5 episodes

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.

Polonium & the Piano Player Sky News

    • True Crime
    • 3.6, 75 Ratings

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.

    PART 4: The Reckoning

    PART 4: The Reckoning

    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.
    Bonus feature — coming soon.
    Production support by Chris Scott, and Dave Terris. Original Music by Derek Conlon. Digital by Phil Whiteside and Ronan Hughes. Legal support by Matt McKenzie. Graphics and Design by Matt Simpson and Sophia Leale. Continuity announcement -- Kit Bradshaw. Video by Alex Marshall and Cat Roper Davies. Social Media support from Adam Tate. Archive from Simon Windsor and thanks to former Moscow Correspondent Alex Rossi.

    • 32 min
    PART 3: Victims and suspects

    PART 3: Victims and suspects

    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 by Phil Whiteside and Ronan Hughes. Legal support by Matt McKenzie. Graphics and Design by Matt Simpson and Sophia Leale. Continuity announcement by Kit Bradshaw. Video by Alex Marshall and Cat Roper Davies. Social Media support from Adam Tate. Archive from Simon Windsor and thanks to former Moscow Correspondent Alex Rossi.

    • 28 min
    PART 2: The Poisoning

    PART 2: The Poisoning

    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

    • 23 min
    PART 1: A Nuclear Connection

    PART 1: A Nuclear Connection

    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

    • 27 min
    Introducing...Polonium & the Piano Player

    Introducing...Polonium & the Piano Player

    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.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

mones4444 ,

Brilliant

Great listen and fascinating topic

bezerus ,

Dull

I was looking forward to this, as I was expecting a podcast about a Russian diplomatic crisis. What I heard was a boring story about a not terribly appealing Piano player who liked to drone on about how many pop stars he knew. Pointless.

PJTT ,

Not good

If you want to listen to a podcast about an Irish piano player living in London then this is the podcast for you.If you want to learn anything new about the Polonium incident then find another podcast to listen to, because this one won’t help you.Gave up halfway through first episode

Top Podcasts In True Crime

Listeners Also Subscribed To