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Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder

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The phone hacking scandal that closed News of the World was big, that was just the tip of the iceberg. At the bottom of that iceberg of 'dark arts' - hacking, burglary, bugging, and bribing bent cops - is the body of Daniel Morgan. It’s been described by an Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police as “one of the most disgraceful episodes in the entire history of the Metropolitan Police Service.” Over the three decades since Daniel was killed, five failed police investigations and an ongoing panel inquiry, his has become the most investigated murder in British history. The story moves from back streets of London, through the highest echelons of Scotland Yard, to the offices of Rupert Murdoch's best selling newspapers, to the doors of Number Ten Downing Street. If you haven't heard this story, ask yourself, why?

The phone hacking scandal that closed News of the World was big, that was just the tip of the iceberg. At the bottom of that iceberg of 'dark arts' - hacking, burglary, bugging, and bribing bent cops - is the body of Daniel Morgan. It’s been described by an Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police as “one of the most disgraceful episodes in the entire history of the Metropolitan Police Service.” Over the three decades since Daniel was killed, five failed police investigations and an ongoing panel inquiry, his has become the most investigated murder in British history. The story moves from back streets of London, through the highest echelons of Scotland Yard, to the offices of Rupert Murdoch's best selling newspapers, to the doors of Number Ten Downing Street. If you haven't heard this story, ask yourself, why?
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The phone hacking scandal that closed News of the World was big, that was just the tip of the iceberg. At the bottom of that iceberg of 'dark arts' - hacking, burglary, bugging, and bribing bent cops - is the body of Daniel Morgan. It’s been described by an Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police as “one of the most disgraceful episodes in the entire history of the Metropolitan Police Service.” Over the three decades since Daniel was killed, five failed police investigations and an ongoing panel inquiry, his has become the most investigated murder in British history. The story moves from back streets of London, through the highest echelons of Scotland Yard, to the offices of Rupert Murdoch's best selling newspapers, to the doors of Number Ten Downing Street. If you haven't heard this story, ask yourself, why?

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English


Episodes

Fearless

12/24/2017
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At the funeral and wake for Daniel Morgan's mother Isobel, friends and family discuss her 30 year campaign for justice for her son, and Alastair reveals his plans for the future - and one final startling revelation from the 2011 trial.

Duration: 00:25:29


9: Spyware

10/12/2017
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Murdoch's News UK empire has now admitted computer hacking in alliance with Southern Investigations. But just who was targeted? And why did the police not intervene?

Duration: 00:31:14


8: Labyrinth of Lies

8/23/2017
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The Ghost Squad arrests in the 90s around Southern Investigations reveal three overlapping Empires of Crime, according to Untouchables co-author Laurie Flynn

Duration: 00:29:15


7: Hotline to Crime

8/9/2017
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As a young actor conducts his own defence against entrapment by the Fake Sheikh, he reveals several direct links between the criminal underworld around Southern Investigations and Rupert Murdoch's senior executives

Duration: 00:33:13


6: The Stephen Lawrence Murder

7/27/2017
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Six years later, seven miles away, the most notorious racist killing in British history has disturbing connections to the Daniel Morgan murder and police corruption in South East London.

Duration: 00:30:27


5: Masters of the Dark Arts

7/13/2017
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As Rees and Fillery make Southern Investigations a one stop shop for the press in the 90s, using blagging, bugging, and police bribes, they also pioneer the modern arts of cybercrime, fake news, kompromat and the tabloid sting for the News of the World and its most famous journalist - the Fake Sheikh Mazher Mahmood.

Duration: 00:33:45


4: The Wire

6/28/2017
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The stunning revelations from the Inquest that Jonathan Rees had planned Daniel Morgan's murder a year before it happened are backed up in dramatic transcripts

Duration: 00:35:37


3: The Wider Web

6/15/2017
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Three weeks after Daniel Morgan was murdered, a major investigation into police corruption in South London, and the death of DC Alan Holmes. But were he and Daniel working together? What is the hard evidence those two violent deaths in the summer of 1987 were connected?

Duration: 00:27:15


2: Anatomy of a Coverup

6/1/2017
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More revelations from the first murder inquiry, Morgan 1, as the shadow boxing between Alastair Morgan and Detective Sergeant Sid Fillery is laid bare. Alastair's probing leads to suspicion falling on the Catford detective. But he has an ace up his sleeve

Duration: 00:30:15


1: The Perfect Murder, Almost

5/18/2017
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Peter and Deeivya go back over the 30 year timeline with new evidence. What happened in those days leading up to the murder? What was the conspiracy? And what else happened in around the murder in the car park?

Duration: 00:31:21


12: UPDATE on Series One and Series Two

1/9/2017
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Peter and Deeivya provide updates on series one, including the journalist they couldn't name for legal reasons, a new trial trial, some new hacking, a book and an urgent call to action

Duration: 00:11:45


10: Carrying the Burden

8/4/2016
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The longest pre trial hearings in British history are soon followed by one of the biggest scandals. But how are Daniel Morgan and phone hacking connected?

Duration: 00:40:30


9: The Golden Thread

7/28/2016
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While News of the World try to derail the fifth murder inquiry, a series of protected witnesses provide a detailed picture of the conspiracy to kill Daniel.

Duration: 00:33:22


8: Watching the Detectives

7/20/2016
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The Guardian newspaper is targeted by senior officers, while the lead detective in the fourth murder inquiry finds his family is in the firing line.

Duration: 00:35:54


7: Cover Stories

7/14/2016
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Going undercover into the Number One Corrupt Detective Agency during its heyday as the centre of the dark arts.

Duration: 00:36:14


6: Serpico Haslam

7/7/2016
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Are the violent deaths of DC Alan Holmes and Daniel Morgan in 1987 connected? The senior police officers briefing Derek Haslam to go undercover against Rees and Fillery surely thought they were...

Duration: 00:32:03


5: Stationary

6/30/2016
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A round table discussion about the evidence available to the second Morgan inquiry. While the investigation is on hold, Alastair makes an important connection.

Duration: 00:31:57


4: Unlawful Killing

6/23/2016
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In one of the most explosive inquests in British history, the Morgan family are told the details of Daniel's murder and the conspiracy behind it.

Duration: 00:33:57


3: The Broken Harp

6/16/2016
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Another violent death of a police officer associated with Daniel, while the suspects use TV and press contacts to derail the first Morgan Murder inquiry.

Duration: 00:32:30


2: One True Detective

6/9/2016
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In the immediate aftermath of Daniel's death, Alastair becomes the one true detective into his brother's brutal axe killing. But who else can he trust?

Duration: 00:33:42

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