this story for...Read full review »
Brum town inner city youth via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/16/23
Every series is so well constructed and brilliantly presented. The death penalty series is so thought provoking and as with any proper journalism it is so well balanced and challenges usual tropes on both sides of the argument. So many podcasters could learn so much from how Livvy constructs and...Read full review »
Steve A Bath via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/11/23
Really enjoying this podcast, it’s really rekindling memories for me of that timeframe and taking me back to those days. Can’t wait for Friday and each episode to drop, tganks Libby 👏
tonkytowers via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/23
Listened to all the series so far when out on a run, makes the run go quicker. Really engaging brilliantly told. Libby seems to be able to talk to anyone and gain a fascinating insight the criminal world and engage with the people she talks to. Keep doing the podcasts.
GreenIsland1966 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/05/23
This podcast is one of my absolute favourites-it’s brilliant story telling, excellently researched and fascinating because it’s all true. Livvy keep up the good work.
Meadersteo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/03/23
I have listened to all the Gangster series and everyone is an excellent listen. Livvy Haydock is a great presenter and interviewer, she really transports you to the environment she describes and gives great colour to every scenario and character she encounters. These are the only podcasts I’ve...Read full review »
DC3008 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/28/23
I have three inmate penpals but only one on death row He is guilty and admits that. We don’t talk about his crime. We talk about his life and his regrets. We talk about his daily routine. Being in Florida with no air conditioning, two showers a week if the guards feel generous, his fights for...Read full review »
kaydog6969 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/14/23
Superb story telling, dynamite scripting, amazing production! f@&£ knows how you got this past the dreary BBC execs but keep doing it Livvy. This show takes true crime podcasting to the next level.
Ste B via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/29/23
Cops need to stop persecuting and fitting up Curtis. The illegal use of recording by police in jersey case should have had it thrown out. Great guy great city Liverpool
Axzunhdsgur via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/16/23
I new him from Toxteth,l lived there myself,l was born there he was a very charming guy Anyway about the podcast it was really interested,lenjoyed it Many thanks bye
Granby st via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/02/23
Enjoyed it
djcoops778 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/07/23
Well put together. Enjoyed it.
moo777776666777776 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/15/23
Not only was the story interesting, if you’re from that era the music tracks played were also excellent listening. I’m always surprised that friends and family are puzzled when these types of people are taken out. They never accept the suffering they inflicted on others while continuing to enjoy...Read full review »
Stream Wader via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/19/23
Very interesting podcast on the life of John Palmer. More in depth information than freely available. Highly recommend if you’re into true crime 👍🏻
Jimbo675 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/30/23
This podcast really looked into the insight of the person who was John Palmer, gave me a lot of information that I didn’t already know and also didn't over glorify the situation. Good podcast worthlessRead full review »
J%D via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/23
Robbo v8 racer via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/25/23
Absolutely brilliant listen and well put together
Allystewart89 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/23/23
Captivatingly presented and exquisitely researched. The best British crime podcast I’ve listened to.
DickTracey344 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/19/23
Sounds big budget because it is. When the BBC spend our money you can tell.
Russell gawat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/23
Superbly narrated and such fascinating stories to listen to. I was gripped from start to finish!
LiveByTheSword2023!* via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/11/23
Really well crafted show on the life and crimes of Me Goldfinger!
Tony "Jonah2000" Jones via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/10/23
Loved it. Very well researched and produced. Highly advise it.
kempy14 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/08/23
Great series Livvy Can you do one on the Rettendon Murders involving Tony Tucker. Pat Tate and Craig Rolfe next?
Alfa3459 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/08/23
Libby is absolutely fantastic - so well researched, she draws you right into the centre of the story and you then have to binge the whole series! Superb soundtracks too - the series are so bursting with life! Well done Libby - MORE PLEASE
SJCgypsy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/04/23
please do more!
capio78 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/02/23
This is where the BBC glamourise dreadful violent crimes and times. Painting a picture of the relevant crime filled socio-economic climate as ‘progressive’. Here’s a simple translation of key phrases Vibrant multicultural area = violent ghetto Just a nice local lad = violent hate filled...Read full review »
AR3942 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/26/23
Anyone who grew up in Britain from the 1980s needs to listen in. Incredible reportage.
Ollie VT via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 02/20/23
Gangster is a superb series. It is well written and I love the style of the presenter who presents the material in an engaging manner with some nice jokes from time to time. I met Paul and he was exactly as described. Well done
Mancaussie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/17/23
Gangster is one of the very few podcasts I binge. All the seasons so far have been riveting with high quality journalism with great archive snippets and period soundtracks. It’s just very good!
Scarborough Soap via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/13/23
This is a high dollar production. Everything about it screams professional, the music, the voices, the interviews, everything. Quite remarkable. And by no means does it glamorize criminals as one misguided reviewer commented.
magaoingo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/23
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