Buried

Buried

5.0/5

Critic Rating

A trucker's deathbed tape plays out. It's urgent, desperate. "All you have to do... is dig it up." And so begins a deep-dive into one of the worst environment crimes in UK history: the secret dumping of a million tonnes of waste near a city. But when investigative journalists Dan Ashby and Lucy Taylor uncover missing documents, fears of toxicity and allegations of organised crime, they realise they've stumbled into something much bigger. As they pick at the threads of one crime, they begin to see others. Could Britain be the home of a new mafia, getting rich on our...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK Feb 5, 2023

"Ashby and Taylor’s grim, gripping narrative includes ailing animals, a deathbed confession and heroic grassroots activism. It is not just a Northern Irish story. This ten-part series (each episode is 15 minutes) feels necessary listening."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Jan 29, 2023

"This is a grim story, pacily told, and it’s surely not over yet. You have a feeling it might trigger the sort of response that the Post Office scandal did: a gradual public fury that results in proper action. Let’s hope so."

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Score: 5

Alexi Duggins • The Guardian Jan 26, 2023

"Dan Ashby and Lucy Taylor’s 10-part investigation into the scandal surrounding UK waste disposal is explosively revelatory. A shocking listen that’s a must for anyone who cares about our planet – not bad given episodes are only 15 minutes long."

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