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The Rhyming Detective Crew March 2016

What is The Rhyming Detective?

The Rhyming Detective is a full cast, comedy adventure podcast series written by Simon Paul Miller.

Episodes one and four were recorded on Thursday 10th March 2016 at Jubilee Leamington in front of a live audience of over 120 people. The first episode was released as a podcast on March 25th.

A Christmas mini-episode, which is a tale narrated by Dick Dick Digger, and Episode Three, "It's All About MeeMee", were recorded, again at Jubilee Leamington, on Monday 28th November 2016 in front of a live audience of over 100 people.

The Christmas special, "The Fight Before Christmas", was released in December 2016 and "It's All About MeeMee" was released in February 2017.

The Rhyming Detective Crew DEC 2016

The original Rhyming Detective team in March 2016: From the left, Nick Wilmot (Sound Engineer), Andrew Jakeman (SFX), Sue Stepney (Professor Watt), Simon Paul Miller (Dick Dick Digger), Anna Chilvers (Queenie), Jonathan Chilvers (Mr King) and Andy Ennever (SFX).

The second recording session in Dec 2016: From the left, Anna Bird (MeeMee), Charles Crow (Lord Web-Browser), Simon Paul Miller (Dick Dick Digger) and Gary Bird (The Phantom).

The third recording session: From the left, Louisa Radice, Ian Hardman, Johnathan Chilvers, Pauline Johnson, Simon Paul Miller, James Mitchell, Natalia Marks & Lorna Bartels.

And, on Saturday 2nd June 2018, we recorded Episode 2, a murder mystery entitled "The Stuffed of Nightmares" and Episode 5, a spy thriller called "The Name's Tom, Tom Tom" at Dale Street Church in Leamington Spa.

This session was our most ambitious, longest recording session yet with our biggest cast yet, more sound effects than ever before and a visual effects element as well.

If you enjoy listening to any episodes of The Rhyming Detective, please let us know either on our Facebook page (link at the top of the page) or by adding a comment in whatever podcast app you use.

About The Artist:

Thomas M. Adams


The terrific artwork used in our podcast covers and on this web site were created by Thomas M. Adams, an artist with over fifteen years experience in computer graphics and a BA (Hons) in Computer Studies and Art.

About The Writer:

Simon Paul Miller

Simon Paul Miller has written for five BBC radio topical comedy shows, Breaking The News, Newsjack, Newsjack Unplugged, The Skewer and Noising Up. In March 2019, Breaking The News became a TV show, giving Simon his first TV credit on March 1st, 2019 and he was a regular contributor to the show.

He's also written questions used on the 'Previous Questions' quiz for Union Jack Radio's The Full English. The quiz where contestants have to answer the question prior to the one being asked which was inspired by a famous Two Ronnies sketch.

In 2020, he teamed up with writer Trevor Rudge and together they have written a number of sketches that have been performed in The Treason Show (TV & Stage), NewsRevue (Stage & Podcast), BBC Scotland's Noising Up and BBC Radio Four's Newsjack & The Skewer. In addition, they've also been Lead Writers on a number of episodes of Breaking the News.

Doctor Who Short Trips:

Seven To One


This is where it all started, in May 2011. Simon's first published work, a short story spread over the whole audiobook in short episodic instalments in-between the other stories.

It is still available from the Big Finish Web Site.



Doctor Who Short Trips Vol 3