Killing Time with Rebecca Rideal
The Extraordinary Life of Frederick the Great with Dan Vo

The Extraordinary Life of Frederick the Great with Dan Vo

June 27, 2020

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal speaks to award-winning LGBTQ tour coordinator Dan Vo about the loves, loss and life of Prussia's most decorated king, Frederick the Great. 

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Producer/Editor: Peter Curry

Theme music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred 

The Assassination of Thomas Becket with Dr Emma Wells

The Assassination of Thomas Becket with Dr Emma Wells

June 19, 2020

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal and medieval historian Dr Emma Wells investigate the murder of Thomas Becket in 1170. It is a tale of betrayal, power and horrific violence.

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Producer/editor: Peter Curry

Voice actors: Andrew Curry and Sam Rideal

Theme Music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred

Burn the Witch

Burn the Witch

June 13, 2020

Don't fret! Normal Killing Time episodes will continue on Fridays. This is just a special light-hearted podcast with Rebecca Rideal and historian Helen Carr chatting about everything going on in the world of history. Hope you enjoy!

Virgin Sacrifice in the Ancient World with Bettany Hughes

Virgin Sacrifice in the Ancient World with Bettany Hughes

June 11, 2020

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal chats to historian, broadcaster and bestselling author Professor Bettany Hughes about Ancient Greece, virgin sacrifice and her brand new Channel Five series Greek Odyssey. 

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Producer/Editor: Peter Curry

Voice Actors: Duncan Barrett and Laura Darrall

Theme music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred

The Irish Famine with Stephen McGann

The Irish Famine with Stephen McGann

June 4, 2020

In the episode, Rebecca Rideal explores the devastating famine that struck Ireland in the 1840s. She is joined by actor, science communicator and author of Flesh and Blood, Stephen McGann. 

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Editor: Peter Curry

Voice actors: Sean O Cathmhaoil and Sentata

Theme music "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred

The Brute Caravaggio with Ferren Gipson

The Brute Caravaggio with Ferren Gipson

May 28, 2020

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal is joined by art historian and podcaster Ferren Gipson to investigate the short and violent life of the peerless Renaissance artist, Caravaggio.

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Voice Actor: Giorgio Li Manne

Editor: Peter Curry

Theme music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred

Additional music: Noel Malekar - Voice of Prayer

Detectorists and Sutton Hoo with Mackenzie Crook

Detectorists and Sutton Hoo with Mackenzie Crook

May 21, 2020

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal is joined by BAFTA-award winning writer, actor and director Mackenzie Crook to discuss metal detecting, the ghosts of the past and Sutton Hoo. 

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Producer/Editor: Matt Pearson

Music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred

The Red Barn Murder with Dr Emma Butcher

The Red Barn Murder with Dr Emma Butcher

May 14, 2020

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal is joined by Dr Emma Butcher to explore one of the most notorious crimes of the nineteenth century - The Red Barn Murder.

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Voice actor: Laura Darrall 

Producer/Editor: Matt Pearson

Music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred

The Game is Afoot with Mark Gatiss (Part 2)

The Game is Afoot with Mark Gatiss (Part 2)

May 7, 2020

In the second part of The Game is Afoot, Rebecca Rideal and Mark Gatiss investigate some of the most notorious crimes of the twentieth century - from Neville Heath to Rillington Place.  

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Producer/ Editor: Matt Pearson

Theme music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred 

The Game is Afoot with Mark Gatiss (Part 1)

The Game is Afoot with Mark Gatiss (Part 1)

May 7, 2020

In the first part of this two part special, Rebecca Rideal is joined by actor and screenwriter Mark Gatiss to explore the cultural history of crime - from Sherlock Holmes and the birth of forensic science to literary archetypes and Victorian poisoners.

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Producer/Editor Matt Pearson

Theme music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred