Just two days after its official launch, our true-crime podcast is on the charts in the UK. 

Glasgow Crime Stories is in the top 20 true-crime podcasts in the UK on Spotify's charts today. 

Glasgow Times:

The podcast, which is voiced by former Taggart star Alex Norton, brings detailed looks at both unknown and infamous crimes in the city. 

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Our first episode tackles Glasgow's crime boss Arthur Thompson and the murder of his son. 

Reporter Norman Silvester, who is behind the detailed Glasgow Crime Stories series, spoke to BBC Radio Scotland's Grant Stott about the podcast. 

He said: "Glasgow is a city that has a crime image, a crime atmosphere, but it is not surprising.

"It is the first city to have a police force, it was the first city to have police boxes.

"It has been sort of a pioneer but it has been part of the city's social fabric as well."

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But he added the aim is not to be "negative" about the city itself but to explore stories that are known in their own right. 

Speaking about the stories which will appear in future episodes, Norman added: "What we are trying to do with this is speak to the original officers where possible, surviving officers involved in the inquiries and get their views and I have spoken where possible to families and any surviving family members."

Meanwhile, voice of the podcast Alex Norton said: "I was delighted when the Glasgow Times asked me if I would be interested in recording a series about real-life Scottish crime stories for their podcast.

"Although I have to confess that, despite my years playing DCI Burke in Taggart, I've never been a big fan of crime fiction - but I've always had a fascination with the real thing - particularly historical Scottish crime stories.

"As part of the series, I'll be telling the story of one of my own favourites - the tale of Oscar Slater and his long battle for freedom after being jailed for life for the murder of a wealthy widow, Marion Gilchrist, back in the early years of the 20th century.

"With quotes from witnesses, relatives and police officers who dealt with the cases  this should prove to be a gripping series."

Glasgow Crime Stories will release a new episode every Monday morning on all popular streaming platforms. Tune in on Apple PodcastsSpotify or Amazon Music and listen to the first episode.

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