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The Assassination

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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 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