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Welcome. This is where you can listen to all the episodes of Hornet Heaven so far.

We suggest you use headphones, especially if you’re sitting in the Upper Graham Taylor stand. We wouldn’t want you to wake anybody.

We also recommend listening to the episodes in order. If you don’t, we may have to ask Quique Sanchez Flores back – to get you better organised.

The episodes are between 12 and 45 minutes long, so you might want to make a cup of tea first. (Or Bovril, for the full sensory experience of going back to past matches.)

We hope you enjoy the stories. If you do, please let other Watford fans know – and spread the Hornet love.

SERIES ONE

SERIES 1, EPISODE 1 – THE TURNAROUND

In 2014/5, a Watford fan passes away mid-match and arrives in Hornet Heaven. At the moment of his passing, Watford are losing 0-2. He simply can’t see why Hornet Heaven is supposed be a place of eternal bliss. (33 minutes)

SERIES 1, EPISODE 2 – WE WAS ROBBED

In 2015/6, a theft in Hornet Heaven means the residents can’t go to any of the old matches – except for the two most miserable seasons in the club’s history. The thief must be found. (37 minutes)

SERIES 1, EPISODE 3 – WE’VE GOT LLOYDINHO

In 2015/6, when club stalwart Lloyd Doyley’s contract comes to an end, the residents of Hornet Heaven do what they can to persuade him not to play for another club. (17 minutes)

SERIES 1, EPISODE 4 – ACCEPTABLE IN THE 80s

In 1980/1, the bliss of Hornet Heaven is disturbed when the latest arrival turns out to be a football hooligan. (33 minutes)

SERIES TWO

SERIES 2, EPISODE 1 – THE FAMILY CLUB

At the end 2015/6, a Hornet Heaven resident tries to prevent the spread of an upsetting rumour that Quique Sanchez Flores will be leaving Watford. (44 minutes)

SERIES 2, EPISODE 2 – LADS UNITED

In 2016/7, the arrival of two 20-something lads causes social unrest in Hornet Heaven. Can the older residents change their ways? (38 minutes)

SERIES 2, EPISODE 3 – THE GREAT ESCAPE

In 1990/1, with Watford marooned in the relegation zone, a Hornet Heaven resident starts a campaign to oust club chairman Jack Petchey. (36 minutes)

SERIES 2, EPISODE 4 – WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED

In 2015/6, a season ticket holder has died from indignation at being forced to move 12 seats along the Upper Graham Taylor Stand. Will he calm down in Hornet Heaven? (41 minutes)

SERIES THREE

SERIES 3, EPISODE 1 – THE GREAT MAN IS GONE

With Graham Taylor no longer around, and new people running the club, the spirit and values of the Watford family come under threat. (37 minutes)

SERIES 3, EPISODE 2 – DECONSTRUCTING HARRY 

In late December 2016, the antics of Watford’s mascot – Harry The Hornet – create an impact in Hornet Heaven. (23 minutes)

SERIES 3, EPISODE 3 – UP FOR THE CUP

In January 2017, residents of Hornet Heaven take steps to restore the lost magic of the FA Cup. (14 minutes)

SERIES 3, EPISODE 4 – NOT QUITE MANAGING

From 2012 to 2015, a former Watford manager is adamant that the club won’t get promoted to the Premier League if they persist with appointing Head Coaches instead of managers. (36 minutes)

SERIES FOUR

SERIES 4, EPISODE 1 – BORING BORING WATFORD

In April 2017, Watford’s football under Walter Mazzarri is so dull that it makes the club’s founder question whether he wants to carry on being a Watford fan for eternity. (27 minutes)

(AVAILABLE 4TH AUGUST 2017)

https://audioboom.com/posts/6161150-s4-e1-boring-boring-watford

SERIES 4, EPISODE 2 – GOING BACKWARDS

In April 2017, a new arrival feels so strongly about the club’s lack of progress under Walter Mazzarri that she doesn’t want to enter Hornet Heaven. (38 minutes)

(AVAILABLE 5TH AUGUST 2017)

https://audioboom.com/posts/6161155-s4-e2-going-backwards

SERIES 4, EPISODE 3 – A WORLD WITHOUT BEAUTY

In May 2017, a former Watford manager finds the football so unattractive under Walter Mazzarri that he wants to quit Hornet Heaven. (35 minutes)

(AVAILABLE 6TH AUGUST 2017)

https://audioboom.com/posts/6161158-s4-e3-a-world-without-beauty

SERIES 4, EPISODE 4 – ONE MAN ALONE

In May 2017, a fan goes against popular opinion and refuses to blame Walter Mazzarri for Watford’s problems. (53 minutes)

(AVAILABLE 7TH AUGUST 2017)

https://audioboom.com/posts/6161159-s4-e4-one-man-alone

 

SPECIAL OUT-OF-SERIES EPISODES

‘TALES FROM THE VICARAGE’ EPISODE

When the Pozzos acquire the club in 2012/13, Hornet Heaven is upgraded. The changes divide the residents. (This is the original Hornet Heaven story from Tales From The Vicarage Volume 2. The episode is in two parts – 33 minutes and 36 minutes.)

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2016

At Christmas 2016, the paradise reserved exclusively for Watford fans is violated by ‘them from up the road’. (48 minutes)

https://audioboom.com/boos/5414136-christmas-special-2016-when-we-collide

‘HORNET EFFECT’ EPISODE

In 2017, the launch of a new fanzine unsettles Hornet Heaven’s Head of Programmes. (9 minutes)

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