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The Town That Knew Too Much
A podcast documentary about Cheltenham, the home of British spying, and the cracks of lying and deception that run through this seemingly perfect Cotswolds town. Praise for The Town That Didn't Stare: "Arch and funny, ­but... deeply serious in trying to understand the peculiar history of the town" – Financial Times "Facinating... mysterious, it really hooks you in" – BBC "Brilliantly arch" – Sunday Times "Hilton is an engaging narrator, tip-toeing the lines between nostalgia, comedy and truth-telling" – The Big Issue
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 96 ratings
As someone who grew up in EG in the 60s and 70s and lived there until forsaking the south for the north west in my 20s, I have found the podcasts entertaining and fascinating. I wrote my dissertation at Liverpool on the geography of the Wealden iron industry and grew up alongside many interesting...Read full review »
Ernocroft via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/18/20
No bad
Quite interesting to listen to, but some of the pronunciation of local places, from someone who is from the area, is hard to take! Standen, Keynes and evening Grin Stead. Who says that!?
Macy 101 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/02/20
Love this podcast
Started off fairly slow but was hooked till the end. Thanks
g.brew via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/19/20
Recent Episodes
This is the story of a man who had not one but two double lives. It is the story of the disorientating topsy-turvy world you'll find through the looking glass, where all is not what it seems. This is the story of GCHQ's mole... From Lewis Carroll to Geoffrey Prime, this episode looks at the lies...
Published 08/04/21
Enigmas. Things that cannot be understood; things that must be unravelled and unriddled. Things that are not what they seem.
Published 07/28/21
Tucked away in a scenic corner of the Cotswolds, you'll find the Regency spa town of Cheltenham. It could be more English: from royal visits to Jane Austen re-enactments, it has everything an outsider would want from a quaint British town. But scratch beneath the surface and you'll find something...
Published 07/21/21
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