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Episode 1

15 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 08 July 2013

Penny Downie reads the remarkable story of Judith Tebbutt's 192 days in captivity at the hands of Somali pirates.
In September 2011, Judith Tebbutt and her husband David embarked on a dream holiday on an idyllic beach resort in Kenya. On the first night, their worst nightmares became reality, when they are awoken by violent intruders, and Judith is dragged away towards a waiting motor-boat. And so begins the story of Judith's near 7-month ordeal at the hands of ruthless Somali pirates, and so ends the life she knew and loved.

Today: Judith and her husband embark on a dream holiday in Kenya, when her worst nightmare becomes reality.

Writer: Judith Tebbutt
Abridger: Miranda Davies
Producer: Justine Willett
Reader: Penny Downie.

  • Music

    The music used in the series was Hamar (The Big City) by Maryam Mursal from the album The Journey.


Penny Downie
Justine Willett
Judith Tebbutt
Miranda Davies


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