I Witnessed History

I Witnessed History

By The Telegraph

Where were you when 9/11 happened? When Harry married Meghan? When Margaret Thatcher resigned? The Telegraph’s journalists were right there. Each week they tell us what happened when they witnessed history.

Episodes

The day The Telegraph exposed MPs’ Expenses

The Telegraph’s Christopher Hope was there when the 2009 MPs’ Expenses Scandal broke. In fact, he broke it. One hard drive, thousands of pages of expense claims covering every MP in the country, and nine days to wade through them before the first story would go to print. Christopher takes us inside the biggest story of his career, and the biggest parliamentary scandal in a generation. Watch Chris talk about that day in a video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/29w2AAO1OBs|For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: https://telegraph.co.uk/audio |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
15/02/2212m 45s

The day Live Aid rocked the world

Telegraph Features Writer Mick Brown was in Wembley Stadium during Live Aid, 1985. From one man’s vision to halt famine in Ethiopia, to a stadium packed with 72,000 fans and a television audience of over a billion, Mick Brown relives the world’s most famous rock concert. He captures the atmosphere, the spectacle and the scope of this unique event, and its legacy three decades later. Watch Mick talk about that day in a video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/IE7bAGR_Iuk|Revisit that historic day: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiveAidOfficial |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: https://telegraph.co.uk/audio |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
04/02/2211m 59s

The day Margaret Thatcher fell

The Telegraph’s Assistant Editor Philip Johnston was in Paris when Margaret Thatcher's power started to slip. It was the beginning of the end of the Iron Lady’s reign - and it played out in a cobbled courtyard in the French capital. Philip takes us to the Paris summit where world leaders debated a new world order after the Cold War, as votes to oust the Prime Minister were counted back in Westminster. Watch Philip talk about that day in a video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/KUzkdo9Phbw |For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: https://telegraph.co.uk/audio |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
28/01/2211m 4s

The day Harry married Meghan

The Telegraph’s Associate Editor Camilla Tominey was in Windsor the day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. It was to mark an entirely new chapter for the prince - and for the Royal Family. Camilla takes us inside the first page of that chapter, from rushing to see the carriage procession, to her ringside seat for the refreshingly different ceremony.Watch Camilla talk about that day in a video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/W4itNrBLfy8|For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: https://telegraph.co.uk/audio |See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
21/01/2211m 31s

The day London opened the Olympics

The Telegraph’s Brexit Editor Dia Chakravarty was a performer in the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony. It was the summer the country seemed to unite, and it started with a moment of joyous celebration. Dia takes us inside the spectacle that kicked off what would become Team GB’s most successful Olympic Games for 100 years, from the thrilling secrecy around director Danny Boyle’s vision, to the electric atmosphere inside the stadium, and the camaraderie that overflowed onto the streets.Watch Dia talk about that day in a video version of this podcast: https://youtu.be/YpYSLalQg2I|For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: https://telegraph.co.uk/audio|All Olympic footage available in this production is copyright of and reproduced only with the consent of the International Olympic Committee.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
14/01/2212m 5s

The day the Twin Towers fell

Telegraph photographer Heathcliff O'Malley was in New York the day two planes flew into the World Trade Centre in downtown Manhattan. A seismic event that reshaped the global response to terrorism, security, privacy and immigration. Heathcliff tells us how it really unfolded, from the dust, noise and chaos, to a quietly haunting moment with a woman searching for her father.Watch Heathcliff talk about that day in a video version of this podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz2ERtBGcC8|For 30 days’ free access to The Telegraph: https://telegraph.co.uk/audio|See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
07/01/2210m 55s

Introducing I Witnessed History

Moments the world changed, as told by people who were there. Join Telegraph journalists as they relive the day they witnessed history.I Witnessed History launches January 2022.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
06/12/211m 26s
-
-
Heart UK
Mute/Un-mute