“Murder They Wrote” with Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling is a new weekly podcast from BBC Radio 5 Live that delves into the stories of history’s most heinous criminals.

In each episode, true crime enthusiasts, broadcaster Laura Whitmore and comedian Iain Stirling, select a new reprehensible criminal and recount the tale of their audacious crimes. From murder to blackmail, fraud to kidnapping, and brainwashing to catfishing, the podcast will delve into some of history’s most wicked individuals.

Whether it’s the dentist-turned-hitman with a flair for the dramatic, the kidnapper with an unusual hiding spot for victims, or the 24-hour marriage that concluded after a fatal honeymoon stroll, listeners will be captivated as Laura and Iain uncover the motives behind these cases.

The duo will alternate in presenting a new subject on the podcast each week, delving into the darkest intricacies, while the other follows the twists, turns, and astonishing moments, hearing the cases unveiled for the first time.

Laura Whitmore said: “I’m so excited to bring our true crime obsession to BBC Sounds. I love the psychology of it all, getting into people’s mindsets and finding out what makes them tick. In our new podcast on BBC Sounds, Iain and I will take it in turns to surprise each other with tales of historical true crime cases that are sure to make the hairs on the back on your neck stand on end.”

Iain Stirling said: “If, like us, you’re curious about how a honeymoon turned into a horror story, or the curious case of the hitman dentist, then this is the podcast for you. Join us as we dive right into the past and encounter some of the darkest criminals in history.”

“Murder They Wrote” with Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling will be available weekly on BBC Sounds from 6th November.

Subscribe and listen to episode 0 now on BBC Sounds.

“Murder They Wrote” with Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling is a Mags Creative production for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds.

The series is produced by Ryan Nile and Rowena Henley, with James Norman-Fyfe and Kit Milsom serving as Executive Producers. Natasha Johansson is the Assistant Commissioner for the BBC.

Commissioned by Dylan Haskins for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds.