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A famous Olympic coach charged with child sexual abuse never stood trial. Instead, he vanished.

Reporter Mark Horgan travels across Ireland, the UK and the US on his trail.

Where Is George Gibney? BBC

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A famous Olympic coach charged with child sexual abuse never stood trial. Instead, he vanished.

Reporter Mark Horgan travels across Ireland, the UK and the US on his trail.

    4. He Upped and Vanished

    4. He Upped and Vanished

    As Gibney’s new life in the UK begins, a groundbreaking news article starts to take shape. The public are still unaware of Gibney’s past but this story could change that forever.

    Credits

    Reporter: Mark Horgan
    Produced and written by: Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy
    Co-Producer: Maria Horgan
    Research and fact checking: Killian Down
    Editing: Ciarán Cassidy
    Composer: Michael Fleming
    Sound mixing: Ger McDonnell

    Theme tune by Aaron Dessner

    Executive Producer for BBC: Dylan Haskins
    Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps

    Where is George Gibney? is a Second Captains Production for BBC Sounds

    This podcast refers to child sexual abuse and contains interviews that some listeners may find upsetting, as well as some occasional strong language.

    If you've been affected by any of the issues in this series, please contact support organisations in your own country.

    For a list of organisations in the UK that can provide support for survivors of sexual abuse, go to bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    • 30 min
    3. Bail

    3. Bail

    Two people who work closely with Gibney believe very different things about their boss. Meanwhile, Mark and Cass continue observing the former coach. But who is observing them?

    Credits

    Reporter: Mark Horgan
    Produced and written by: Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy
    Co-Producer: Maria Horgan
    Research and fact checking: Killian Down
    Editing: Ciarán Cassidy
    Composer: Michael Fleming
    Sound mixing: Ger McDonnell

    Theme tune by Aaron Dessner

    Executive Producer for BBC: Dylan Haskins
    Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps

    Where is George Gibney? is a Second Captains Production for BBC Sounds

    This podcast refers to child sexual abuse and contains interviews that some listeners may find upsetting, as well as some strong language.

    If you've been affected by any of the issues in this series, please contact support organisations in your own country.

    For a list of organisations in the UK that can provide support for survivors of sexual abuse, go to bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    • 36 min
    2. 'We've Been Expecting You'

    2. 'We've Been Expecting You'

    It seems like time is up for George Gibney as Gary O’Toole goes on a mission to find more swimmers who may have been abused by the coach.

    Credits:

    Reporter: Mark Horgan
    Produced and written by: Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy
    Co-Producer: Maria Horgan
    Research and fact checking: Killian Down
    Editing: Ciarán Cassidy
    Composer: Michael Fleming
    Sound mixing: Ger McDonnell

    Theme tune by Aaron Dessner

    Commissioning Executive: Dylan Haskins
    Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps

    Where is George Gibney? is a Second Captains Production for BBC Sounds

    This podcast refers to child sexual abuse and contains interviews that some listeners may find upsetting, as well as some strong language right from the start.

    If you've been affected by any of the issues in this series, please contact support organisations in your own country.

    For a list of organisations in the UK that can provide support for survivors of sexual abuse, go to bbc.co.uk/actionline

    • 36 min
    1. It Happened in the Summer

    1. It Happened in the Summer

    It’s 5am, it’s dark. We’re in a car outside a house where we think the former celebrity coach now lives. The neighbourhood gets suspicious. A garage door opens…

    Credits

    Reporter: Mark Horgan
    Produced and written by: Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy
    Co-Producer: Maria Horgan
    Research and fact checking: Killian Down
    Editing: Ciarán Cassidy
    Composer: Michael Fleming
    Sound mixing: Ger McDonnell

    Theme tune by Aaron Dessner

    Executive Producer for BBC: Dylan Haskins
    Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps

    Where is George Gibney? is a Second Captains Production for BBC Sounds

    This podcast refers to child sexual abuse and contains interviews that some listeners may find upsetting, as well as occasional strong language.

    If you've been affected by any of the issues in this series, please contact support organisations in your own country.

    For a list of organisations in the UK that can provide support for survivors of sexual abuse, go to bbc.co.uk/actionline.

    • 29 min
    Introducing: Where is George Gibney?

    Introducing: Where is George Gibney?

    A famous Olympic coach charged with child sexual abuse never stood trial. Instead, he vanished.

    Reporter Mark Horgan travels across Ireland, the UK and the US on his trail.

    Credits

    Reporter: Mark Horgan
    Produced and written by: Mark Horgan and Ciarán Cassidy
    Co-Producer: Maria Horgan
    Research and fact checking: Killian Down
    Editing: Ciarán Cassidy
    Composer: Michael Fleming
    Sound mixing: Ger McDonnell

    Theme tune by Aaron Dessner

    Executive Producer for BBC: Dylan Haskins
    Commissioning Editor: Jason Phipps

    Where is George Gibney? is a Second Captains Production for BBC Sounds

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
381 Ratings

381 Ratings

Lillyavocado ,

Great Podcast - desperately sad for the victims

Gripping story, very well told - I hope this man is brought to justice.

bmcd5 ,

Absolutely brilliant.

Brilliant!

Big Mikey 1 ,

Super show

Can’t wait until next episode

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