William Watt takes to the stand as Denise Mina reimagines the trial of brutal serial killer Peter Manuel in 1950s Glasgow. Abridged by Sian Preece. Read by Liam Brennan.
'The Long Drop' is Denise Mina's first foray into true crime. The award-winning author reimagines the trial of Scotland's first serial killer, Peter Manuel, in a dark and compelling exploration of truth and storytelling.
Glasgow, 1957. Businessman William Watt wants answers about his family's murder. Small time crook Peter Manuel claims to have them. But you don't get something for nothing. Over the course of a bizarre night these unlikely drinking partners will swap stories and attempt to cut a deal to emerge from scandal with reputations, and profits, intact.
Six months on, Manuel is on trial for eight brutal murders including those of the Watt family and bereaved patriarch William is about to take the stand at the High Court.
Read by Liam Brennan
Abridged by Siân Preece
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.