Patient 11 | Storycast

Patient 11 | Storycast

By Sky News

A daring escape from NHS psychiatric care pits inpatient, Alexis Quinn, against some of the most powerful institutions in the State.

Young mother and former GB youth swimmer, Alexis, agrees to enter NHS England psychiatric care following a family tragedy. She could never imagine that her three-day admission will turn into a three-year ordeal.

Then undiagnosed with autism, and often the subject of 24-hour surveillance as well as long periods in solitary confinement, Alexis descends to the darkest reaches of locked-in, psychiatric care. There, she encounters the kind of threat she never could have imagined in a secure mental health hospital. In a bid to break free, Alexis plots a daring escape.

Making it back to her daughter, however, will pit her against some of the most powerful institutions in the State, including the police.

Narrated by Nicholas Pinnock (Top Boy, Django, For Life)

Patient 11 is the latest series from the award-winning Sky News Storycast team.

Episodes

Patient 11: Episode 4 – Breaking free

A long serving doctor and his partner agree to help Alexis break out of psychiatric care and flee the country, a decision that has the potential to change all their lives. This series discusses rape and sexual assault.Credits -From Sky News StoryCast, Patient 11 is written and produced by Robert Mulhern. Reporting by Rebecca Thomas and Robert Mulhern. Editing by Paul Stanworth. Data and Forensics by Saywah Mahmood. Social Media by David Chipakupaku. Story commissioner, Dave Terris. Graphics by Kelly Casanova. Press and marketing by Anna Phelan. If you were impacted by this story please email the StoryCast team on storycast@sky.uk
28/01/24·18m 46s

Patient 11: Episode 3 – Escape Plan

Enduring long periods in solitary and having descended to the darkest reaches of psychiatric care, Alexis plots an escape, one, that if successful, will take her thousands of miles from England. This series discusses rape and sexual assault.
28/01/24·19m 48s

Patient 11: Episode 2 – In harm’s way

Undiagnosed, legally detained and separated from her daughter for more than a year, Alexis is moved to an all-male psychiatric ward on Christmas Eve, 2013. What happens next will, ultimately, bring her to the attention of the most powerful institutions in the state. This series discusses rape and sexual assault.
28/01/24·19m 21s

Patient 11: Episode 1 – Locked-up and drugged

Following the death of her brother, young mother Alexis Quinn seeks temporary respite in NHS psychiatric care, never imagining that three days, would turn into more than three years, or that her bid to break free would bring her to the attention of UK and European law enforcement agencies. This series discusses rape and sexual assault.
28/01/24·19m 15s

Introducing: Patient 11

Young mother and former GB youth swimmer, Alexis Quinn, agrees to enter NHS England psychiatric care following a family tragedy. She could never imagine that her three-day admission will turn into a three-year ordeal. Then undiagnosed with autism, and often the subject of 24-hour surveillance as well as long periods in solitary confinement, Alexis descends to the darkest reaches of locked-in, psychiatric care. There, she encounters the kind of threat she never could have imagined in a secure mental health hospital. In a bid to break free, Alexis plots a daring escape. Making it back to her daughter, however, will pit her against some of the most powerful institutions in the State, including the police.A warning, this series contains discussions about sexual assault.Credits -From Sky News StoryCast, Patient 11 is written and produced by Robert Mulhern. Reporting by Rebecca Thomas and Robert Mulhern. Editing by Paul Stanworth. Data and Forensics by Saywah Mahmood. Social Media by David Chipakupaku. Story commissioner, Dave Terris. Graphics by Kelly Casanova. Press and marketing by Anna Phelan. If you were impacted by this story please email the StoryCast team on storycast@sky.uk
22/01/24·1m 24s

StoryCast '21: EP 21/21 The Y2K Prison Bug

The biggest, and very first story of the year 2000, involved a bug that was expected to impact tens of millions of lives all over the world.But unlike the Covid-19 pandemic of today, The Millennium Bug, or Y2K for short, was a computer programming problem, with predicted Armageddon-like consequences.In the months leading up to the year 2000, people feared the world was on the brink of disaster; that planes would fall from the sky, cardiac pacemakers would stop, and nuclear reactors would shut down. The problem was devastatingly simple - computers were never programmed to read dates beyond 31 December 1999. And the inability to do so, at 12-midnight on 1 January 2000, could lead to a global computer crash.Governments around the world spent an estimated $500 billion trying to fix the problem.Each individual nation had their own unique concerns. In Russia, the military moved to protect the software that secured their nuclear weapons systems. And in Western Australia, the Ministry of Justice feared an overly automated prison system would fail, allowing the opportunity for thousands of inmates and the state’s most dangerous prisoners, to escape.So, they hired Matthew Hackling, a young, unassuming cyber security engineer, who was then dispatched to the state’s most notorious prisons.Could Matthew win the race against time to prevent this millennium catastrophe?In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years. The Y2K Prison Bug is episode 21 — and the final instalment of StoryCast ’21.CREDITS:The Y2K Prison Bug was written and produced by Rob Mulhern.Recordings and original idea, by Tom Gillespiewith special thanks to Matthew Hackling.Archive, Simon WindsorTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantDigital, Tom GillespieHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Sam GouldPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story, visit www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
30/12/21·18m 43s

StoryCast '21: EP 20/21 The Queen's stuntman

On 27 July 2012, Gary Connery pulled up his tights, adjusted his wig, and put on a dress fit for a queen. The London Olympics opening ceremony was about to get underway and the professional stuntman was all set for the biggest job of his career. With the Queen scheduled to open the Games it was decided she would make a very special, very British, entrance. The idea was that James Bond would chaperone Her Majesty to the ceremony in a helicopter, before they both parachuted into the celebrations.But selling the illusion to a billion TV viewers around the world depended on the movie making skills of director/producer Danny Boyle and the bravery of a little-known stuntman ready to wow the world.In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21 years.The Queen's Stuntman is episode 20 of the 21-part series StoryCast' 21.Credits -The Queen's Stuntman was recorded by Tom Gillespie.Production, writing and sound design by Rob MulhernSpecial thanks to our contributors, Gary Connery and Alastair BruceArchive, Simon WindsorTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantDigital, Tom GillespieHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Sam GouldPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
20/12/21·16m 56s

StoryCast '21: EP 19/21 Michael Jackson - The Trial of the century

A veteran of movie cameos and music videos, Eddie Moss was one of the most successful Michael Jackson impersonators in the world in 2005, but then he took a job like no other.At the time, Michael Jackson was one of the world’s most iconic celebrities. But news headlines about his personal life and not his music had come to tarnish his reputation.Now, Jackson was due to go on trial in California on multiple charges of child abuse against a minor.The eyes of the world were watching. However, when the judge presiding over the case prevented cameras in the courthouse, it posed a major problem. How were news outlets going to communicate court proceedings to an international audience?Sky News, along with E! entertainment, decided to attempt something no one had tried before — deliver daily reconstructions of key evidence, using a cast of Hollywood actors, hired to play the main roles.None was more important, or consequential, than that of Jackson himself. But as the trial began to unfold, Eddie Moss quickly realised that his future and wellbeing were on the line too.In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Michael Jackson: The trial of the century is episode 19 of the 21-part series StoryCast ’21 CREDITS -Michael Jackson: Trial Of The Century was written and produced by Rob Mulhern and Jayne Secker.Original idea, Jonathan SamuelsSpecial thanks to our contributors, Eddie Moss, Jayne Secker and Richard JohnsonArchive, Robert FellowesTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantDigital, Tom GillespieHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Samuel GouldPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
13/12/21·19m 46s

StoryCast '21: EP 18/21 The Shooting

On 22 July 2005, when Patricia da Silva learned that police marksman had killed a man at Stockwell Underground Station in London, she’d no reason to second-guess news reports describing the deceased as a terrorist.The capital then was on high alert. Just two weeks earlier, a series of bomb attacks killed 52 people, injured hundreds and London was left reeling.Then, on 21 July 2005, four men targeted the capital’s transport network in a carbon-copy style attack.This time, the terrorists' bombs failed to explode and they fled.So less than 24-hours after that failed attack, when Patricia left for work, she knew from news reports that police were in a race against time to catch the bombers.She’d absolutely no idea that the block of flats where she lived on Scotia Road in Tulse Hill was already under intense surveillance; that it had been linked by police to one of the terrorists — Hussein Osman, the target of the police shooting in Stockwell.Or was he?Critically, Scotia Road, Tulse Hill was much more than a location of police interest, it was home to Patricia, and her cousin — Jean Charles de Menezes, an electrician also from Brazil.On the morning of 22 July, when Patricia learned of the shooting, she couldn’t have imagined that a catastrophic chain of events had already cost Jean Charles de Menezes his life.In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Batman raids Buckingham Palace is episode 17 of the 21-part series StoryCast ’21 CREDITS - The Shooting was produced by Rob Mulhern and Tom Gillespie.Story originator, Tom Gillespie.Special thanks to our contributors, Patricia da Silva and Mark WhiteArchive, Robert FellowesTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantDigital, Tom GillespieHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Samuel GouldEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story go to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
06/12/21·19m 46s

StoryCast '21: EP 17/21 Batman raids Buckingham Palace

In September 2004, Jason Hatch dressed up in a Batman costume and broke into the grounds of Buckingham Palace. The Queen's home is protected by some of the tightest security measures in the world - but they weren't tight enough for this caped crusader, who climbed on the iconic building and made his way to the main balcony. A casual observer might have been forgiven for thinking Batman had stolen into the palace to execute a daring rescue.But in reality Mr Hatch was risking his life because he hadn't seen his children in more than eight years - and this superhero dad was set to stage a protest that would soon be beamed around the world.Would the British establishment bend to the will of Batman?In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Batman raids Buckingham Palace is episode 17 of the 21-part series StoryCast ’21CREDITS -Batman Raids Buckingham Palace was recorded by Tom Gillespie and Rob Mulhern.Production, writing and sound design by Rob MulhernSpecial thanks to our contributors Jason Hatch and Martin BruntArchive, Daniel Franklin TV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantDigital, Tom GillespieSky News Head of Radio, Dave Terris Design and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Samuel GouldEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
29/11/21·24m 4s

StoryCast '21: EP16/21 Escape the Taj Mumbai

On the evening of 26 November 2008, Director and photographer Daniela Federici was in the lobby of the five-star Taj Palace hotel, Mumbai, when Islamic terrorists began a deadly 4-day terror attack using automatic weapons and grenades. Hours before, the Australian had arrived in the Indian port city – referred to my many in India as the ‘City of Dreams’ – to begin recording for a new TV documentary series.Instead, she found herself fleeing deep into the hotel’s vast warren of corridors as the terrorists, sent from Pakistan, mercilessly hunted down and murdered guests and security personnel. Escape the Taj Mumbai is Daniela’s story of survival and ultimately, escape. In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Escape the Taj Mumbai is episode 16 of the 21-part series StoryCast ’21 CREDITS - Escape the Taj Mumbai was written and produced by Rob Mulhern Recordings by Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to Daniela Federici and Ashish JoshiDigital by Tom GillespiePresented by Jayne SeckerTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantHead of Sky News Radio Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story visit www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
27/09/21·21m 4s

StoryCast ’21: EP 15/21 Tim Peake: Britain’s first spacewalk

The UK has a long history of exploration, however by 2016, only one astronaut, Helen Sharman, had travelled to space bearing the colours of the UK flag and no Briton had ever experienced the most demanding and perilous experience of spaceflight. That was until one January morning in 2016. Former RAF test pilot, husband and father, Tim Peake, had arrived at The International Space Station (ISS) just weeks before.When mission control discovered damage to an external power unit, Peake, and fellow astronaut Tim Kopra, were tasked with its repair - a complex undertaking, fraught with danger, which could only be executed during night orbit at 17,000 km per hour.In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Tim Peake: Britain’s first spacewalk is episode 15 of the 21-part series StoryCast ’21CREDITSTim Peake: Britain’s first spacewalk was recorded by Tom GillespieWriting, production and sound design by Rob MulhernSpecial thanks to Tim Peake and Thomas MooreDigital by Tom GillespiePresented by Jayne SeckerTV treatment, Johnny El-GiathiHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
20/09/21·17m 10s

StoryCast '21: EP 14/21 Taking Down Saddam

From Pauls Valley in Oklahoma, USA, Miles Hill always dreamed of joining the US Marine Corps.Growing up, family life was coloured by US military history - his grandparents served in World War Two and Korea. So when al Qaeda terrorists attacked the US on 11 September, 2001, it set in motion a chain of events that brought Hill to Iraq in 2003, as part of the Marine Corps. An idealistic 19-year-old, Hill had little understanding of geo-politics, but it was his absolute conviction that the world would be a better place without the Saddam Hussein. The Iraqi dictator had been a destabilising influence in the region since the 1990 Gulf War. Now accused of stockpiling weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) as well as forging links with al Qaeda terrorists, Hill and his fellow Marines were tasked with leading the ground invasion and deposing Hussein. On the morning of the invasion, military leaders warned of the bloodiest urban battle in US Marine Corp history. By the end of that day, Miles Hill would find himself at the centre of one of this century’s most iconic moments.In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Taking down Saddam is episode 14 of the 21-part series StoryCast ’21CREDITS ‘Taking down Saddam’ was produced and written by Rob Mulhern.Recordings and digital Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to Miles Hill and David Chater.Presented by Jayne SeckerSound Design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantArchive, Simon WindsorHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave Terris Design and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story go to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
13/09/21·18m 0s

StoryCast '21: EP 13/21 9/11 Janice Brooks: Inside the South Tower

Saturday September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks on the US, which resulted in almost 3000 deaths and injured 25,000 people. At around 8 o'clock on the morning of the attacks, a group of al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes before flying them - packed with passengers - towards targets in New York and Washington D.C. In the hours that followed, one of the deadliest attacks in US history played out live on TV screens around the world. From London’s East End, Janice Brooks, had just moved to New York. Then aged 41, she'd started a new job with the finance firm Eurobrokers. Her new office was located on floor 84 of 2 World Trade Centre (The South Tower).Shortly after Janice got to her desk on 9/11, the terrible chain of events that continue to mark her life, began to unfold. In this special extended episode of StoryCast 21 and using Sky News archive from the attack as it was being reported live, Janice tells the story of her escape from the upper floors of 2 World Trade Centre. In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.9-11 Janice Brooks: Inside the South Tower is episode 13 of the 21-part series StoryCast ‘21 CREDITS 9-11 Janice Brooks: The South Tower was produced by Rob Mulhern.Story originator and digital - Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to Janice Brooks and Since 9-11- an education programme directed at UK students.Presented by Jayne SeckerSound Design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantArchive, Simon WindsorHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave Terris Design and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
06/09/21·36m 39s

StoryCast '21: EP 12/21 The Beirut Blast: Ghassan's story

Ghassan Hasrouty wasn’t supposed to be working at Beirut’s port on Tuesday, 4th August 2020. He’d swapped shifts to allow him to attend an upcoming weekend trip with his wife and children. A senior manager, Ghassan had worked at the port for 38-years. He knew its rhythms well and anticipating that he may have to work through the night, he called home and asked for someone bring him a pillow and blanket.Around the same time Zein Ja’Far, Sky News' Middle East News Editor based in Beirut, was working from his apartment, less than half a mile away when he noticed smoke coming from the port.A fire was about ignite thousands of tonnes of ammonium nitrate, stored near Ghassan's workplace. The lives of the Hasrouty family, and Beirut’s two million residents were about to be changed forever.In 2021, Sky News is marking some of the century’s biggest news events through the personal stories of lives defined by unforgettable moments from the last 21-years.Episode 12 of the 21-part series is The Beirut Blast: Ghassan’s story.*StoryCast '21 returns in September 2021, with an extended episode to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.CREDITSThe Beirut Blast: Ghassan’s story was written and produced by Rob Mulhern with Zein Ja’Far.Special thanks to Eli and Tatiana HasroutyResearch and Digital by Tom GillespiePresented by Jayne SeckerSound Design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave Terris Design and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
02/08/21·18m 11s

StoryCast '21: EP 11/21 The Last Gun: Disarming the IRA

In September 2005, the responsibility of securing a lasting peace in Northern Ireland fell on the shoulders of two unlikely men - a Protestant minister and a Catholic priest.Unbeknown to high-ranking security officials in both the British and Irish Governments, the Rev Harold Good and Father Alec Reid were to undertake a secret mission to bring about the disarmament of the IRA.To this day, what happened before and during that covert mission, remains shrouded in mystery. But now aged 84, Reverend Harold Good, speaking exclusively to Sky News, gives a searing new insight into an act that not only involved great personal risk, but on which the future of peace depended.CREDITS‘The Last Gun: Disarming the IRA’ was written and produced by Rob Mulhern with David Blevins.Special thanks to Reverend Harold Good and David BlevinsDigital by Tom GillespiePresented by Jayne SeckerSound Design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Johnny El-GiathiHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
26/07/21·19m 2s

StoryCast '21: EP 10/21 On Stage with Amy Winehouse

Three days before Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning, she made her final stage appearance alongside her Goddaughter and musical protégée Dionne Bromfield.Now for the first time, Dionne reveals the ‘Aunty Amy’ only she knew.A decade since Winehouse’s death, she remains one of the UKs top selling artists.She also remains eclipsed by the media portrayal: The icon, the beehive hairstyle, the bright lights, paparazzi, and addiction that ultimately destroyed her.'On Stage with Amy Winehouse' explores the Amy Dionne remembers, why it’s taken 10-years to process her death, and how finding a ‘sister’ in Winehouse has come to define her.‘On Stage with Amy Winehouse was produced by Rob Mulhern with Amy Hitchcock.Special thanks to Dionne BromfieldDigital by Tom GillespiePresented by Jayne SeckerSound Design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Amy Hitchcock Head of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
19/07/21·21m 10s

StoryCast '21: EP 9/21 The UK Biker Wars

On August 12, 2007, mechanic and Hell’s Angel, Gerry Tobin, was shot dead by a rival biker gang as he was riding his motorcycle on the M40 in Warwickshire. The shooting, on a busy Sunday afternoon, was carefully planned by members of the Outlaw’s biker gang and had roots in a turf war.But the nature of the attack, brought a previously underground world screaming into the mainstream. Sky Correspondent, Darren Little, was dispatched to the murder scene, not knowing that it was the beginning of a story that would take more than two years to tell and culminate in a face-to-face meeting with one of Europe’s most notorious crime bosses.CREDITSThe UK Biker Wars was written and produced by Rob MulhernSpecial thanks to our contributors, Darren Little and actor Tom McCallDigital by Tom GillespieTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantTV output editor, Emily DeekerHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
12/07/21·17m 29s

StoryCast '21: EP 8/21 Terror in Brussels Airport

Reporters typically arrive to the scene of a major news story after the event. But on March 22, 2016, Sky News National Correspondent, Alex Rossi, was in the Duty Free at Brussels Airport when ISIS terrorists detonated two bombs in the departures lounge. Just metres from where he was stood only moments earlier, people now lay dead. Among those severely injured was Sebastien Bellin, a former Belgian basketball player. Just months before, in November 2015, ISIS had attacked Paris, killing 130 people. Because of the nature of that attack, both men now expected more bombs and further deaths.Within an hour, another bomb was detonated on the Metro in central Brussels.Amidst the confusion, Alex Rossi began to document, live on Sky News, the terrifying unfolding situation inside the airport. What he had no understanding of at that time was the devastation inside the departure lounge, where Sebastien Bellin lay stricken.Revisiting their respective experiences in depth this podcast is a graphic account of the attack on Brussels - which claimed 32 lives - from the perspective of both men.CREDITSTerror in Brussels Airport was recorded by Tom Gillespie.Production, writing and sound design by Rob MulhernSpecial thanks to our contributors, Sebastien Bellin and Alex RossiArchive, Simon WindsorTV treatment, Gemma WatsonTV output editor, Emily DeekerDigital, Tom GillespieHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
05/07/21·16m 40s

StoryCast '21: EP7/21 A Football Fairy Tale

In December 2012, Bradford City, a team that cost less than £10K to assemble, and then in danger of dropping out of the football league, wrote one of the most romantic chapters in the history of British sport when they met Arsenal, one of the elites of the game, in a competitive fixture.The game represented not only a collision of football extremes, but economic circumstance. For Bradford, the contest symbolised a broader north-south divide. So, led by former supermarket-shelf-stacker turned striker James Hanson, they set out to achieve the impossible. New Episode every MondayStoryCast '21: Using the timeframe of the last 21-years, Sky News returns to some of this century's biggest news stories, using the focus of extraordinary personal stories, defined by these events. CREDITSA Football Fairy Tale was written and produced by Rob MulhernOriginal idea - Joe Rawson, Sky News Radio Sports EditorSpecial thanks to our contributors, James Hanson, Tim Thornton and Carl Smith.Additional recordings and digital by Tom Gillespie.Archive, Simon WindsorSound design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Gemma WatsonTV output editor, Emily DeekerHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave Terris Design and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
28/06/21·16m 31s

StoryCast ’21: EP 6/21 War Child

Shot and left for dead during a military attack on her village in 2017, 12-year-old Rohingya girl, Zoora, escapes through the jungles and waterways of Myanmar, before finding refuge in Bangladesh.But having lost both her parents, Zoora’s path to safety remains fraught with danger. Then, a chance meeting with Sky News correspondent Ashish Joshi, profoundly changes both their lives. New Episode every MondayStoryCast '21: Using the timeframe of the last 21-years, Sky News returns to some of this century's biggest news stories, using the focus of extraordinary personal stories, defined by these events. CREDITSWar Child was written and produced by Rob MulhernSpecial thanks to our contributors, Ashish Joshi, Zoora and Saoirse Brady who voiced Zoora’s first-person testimony.Recordings made in Bangladesh were co-ordinated by Shafiur Rahman.Digital treatment by Tom GillespieArchive, Simon WindsorAdditional recordings and sound design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantTV output editor, Emily DeekerHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave Terris Design and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story go to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
21/06/21·18m 2s

StoryCast '21: EP 5/21 Trapped: The Chile Miners

On 5th August 2010, a collapse in the San Jose copper and gold mine in the Atacama Desert, Chile, leaves 33 miners trapped. Among them, Edison Peña, an Elvis impersonator, entombed nearly half-a-mile underground. Facing almost certain death, the collapse sparks an international rescue effort, which captivates a worldwide TV audience of a billion people. What does the future hold for Edison, and the miners?New Episode every Monday.StoryCast '21: Using the timeframe of the last 21-years, Sky News returns to some of this century's biggest news stories, using the focus of extraordinary personal stories, defined by these events. CREDITSTrapped: The Chile Miners was written and produced by Rob MulhernRecordings in Chile by Esteban CabezasInterview co-ordinator for recordings in Chile, Carmen Aguilar GarciaDigital by Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to our contributors, Edison Peña, and Jonathan SamuelsArchive, Simon WindsorSound design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantTV output editor, Emily DeekerHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
14/06/21·16m 9s

StoryCast '21: EP4/21 Migrant Rescue

On January 15, 2016, Brussels based Sky News Correspondent Mark Stone received a desperate text message from Syrian refugee, Bassel Shekhany. Shekhany had recently sought asylum in Germany and explained that his family and fiancé, Zanzon, were adrift in the Aegean Sea, after setting out to reach Europe from the Turkish coast, earlier that evening. At the time, crossings of the Mediterranean had claimed the lives of thousands of refugees, many of whom were fleeing the war in Syria. Could he help?New Episode every MondayStoryCast '21: Using the timeframe of the last 21-years, Sky News returns to some of this century's biggest news stories, using the focus of extraordinary personal stories, defined by these events. Migrant Rescue was written and produced by Rob MulhernDigital and research by Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to our contributors, Bassel and Zanzon Shekhany, and Mark StoneArchive, Simon WindsorRecordings and sound design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Hope YeomansTV output editor, Emily DeekerHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
07/06/21·16m 1s

StoryCast '21: EP3/21 Marathon Man

In Vienna, on October 12, 2019, Kenyan distance runner and decorated Olympian, Eliud Kipchoge, set out to become the first person to run a marathon in under two hours — a challenge deemed impossible by many experts in the world of science.New episode every MondayStoryCast'21: Using the timeframe of the last 21-years, Sky News returns to some of this century's biggest news stories, using the focus of extraordinary personal stories, defined by these events. Marathon Man was written and produced by Rob MulhernResearch and digital treatment by Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to our contributors, Eluid Kipchoge, Valentijn Trouw, Endy Brady and IneosArchive, Simon WindsorRecordings and sound design, Rob MulhernTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantTV output editor, Emily DeekerHead of Radio, Sky News, Dave TerrisDesign and graphics, Brian GillinghamSocial media, Chris ScottPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story visit www.skynews/storycast21#StoryCast21
31/05/21·16m 12s

StoryCast '21: EP2/21 The hunt for Raoul Moat

StoryCast '21: On 3rd July 2010, Sue Sim, Chief Constable of Northumbria Police, received a call in the middle of the night, to say there’d been a double shooting in a quiet suburb of Newcastle. Specialist police units, snipers and RAF jets all featured in the pursuit of the gunman, which played out live around the world.New episode every Monday.StoryCast '21: Using the timeframe of the last 21-years, Sky News returns to some of this century's biggest news stories, using the focus of extraordinary personal stories, defined by these events. CREDITS - 'The hunt for Raoul Moat' was written and produced by Robert MulhernRecordings, research, and production assistance by Tom GillespieSpecial thanks to our contributors, Sue Sim and Lisa DowdArchive, Simon WindsorSky News Head of Radio, Dave Terris Digital, Tom GillespieSound Design, Robert MulhernTV Treatment, Hope YeomansTV Output Editor, Emily DeekerSocial Media, Chris ScottGraphics, Brian GillinghamPress and Marketing, Alexandra HortonEmail: storycast@sky.ukFor more on this story log on to skynews.com/storycast21
24/05/21·17m 13s

StoryCast '21: EP1/21 Miracle Boy

StoryCast '21: On 26th December 2004, one of the deadliest disasters in modern history played out when a Tsunami led to almost 230,000 deaths in south east Asia. Amid the devastation, a Sky News camera crew discover an 8-year-old boy. Their subsequent report is seen by Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese footballer, known to many as the greatest player of his generation, but less so for his role in this remarkable survival story.StoryCast '21: Using the timeframe of the last 21-years, Sky News returns to some of this century's biggest news stories, using the focus of extraordinary personal stories, defined by these events. Miracle Boy was written, recorded and produced by Robert MulhernAdditional recordings, photos and video, Fira IsrofillahSpecial thanks to this episodes contributors, Martunis, Phil Hooper (Sky News Camera Operator) Martin Vowles (Sky News Security Advisor), and Donncha Brady (Martunis as a child)Digital, Tom GillespieSound Design, Robert MulhernSky News Head of Radio, Dave TerrisTV treatment, Victoria Hudson-GrantTV output editor, Emily DeekerArchive, Simon WindsorSocial media, Chris ScottGraphics and design, Brian GillinghamPress and marketing, Alexandra HortonNew episode every Monday
17/05/21·16m 34s

Trailer: Storycast '21

Using the timeframe of the last 21-years, Sky News’ multi-award-winning podcast returns to some of this century's biggest news stories, using the focus of extraordinary personal stories defined by these events. New episodes every Monday from May 17.Series producer: Rob MulhernHost: Jayne SeckerResearcher: Tom Gillespie
10/05/21·1m 38s

Polonium & the Piano Player: PART 4 - The Reckoning

With relations between London and Moscow deteriorating, Derek Conlon escapes to a new life, but destiny and the nuclear poison appear to have decided his fate. Narrated by Diana Magnay. Written and produced by Robert Mulhern. Production support by Chris Scott, and Dave Terris. Musical credit: "Olive" by Jake Chudnow, Original instrumentals by Derek Conlon. Digital by Phil Whiteside and Ronan Hughes. Legal support by Matt McKenzie. Graphics and Design by Matt Simpson and Sophia Leale. Continuity announcement -- Kit Bradshaw. Video by Alex Marshall and Cat Roper Davies. Social Media support from Adam Tate. Archive from Simon Windsor and thanks to former Moscow Correspondent Alex Rossi.
03/08/20·32m 57s

Polonium & the Piano Player: PART 3 - Victims and suspects

As one of the biggest police investigations in British history gets underway, Derek Conlon is astonished to learn that he too has been poisoned. But having crossed into the world of espionage, that’s only the beginning of his problems.Episode 4 released Monday August 3, 2020. Narrated by Diana Magnay. Written and produced by Robert Mulhern. Production support by Chris Scott, and Dave Terris. Original Music by Derek Conlon. Digital by Phil Whiteside and Ronan Hughes. Legal support by Matt McKenzie. Graphics and Design by Matt Simpson and Sophia Leale. Continuity announcement by Kit Bradshaw. Video by Alex Marshall and Cat Roper Davies. Social Media support from Adam Tate. Archive from Simon Windsor and thanks to former Moscow Correspondent Alex Rossi.
27/07/20·28m 33s

Polonium & the Piano Player: PART 2 - The Poisoning

A former KGB agent takes us deep into the world of the Russian spies who have just poisoned Alexander Litvinenko and piano player Derek Conlon using a miniature nuclear weapon.(Episode 3 released 27th July).Narrated by Diana Magnay.Produced by Robert Mulhern
20/07/20·23m 18s

Polonium & the Piano Player: PART 1 - A Nuclear Connection

Ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is lured by Russian agents to a meeting in a 5-star London hotel. What happens next will change his life, the relationship between the UK and Russia, and suck the hotel's piano player Derek Conlon into a world of espionage and murder.(Episode 2 released Monday 20 July).Narrated by Diana Magnay.Produced by Robert Mulhern
13/07/20·27m 16s

Introducing...Polonium & the Piano Player

Two Russians agents release a miniature nuclear weapon in a 5-star London hotel. But former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is not the only victim? From Sky News StoryCast.
09/07/20·2m 6s

What happened to Annie? BONUS: The fight for key evidence

Classified files, the fight for key evidence and family reaction. This bonus episode updates with developments in the case of Annie Börjesson since part 6 of the series.Hosted by Jayne Secker.Produced by Robert Mulhern/Jayne SeckerEditing: Dave TerrisProduction Assistance: Chris Scott, Charlotte Ekstrom
05/03/20·22m 41s

What happened to Annie? Update: Where we're at

A quick update as to where we're at as we explore what happened to 30 year-old Annie Borjesson - a Swedish woman whose body was found on Prestwick beach on Scotland's west coast in 2005.#WhathappenedtoAnnieEmail: StoryCast@sky.uk
26/02/20·1m 52s

What happened to Annie? PART 6: The search for answers

Was Annie Borjesson murdered or did she die by suicide? As Guje and Maria make one final journey, the investigation attempts to reach a conclusion. Narrated by Rona DougallProduced by Robert Mulhern#WhathappenedtoAnnie?Email: StoryCast@sky.uk
19/12/19·22m 34s

What happened to Annie? PART 5: The case for suicide?

In the case of Annie’s death, how might the police have arrived at their conclusion of suicide? Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call Samaritans for help on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org in the UK. In the US, call the Samaritans branch in your area or 1 (800) 273-TALK.Narrated by Rona DougallProduced by Robert Mulhern#WhathappenedtoAnnie?Email: StoryCast@sky.uk
17/12/19·22m 14s

What happened to Annie? PART 4: The CIA and Prestwick

Kristina Börjesson, a campaigning US journalist with a similar name to Annie, finds herself at the centre of a story linking Annie’s death with secret CIA flight’s through Prestwick Airport in 2005. Could Annie have died in a case of mistaken identity?Narrated by Rona DougallProduced by Robert Mulhern#WhathappenedtoAnnie?Episode 5 released on 17th December.Email: StoryCast@sky.uk
12/12/19·24m 26s

What happened to Annie? PART 3: Testing the evidence

As Annie Börjesson's family continue their search for answers, they are forced to consider the somewhat incredible theory, that Annie’s death may in some way be connected to CIA activity at Prestwick Airport.Narrated by Rona DougallProduced by Robert Mulhern#WhathappenedtoAnnie?Episode 4 released on 12th December.Email: StoryCast@sky.uk
10/12/19·18m 47s

What happened to Annie? PART 2: The case for murder?

Having learned that a London funeral company notified Scottish Police about disturbing markings on Annie’s body, her mother Guje Börjesson and best friend Maria set off on their own investigation. But some disturbing discoveries lie in wait.Narrated by Rona DougallProduced by Robert Mulhern#WhathappenedtoAnnie?Email: StoryCast@sky.uk
05/12/19·22m 46s

What happened to Annie? PART 1: The body on the beach

In December 2005, a dog walker discovers the body of a Swedish woman on Prestwick beach in Ayrshire on Scotland's west coast. Annie Börjesson’s family are told the 30-year-old died by suicide. But something felt wrong. Why had Annie been found along with her passport? Why didn't Annie board her flight at Prestwick airport? Narrated by Rona DougallProduced by Robert Mulhern#WhathappenedtoAnnie?Email: StoryCast@sky.uk
03/12/19·22m 54s

Trailer: What happened to Annie?

In 2005, the body of 30-year-old Swedish woman, Annie Börjesson, was found on Prestwick beach on Scotland's west coast. The authorities told Annie’s mother her daughter died of suicide. However, in the 14 years since, a new narrative has emerged that points not to suicide, but murder, cover-up and one of the world’s most secretive security agencies. Narrated by Rona Dougall. #WhathappenedtoAnnie?
29/11/19·1m 26s

Beyond the hunt for the Brink's-Mat gold

BONUS EPISODE: Where is the missing gold? How Ian Brown got on the case and why Kent’s 'Bermuda Triangle’ changed Britain’s criminal landscape forever. Sky’s crime correspondent Martin Brunt and producer Rob Mulhern discuss the big talking points from the series. Featuring additional recordings and unheard bonus material. Hosted by Tom Macleod.
12/07/19·31m 7s

The hunt for the Brink's-Mat gold: PART 2 - The Sting

The trail to recover the £26m in stolen gold from the high security Brink’s-Mat depot in London in 1983 leads undercover detective Ian Brown and a maverick group of Flying Squad officers overseas. Ripping up the rule book, they find an unlikely ally in their quest to crack the ‘crime of the century’ in the form of the US Drug Enforcement Agency. But what’s happened to the 6,800 gold bars?
24/06/19·49m 16s

The hunt for the Brink's-Mat gold: PART 1 - The Heist

In 1983, members of an armed gang break into the maximum security Brink’s-Mat depot near London’s Heathrow Airport and escape with £26m in gold. As the pressure mounts, Metropolitan Police chiefs turn to a wily, undercover detective with a reputation for being lucky. Ian Brown is given the job of cracking one of the most high-profile cases in Britain’s criminal history. But first, he must get on the trail that will lead to the missing gold.
10/06/19·43m 19s

Trailer: The hunt for the Brink's-Mat gold

In 1983, an armed gang stole £26m in gold bars from a high-security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport. Dubbed the crime of the century by the press, the heist changed the face Britain’s criminal landscape and the life of one undercover Scotland Yard detective. Ian Brown tells what happened when he was sent out to recover the gold. Narrated by Sky News crime correspondent Martin Brunt.
28/05/19·1m 58s
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