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21 extraordinary stories from some of the biggest news events of the last 21 years.Series producer: Rob MulhernHost: Jayne Secker

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StoryCast '21: EP 21/21 The Y2K Prison Bug

Dec 30 • 18:43
The biggest, and very first story of the year 2000, involved a bug that was expected to impact tens of millions of lives all over the world.
But unlike the Covid-19 pandemic of today, The Millennium Bug, or Y2K for short, was a computer programming problem, with predicted Armageddon-like consequences.
In the months leading up to the year 2000, people feared the world was on ...

StoryCast '21: EP 20/21 The Queen's stuntman

Dec 20 • 16:56
On 27 July 2012, Gary Connery pulled up his tights, adjusted his wig, and put on a dress fit for a queen. The London Olympics opening ceremony was about to get underway and the professional stuntman was all set for the biggest job of his career. With the Queen scheduled to open the Games it was decided she would make a very special, very British, entrance. The idea was tha...

StoryCast '21: EP 19/21 Michael Jackson - The Trial of the century

Dec 13 • 19:46
A veteran of movie cameos and music videos, Eddie Moss was one of the most successful Michael Jackson impersonators in the world in 2005, but then he took a job like no other.
At the time, Michael Jackson was one of the world’s most iconic celebrities. But news headlines about his personal life and not his music had come to tarnish his reputation.
Now, Jackson was due to go ...

StoryCast '21: EP 19/21 Michael Jackson - The Trial of the century

Dec 13 • 19:46
A veteran of movie cameos and music videos, Eddie Moss was one of the most successful Michael Jackson impersonators in the world in 2005, but then he took a job like no other.
At the time, Michael Jackson was one of the world’s most iconic celebrities. But news headlines about his personal life and not his music had come to tarnish his reputation.
Now, Jackson was due to go ...

StoryCast '21: EP 19/21 Michael Jackson - The Trial of the century

Dec 13 • 19:45
A veteran of movie cameos and music videos, Eddie Moss was one of the most successful Michael Jackson impersonators in the world in 2005, but then he took a job like no other.
At the time, Michael Jackson was one of the world’s most iconic celebrities. But news headlines about his personal life and not his music had come to tarnish his reputation.
Now, Jackson was due to go ...

StoryCast '21: EP 18/21 The Shooting

Dec 6 • 19:46
On 22 July 2005, when Patricia da Silva learned that police marksman had killed a man at Stockwell Underground Station in London, she’d no reason to second-guess news reports describing the deceased as a terrorist.
The capital then was on high alert.
Just two weeks earlier, a series of bomb attacks killed 52 people, injured hundreds and London was left reeling.
Then, on 21 J...

StoryCast '21: EP 17/21 Batman raids Buckingham Palace

Nov 29 • 24:04
In September 2004, Jason Hatch dressed up in a Batman costume and broke into the grounds of Buckingham Palace. The Queen's home is protected by some of the tightest security measures in the world - but they weren't tight enough for this caped crusader, who climbed on the iconic building and made his way to the main balcony. A casual observer might have been forgiven for th...

StoryCast '21: EP16/21 Escape the Taj Mumbai

Sep 27 • 21:04
On the evening of 26 November 2008, Director and photographer Daniela Federici was in the lobby of the five-star Taj Palace hotel, Mumbai, when Islamic terrorists began a deadly 4-day terror attack using automatic weapons and grenades.
Hours before, the Australian had arrived in the Indian port city – referred to my many in India as the ‘City of Dreams’ – to begin recordin...

StoryCast ’21: EP 15/21 Tim Peake: Britain’s first spacewalk

Sep 20 • 17:10
The UK has a long history of exploration, however by 2016, only one astronaut, Helen Sharman, had travelled to space bearing the colours of the UK flag and no Briton had ever experienced the most demanding and perilous experience of spaceflight. That was until one January morning in 2016. Former RAF test pilot, husband and father, Tim Peake, had arrived at The Internationa...

StoryCast '21: EP 14/21 Taking Down Saddam

Sep 13 • 18:00
From Pauls Valley in Oklahoma, USA, Miles Hill always dreamed of joining the US Marine Corps.
Growing up, family life was coloured by US military history - his grandparents served in World War Two and Korea. So when al Qaeda terrorists attacked the US on 11 September, 2001, it set in motion a chain of events that brought Hill to Iraq in 2003, as part of the Marine Corps.

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