It’s 1905, I am in Merstham in Surrey, and there has been a murder. A woman had been pushed from a speeding train when charging through a tunnel on the London to Brighton line. Richard Vobes went to investigate the murder. Richard Vobes is the Bald Explorer currently on the Community Channel on UK TV.
It’s 1912 and there has been a murder. It looked like a tragedy. The culprit had shot himself at the scene – all was not as it appeared. It all took place in Eastbourne in East Sussex. Richard Vobes, the Bald Explorer, is investigating a murder and with the help of author Johnny Johnson we […]
In 1934, in Brighton, in the lost luggage department, there was discovered a trunk with a torso of a woman in it. The murder went on to be known as the Brighton Trunk Murder. However, there was confusion, because at exactly the same time, another murder was committed by a man called Tony Mancini. He […]
A few years ago I took my family to the 17th Century living museum and village Little Woodham, near Gosport in Hampshire. I met there James Hodgeson, or master John from the village as he prefers to be known. In the April of 1642 the King of England, Charles Stuart and his Parliament stood on […]
Have you ever wondered what it is like to spend a day on the canals in this country? In the prelude for the filming of the next Bald Explorer outing exploring the Shrewsbury and Newport Canal I thought it would be nice to delve into the old podcasts. Back in 2005, the Vobes staff went […]
Richard Vobes, the Bald Explorer and his occasional partner in crime, Jimmy Hastell, popped to the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex, to find out some of its history and experience travelling on old steam streams. Having recently shot an episode of the Bald Explorer around Petworth that featured Pullman Carriages, it was nice to revisit […]