The assassination of Georgi Markov

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

Available now

10 minutes

Last on

Sun 4 Mar 2012 00:50 GMT

Featured in...

World War II Collection

Four Lancaster bombers in the sky

Looking back at almost six years of global conflict, from Hiroshima to the Holocaust

The Russian Revolution

Soviet History

From the Bolshevik takeover of 1917 to the break-up of the Soviet Union

When Animals Made History

The Murder of Dian Fossey

Events from history when animals took centre stage

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes

The Witness Podcast

The Witness Podcast

Every programme, to download and keep

African History Collection

Thomas Sankara African Revolutionary

The communities, politics, leaders and events that have shaped Africa