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The White Widow: Searching For Samantha

Documentary. Samantha Lewthwaite is one of the world's most wanted terrorists. The widow of Jermaine Lindsay, one of the 7/7 bombers, she claimed ignorance of her husband's lethal intentions. She said she was a victim too. But now she's on the run, somewhere in Africa, charged with conspiracy to cause explosions.

For three years British, American, and Kenyan security services have been after the so-called White Widow. But what strange journey has this former sixth form schoolgirl from a quiet home counties market town taken? How did she end up as the friend and confidante of some of the top echelons of al-Qaeda?

Filmmaker Adam Wishart has spent a year tracking down the real story of Samantha Lewthwaite - for the first time revealing her path to radicalisation and the hate preacher who inspired her.

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50 minutes

Last on

Wed 2 Jul 2014 23:35
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only