Who Killed Aldrich Kemp?

4.7/5

Critic Rating

Our heroine Clara Page (Phoebe Fox) returns. And this time the question's deadly serious - Who Killed Aldrich Kemp? Prepare for another rollercoaster ride from the pen of Julian Simpson, flying us from the Italian Riviera to the Malaysian jungle - via afternoon tea at Themis House.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4

Gregg Stockdale • The Podcast Geek Jun 4, 2023

"I bounced between irritation at some of the dialogue (and accents) to a great fondness for the characters and their oddball ways. It’s an interesting take on the espionage genre explored in other podcast dramas...the story is so cunning and twisty that it’s very hard to talk about it without giving anything away. Julian Simpson is quickly becoming one of my favourite writers."

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Score: 5

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK Mar 26, 2023

"A breakneck-paced joy is Julian Simpson’s sublime audio drama spy caper Who Killed Aldrich Kemp? The lithe writing, David Thomas’s virtuosic sound production and the hugely enjoyable acting make this a rip-roaring listen. Even if you are an audio drama apostate — as I mostly am — try this."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Mar 25, 2023

"What’s so enjoyable about this series, which also features Nicola Walker, is the way it uses audio. Oh, and the OTT action. There’s a hilarious section in episode two where you follow what’s going on through the sound of explosions and motorbike revving and automatic gunfire and the pouf of a silenced bullet and “Oh crap!”. It made me laugh out loud. It’s joyous. The UK has long excelled at the upper-class spy mystery, at well-spoken heroes and dubious baddies delivering twists and quips with vim and hilarity. Aldrich Kemp is an excellent audio version and this daft series is just the tonic for rainy weekends or the horribleness of news. …"

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