7/7 Behind the scenes: David’s story

7/7 Behind the scenes: David’s story

Season 5 Episode 2

In July 2005 London and the country were in jubilant mood, celebrating winning the bid to host the 2012 Olympics.  The next day, during the morning rush hour, four bombs exploded, three on the Underground and one on a double-decker bus.  52 people were killed and hundreds were injured.  David Videcette was working in counter-terrorism and was faced with the prospect of a complex and lengthy investigation that would take over his life for the next few years and cost him his marriage.  In this week’s episode David talks candidly to Suzy about what life was like behind the scenes of the investigation into the worst single terrorist atrocity on British soil.

For more information about David Videcette and to find out about his books The Theseus Paradox and The Detriment visit davidvidecette.com

Information about Encompass can be found here.

The Encompass exhibition ‘Belonging in Britain’ runs from 23/9/18 – 13/10/18 at The Guardian, Kings Place, London N1.  It is free to visit.

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Music credits:

Main theme:
Title: Nancy

Author: Grimo (http://www.gosoundtrack.com/the-team/)

Source: www.gosoundtrack.com

License: CC By 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Incidental music:

Title: “Eternal Hope”
Author: Kevin MacLeod
Source: incompetech.com
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


Title: “Interlude 2”
Author: Ashley Burgoyne
Source: ashleyburgoyne.wixsite.com

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