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Devil in the Wilderness

BONUS ONE: Speeches at the launch

El Vino's on Fleet Street played host to an event marking the launch of the series. The speeches were captured and are replayed here. Plus reflections from Saul Wordsworth, and diary entries not featured previously.


Executive producer of the series is Paul Kobrak (The Louis Theroux Podcast). The voice of Christopher Wordsworth is performed by Chris Porter.


Original music by Saul Wordsworth from the series is available on Spotify and other streaming services.


The Observer article cited in this episode can be found here


Images from the series can be found here

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