Coming Soon - Black Gold 21 Feb, 2020
It is one of Scotland’s notorious unsolved crimes. The murder of a young and talented scientist working in Aberdeen during the height of the oil boom stunned the nation. And 41 years later cops are still hunting for her killer. Now, Scottish Sun jo...
There Are No Winners here 12 Aug, 2019
Finally Stephen gets his day in court to appeal his conviction for the murder of Wendy Sewell. The police launch a major new investigation and serious doubts are raised over Don Hale’s investigation...
Stephen Downing : Growing up Inside 05 Aug, 2019
Who is the real Stephen Downing? Why were the police so quick to point the finger at him for the brutal Murder of Wendy Sewell, and why did so many of the townspeople seem unsurprised to hear suggestions that he had attacked a woman? We hear about Stephen as a boy, and how growing up in prison shaped the man he became.
Getting Political 29 Jul, 2019
Don Hale joins forces with TV and national news teams to generate international attention for his campaign for the release of Stephen Downing. His tactics uncover some vital evidence, gain the support of the government - and Prime Minister Tony Blair - but have some unfortunate consequences in Bakewell.
True Detective? 22 Jul, 2019
Newspaper editor Don Hale is an unlikely sleuth and even less likely crusader. He has previous no police background, isn’t a PI and has no previous investigative experience. We discuss his background, motivation and unique approaches to this case...
Eye Witness Accounts 15 Jul, 2019
Don Hale finds witnesses who deliver vital new evidence in the case.
Images Of Wendy 08 Jul, 2019
Bakewell gossip presents a very different picture of Wendy Sewell than the one told to the court at the murder trial. Rumour suggests there may have been people and events in Wendy’s past that may have given people reasons to want to hurt or silence her. People other than Stephen Downing
Where's The Blood? 01 Jul, 2019
Don Hale digs deeper into the conviction of Stephen Downing for Wendy Sewell's murder, and examines the police evidence that put Stephen inside.
The Story Begins 24 Jun, 2019
In the first part of a major new true crime series we introduce the story of Wendy Sewell, who was murdered in the picturesque English town of Bakewell, in the Peak District National Park, in 1973. Wendy was attacked in broad daylight in the town's cemetery. Stephen Downing, the 17-year-old groundskeeper with learning difficulties and a reading age of 11, was the prime suspect. He was immediately arrested, questioned for nine hours without a solicitor present, and pressured into signing a confession full of words he did not understand.
Coming soon - Murder In The Graveyard 14 Jun, 2019
In September 1972 Wendy Sewell, a young legal secretary, was murdered in the town of Bakewell in Britain's Peak District.