Introducing: The Murders at White House Farm: The PodcastThe Murders at White House Farm: The Podcast
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- 15 Sep 2020
On the night of August 6th, 1985 in Essex, England, a shocking attack left five members – and three generations – of a family brutally murdered. At first, the police thought they were dealing with an open-and-shut case of murder-suicide, suspecting that it was Sheila Caffell – diagnosed with schizophrenia – who had shot her adoptive parents and her twin sons before turning the gun on herself. As one detective set out to prove, however, certain elements of that narrative that didn’t add up – and the spotlight turned onto Sheila’s brother, Jeremy Bamber.
In the new companion podcast to the HBO Max miniseries The Murders at White House Farm, host Lauren Bright Pacheco chats with the show’s creators, historical experts, and individuals affected by the White House Farm murders in real life. Each episode of the podcast springboards off of a particular episode of the series to take a deeper dive into one of six nuanced themes that contributed to the disturbing nature of this surprisingly complicated case.
Hi, I'm Lauren Brett Pacheco, you may know me as the host of I Heart Radios Murder in Oregon, but I'm here now to tell you about a brand new podcast focusing on a similarly chilling case, this time one that unraveled across the pond in the idyllic and usually sleepy village of Tolle's Hunt Darcy in Essex, England.
In the early hours of August 7th, 1985, a family was brutally murdered at their farmhouse in the dead of night.
Tragically, the victim spanned three generations, including two six year old twin boys. It was the case that shocked the nation for more reasons than one. And now it's been made into a gripping six part true crime drama premiering in the U.S. on HBO.
Max, the murders at White House Farm is a dramatized retelling of those events and the subsequent struggle to uncover the truth about that night. At first, police ruled the killing as an open and shut case of murder suicide, suspecting that Sheila Cofell, diagnosed with schizophrenia, had shot her adoptive parents and two sons before turning the gun on herself. But one detective refused to accept that narrative, eventually forcing the spotlight onto a different member of the family. Join me on the show's official companion podcast, where we'll take a deep dive into the heart of this tragedy and unpack the crime further from where each episode of the series leaves off.
Not only will we examine the forensic evidence with Ann Lee, author of the 2015 book The Murders at White House Farm, which was a basis for the HBO max series. But we'll also talk with Colin Cofell, Sheila's ex-husband and father of the two murdered boys. Other guests will include series director Paul Whitington, writer Chris Merza and executive producer Willo Girls, all of whom will offer their incredible insight into the event's psychology and details of the botched investigation surrounding this horrific incident stream.
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