July 31, 2019

Strange Stories UK Bernard Spilsbury, the Sussex murders The Crumbles and Crowborough.

Strange Stories UK Bernard Spilsbury, the Sussex murders The Crumbles and Crowborough.

A podcast looking at different sides to the forensic pathologist Bernard Spilsbury, a brilliant pathologist but maybe lacking in humanity as he was entranced by his image.
 We look at two cases showing different aspects of his work, The murder of Emily Kaye at the Crumbles in Eastbourne where he did an excellent job that was praised by the Public Prosecutions Office, which was most unusual. There was a similar case where a chicken farmer at Crowborough is accused of pre-meditated murder and the court case becomes centred on arguments between two pathologists which may have resulted in an unfair trial, and although Spilsbury may have won the case, his reputation started to slip afterwards. Both cases involve a man killing and cutting up his lover so I would have thought sympathy would not be with the guilty men but with the women that they killed.
We also see some aspects of the rise and fall of Bernard Spilsbury, I know the effect he had on the public as my grandmother gave me his book when I was a young lad and I enjoyed reading it.
As a podcaster, I record each episode in one take so apologies fr any background noise such as chickens or dogs or my coughing.