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The inside story. An investigation into the death of one of the world’s best known politicians – Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto. Including interviews with those accused of her murder.

The inside story. An investigation into the death of one of the world’s best known politicians – Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto. Including interviews with those accused of her murder.
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United Kingdom

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The inside story. An investigation into the death of one of the world’s best known politicians – Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto. Including interviews with those accused of her murder.

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English


Episodes

Episode 10: Dead Ends

2/27/2018
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“I laugh at it.” The accused speaks in the series finale. With Owen Bennett-Jones.

Duration:00:39:34

Episode 9: The Other Dead

2/20/2018
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A trail of bodies leads deeper into the conspiracy. “Someone doesn’t want us to connect the dots.” With Owen Bennett-Jones.

Duration:00:28:52

Episode 8: The Assassin’s Journey

2/13/2018
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The nasty, brutish and short life of Benazir’s killer - confidential police files reveal investigators weren’t interested. With Owen Bennett-Jones.

Duration:00:28:48

Episode 7: The Funeral

2/6/2018
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Benazir speaks from the grave to lay blame for her murder. Riots mar the burial as the struggle to control the investigation begins. And her handwritten will reveals an unexpected successor. With Owen Bennett-Jones.

Duration:00:31:59

Episode 6: The Murder

1/30/2018
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A final warning and the final day. “I felt there was a fire. Then, there was a blast”. An emotional and forensic account of Benazir’s last hours. With Owen Bennett-Jones.

Duration:00:21:12

Episode 5: Near Misses

1/23/2018
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"Suicide bombers got through the security check. What should we do?" Plots, house arrest, appeals for help; time is running out for Benazir Bhutto. Including contributions from her close friend, Victoria Schofield and reporter Ron Suskind. With Owen Bennett-Jones.

Duration:00:22:22

Episode 4: The Karachi Files

1/16/2018
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Secret reports, an arrest and “hidden hands” – why the official investigation into the Karachi attack on Benzir Bhutto failed. Owen Bennett-Jones gives a deep dive on Pakistan’s deep state as the saga of Benazir’s death continues. Includes interviews with key anti-terror officers.

Duration:00:34:57

Episode 3: The Call

1/9/2018
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“He warned me not to come back”. Benazir’s attempt to ensure a safe return to Pakistan ends in fear, triggered by a disputed telephone conversation with Pakistan’s military ruler. With contributions from three people close to Benazir: the former Pakistani ambassador to Washington, Husain Haqqani; her American advisor Mark Siegal; and Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author Ron Suskind. With Owen Bennett-Jones

Duration:00:12:34

Episode 2: Family Matters

1/2/2018
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An execution, a wedding and exile. Benazir Bhutto becomes the Muslim world's first female prime minister. The story of the Bhutto dynasty, the allegations of corruption against them and the growing power of their enemies. With Owen Bennett Jones.

Duration:00:31:55

Episode 1: Return of the Queen

12/26/2017
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"Her days were numbered." Introducing Benazir Bhutto and the story of her final journey home. Eight years of self-imposed exile ended when she returned to Pakistan to campaign for high office. Pakistani politics have long been lethal and Bhutto was in no doubt about the danger she faced. With Owen Bennett Jones.

Duration:00:17:28

Benazir Bhutto: The Prologue

12/18/2017
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She was assassinated 10 years ago but no-one has been convicted of Benazir Bhutto's murder. Why? Her family is to Pakistan what the Kennedys are to the US. Owen Bennett Jones investigates. Episode 1 is out on 27 December.

Duration:00:02:47

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