Episodes

Evil Stepmothers – Betty Eccles and Eliza Joyce (Part 1)

Fairy tales. Pantomines. Evil stepmothers. All part of the festive season entertainment. But evil stepmothers are not confined to the pages of fairy tales. No. They do exist. In real life. In this episode of Behind the Yellow Tape and forthcoming episodes, J.A. Lovelock considers the cases of four stepmothers who treated their stepchildren very…
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2 January 2023 0

Crime Book Reviews with GB Williams

It’s that time of the year. Yes, the bleak mid-winter gift-giving season. Christmas. In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock is joined by crime fiction author GB Williams who shares her recommendations of the crime fiction novels that might look particularly trendy and appealing under anyone’s Christmas tree.


5 December 2022 0

Locked Up. Locked In. Locked Down – GB Williams

GB Williams (Gail), is a writer whose crime novels have been described as complex and fast-paced. In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock catches up with her in her in her South Wales home, to find out more. And about her demanding cat!


23 November 2022 0

For She the Bells Toll – Priscilla Biggadyke

In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock considers the case of Priscilla Biggadyke. Convicted of poisoning her husband to death, in 1868, she made history by becoming the first woman in Britain to be executed within the walls of a prison. But did she murder her husband or were the killers hiding…
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7 November 2022 0

Black ‘n’ Blue Special

In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, and in celebration of Black History Month, J.A. Lovelock revisits her time with detective sergeant Janet Hills MBE of the Metropolitan Police Force, social change maker and performer Ashleigh Nugent and former police officer and dub poet Malachai Smith.


27 October 2022 0

Sally Arsenic? The Curious Case of Sarah Chesham 

In this episode of Behind The Yellow Tape, J.A. Lovelock considers the case of farmer’s wife Sarah Chesham who was acquitted of the murders of three children including two of her own. Some felt she got away with murder. Then came the death of her young husband under suspicious circumstances. Would Sarah escape the hangman’s…
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10 October 2022 0

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