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July 14, 2022

S06E06 | Glyn Dix | The Murders of Pia Overbury and Hazel Dix


In the sixth episode of British Murders Season 6, I tell the story of Glyn Dix.

 

On October 2, 1979, Glyn Dix murdered his landlady Pia Overbury in cold blood, a crime for which he received a life sentence in prison.

 

Whilst serving his sentence, he met a woman named Hazel, the mother of a fellow inmate, and they married in 1999.

 

Despite his life sentence, Glyn was released from prison in 2001.

 

By 2004, he had killed again. This time the victim was his wife, Hazel.

 

A whole life order soon followed, with Glyn spending the rest of his life at Ashworth Hospital, where he died in 2014.

 

Intro music:⁣

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣

https://linktr.ee/davidjohnbradymusic⁣

 

My recording equipment:⁣

Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone

Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

 

Recorded in:⁣

Hindenberg PRO

 

Edited in:⁣

DaVinci Resolve 17⁣

 

References:⁣

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