Series 5, Episode 2 • The Disappearance of Nicola Payne
The Detective
by Mark Williams-Thomas
2M ago
Episode 2 of 2: OVERVIEW A raw and compelling, podcast following Host and Investigative Reporter, Mark Williams-Thomas, as he re-investigates one of the biggest unsolved murder cases in the country that has baffled the police for almost 30 years. In a UK first, Mark puts his own money and reputation on the line to conduct a thorough re-investigation into the disappearance and murder of 18-year old Nicola Payne, to try to give answers to her family and find out where her remains could be. With full support from Nicola’s grieving family, total access to all of West Midlands polices case files ..read more
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Series 5, Episode 1 • The Disappearance of Nicola Payne
The Detective
by Mark Williams-Thomas
2M ago
Episode 1 of 2: OVERVIEW A raw and compelling, podcast following Host and Investigative Reporter, Mark Williams-Thomas, as he re-investigates one of the biggest unsolved murder cases in the country that has baffled the police for almost 30 years. In a UK first, Mark puts his own money and reputation on the line to conduct a thorough re-investigation into the disappearance and murder of 18-year old Nicola Payne, to try to give answers to her family and find out where her remains could be. With full support from Nicola’s grieving family, total access to all of West Midlands polices case files ..read more
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Series 4, Episode 3 • The Murder of Lee Boxell
The Detective
by Mark Williams-Thomas
2y ago
In this third episode, two of the four people arrested on suspicion of Lee's murder agree to give Mark interviews, both speaking publicly about their involvement in the case for very the first time. Three of the children of the main suspect also agreed to give Mark interviews about their father, including taking Mark to the spot where one of them believes that their father disposed of Lee's body. And a brand new name is introduced in to the investigation; that of a corrupt police officer who is also a convicted paedophile. Lee Boxell was 15 when he disappeared. On the morning of Saturday 10 S ..read more
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Series 4, Episode 2 • The Murder of Lee Boxell
The Detective
by Mark Williams-Thomas
2y ago
In this second episode, Mark introduces new evidence and interviews several witnesses who used to attend The Shed at St Dunstans Church. Two victims of child sexual abuse came forwards and gave Mark detailed interviews about what happened to them, which some listeners may find upsetting. Lee Boxell was 15 when he disappeared. On the morning of Saturday 10 September 1988, Lee left his home in Cheam, to meet with a friend at 11am in nearby Sutton. Despite extensive appeals on television and in the press, no one has come forward with any confirmed sightings of Lee. Following extensive inquires ..read more
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Series 4, Episode 1 • The Murder of Lee Boxell
The Detective
by Mark Williams-Thomas
2y ago
In this first of four episodes, Mark Williams-Thomas describes the circumstances around Lee's disappearance and looks at the initial police investigation. He speaks with Lee's parents about the events that took place in 1988 and finds out key information and dates from Mike Platt, an investigator with the Missing People charity. Lee Boxell was 15 when he disappeared. On the morning of Saturday 10 September 1988, Lee left his home in Cheam, to meet with a friend at 11am in nearby Sutton. Despite extensive appeals on television and in the press, no one has come forward with any confirmed sighti ..read more
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Mark Williams-Thomas in conversation with Generation Why
The Detective
by Mark Williams Thomas
2y ago
BONUS EPISODE: Mark Williams-Thomas joins Aaron and Justin from the Generation Why podcast live on stage at CrimeCon, London 2021, to discuss true crimes on both sides of the Atlantic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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Mark Williams-Thomas talks to CrimeConVersations, the True Crime podcast
The Detective
by Mark Williams Thomas
3y ago
BONUS EPISODE: Mark Williams-Thomas talks to CrimeConVersations, the True Crime podcast brought to you by CrimeCon UK. CrimeConVersations Episode 2 features both The Detective and UK True Crime podcasts. CrimeCon: London 25th & 26th September 2021, visit www.crimecon.co.uk for tickets and further information See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information ..read more
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Series 3, Episode 2 • Mary Flanagan - Missing or Murdered?
The Detective
by Mark Williams Thomas
3y ago
Mary Flanagan was aged just 16 when she disappeared from her London home on New Year's Eve, 1959. She is the UK's longest missing person’s case. In this episode Mary's sister, Brenda, reveals a significant sighting of a woman who went into a police station in Scotland in 2016, could this have been Mary? And a further sighting from a neighbour and someone who knew Mary, who saw here wearing a new pair of glasses. The forensic artist Tim Widden explains how he sets about creating an age progression image. Brenda discusses some of her theories about Mary; was she pregnant, did ..read more
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Series 3, Episode 1 • Mary Flanagan - Missing or Murdered?
The Detective
by Mark Williams Thomas
3y ago
Mary Flanagan was aged 16 when she disappeared from her London home on New Year's Eve, 1959. Mary is the UK's longest missing persons case. Mary was brought up in a strict London-Catholic family and had two sisters, Eileen and Brenda, and a brother, Kevin.  At the time of her disappearance, she was working at the Tate and Lyle sugar refinery in Plaistow.  In episode 1 Mary’s sister Brenda explains how close they were as a family and what it was like growing up in West Ham in the 1950’s and 60’s  Brenda provides a valuable insight into how Mary was engaged to a person who was ..read more
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Series 2, Episode 5 • What If It's Not Murder?
The Detective
by Mark Williams Thomas
3y ago
This episode opens up by looking closely at some of the evidence that was heard at court and considering in detail why the police formed the view that this was a murder planned to look like suicide. In order to examine this, the police officer that led the investigation is asked to explain this theory.  We carefully consider the nature of all of Sana’s injuries, how they occurred and how they were recorded by the pathologist. In addition, we consider the new research that has been done worldwide about suicides by sharp force instruments. We ask again, did Mindy really turn up ..read more
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