Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes

Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes

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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 re…


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12: The Aftermath
Nov 25, 2019 • 35 min
In October 1996, Fred and Rose West’s house, 25 Cromwell Street is knocked down by Gloucester City Council. In the years since, what happened to the Wests and to the families of the victims caught up in the murder enquiry? Howard reflects on the legacy of…
11: Sister
Nov 18, 2019 • 33 min
Christmas 1973. Marian Partington’s younger sister, Lucy, was a university student at home for the holidays. She was visiting a friend for the evening and was meant to catch the bus home. But she never returned. 21 years later, Lucy’s body was among the…
10: The Trial
Nov 11, 2019 • 46 min
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?…
9: The Unravelling
Nov 4, 2019 • 39 min
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…
8: The One That Got Away
Oct 28, 2019 • 35 min
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…
7: The Search For Juanita
Oct 21, 2019 • 27 min
Belinda Mott’s sister, Juanita, was last seen alive in 1975. She was 18, estranged from her parents and sofa surfing around Gloucestershire, England. In the years after the disappearance, Belinda visited friends who lived at 25 Cromwell Street not knowing…
6: “They’ll Kill Me”
Oct 14, 2019 • 28 min
While Gill Britt lodged at Cromwell Street she had no idea that her landlord Fred and his wife Rose were murderers. She noticed Rose’s prostitution and overheard childrens’ screams. But 40 years on, in her first ever interview, she recalls the warning…
5: “I’m Happy, Mum”
Oct 7, 2019 • 35 min
Howard Sounes meets Rose’s mother Daisy Letts as she tries to come to terms with the news that her daughter is an alleged mass killer and that her grand-daughter, Heather, was among the victims. Howard uncovers Rose’s unhappy childhood. Subscribe today so…
4: Mother and Daughter
Sep 30, 2019 • 26 min
How did Fred meet Rose? Howard Sounes interviews family members to try to piece the story together. Rose left a care home to live with Fred shortly after her 16th birthday. Then while Fred is in jail, a mysterious death happens at their flat in…
3: Fingerpost Field
Sep 23, 2019 • 33 min
In 1994, in a field outside the small village of Much Marcle, the remains of Fred West’s first victim were found. She’d been dead for twenty five years. Her disappearance had gone unreported. How was this possible? Howard Sounes follows the trail to…
2: Young Freddy
Sep 16, 2019 • 32 min
What made Fred West into a murderer? The West family say Fred had never been the same since a teenage motorcycle accident. Howard visits Fred’s birthplace, the quaint village of Much Marcle, and uncovers details from his past. Subscribe today so you don’t…
1: The Missing Daughter
Sep 9, 2019 • 32 min
In June 1987, sixteen year old Heather West disappears. Her parents, Fred and Rose tell their other children she has gone to work at a holiday camp. Heather’s siblings never hear from her again. Seven years later, her remains are excavated from the back…
Unheard: The Fred and Rose West Tapes
Aug 21, 2019 • 1 min
A story about a family and their secrets, about the media and our fascination with murder, and a story of twelve victims who are too often forgotten. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.