Season 8 - Episode 8

On the morning of May 15th, 1979, three boys were playing by the Wyken Basin when they noticed something floating in the water. Curious, they went to take a closer look. They approached the reeds on the water's edge, and the object came into focus. It dawned on them that it was a body. Panicked by their discovery, the boys ran to the first adult they could find. They told him what they had seen in the water and in turn he hurriedly contacted the police…



This episode was researched and written by Eileen Macfarlane.

Edited by Joel Porter at Dot Dot Dot Productions.

Script editing, additional writing, illustrations and production direction by Rosanna Fitton

Narration, editing assistance, additional writing, and production direction by Benjamin Fitton.

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Crooked Man by Wicked Cinema 

Introspection by Shimmer 

Distances by Salon Dijon 

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Venturers Call by Lincoln Davis 

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Constant Surveillance by JCar 

Hallowed Halls by Adrian Walther 

Recognize by Grant Borland 

Hold This Place by Alice In Winter 

Don't Le Go by Alice in Winter 

Asylum by Cody Martin 

The Search by CJ-0 

Bamburgh by Stephen Keech 


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