11 episodes

In Hackney, 2007, 15-year-old Abraham saves a stranger from a brutal attack. That split-second decision and act of astonishing bravery changes his life forever.
Journalist Sam Holder has been following Abraham's story for years. Together with Abraham's friends and family, they retrace how this young boy finds himself in fear of his own life.
This multi-award-winning series explores the protections in place for witnesses of violent crimes, the obligations for witnesses to give evidence in court, and what can be done if someone feels their life is at risk.

Please Protect Abraham BBC Radio 4

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

In Hackney, 2007, 15-year-old Abraham saves a stranger from a brutal attack. That split-second decision and act of astonishing bravery changes his life forever.
Journalist Sam Holder has been following Abraham's story for years. Together with Abraham's friends and family, they retrace how this young boy finds himself in fear of his own life.
This multi-award-winning series explores the protections in place for witnesses of violent crimes, the obligations for witnesses to give evidence in court, and what can be done if someone feels their life is at risk.

    10. Justice

    10. Justice

    Those who knew Abraham want further investigation work to take place to try to identify his killer and bring them to justice. Experts say Abraham’s story opens up questions about how suitable the current system is for protecting witnesses.
    Presenter and Original Research: Sam Holder
    Series Producer and sound design: Anishka Sharma
    Story Consultant: Robert Awosusi
    Additional Research: Christy Callaway-Gale
    Theme music written and performed by Rebekah Reid and Tapp Collective.
    Original music compositions by Femi Oriogun-Williams
    A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4.

    • 26 min
    9. Inquest

    9. Inquest

    A letter out of the blue informs Ronke that - four years on - an inquest will take place looking at how Abraham was killed. For the first time, documents from the police and council are released.
    Presenter and Original Research: Sam Holder
    Series Producer and sound design: Anishka Sharma
    Story Consultant: Robert Awosusi
    Additional Research: Christy Callaway-Gale
    Theme music written and performed by Rebekah Reid and Tapp Collective.
    Original music compositions by Femi Oriogun-Williams
    A Whistledown Production for BBC Radio 4.

    • 30 min
    8. Silence

    8. Silence

    The police launch an investigation for answers, but four years on, the person who shot Abraham hasn’t been brought to justice
    Presenter and Original Research: Sam Holder
    Series Producer and sound design: Anishka Sharma
    Story Consultant: Robert Awosusi
    Additional Research: Christy Callaway-Gale
    Theme music written and performed by Rebekah Reid and Tapp Collective.
    Original music compositions by Femi Oriogun-Williams
    A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

    • 22 min
    7. Just Pray

    7. Just Pray

    They remember it in vivid detail. The images have stayed in their minds for years. Abraham’s friends and family come together to retrace the events of a night that changed all of their lives.
    Presenter and Original Research: Sam Holder
    Series Producer and sound design: Anishka Sharma
    Story Consultant: Robert Awosusi
    Additional Research: Christy Callaway-Gale
    Theme music written and performed by Rebekah Reid and Tapp Collective.
    Original music compositions by Femi Oriogun-Williams
    A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

    • 26 min
    6. The Parcel

    6. The Parcel

    Abraham returns to Hackney, but a series of events that begin with an innocuous delivery lead him to believe that his true identity has been revealed. The family are desperate to leave the area.
    Presenter and Original Research: Sam Holder
    Series Producer and sound design: Anishka Sharma
    Story Consultant: Robert Awosusi
    Additional Research: Christy Callaway-Gale
    Theme music written and performed by Rebekah Reid and Tapp Collective.
    Original music compositions by Femi Oriogun-Williams
    A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

    • 30 min
    5. Recognition

    5. Recognition

    What is the process for securing new accommodation if you are fearful of your safety? What role do the police and local councils play?
    Sam Holder follows the journey of Abraham’s mum towards a new home - and finds that the best possible solution is short lived.
    Presenter and Original Research: Sam Holder
    Series Producer and sound design: Anishka Sharma
    Story Consultant: Robert Awosusi
    Additional Research: Christy Callaway-Gale
    Theme music written and performed by Rebekah Reid and Tapp Collective.
    Original music compositions by Femi Oriogun-Williams
    A Whistledown production for BBC Radio 4

    • 32 min

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