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My Brother the Terrorist

Film-maker Robb Leech attempts to understand his stepbrother's journey from middle-class white boy to a Muslim man convicted of preparing terrorism acts and jailed for six years.

Film-maker Robb Leech attempts to understand his stepbrother's journey from middle-class white boy in Weymouth to convicted terrorist. In 2010 Robb spent a year filming his stepbrother Rich after he turned his back on the world in which he grew up to become a fundamentalist Muslim called Salahuddin.

Robb began filming with his stepbrother as he entered a strange new world where everyone talked about fighting jihad and implementing Sharia law. The result was Robb's acclaimed BBC Three documentary, My Brother the Islamist.

When, in 2013, Salahuddin is convicted of preparing terrorism acts and jailed for six years, Robb is desperate to know what triggered his stepbrother, and others like him, to cross the line. Robb seeks out imam and psychologist Alyas Karmani to understand what drives young British-born men and women into radical jihadism. And he confronts Anjem Choudary, the man who converted Rich, about his role in Salahuddin's radicalisation.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 23 Oct 2014 00:05

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Detroit Social Club

    God's Gonna Cut You Down

  • Sarah Jane Morris

    I Don't Wanna Know Bout Evil

  • Natalie Merchant

    When the Golden Bells Ring

  • Johnny Cash

    Hurt

  • Massive Attack

    Hymm of the Big Wheel

  • Ray LaMontagne

    Trouble

  • Blur

    Caramel

  • Alexander

    Truth

  • This Mortal Coil

    Song To The Siren

  • Oasis

    The Masterplan

  • Vivladi

    Concerto for Oboe and strings in A minor Allegro

  • Radiohead

    Creep

  • Lou Reed

    Perfect Day

  • Cat Stevens

    Wide World

  • Ludovico Einaudi

    Life

  • Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

    Nostalgia

  • Willy Mason

    Save Yourself

  • Fat Les

    Vindaloo

  • Jim White

    Static on the Radio

  • Martha Tilston

    Wild Stags

  • Jeff Buckley

    Hallelujah

  • Sonny & Cher

    I Got You Babe

  • Jasmine Thompson

    Mad World

  • Radiohead

    High and Dry

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Robb Leech
Producer Ray Tostevin
Production Company GRACE Productions
Editor Garry Crystal
Executive Producer Simon Ford

Broadcasts

  • Mon 28 Apr 2014 21:00
  • Tue 29 Apr 2014 00:30
  • Tue 29 Apr 2014 03:00
  • Wed 30 Apr 2014 01:40
  • Wed 7 May 2014 02:00
  • Tue 1 Jul 2014 02:00
  • Mon 22 Sep 2014 21:00
  • Tue 23 Sep 2014 01:00
  • Wed 22 Oct 2014 23:05
  • Wed 22 Oct 2014 23:35
  • Thu 23 Oct 2014 00:05