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Intrigue: Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

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The story of the mysterious murder that changed the course of Chinese politics. Carrie Gracie investigates the killing of a British man, Neil Heywood, in Chongqing in 2011.

The story of the mysterious murder that changed the course of Chinese politics. Carrie Gracie investigates the killing of a British man, Neil Heywood, in Chongqing in 2011.
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The story of the mysterious murder that changed the course of Chinese politics. Carrie Gracie investigates the killing of a British man, Neil Heywood, in Chongqing in 2011.

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English


Episodes

Episode 10 - Persilschein

10/8/2018
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Philippe and the team work out the identity of the mysterious man Otto lunched with on Lake Albano, and discover he too is connected with the Nazi Bishop. They take a trip to the lake to meet the Priest who buried the man and he reveals an unbelievable family secret. A story of life, love and a curious death told by writer and barrister, Philippe Sands. A cold war mystery that reveals shadowy forces at work and consequences that stretch across generations. Producer: Gemma Newby Sound Design:...

Duration:00:31:08

Episode 9 - The Lucids

10/8/2018
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Philippe travels to Albuquerque to meet Tom Lucid Jnr, the son of the CIA agent who recruited Karl Hass, chief source on Project Los Angeles and the man Otto had lunch with on Lake Albano. How much does he know about his father's role in recruiting Nazis and a close relative in Geneva? A story of life, love and a curious death told by writer and barrister, Philippe Sands. A cold war mystery that reveals shadowy forces at work and consequences that stretch across generations. Producer: Gemma...

Duration:00:29:33

Episode 8 - Nest of Spies

10/1/2018
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Philippe and the team work out the identity of the mysterious man Otto lunched with on Lake Albano, and discover he too is connected with the Nazi Bishop. They take a trip to the lake to meet the Priest who buried the man and he reveals an unbelievable family secret. A story of life, love and a curious death told by writer and barrister, Philippe Sands. A cold war mystery that reveals shadowy forces at work and consequences that stretch across generations. Producer: Gemma Newby Sound Design:...

Duration:00:31:32

Episode 7 - The Nazi Bishop

10/1/2018
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Philippe accesses the Vatican archives to find out about Otto's protector in Rome, the man who was by his side as he lay dying, Alois Hudal. Hudal's archivist reveals something extraordinary. A story of life, love and a curious death told by writer and barrister, Philippe Sands. A cold war mystery that reveals shadowy forces at work and consequences that stretch across generations. Producer: Gemma Newby Sound Design: Neil Churchill

Duration:00:26:19

Episode 6 - The men who murdered Nazis

9/24/2018
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Otto contracts a strange illness and Charlotte rushes to Rome to be by his side. Philippe talks to an old friend who was working for British intelligence in 1949 and explores who might have been after Otto and why. A story of life, love and a curious death told by writer and barrister, Philippe Sands. A cold war mystery that reveals shadowy forces at work and consequences that stretch across generations. Producer: Gemma Newby Sound Design: Neil Churchill

Duration:00:22:21

Episode 5 - La Forza del Destino

9/24/2018
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Midnight. Rome. 1949. Otto arrives in the eternal city, penniless, homeless, searching for a way out to Argentina. He's also unwittingly found himself in the middle of a battle between East and West. He finds employment and makes a trip out of the city to the countryside. The Ratline is a story of a curious death, political intrigue, spies, Nazi hunters, shadowy forces in the Vatican and a son grappling with the sins of his father. Producer: Gemma Newby Sound Design: Neil Churchill

Duration:00:26:06

Episode 4 - Where's Otto?

9/21/2018
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The war is over and Otto has disappeared. Whilst his friends are committing suicide or being tried for mass murder Otto has escaped high into the mountains with the help of a young SS soldier. Meanwhile Charlotte is working on getting him out of Austria. A story of life, love and a curious death told by writer and barrister, Philippe Sands. A cold war mystery that reveals shadowy forces at work and consequences that stretch across generations. Producer: Gemma Newby Sound Design: Neil...

Duration:00:25:37

Episode 3 - A lot going on in Lemberg

9/21/2018
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Whilst Charlotte Wachter and her children spend the summer in Zell am See, Otto is in Lemberg overseeing the 'Grosse Aktion' - the mass deportation of Jews to concentration camps. The Ratline is a story of a curious death, political intrigue, spies, Nazi hunters, shadowy forces in the Vatican and a son grappling with the sins of his father. Producer: Gemma Newby Sound Design: Neil Churchill

Duration:00:32:50

Episode 2 - Meet The Wachters

9/18/2018
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In episode two of the Ratline we meet the Wachters, Otto and Charlotte and chart their ascent to power. Otto's job takes the family to Krakow and on to Galicia, where he makes some dubious decisions, and Horst continues to maintain his father's innocence. The Ratline is a story of a curious death, political intrigue, spies, Nazi hunters, shadowy forces in the Vatican and a son grappling with the sins of his father. Producer: Gemma Newby Sound Design: Neil Churchill

Duration:00:26:12

Episode 1 - Secrets in the Castle

9/18/2018
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Philippe Sands investigates the mysterious disappearance of senior Nazi, Otto Wachter, who was indicted for mass murder. The Ratline is a story of a curious death, political intrigue, spies, Nazi hunters, shadowy forces in the Vatican and a son grappling with the sins of his father. In episode one of this ten part series we travel to a castle outside Vienna to meet an old man who believes his Nazi father was murdered, and a voice from the past offers up clues to how it might have happened....

Duration:00:19:58

Welcome to Intrigue: The Ratline

8/16/2018
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A story of love, denial and a curious death presented by Philippe Sands. Hear the first episode on 18 Sept 2018.

Duration:00:04:21

Ep5. Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

3/16/2017
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The series finale reveals who benefitted from the murder of a British man in China. The continuing true story of death, sex and Chinese elite politics

Duration:00:21:06

Ep4. Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

3/9/2017
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A spectacular show trial exposes the lavish lifestyle of China’s elite. The continuing true story of death, sex and elite politics in China.

Duration:00:21:48

Ep3. Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

3/2/2017
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The action picks up as Neil Heywood arrives in Chongqing, where an "iron-blooded" police chief holds sway. The continuing true story of death, sex and elite politics in China.

Duration:00:18:36

Ep2. Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

2/23/2017
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We’ve met the mayor’s wife. Now, meet the mayor, “the main man” who takes this story to the national stage. The continuing true story of death, sex and elite politics in China.

Duration:00:23:12

Ep1. Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

2/16/2017
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A true story of death, sex and elite politics in China.

Duration:00:22:50

Welcome to Intrigue: Murder in the Lucky Holiday Hotel

2/15/2017
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Welcome to this new BBC podcast. The first episode will be published on 17 Feb 2017.

Duration:00:00:31