Documentary on OnePolonium and the Piano Player Part 2

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Polonium and the Piano Player Part 2 A searing new insight into one of the world’s most notorious assassinations – the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko. On 1 November 2006, ex-KGB spy Litvinenko was attacked with one of the deadliest substances known to man: polonium-210. At the time, he was in the piano bar of the five-star Millennium Hotel in London’s …

The Documentary on OnePolonium and the Piano Player – Part 1

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A searing new insight into one of the world’s most notorious assassinations – the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko. On 1 November 2006, ex-KGB spy Litvinenko was attacked with one of the deadliest substances known to man: polonium-210. At the time, he was in the piano bar of the five-star Millennium Hotel in London’s Mayfair. Polonium-210 is a highly radioactive material …

The Documentary on OneThe Hospital the Irish Shipped to France

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  The Hospital the Irish Shipped to France It was a time of black markets, rats, rain and mud — Europe’s world war was only barely over — when three Irishmen stood in a field in Normandy in August 1945 as the advance party for an ambitious medical-logistical operation in north-western France. One was an experienced Irish army officer, another …

Documentary on OneA Very Irish Coup

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A Very Irish Coup On the morning of Sunday, 22nd October 1978, the nation awoke to news that simply didn’t make sense. The country’s bookies had been beaten. A group of friends from Listowel in Co Kerry and Abbeyfeale in Co Limerick had spotted a way of manipulating the betting system into believing that a racing greyhound was so poor it …

Documentary on OneThe Seven Million Dollar Man

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  The Seven Million Dollar Man Sam Millar’s life is stranger than fiction. His only interest as a teenager was in comic books and girls until one day his brother took Sam on a trip to Derry… they arrived in the middle of Bloody Sunday. Not long after, his best friend was shot dead by the UVF and Sam joined …

Documentary on OneSubstantial Helen

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Substantial Helen   It sounded like an insult but Helen made a joke of it. “Are you substantial women?” the administrator of the housing trust asked. “I knew what he meant”, Helen says, “He meant, were we important women?  Like doctors’ wives?” Helen and her friend were in the administrator’s office trying to get sheltered accommodation for women and children …

The 'Deadly' Saris

Documentary on OneThe ‘Deadly’ Saris

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Radha and Helen were in their early teens in 1993.  They were interested in adventures and boys. The adventures they had while mitching from school and the boys?  Well, sometimes they sought them out through religion: “We were hanging around the Christian youth churches”, says Radha, “Every church we ever went to, we either fancied the priest or some of the …

Documentary on OneShane Healy – Back on Track

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Shane Healy is a 51-year old athlete who competed for Ireland in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. He was eliminated at the semi-final stage of the 1,500 metres which seems unremarkable but for Shane it was extraordinary and he continues to do extraordinary things. Shane’s mother left the family home when he was only four years old, taking …