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Ornamental oasis. Mental asylum. Much-loved public park. For nearly three hundred years, Chiswick House and Gardens have had a varied and sometimes surprising existence.Largely the creation of the 18th-century aristocrat Lord Burlington, Chiswick is also a place of great significance in garden history. It was here that Lord Burlington pioneered a more natural style of gardening that was to spread worldwide. It became of one of Britain’s greatest contributions to European art: the English lan ...
 
If you've enjoyed watching the 1998 BBC television miniseries, you'd probably want to renew your acquaintance with William Makepeace Thackeray's 1847 novel, Vanity Fair. However, if you're unfamiliar with what has been dubbed one of the Best 100 Books in English Literature, you certainly have a treat ahead. Miss Pinkerton's Academy in Chiswick Mall in London is where young ladies with ambitions of making a good marriage are sent by their socially aspiring middleclass parents. Two young ladie ...
 
Two poets in a London park at sunset, debating on the attributes of poetry and whether it's really a metaphor for anarchy. A group that meets in secret, planning to overthrow the world order. Disguises and deceptions, ideals and ideology. A medley of themes and genres makes this a great read for anyone who's a fan of Chesterton and his iconic Father Brown. The Man Who Was Thursday includes Chesterton's favorite theme of Christianity with touches of delightful humor to enliven the twists and ...
 
Welcome to the Stand-up and Walk series. The premise is simple: for each podcast we get a different comedian to lead us around their favourite part of London. There is no set format, with each comedian able to put their own twist on the concept. Expect historical inaccuracies, ridiculous dares and outrageous behaviour as we ramble across London.
 
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WARNING: This is NOT a regular episode of Murder Mile. While I am researching the rest of this years’ series, I’m a releasing a hypothetical discussion on the possibility or the impossibility of committing the perfect murder. It’s a four-part series called ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ and this is Part Four – Clean-Up & Escape. . Murder Mile is res…
 
WARNING: This is NOT a regular episode of Murder Mile. While I am researching the rest of this years’ series, I’m a releasing a hypothetical discussion on the possibility or the impossibility of committing the perfect murder. It’s a four-part series called ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ and this is Part Three – Murder & Method. Murder Mile is resear…
 
"I threw some spaghetti at Diana Rigg!"We catch up with the 'Round The Archives' gang to discuss Diana Rigg and Frank Windsor as well as going through what they've been watching recently.Featuring Warren Cummings, Martin Holmes, Paul Chandler, Andrew Trowbridge and Lisa Parker.Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler.Cover art and editing by Martin Holm…
 
WARNING: This is NOT a regular episode of Murder Mile. It’s a four-part series called ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ and this is Part Two – Target & Surveillance. Murder Mile is researched, written and performed by Michael J Buchanan-Dunne of Murder Mile Walks with the main musical themes written and performed by Erik Stein and Jon Boux of Cult With…
 
WARNING: This is NOT a regular episode of Murder Mile. While I am researching the rest of this years’ series, I’m a releasing a hypothetical discussion on the possibility or the impossibility of committing the perfect murder. It’s a four-part series called ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ and this is Part One – Motivation and Realism. Murder Mile is r…
 
Episode 52 of the 'Round The Archives' podcast sees Martin delving into the shady world of spies and 'The Sandbaggers'.We explore the world of local radio with 'The Kit Curran Radio Show' then Martin returns for some brief thoughts on 'Dangerman'.Finally, Nick & Paul return to conclude their in-depth look at 'Armchair Thriller'.That's all in Episod…
 
IMPORTANT: This is NOT a regular episode of Murder Mile This is an EXTRA episode of Extra Mile to cover all of the details we were unable to cover in this three-part series of.The Thames Towpath Murders. It is not essential to listen to, but it will contain lots of additional details which we couldn't cover in the series. Support this show http://s…
 
This is Part Three of Three of the Thames Towpath Murders. Across May & June 1953, a violent serial rapist who would attack lone women in isolated spots in and around Teddington, and yet, going against his own method, that same man would rape and murder two young girls at the same time. But why? Murder Mile is researched, written and performed by M…
 
This is Part Two of Three of The Thames Towpath Murders. On the morning of Monday 1st June 1953, at 09:05am, the body of Barbara Songhurst was pulled out of the River Thames at Radnor Gardens and brought ashore at St Helena Pier, as many dead bodies are. But even before an autopsy was conducted, Scotland Yard were notified, as this was no accident,…
 
This is Part One of Three of the Thames Towpath Murders. On the night of Sunday 31st May 1953, Barbara Songhurst and Christine Reed, two innocent and inseparable best-friends were brutally raped and murdered on a peaceful towpath and their bodies were dumped in the River Thames. But who would want these two young girls dead, and why? Murder Mile is…
 
"Harry Sullivan's waving at me!"Warren joins us as a Very Special Guest to talk about how sitting on a particular bus seat on a certain day was the first step in an incredible journey into the mysterious worlds of 'Doctor Who' fandom...Featuring Warren Cummings, Martin Holmes, Paul Chandler, Andrew Trowbridge and a little bit of Lisa Parker.Music b…
 
On the morning of Friday 27th August 1971, in the basement flat at 15 Linden Gardens in Chiswick, W4; with her family life in tatters, her emotions frought and everything she had ever loved destroyed, being at a loss at her lover’s rejection, Nora Tenconi took several desperate steps which ended in death. But why? Murder Mile is researched, written…
 
On Monday 17th October 1814, at 5:30pm, an iron hoop on a vat of Porter beer at the Horseshoe Brewery would slip, it didn't seem like an emergency, but it would unleash a deadly tidal wave which would change Great Russell Street and the residents of The Rookery forever Murder Mile is researched, written and performed by Michael J Buchanan-Dunne of …
 
Episode 51 sees us welcome back Simon and Ken from 'The ExtonMoss Experiment' podcast as they take a look at the 'Out Of The Unknown' story 'The Machine Stops'.Martin has the technology to examine in detail the title sequence for 'The Six Million Dollar Man', then Nick and Paul talk about the first season of 'Armchair Thriller'.Finally, we stay ale…
 
On Thursday 15th October 1942, in flat 34 of Chalfont Court at 236 Baker Street, the body of William Raven was discovered. He was an elegant sociable divorcee and co-owner of a gentleman’s outfitters with no enemies, who was found battered to death in his own bed. Everybody liked him. But was this a bungled robbery, a revenge attack, or was it some…
 
On Tuesday 4th October 1853, in a squalid first-floor lodging at 6 Little Dean Street, the beating of baby Richard began… and ten days later, he would be dead. Described as a ‘bastard’ child, his widowed mother struggled against insurmountable odds in the hope that he would survive, only those she was forced to trust with his care, became his kille…
 
On Friday 20th December 1940, James Forbes McCallum robbed the Coach & Horses public house in Covent Garden; he was a desperate man whose first and only robbery was ill-judged, unplanned and such a catastrophic failure that it ended in death. And yet, when he was arrested, he was so panicked, he gave the Police five plausible alibis. But which alib…
 
'The Making Of Round The Archives'To round off the celebrations for the 50th episode of 'Round The Archives', it's confession time as Paul and Martin join us to discuss The Making Of RTA.Featuring Lisa Parker, Andrew Trowbridge, Paul Chandler and Martin Holmes.Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler.Cover art and editing by Martin Holmes.…
 
Episode 50B sees us continuing our Golden Anniversary celebrations with Martin's look at the final episode of 'Quatermass And The Pit'.Warren casts a critical eye over early 70s architecture with 'Nairn Across Britain', then Toppie and Paul invite us to spend some time visiting Rod Serling's 'Night Gallery'.Finally, we revisit some of Alan Bennett'…
 
On Saturday 7th November 1908, at 11:40am, John Esmond Murphy walked into the bank of Cartmell & Schlittle at 84 Shaftesbury Avenue. Overwhelming evidence pointed to the fact that he bungled a heist, pulled a gun, shot and stabbed the manager dead, and was then captured, arrested, convicted and executed. But did he actually do it? Murder Mile is re…
 
"Death by Space Pirates!"Formats galore as the 'Round The Archives' crew gather to discuss black-and-white telly versus colour, 525- and 625-lines, VHS, DVD, picture quality in general and the more unlikely dangers one might face when watching 'The Space Pirates' Episode Two...Featuring Paul Chandler, Nick Goodman, Martin Holmes and Andrew Trowbrid…
 
On Wednesday 13th March 1940 at 4:30pm, in the Tudor Room of Caxton Hall, Udham Singh would murder Sir Michael O'Dwyer, a man he had never met before, but fuelled by hatred over twenty-one years, Udham’s reason to kill would make him not just a murderer, but a martyr. Murder Mile is researched, written and performed by Michael J Buchanan-Dunne of M…
 
On Sunday 29th May 1887, in the first-floor flat of 29 Great Windmill Street in Soho, twenty-year-old Amelie Pottle had a "little accident" with an oil-lamp which would lead to her slow and painful death. But was it a mishap, or a murder? Murder Mile is researched, written and performed by Michael J Buchanan-Dunne of Murder Mile Walks with music wr…
 
Episode 50A sees us starting our Golden Anniversary celebrations with a '50 Episode' quiz provided by Ben.Andy P stays with the golden theme as he takes at look at the 1983 BBC serial 'The Cleopatras' written by Philip Mackie and produced by Guy Slater.Next we travel 'Up Pompeii' to hang out with Frankie Howerd as Lurcio, forever failing to finish …
 
At just before midnight on Sunday 2nd April 1989, Victor Castigador and his small gang of cohorts robbed the Leisure Investments amusement arcade at 23 Gerrard Street in Chinatown, but owing to a very petty grudge, Victor would turn a simply robbery for a few thousand pounds into one of London's worst and most horrific mass-murders. Murder Mile is …
 
"Dropping coffee on my laptop..."Special guest Andy P joins us along with Martin & Paul to discuss 'An A To Z Of UK TV Drama' and 'The Shy Life Podcast', giving us some behind-the-scenes insight into the making of their shows.Featuring Paul Chandler, Martin Holmes, Andy Priestner and Andrew Trowbridge.Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler.Cover art a…
 
This is Meander Mile #4, a casual little dawdle around Piccadilly Circus, W1 in London's West End. Over just 600 feet, I'll introduce you to loads of murder cases (solved and unsolved) which you may never have heard of, and showing you just how many murder can appear on one street. Previous streets explored were Old Compton Street, Covent Garden an…
 
"Lost in Chiswick with Henry Woolf..."We discuss some of our favourite actors and their notable roles including Russell Hunter, Brian Blessed, Bernard Hepton, Joanna Lumley and Peter Davison.Featuring Paul Chandler, Martin Holmes, Nick Goodman, Lisa Parker and Andrew Trowbridge.Music by Dan Tate and Paul Chandler.Cover art and editing by Martin Hol…
 
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