THE wHITE HOUSE FARM MURDERS

The podcast

A deep dive into the notorious case of Jeremy Bamber and the murders of White House Farm.

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On the 7th of August 1985, Jeremy Bamber took a .22 rifle and stalked the halls of his adoptive parent’s house in Essex, killing all members of the family as he went.

At least, that’s what the police and prosecution came to believe. But now, almost 45 years later and having spent more years in prison than he did out of it, Jeremy Bamber continues to protest his innocence.

With the suspicious discovery of certain evidence, the non-disclosure of other details at trial and other evidence having seemingly vanished, there remains some serious questions over his conviction.

In this podcast, we look past the sordid details of the case and consider the question that remains at the heart of this story – could Jeremy Bamber be the victim of one of Britain’s gravest miscarriages of justice?

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key questions

Do you think Jeremy Bamber is guilty?

The narrative of this podcast aims to be unbiased, allowing for the fact of the case to be evenly represented. As a result, I am very much on the fence about this case. Throughout my research, I have found myself often shifting in opinion and that’s the journey this podcast will undertake.

Why did you start this podcast?

I’ve always been interested in true crime but in particular, I’ve always found myself wanting to know more about cases where there remains any kind of ambiguity or doubt. Either this case is a truly tragic story with a miscarriage of justice or it’s one of Britain’s worst murders.

How long will the podcast be?

The podcast will relaunch at the end of October and initially, it is set to be around 22 episodes long. For those who chose to join the Patreon, there will be 10 bonus episodes, plus the full versions of the interviews conducted. If you’re interested in joining the Patreon, click here.

key players

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If you’re interested in working with me, please reach out to me and be sure to tell me a bit more about what it is that you want and what you think I can do for you.

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Resources used from reserach

Book

If there was one book that really defined this case, it would have to be Carol Ann Lee’s excellent book, The White House Farm Murders. This book is central to the case and Carol’s help was welcome. This book was the source of the recent TV drama and is exceptionally researched.

Gun crime researcher

It was important for me to have the input of someone who has much more gun awareness than me and that is where Andy stepped in. His project, Gunfire Graffiti, aims to research gun crime and he utilises his own firearms experience. Andy has been really helpful with this podcast.

The Jeremy Bamber innocence campaign

The aim of this podcast was to represent the facts in the case, allowing the defence and prosecution sides to be equally represented.  The campaign’s website is extremely informative and I am so grateful for their help with my research

Great crimes and trials

This documentary is woefully inaccurate and contains copious amounts of inaccurate information but it is useful for hearing some of the original testimony and comments. Take the rest of it’s contents with a pinch of salt.

Bamber - the new evidence

This fairly recent documentary attempts the examine the ‘new’ evidence in the case with a particular focus on the sound moderator evidence. It also experiments in attempting to recreate the burn marks on Nevill Bamber’s back.

Killing Mum and DAD

Old school documentary on the case and offers some testimony from some of the key people in the case. Many of them have passed away since and so this kind of evidence is vital to the case. I have taken much from it.

Justice Forum

A forum dedicated to the discussion of true crime, with a focus on those cases that are believed to be a miscarriage in some form or another.

Jim Shelly blog post

Interesting and detailed blog post written by Jim Shelly about the many complexities of the Jeremy Bamber and White House Farm case. Worth a read.

Morphology of drying blood

I am no forensic expert but due to the defence’s suggestion that Sheila was possibly still alive during the stand-off, I thought this was important.

Daily star article

An article from the Daily Star in which they consider comments made by Chris Bews in 2010.

Faking it: Tears of a crime

Interesting documentary where emotional expert,  Cliff Lansley, investigates the emotional reactions of some of Britain’s most notorious criminals. In this episode, he considers Jeremy Bamber and the reactions he exhibited at the funeral.

Marie Claire

Interesting article from Marie Claire . in relation to Jeremy’s continued protest that he is innocent.

A LOOK AT THOSE WHO KILL THEIR OWN FAMILY MEMBERS

Article about the research conducted by Robert Hanlon and his team and what it can teach us about those who commit familicide murders.

Collins definition: familicide

Either way you look at it, the murders of White House Farm are an example of what is called a familicide and it’s worth taking a minute to understand usual profiles of such criminals.

Men who murder their families: what the research tells us

Overview of recent research into the men who have committed familicide and what lessons these crimes can tell us about the crimes and those who commit them.

My meetings with Jeremy Bamber

An article from author Roger Wilkes in relation to his meetings with Jeremy Bamber and some of the key assumptions he made.

AND BY DAWN THEY WERE ALL DEAD

Jeremy Bamber’s first-ever face-to-face meeting, which was authorised by the MoJ in 2010. The interview was conducted by David James Smith. 

Snippets from a report by Prof. MacDonald

Snippets from the report written by Prof MacDonald in relation to the blood trails and patterns on Sheilas body.

Research into familicide

A journal article in relation to familicide.

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