The Conspiracy Files

BBC WORLD NEWS – Saturday 16 January, 9.10pm

In December 1988, Britain’s worst terrorist attack left 270 people dead. After a massive police and FBI investigation, a Libyan intelligence officer was found guilty of mass murder, but he has now been granted a second appeal against his conviction. Twenty years on, will the full story of Pan Am flight 103 finally emerge? The Conspiracy Files follows the trail of evidence from the Middle East, through Europe and on to North America, investigating the tangled web of claims and counter-claims surrounding the Lockerbie bombing.

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BBC WORLD NEWS – Saturday 16 January, 9.10pm

The official story is that 7th July was the worst-ever terrorist attack in London carried out by four Muslim suicide bombers. But a growing number of people believe there was a conspiracy by the British Government to kill its own citizens to justify increasing State control, jettisoning civil liberties and a security crackdown on the Muslim community. They argue that Muslims have nothing to gain, and a lot to lose, by bringing terror to Europe. Most counter-theories suggest the four men were patsies who thought they were going to be delivering drugs, money, confidential documents, or other material to various locations round London, or even dummy bombs to test out London’s defences, but were deceived, set up and murdered.

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BBC WORLD NEWS – Saturdays from 9 January, 9.10pm

The Conspiracy Files is a unique series which thoroughly investigates widely held conspiracy theories with an open mind, exploring the inconsistencies and holes in official accounts and providing a definitive account of what really happened. In an age profuse with wild theories about nearly every major global incident, this series provides an analytical counterpoint and takes nothing for granted.

9/11: The Conspiracy Files begins with a programme about the final mystery of 9/11: a third tower at the World Trade Centre, which along with the Twin Towers also collapsed that day. Seven years on, the last official report on the World Trade Centre has finally been published. Updating the 9/11 episode in Series 1 of The Conspiracy Files, this documentary features new interviews with the lead official investigator and an important new eyewitness together with architects, scientists and others who think there was a sinister plot to destroy the building. World Trade Centre Building 7 has become the subject of heated speculation and a host of conspiracy theories suggesting it was brought down by a controlled demolition.
Replayed: Sundays at 7.10am & 3.10pm