Killing Time with Rebecca Rideal
The Facemaker of World War One

The Facemaker of World War One

June 12, 2022

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal is joined by award-winning author and historian Dr Lindsey Fitzharris (The Butchering Art) to explore the life and legacy of pioneering surgeon Harold Gillies, who is the subject of her latest book The Facemaker.

Written, hosted and produced by Rebecca Rideal

Theme Music: 'Circles' by the Broxton Hundred

The Real History of The King’s Man

The Real History of The King’s Man

April 3, 2022

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal is joined by historian Dr Fern Riddell to discuss the real history behind Matthew Vaughan's The King's Man.

*Please note, this episode contains spoilers*

 

Written and edited by Rebecca Rideal

Theme Music: 'Circles' by The Broxton Hundred

 

The Milwaukee Cannibal

The Milwaukee Cannibal

March 3, 2022

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal is joined by criminal psychologist Dr Michelle Ward to investigate one of the most disturbing serial killing cases in recent US history, that of Jeffrey Dahmer. 

Written and Produced by Rebecca Rideal

Theme Music "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred

The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase

February 5, 2022

In this episode we travel back to London during the reign of Queen Anne to tell a fascinating tale of secrets, sedition, censorship. To do so, Rebecca Rideal is joined by historian and author Dr Joseph Hone, whose gripping 2020 book The Paper Chase has brought this riveting story to light.

Written, edited and produced by Rebecca Rideal

Theme music: "Circles" The Broxton Hundred

The Death of Cleopatra

The Death of Cleopatra

February 1, 2022

It is the most famous death in history, but what is the real story behind the demise of Egypt’s last Ptolemaic ruler, Cleopatra? Rebecca Rideal speaks with Roman historian, archaeologist and lecturer at the University of Glasgow, Dr Jane Draycott.

Written, produced and edited by Rebecca Rideal

Theme Music "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred

The Complicated World of Endeavour Morse

The Complicated World of Endeavour Morse

September 12, 2021

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal is joined by screenwriter and creator of Endeavour Russell Lewis to explore the world of Endeavour Morse - from Colin Dexter's books to the TV adaptations. 

Written, edited and produced by Rebecca Rideal

Theme Music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred 

The life and times of Ignatius Sancho

The life and times of Ignatius Sancho

March 26, 2021

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal is joined by critically acclaimed actor and star of Timeless, Noughts + Crosses, Peep Show as well as the author of Sancho: An Act of Remembrance, Paterson Joseph. Together they explore the life and times of Charles Ignatius Sancho and how historical figures can influence today.

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Editor/Producer: Peter Curry

Theme Music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred 

The Spy Who Loved

The Spy Who Loved

December 16, 2020

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal travels into the world mid-20th century espionage with Clare Mulley, historian and author of The Spy Who Loved.  They're on the trail of trailblazing spy Christine Granville.  

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Editor/producer: Peter Curry

Theme music: "Circles" The Broxton Hundred

The Rise and Fall of Shaka Zulu

The Rise and Fall of Shaka Zulu

December 4, 2020

In this episode, Rebecca is joined by historian and writer Luke Pepera to explore the astonishing life of Shaka Zulu. His a story of heroism, conquest, grief and brutality.

Written and narration by Rebecca Rideal

Editor/Producer: Peter Curry

Theme music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred

A Wartime Murder with Duncan Barrett

A Wartime Murder with Duncan Barrett

November 20, 2020

In this episode, Rebecca Rideal is joined by historian and author of Hitler's British Isles, Duncan Barrett. They investigate a grisly wartime murder on the idyllic island of Sark.

Written and narrated by Rebecca Rideal

Editor/Producer: Peter Curry

Theme Music: "Circles" by The Broxton Hundred

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