6: Watching the detectives

This episode focuses on the police themselves and the kind of environment they were working in in 1929 – a world of social distinctions and only six years after a major police strike that rocked public confidence in the constabulary.

Retired detective Charlie Bezzina provides some more insights into the nature of murder investigations and his opinion on the thoroughness of the McLeod investigation.

We also examine accusations at the time that Norman McLeod had ‘friends in high places’ and how this may have had an impact on the case.


Murder Archives is written and presented by Emma Curtin.


Editing and sound by Courtney Carthy

Produced in partnership with Nearly


Thanks to all those who added their voices to this podcast (in alphabetical order):

Daniel Alfieri

Courtney Carthy

Simon Curtin

Alan Hands

Cassidy Krygger

Ben Mitchell

Elaine Mitchell

Gill Neale


And our experts:

Charlie Bezzina

Dr Byron Collins

Dr Karen Scally

Andrea Scarf


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