Polonium & the Piano Player

Polonium & the Piano Player

It's November 2006 and piano player Derek Conlon is unwittingly sucked into one of the world’s most notorious assassinations when ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is attacked with the nuclear poison — Polonium 210, in London’s 5-Star Millennium Hotel. Witness, suspect and possibly a target of the Russia state, Derek Conlon’s fate hangs in the balance. From Sky News StoryCast.


August 3, 2020 32 min
With relations between London and Moscow deteriorating, Derek Conlon escapes to a new life, but destiny and the nuclear poison appear to have decided his fate.

Narrated by Diana Magnay. Written and produced by Robert Mulhern.
Production support by Chris Scott, and Dave Terris. Musical credit: "Olive" by Jake Chudnow, Original instrumentals by Derek Conlon. Digital by Phil Whiteside and Ronan Hughes. Legal support by Matt M...
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As one of the biggest police investigations in British history gets underway, Derek Conlon is astonished to learn that he too has been poisoned. But having crossed into the world of espionage, that’s only the beginning of his problems.

Episode 4 released Monday August 3, 2020.

Narrated by Diana Magnay. Written and produced by Robert Mulhern. Production support by Chris Scott, and Dave Terris. Original Music by Derek Conlon. Digital...
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July 20, 2020 23 min
A former KGB agent takes us deep into the world of the Russian spies who have just poisoned Alexander Litvinenko and piano player Derek Conlon using a miniature nuclear weapon.
(Episode 3 released 27th July).
Narrated by Diana Magnay.
Produced by Robert Mulhern
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July 13, 2020 27 min
Ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is lured by Russian agents to a meeting in a 5-star London hotel. What happens next will change his life, the relationship between the UK and Russia, and suck the hotel's piano player Derek Conlon into a world of espionage and murder.
(Episode 2 released Monday 20 July).
Narrated by Diana Magnay.
Produced by Robert Mulhern
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Two Russians agents release a miniature nuclear weapon in a 5-star London hotel. But former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is not the only victim?
From Sky News StoryCast.
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