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New true crime podcast Filthy Ritual hosted by creators of hit series Redhanded comes to Global Player
19 April 2023, 10:42 | Updated: 19 April 2023, 14:03
A new six-part narrative true crime series, hosted by Hannah Maguire and Suruthi Bala, is now available on Global Player.
The true-crime soulmates behind the hit podcast Redhanded – Hannah Maguire and Suruthi Bala – will launch a brand new six-part podcast series, Filthy Ritual today.
Filthy Ritual takes a different, more investigative approach across six episodes, looking at the story of Juliette D'Souza in a jaw-dropping tale of one of the most prolific fraudsters in British history.
Hannah and Suruthi will uncover and unpick a shocking and almost unbelievable story about a charming, enchanting and mysterious woman who claimed she could perform miracles.
The character, Juliet D'Souza, was described by one her neighbours in Hampstead as being like "a knife inside a velvet glove".
D’Souza claimed to have a special connection to an ancient source of power and wisdom, deep in the Amazonian jungle. She made at least one million pounds, possibly much more, through extortion and manipulation, becoming one of the most prolific con women in British history.
Filthy Ritual - a new true-crime podcast telling the story of the most prolific British fraudsters
As listener, you'll hear from the reporters who travelled to Suriname to track her down, one of Britain's leading sharmans, and the victims who banded together to find justice.
Hannah and Suruthi said: “This is our first ever limited series, and we couldn’t have stumbled upon a more fascinating case. Voodoo, shamanism, black magic, a tree of life in the Surinamese jungle – all being used in a series of cons in Hampstead, North London?! It’s as mind-boggling as it is terrifying.”