Episodes

The Magnificent Violet: Britain's Forgotten Anti-Death Penalty Crusader
July 14, 2024x
14
19:5737.47 MB

The Magnificent Violet: Britain's Forgotten Anti-Death Penalty Crusader

In this episode, Tom shares the remarkable story of Violet van der Elst, an almost forgotten yet incredibly influential British campaigner against capital punishment. Stumbling upon her name while researching the Ruxton murders, Tom discovered Violet's enduring fight against the death penalty, moti...

Gentle Johnny Ramensky
July 07, 2024x
13
21:4040.62 MB

Gentle Johnny Ramensky

In this episode, Tom and the host discuss the captivating story of Gentle Johnny Ramensky, a legendary safe breaker and prison escaper from post-war Scotland. Renowned for his non-violent nature and acrobatic skills, Ramensky became a Robin Hood-like figure whose exploits were widely covered in the...

George Barnsley 2
June 30, 2024x
12
1:06:32125.35 MB

George Barnsley 2

This episode covers a wide range of topics related to policing history and contemporary events. It begins with a discussion on the Elizabeth Emblem, a new award available to families of emergency service personnel who died in the line of duty. Various families have applied, and there are sentiments ...

How I Beat the Mafia at their own Game
June 23, 2024x
11
1:02:27116.53 MB

How I Beat the Mafia at their own Game

In this episode of Crime Time Inc., our host, Simon McLean, interviews Mike Bonventre, an extraordinary guest from New York. Mike details his life story, beginning with his family's encounter with organised crime in 1957. His father, an honest exterminator, was approached by the Mafia but refused to...

Tunnel Vision
June 16, 2024x
10
46:1086.62 MB

Tunnel Vision

In this episode, Simon and Tom engage in a detailed discussion about the evolution of crime investigation, particularly focusing on the mistakes made by senior investigating officers (SIOs) in the past. They explore the concept of 'tunnel vision' and how biases and assumptions can lead to missed opp...

CSI Strathclyde
June 09, 2024x
9
49:4793.78 MB

CSI Strathclyde

In this episode of Crime Time Inc., the hosts, Simon and Tom, welcome a special guest, Martin Lupton, a seasoned crime scene investigator. Martin shares his journey from his initial aspirations in aviation to his career switch to the police force, detailing his 31-year tenure starting in 1982. The d...

The Westport Murders part 2
June 02, 2024x
8
45:5786.42 MB

The Westport Murders part 2

In this gripping episode of Crime Time Inc., hosts Tom Wood and Simon dive deep into the haunting tale of Burke and Hare, the infamous 19th-century body-snatchers of Edinburgh. The conversation begins with some light-hearted banter before transitioning into the chilling details of Burke and Hare's ...

The Westport Murders part 1
May 26, 2024x
7
53:36100.95 MB

The Westport Murders part 1

This episode takes a deep dive into one of Scotland's most notorious cases - the story of Burke and Hare, infamously known for their grisly serial murders in 1828 Edinburgh. Our hosts, Tom and Simon, explore the background of these crimes, beginning with the initial interactions between Burke and H...

The Making of a Crime Reporter: Jane Hamilton
May 19, 2024x
6
1:04:19120.88 MB

The Making of a Crime Reporter: Jane Hamilton

In this compelling episode of Crime Time Inc., we welcome Jane Hamilton, an esteemed crime reporter with over 25 years of experience in the field, delving into the depths of crime journalism and exploring the intricacies of unsolved cases. Jane shares her journey from aspiring to join the police fo...