Category: Episodes

The Canalside Murders       

In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock considers two separate canalside murders in the West Midlands, both involving the untimely deaths of two women. She follows the twists and turns of each, which may leave you wondering ‘whodunit’?


3 August 2022 0

Fusing Folklore and Murderous Goings On – Simon Corbin

In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock catches up with Simon Corbin. Never hidebound by genre, Simon writes across a range of genres. Today he tells her about the folklore of the East Anglian Black Dog and how it made its way into his latest crime-supernatural chiller novels.


19 July 2022 0

The Corned Beef Killer – Ethel Major   

Arthur Major led his wife Ethel a miserable existence. He continually quarrelled with her and constantly threatened to beat her. He deprived her and their young son of food. Ethel was so afraid of staying in the house with him as she thought he might kill her. But Arthur is the one who is dead.…
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5 July 2022 0

Second Chances – Annys and Lisa

In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock meets Annys and Lisa – who tells her about their relationship with the criminal justice system; the effect it had on them; and how they took advantage of their second chances.


21 June 2022 0

The Curious Case of the Poisoned Rice Pudding – Mary Lefley

In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock considers the case of Mary Lefley, a Lincolnshire wife accused of killing her husband by lacing his rice pudding supper with arsenic.


23 May 2022 0

Murder at the Gallows – Jack Hewitt

In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock considers, the case of Jack Hewitt, who at the age of 15, was convicted and detained at His Majesty’s Pleasure, for the brutal murder, of a pub landlady. But was he the real killer?


1 May 2022 0

Murder in Paradise – Paula Lennon

Fancy some tropical sunshine, mixed with some rum punch and the odd murder? In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock meets Jamaican based crime fiction writer Paula Lennon who tells her about murderous goings-on on this paradise island.


15 April 2022 0

Black ‘n’ Blue – Malachi Smith (Part 3)

In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock meets Malachi Smith – who tells her about his time working as a police officer in Jamaica and Florida and what made him lay aside his handcuffs and baton to lay down some award-winning dub. Dub poetry that is! Think ‘Dub Poet Society’.


1 April 2022 0

Black ‘n’ Blue – Ashleigh Nugent (Part 2)

In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock is joined by award-winning Ashleigh Nugent who tells her about his ‘bad boy’ days, his incredible experience of the criminal justice system, both in the UK and in Jamaica, and how he used his talent for rapping and the arts to transform his own life,…
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15 March 2022 0

Black ‘n’ Blue – Janet Hills MBE (Part 1)

In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock meets Detective Sergeant Janet Hills of the Metropolitan Police Force to hear about her life on the beat and how she rose through the ranks to become the first female Chairperson of the Metropolitan Black Police Association. And President of the National Black Police Association.


1 March 2022 0