The final episode of this series of Beyond Reasonable Doubt tries to tie up some of the loose ends of the case, Chris explains how we've tried to speak to some of the other people involved in the case and find out how the tragic events of 2001 affected them long after.
This episode was recorded in front of an audience at the London Podcast Festival and is presented here as performed in front of - and with the help of - a room full of BRD obsessives .....
In the penultimate episode of the series, Chris talks to Michael Peterson himself. In a tense and unedited interview, Mr Peterson tells Chris what he thinks is wrong with the series, re-affirms his innocence and answers some of your listener questions.
He also explains why - as heard in the last episode - why he bought three blowpokes while his original trial was still going on.
Chris goes behind the scenes of the original Peterson trial and is given rare interviews with Judge Orlando Hudson, the then D.A Jim Hardin - now also a judge - and juror Kelli Colgan.
They talk about the stresses and strains of the long and high profile case and reveal details not heard before including the fact that Michael Peterson bought 3 blowpokes while his trial was still going on.
Kelli Colgan tells Chris how every juror- bar none- finished the case in tears. There's also a preview of the next episode - which features an interview with Michael Peterson himself.
Five months after the Michael Peterson trial began the jury is sent out to consider their verdict ; they looked at 500 pieces of evidence and heard from 70 witnesses.
They will decide whether Michael is a murderer, or a grieving husband coping with the accidental and tragic death of his wife Kathleen….
Following the revelations about Michael’s sexuality and the death of Liz Ratliff 17 years earlier in similar circumstances, Chris concentrates on the physical evidence presented to the Michael Peterson trial jury – including the blood and the blow poke.
An autopsy report and a lot of blood: how and why the police decided Michael Peterson killed his wife Kathleen, and the first suggestion that a fireplace blow poke could have been the murder weapon.
Plus, how the Michael Peterson trial attracted the attention of the world's media - especially an Oscar winning film crew. But did both sides of the story get told? And the odd relationship between the French documentary makers and this podcast.
Chris Warburton introduces the shocking story of Michael and Kathleen Peterson. What was life at 1810 Cedar Street, Durham, NC, like? What kind of couple were they?
Chris talks to friends and neighbours who remember and how all that changed one December night.
The 911 call all these years later still chills.
BBC Radio 5 live's Chris Warburton presents the most captivating real life true-crime story you have never heard of - the famous novelist, a body at the bottom of the staircase, a series of extraordinary events and a court case that grabbed the attention of the world.
Series starts Tuesday 20 June 2017.
The most captivating real life true-crime story you have never heard of - the famous novelist, a body at the bottom of the staircase, a series of extraordinary events and a court case that grabbed the attention of the world.
In this unique podcast series BBC Radio 5 live uncovers the incredible story of Kathleen & Michael Peterson.
Kathleen was a successful business woman and head of a multi-national communications company; her husband Michael was a famous novelist.
The pair lived an idyllic life with their children in a beautiful mansion in the enclave of Durham, North Carolina. But on the evening of December 9th 2001, everything changed.
BBC Radio 5 live tells the story of what happened that night through exclusive archive material and interviews with those directly involved.
In a case that stretches over more 16 years, the twists and turns will shock you; make you question your own beliefs and leave you pondering the ultimate question…what did actually happen on that fateful evening and who was responsible.