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Torture, terrorism and secrets

43 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 29 October 2012

On Start the Week the journalist Ian Cobain reveals how torture has been systematically used by the British from WWII to the War on Terror, via Kenya and Northern Ireland. David Anderson QC reviews the risks posed by terrorism in the UK. Extraordinary rendition and the language of concealment form the heart of Clare Bayley's new play, and there are more secrets uncovered by the criminal barrister-turned-crime writer, MR Hall.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

  • Ian Cobain

    Ian Cobain is a journalist.


    Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture is published by Portobello Books.


    Ian Cobain

  • David Anderson

    David Anderson QC is a barrister and the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation.


    Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

  • Clare Bayley

    Clare Bayley is a playwright.


    Blue Sky is on at the Hampstead Theatre in London until 10 November.


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  • M R Hall

    M R Hall is an author and screenwriter.


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    M R Hall


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