Punt PI

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Punt PI
Genre Factual, comedy
Running time 30 minutes
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
Home station BBC Radio 4
Hosted by Steve Punt
Produced by Laurence Grissell
Sarah Bowen
Neil George
Original release 3 May 2008 – present
Website BBC website

Punt PI is a fact-based comedy radio series on BBC Radio 4 in which Steve Punt investigates mysteries in Britain.


The series sees Punt investigate mysteries across the United Kingdom. Each episode is 30 minutes long and there are three or four episodes in each yearly series.

There is also a BB4 Radio 4 Website for the series http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00krfns


Series 1 (May 2008)
  1. A couple who found 400 false legs hidden under their floorboards
  2. Britain's Strategic steam reserve
  3. Numerous aeroplane crashes at Dark Peak in the Peak District
Series 2 (June 2009)
  1. Adolf Hitler's plans for a headquarters in Balham, South West London, possibly at Du Cane Court
  2. Television licence detector vans
  3. The possibility of a real Manchurian Candidate
Series 3 (September and October 2010)
  1. The phantom settlement of Argleton
  2. Nazi UFOs
  3. A possible recording of Queen Victoria's voice
  4. The curse of The Crying Boy
Series 4 (September and December 2011)
  1. The murder of Hubert Chevis by poisoned partridge
  2. A death ray allegedly made by Harry Grindell Matthews
  3. A missing film about David Lloyd George
  4. The Battle of Watling Street
Series 5 (September 2012)
  1. The arsenal of Kris Ruddjers
  2. The Charfield railway disaster
  3. The lost Roanoke Colony
Series 6 (August 2013)
  1. The disappearance of William Cantelo
  2. The Hollinwell incident
  3. The murder of Charles Walton
  4. The killing of two bears in the Forest of Dean
Series 7 (July and August 2014)
  1. The Mysterious Death of Flying Millionaire Alfred Loewenstein
  2. The 1971 Baker Street Bank Robbery
  3. The Case of the MP (Victor Grayson) Who Vanished
  4. Who put Bella in the Wych Elm?
Series 8 (August 2015)
  1. The Murder of Hollywood director William Desmond Taylor
  2. The Case of the Missing Cezanne
  3. The Great Mull Air Mystery looking at mysterious death of hotel guest Peter Gibbs
Series 9 (July and August 2016)
  1. The Suspicious Death of Emile Zola
  2. The Reclusive Skeleton of Fingringhoe, exploring the disapprearance of actress Constance Kent
  3. There's A Kind of Hum
Series 10 (September 2017)
  1. Lost Nukes
  2. Treasure in the Piano
  3. Missing Priest
  4. Taking the Pissoir?