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The Fred and Rose West Tapes
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...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.0 stars from 1,150 ratings
Fascinating but flawed
Obviously incredibly dark events are recounted and it’s not pleasant but this is usually the attraction of these things. The story is told in depth and, while harrowing, is truly fascinating. It’s also an insight into the unethical practices of the press of the time and the host lets you make...Read full review »
RobotofDeath via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/15/19
Thrilling podcast, a must-listen!
I really am enjoying this podcast. I think Howard is a great recounter and I’m pleased that he repeats the audio of his tapes or I would miss key bits of information. True crime is something I enjoy listening to, or watching on TV, and this doesn’t disappoint. I think the points of view from...Read full review »
perletousjours via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/13/19
Documentary covering the West murder case in a detail that exposes just how disturbed Fred and Rose West were. Very well researched and expertly reported.
JACMAC1969 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/13/19
Recent Episodes
October 1995. With Fred West dead, Rose West stands accused of ten murders amid huge media attention. Howard speaks with Sasha Wass, part of the legal team defending Rose. Intense media scrutiny threatens the chance of a fair trial. Could Rose walk free? For information regarding your data...
Published 11/12/19
Derek and Wendy Thomson owned a construction company. One of their employees was Fred West. In February 1994, Derek receives a phone call from Rose. She sounds panicked and wants to speak to Fred urgently. The police have arrived at their home with a search warrant to dig up the back yard. The...
Published 11/05/19
Spring 1994, the British media’s appetite for the West case is insatiable. Howard meets Caroline Owens, one of the Wests’ victims who managed to escape. She was assaulted by the Wests in the early 70s and reported them to the police. How did the Wests escape justice for another two decades? For...
Published 10/29/19
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