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The assassination of Georgi Markov

Duration:
10 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 29 February 2012

The Bulgarian dissident was attacked by a man with a poisoned umbrella on his way to work at the BBC World Service in Bush House.

He died several days later in a London hospital.

We hear from a colleague and friend, and one of the doctors who tried to save him.

Photo: Georgi Markov

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