It was a tough day yesterday as I returned with the podcast production team to the grim South London car park in Sydenham to record an location session with Alastair Morgan, reconstructing the brutal murder of his brother almost 29 years ago. 

Grim place. Grim memories. But that’s never stopped Alastair. 

The return was filmed by a BBC correspondent, Huw Thomas, and you can read an online version of his report here. His news insert can be seen here

Prior to this we had good news from Acast, a podcast distribution company, which has offered to make the podcast widely available on iTunes and other platforms when the series is completed. 

But don’t worry: sponsors get the podcast well in advance, with special thanks for their pledges. 

We’ve already recorded the first episode covering the first days of the murder. Alastair had his suspicions who the prime suspect was within minutes of being told about his brother’s death. But then he confides his fears with the wrong person…

It’s a compelling listen and most of our supporters will get the podcast before Christmas for comment and feedback. 

However, given both suggestions from Acast, and the pace of the narrative so far, we’ve now all decided that the Daniel Morgan Murder Podcast Serial will now be EXTENDED TO TEN EPISODES

We think this the only way to do justice to such a long and complex story. 

While supporters will get their private copies hot off the press, the full series won’t be available to the general public till March. 

But I can’t deny it wasn’t easy reconstructing what happened in that hidden away car park. It’s the perfect murder scene for reasons which will be explained in the first podcast. 

Alastair has been back there many many times over the last three decades – appealing for witnesses, asking for a public inquiry – let’s all hope, for his sake, this will be one of the last.