Welcome to the Official Home for George Fairbrother, Lost in Solway, the Armstrong & Burton Book Series, and the DEC4 Podcast! 


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George Fairbrother and the Armstrong & Burton series proudly co-sponsor Oliver Crocker's The Bill Podcast.

The Bill Podcast is produced and hosted by the very talented Oliver Crocker. The Bill was an iconic ITV police series, which ran for nearly 2500 episodes, from 1983 to 2010. Oliver interviews the actors who created iconic characters as well as those who worked behind the scenes, and pays tribute to those no longer with us. You can also become a supporter, and access exclusive content, through Patreon. 


The companion volume, Witness Statements, is out now.

Listen for free on Soundcloud or Apple Podcasts


  The social history and pop culture of twentieth century Britain form the backdrop to George Fairbrother's novels. There's lots to explore on this site, our active social media and Tumblr blog, as well as a special curated collection of images, facts and links on Pinterest, covering British politics, culture, society and a little fun with some classic TV and cinema.


Notice Board - General book, author and podcast news


The Banqueting Club is out now in audio, narrated by the supremely talented Alistair McMillan. Check out our preview above, and some local press on the Armstrong and Burton page. Learn more about Alistair at

DEC4 Podcasts out now - Once Upon a Time in Sydney with Steve Collins: a look at the Sydney live music scene in the 1970s. (Hear Steve's travel commentary at  Also a deep dive into Elvis' 1973 satellite concert, Aloha From Hawaii with regular contributor Gary Wells (three episodes available). Coming up, The Beach Boys Book Club with Gary Wells, and another chat with Oliver Crocker. Find all our episodes from our DEC4 page, link to Anchor, Soundcloud or your favourite platform.

A new Armstrong and Burton novel, The Honourable Company, will be available for pre-order soon. 

Lots of fascinating new interviews thanks to Oliver Crocker and The Bill Podcast - including Sally Rogers and Chris Simmons, Kerry Peers and Shaun Scott. Over 90 eps in the back-catalogue, including Trudie Goodwin, Graham Cole, Christopher Ellison, Seeta Indrani, Nula Conwell, John Iles, and lots more of your favourite 'The Bill' actors.

Music and culture historian Gary Wells provides some fantastic commentary for our podcast series - check out more of his work at Your Home for Vintage Leisure

And we're constantly improving our Elvis 1970s page, with more information, media and links!

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