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The Slow Newscast takes news slowly. We investigate, we report, and every week we try to focus on the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. Your host is Basia Cummings.

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The Slow Newscast takes news slowly. We investigate, we report, and every week we try to focus on the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. Your host is Basia Cummings.

    What happened to Shukri Abdi?

    What happened to Shukri Abdi?

    When A 12-year-old Somali refugee drowned in the River Irwell in 2019, suspicion and rumour soon followed. In this episode, Basia is joined by reporter Nimo Omer to investigate what happened to Shukri Abdi.
     
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    Pariah - episode 4

    Pariah - episode 4

    A life like Harvey Proctor’s has lessons for the police and the media. And for all of us: what are we prepared to do to people we turn into hate figures?
     
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    Pariah - episode 3

    Pariah - episode 3

    Harvey Proctor was caught in the middle of a deadly serious police investigation, Operation Midland. How could he fight it?
     
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    Pariah - episode 2

    Pariah - episode 2

    It’s tough to survive one huge, public scandal in your life. Two is almost unheard of. But that was about to happen to Harvey Proctor.
     
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    Pariah - episode 1

    Pariah - episode 1

    Harvey Proctor was a Conservative MP, notorious in the 1980s for his right-wing views. Until he was entrapped by a newspaper in a ‘gay sex scandal’ and his life started to unravel.
     
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    Lost at sea

    Lost at sea

    The mysterious story of Gulf Livestock 1, a 12,000-tonne ship carrying 6,000 cows that disappeared without a trace in the Pacific Ocean.
     
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