With assassinations, Russian spies and rumours of the Kremlin’s dark influence back in the news, this documentary tells – for the first time – the inside story of the murder of a British citizen on British soil using the world’s deadliest poison, and of an international manhunt that led to the steps of the Kremlin.
Alexander Litvinenko was killed in London with the radioactive poison polonium 210 in November 2006. The Scotland Yard detectives who led the murder investigation have never spoken publicly about it before. In this 90-minute special they – together with the doctors who fought to save Litvinienko’s life – reveal the political and diplomatic obstacle course they faced in investigating the murder and tell how their quarries left a toxic trail through the heart of London.
Litvinenko’s wife Marina talks about her ten-year search for justice, and for the first time his son Anatoly talks about his father’s death, piecing together an unresolved story that casts a shadow over UK/Russian relations to this day.
Director: Chris Malone
Producer: Richard Kerbaj
Executive Producers: Brian Woods, Alex Holmes
Production Companies: True Vision North in association with Livedrop Media
Hunting The KGB Killers airs on Monday 17 April 2017 from 9.00pm-10.35pm on Channel 4.