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A very warm welcome to the official home for George Fairbrother and DEC4 Publishing, including the Armstrong & Burton Book Series and the Lost in Solway stories.

Our podcast series now has its own website, including embedded episodes, companion newsletters and articles, comprehensive research notes, as well as information about our contributors, friends and supporters.


Also find us on Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple, Amazon Music and more.

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  Featured Podcasts and Clips


George Fairbrother, DEC4, and the Armstrong & Burton series proudly co-sponsor Oliver Crocker's The Bill Podcast.

The Bill Podcast is produced by Oliver Crocker and currently hosted by Natalie Roles (nearly 200 episodes as DS Debbie McAllister). The Bill was an iconic ITV police series which ran for nearly 2500 episodes, from 1983 to 2010. Oliver and Natalie interview the actors who created legendary characters as well as those who worked behind the scenes, and pay tribute to those no longer with us. You can also become a supporter, and access exclusive content, through Patreon. According to Listen Notes, The Bill Podcast is in the top 1.5 percent of podcasts globally. 


The second companion volume, Witness Statements: Making The Bill 1988, is out now.

Listen free on the major podcasting platforms including  Soundcloud and Apple Podcasts,

We're honoured and delighted also to be a co-sponsor of Letter From Helvetica, a scripted audio series produced by Oliver Crocker and brought to life by incredibly talented artists. If you love audio content in the tradition of some of the great BBC radio comedies and dramas, Letter from Helvetica is thoroughly recommended for you.

Listen free on the major podcasting platforms.

Listen on Soundcloud


  Stay Tuned for the 2024 Christmas Special!

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George Fairbrother blogs regularly on 20th century British politics, working-class history and pop culture...


...And a little on Elvis in the Seventies.

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  Our podcast theme and incidental music was recorded by Gainesville - Here they are hard at work...

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