10 top Surrey-themed podcasts and audiobooks

PUBLISHED: 10:18 15 April 2020

Shepperton (c) Maxwell Hamilton, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Shepperton (c) Maxwell Hamilton, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Surrey’s people and places make for great material in long-form discussions and iconic pieces of literature. Here are 10 great podcasts and audiobooks featuring Surrey

Brooklands Radio

This local station has a number of podcasts covering a variety of issues including business, health, news, sport and more.

Click here to choose one of their popular shows.

‘The Hog’s Back Mystery’ by Freeman Wills Crofts

This crime classic is based in the North Downs, one of our county’s most stunning locations and an ideal setting for a rural murder mystery. This is the tenth of Crofts’ series featuring Inspector French and is typical of the intricacy that Crofts weaved through his work.

Click here to listen.

Oval Time

Surrey CCC’s in-house podcast frequently features cricket stars of the past and present as they chat about elements of the cricketing world that you would never normally get to hear about.

Click here to listen.

‘The War of the Worlds’ by HG Wells

Wells’ sci-fi work has been reinterpreted a countless number of times in numerous different forms yet his original written work is largely based in Surrey as extraterrestrials invade and occupy Earth.

Click here to listen.

The Woodlarks of Chobham Common

This podcast is something a little different as you join Countryfile editor Fergus Collins on an early morning walk through Chobham Common to hear woodlarks send their beautiful melodies across this countryside expanse.

Click here to listen.

‘The Unlimited Dream Company’ by JG Ballard

When a man emerges from the Thames following an aircraft crash reality has changed considerably and Shepperton residents perceive him as a supernatural messiah. The novel is noted for never revealing whether the events happen entirely in his head, leaving that important detail to the reader.

Click here to listen.

Why Aren’t You Normal Epsom?

Run by Epsom resident Lewis Stephens, this podcast highlights the stories of local people and their unique outlooks on life.

Click here to listen.

Start Up Surrey

Students from the University of Surrey have put together this podcast highlighting the businesses and success stories of current pupils and alumni.

Click here to listen.

‘The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Reigate Puzzle’ by Arthur Conan Doyle

Holmes is hoping that a break in Reigate will be just what he needs to recover from the exhaustion his investigations have caused. Of course things are never that simple and he inevitably gets drawn into another case.

Click here to listen.

‘River of Darkness’ by Rennie Airth

Post WWI rural Surrey is thrown into turmoil when four people are murdered in a manor house with frightening efficiency and speed. This is part of Airth’s series of detective novel’s featuring war-hardened inspector John Madden.

Click here to listen.

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