Tea, Crumpets and Horror

Tea, Crumpets and Horror

A very British podcast looking into the weird, dark, wonderful and downright horrible history of the UK and the surrounding Isles. Music: 'Before you know' by Luella Gren Episodes loaded every Monday

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April 26, 2022 64 min

This is the third and final part on the life of Aleister Crowley and things are not going well for the old occultist. With his money all gone and reputation in ruins, what is a man to do? 

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We are back from an unexpected hiatus with new plans and a new episode. First up, episodes will be posted every other week on Mondays (just not this week because we fail at life). 

 

To kick off our return we are going to tell you about how buying a chicken burger led to a triple murder back in 1734.

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March 14, 2022 75 min

In part two of our trip through Aleister Crowley's life, things are really heating up. Aleister does a whole bunch of stuff like climb mountains, get's married, make friends, becomes a dad, writes some books, travels to a bunch of places and creates THELMA all in the span of 14 years.

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It's a midnight snack and we are going to give you two stories where someone is named Bond. We also discuss how National Treasure David Attenborough found himself tangled up in a 131 year old murder mystery.

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February 21, 2022 74 min

This week we discuss the weird case of a dog-stealing sister. Then we start a three-part story on the infamous Aleister Crowley by looking at his childhood, his involvement in the hermetic order of the golden dawn and what happened at Boleskine House.

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This week we talk about the very creepy discovery of a stalker's shrine in Australia and the life and unsolved murder of Jill Dando. 

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It's a midnight snack baby! In 1952, Lynmoth was nearly destroyed by a flash flood however, some don't believe that this was a simple act of mother nature.

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January 17, 2022 64 min

Back with another full episode, we are discussing one of the darkest days in football history - The Bradford Stadium Fire. 

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January 10, 2022 58 min

This week we take a look at the UK's very own Milk Carton Kids...

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Our last episode for the year sees us bring the case of Harold Shipman to a close. We take a look at the investigation, the trial, the inquiry and some very disturbing statistics.

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December 6, 2021 77 min

In part 2 of our look into the horrible crimes of Doctor Harold Shipman, we take a look at the remaining victims that Shipman was charged in killing and get to see just how callous and brazen he was in murdering and dealing with the families.

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November 22, 2021 43 min

Welcome to part 1 of a our latest story for you. In 1998, taxi driver John Shaw contacted the Greater Manchester Police. for the last several years, a number of his regular passengers had all passed away following visits to the doctor. Alarmingly, all of these passengers had the same GP; Doctor Harold Shipman AKA, Doctor Death

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Before Salem there were the Pendleton Witch trials. We hear the story of some people who stole a sheep and got accused of being witches.

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November 8, 2021 39 min

We are coming at you with a midnight snack (finally!) baby! This week we are entertaining you with a bit of history to the case of James Somerset and how his case started the ball rolling to abolish slavery within the British empire.

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October 31, 2021 60 min

In this Halloween special we tell each other scary ghost stories... or well we try.

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October 25, 2021 57 min

We are still celebrating spooky season! This was meant to be a midnight snack but things got a bit mad so this is a standard episode brought to you by Kaz and the tale of the Hexham Heads...

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It's October so let's take a look at some roads around Britain...that are haunted.

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October 11, 2021 90 min

We are back from our break and we are jumping right into the madness talking about the one and only (possibly) Jack the Stripper!

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In our last episode until October, we take a look at another tragedy of the 80s and focus on what occurred on the evening of 6th March 1987 when the Herald of Free Enterprise left the port of Zeebrugge with her bow doors wide open. We also take a look at the years leading up this terrible disaster where numerous warnings were missed or ignored by those who were in charge and we ask, could this incident that claimed the lives of 193...

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It's a midnight snack baby! This week we cover the story of the Hartlepool Monkey which is a rather disturbing story that has historians divided. However whether the tale is true or not, the people of Hartlepool have embraced this rather macabre part of their town's history.

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