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20 Best UK Crime Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk crime? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk crime podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best UK Crime Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

UK True Crime Podcast

  • Publisher: UK True Crime Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 239

The weekly UK True Crime Podcast, hosted by Adam, is the home of UK true crime. With a new episode every Tuesday since 2016, it is where you discover lesser known UK cases and discover new perspectives and insight on stories you may already know.

Murder and More

  • Publisher: Kira Eliza
  • Total Episodes: 43

Obsessed with true crime? Then you’re in the right place! Each week I (your solo host, Kira) will delve deep into true crimes, from disappearances to murders and everything in between, mainly based in the UK.

Bird Podcast | Stories from prison

  • Publisher: Bird Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 13

Bird Podcast investigates what it really means to do time in the UK prison system. One topic, two chicks, three points of view. Explores themes around mental health, women in prison, UK gangs, knife crime, life sentences & rehabilitation.

Hometown Homicide

  • Publisher: Jolene Nicole
  • Total Episodes: 10

Hometown Homicide is a true crime podcast covering cases from Wales, UK. Join host Jolene Nicole, as she unravels each case, exploring all the facts, theories and often injustice of these victim’s stories.

All About Agatha (Christie)

  • Publisher: All About Agatha (Christie)
  • Total Episodes: 186

All About Agatha is a podcast all about, well, Agatha. Agatha Christie, of course. The Queen of Crime, a real-life Dame of the British Empire and author of sixty-six mystery novels that spanned the Twentieth Century, defining a genre. Every month or so we revisit one of these novels in the order they were first published in the UK. Discussions range from plotting and interpretation to the impact of the beloved adaptations to an attempt at ranking them all. We take a breather in between novels to discuss one of her many (100-plus) short stories, and to interview like-minded mystery obsessives (scholars, authors, etc.). Call it a Christie-fest, as we revisit Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence, and oh so much more…. Join us.

True Crime Investigators UK

  • Publisher: The True Crime Investigators UK
  • Total Episodes: 8

Welcome to ‘True Crime Investigators UK’, a new ‘True Crime’ documentary podcast which will be looking at unsolved crimes, important criminal cases and delving further into the procedural process. The show is presented and researched by two former police officers, John and Sally. Now they are both retired and after nearly 28 years of marriage together, they review cases of interest, some solved, some undetected. Throughout this series they will be discussing the cases they are reviewing and interviewing relevant parties including Police Officers, suspects, witnesses and experts. So come with us on this journey, and let’s see where it takes us…

The Killer Crime Podcast

  • Publisher: Killer Crime
  • Total Episodes: 13

Cousins Martha and Georgia bring you stories of shocking true crime from Canada and the UK! Each week we will dive into a case from Canada or the UK (unless we decide to cheat and tell a story from another country). Be loud, be fierce and don’t talk to killers!

Trial By Media

  • Publisher: Trial By Media
  • Total Episodes: 7

Trial By Media is a true crime podcast by some of the only full time crime reporters in the UK. Once a case closes journalists are free to reveal juicy details we couldn’t give you at the time. So this is the full story on how the weirdest, boldest and most dangerous criminals are treated by the courts and the press. Having been in the room where it happened we ask what went on, what went wrong, and whether justice was done. Hosts: Charlie Jones, Sophia Dourou, Carolina Herranz-Carr Producer: Carolina Herranz-Carr Music: Setuniman Logo: Tom Bullock Follow us on Twitter

Comedy Whodunnits – for your ears

  • Publisher: New Old Friends
  • Total Episodes: 35

Following on from the award-winning success of Crimes Against Christmas, New Old Friends present more Comedy Whodunnits for your ears. Witty wordplay, hilarious characters and silly voices all wrapped up in fiendishly clever plots. Imagine the literary love-child of Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse performed by two lovable fools and your halfway there. Creating these has been one of the only benefits of our theatre tours being postponed. Hope you enjoy. To support the company visit (C) New Old Friends & Fred Riding 2020

en clair: forensic linguistics, literary detection, language mysteries, and more

  • Publisher: Dr Claire Hardaker
  • Total Episodes: 35

en clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, language mysteries, cryptography, codes, language and the law, linguistic crime, undeciphered languages, and more, from past to present. Credits, links, podcast transcripts and more in the Case Notes:

Pod Bible Podcast

  • Publisher: Pod Bible
  • Total Episodes: 95

The Pod Bible Podcast is the podcast podcast where podcasters talk to podcasters about podcasts and podcasting. Does it get anymore meta?Brought to you by the team behind Pod Bible magazine (the UK’s first ever publication dedicated to podcasts) the show is hosted by editors Adam Richardson and Stu Whiffen and will occasionally feature Pod Bible co-founder, Scroobius Pip.Each fortnight we’ll be bringing you a bite size, magazine style show featuring three guests talking about their show or the shows they enjoy listening to. The aim is to give you a chance to hear from your favourite podcasters while also introducing you to people and podcasts you may not be aware of yet.Guests include the people behind podcasts such as No Such Thing As A Fish, Football Ramble, Griefcast, Films To Be Buried With, Drunk Women Solving Crime and many, many more. Let’s spread the word of pod!—The Pod Bible Podcast is available to listen to on Acast, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and all good podcast outlets and is also very proud to be brought to you in association with Audible.Check out Pod Bible magazine at podbiblemag.comTwitter us [email protected]

Unbelievable True Crime

  • Publisher: Reach Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 12

Unbelievable is a brand new UK-based true crime podcast, bringing you a new story each week of lies, murder, betrayal and deceit. Hosted by Bronwen Weatherby, Unbelievable aims to bring you the most most bizarre and horrific crimes from across the United Kingdom. Each shocking episode will unravel some of the craziest crimes and details we have come across to bring you a new listening experience, you won’t forget.

A Stab In The Dark: A UKTV Original Crime Podcast with Mark Billingham

  • Publisher: UKTV
  • Total Episodes: 36

Multi-award-winning crime writer, Mark Billingham, presents an in-depth look at the very best super-sleuths from literature and television. Each episode of A Stab In The Dark sees brand-new guests from the worlds of TV and books discuss the inner workings of crime fiction and crime drama. A Stab in the Dark is a UKTV production and is produced by Paul Hirons. For more info:

Real Crime: The REELZ Files

  • Publisher: PodcastOne
  • Total Episodes: 50

Geraldo Rivera’s Murder in the Family is now part of Real Crime: The REELZ Files and we’re so excited to continue bringing you great true crime content! Coming up next in the feed is I Lived with A Killer. Their lives are portrayed in movies, TV shows and books and their shocking acts are woven into the fabric of scary stories about real monsters in the world. But what happens when the monster is someone you live with and love? Every hour-long episode of I Lived With A Killer brings a haunting new twist to cases that terrified the public with the powerful stories from the family members of the killers. Viewers will hear from ‘Sammy the Bull’ Gravano’s daughter Karen Gravano, Orlando Nightclub Shooter’s ex-wife Sitora Yusufiy, The Iceman’s daughters Merrick and Christin Kuklinski and many more. Viewers will also hear from detective who worked the cases and experts who break down the media frenzy around the crimes.

Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48

  • Publisher: Marcia Clark | A&E
  • Total Episodes: 9

Famed prosecutor and defense attorney Marcia Clark delves into some of the most controversial homicides in America. These are cases that have shocked and captivated the public, but have outcomes that are either unresolved, or leave more questions than answers. Now, Marcia will speak with experts, review the facts, and use her own expertise to shed new light on cases which have been left in the darkness. See more Marcia Clark Investigates The First 48 on A&E, at, and on Crime + Investigation in the UK.

The Detective

  • Publisher: Mark Williams Thomas
  • Total Episodes: 11

Hosted by investigative journalist and former police detective Mark Williams-Thomas, this podcast explores possible miscarriages of justice in a variety of cases, ranging from terrorism, to murder, to missing people. Each episode asks, does the evidence collected by the police and presented in court stand up to scrutiny, or are people in jail for crimes they did not commit? You will be placed at the centre of these investigations where you, as the armchair detective, piece together the evidence and decide: are these convictions safe, or did our justice system get it wrong? Evidence files and photos can be viewed at See for privacy and opt-out information.

Real Fix

  • Publisher: Real Fix
  • Total Episodes: 12

It’s real people, telling their real stories, every week. We’re a group of journalists, and in each episode, we help ordinary people tell you their own extraordinary, funny, heartbreaking or shocking real life stories in their own words. We’ll feature everything from real life crimes and fights for survival, to romance, great escapes and acts of kindness. Subscribe to get every episode as soon as it’s ready. For more information visit

Observing the Pattern – A Fringe Podcast

  • Publisher: We Made This
  • Total Episodes: 52

OBSERVING THE PATTERN is a podcast dedicated to the TV series Fringe.Join your host Luke Winch as he is joined by an array of guests to dissect each episode of the JJ Abrams-created series about FBI Agent Olivia Dunham and the team in Fringe Division, an investigation unit dedicated to solving ‘fringe science’ crime…A proud part of the We Made This podcast network.

True Crime Diary

  • Publisher: truecrimediary
  • Total Episodes: 25

In our bi-weekly podcast we take a light-hearted look at the story behind an event on this week in true crime history. You can see trailers for forthcoming episodes on our YouTube page. Created, edited and produced by Mark Duqueno. Art by Rue Turner. Photography by Jed Leicester. Free music for non-commercial use from

The Mysterious Case of Fred the Head

  • Publisher: Ken Davies
  • Total Episodes: 10

Fifty years ago, on March 26th 1971, the body of a young man was found in a secluded spot, an island in the River Trent with extremely limited access. He was buried in a kneeling position, naked except for socks and a wedding ring. His hands and ankles had been bound. So began one of the UK’s most baffling murder mysteries, a grisly crime that has remained unsolved to this day.

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