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Murder in Samarkand

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A BBC 4 radio play written by playwright David Hare. Based on the memoir Murder on Samarkand: A British Ambassador's Controversial Defiance of Tyranny in the War on Terror by Craig Murray, former British diplomat to Uzbekistan. First aired Saturday 20th February 2010.

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Craig Murray …… David
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Published February 20th 2010
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May 27, 2012 Rebecca rated it liked it
This is an interesting story and definitely one that should be heard. Because it’s based on the life of a real person, the “hero” is extremely flawed. In it, governments get away with finding terrorists anywhere they could, and it didn’t seem to matter whose lives were being ruined, or what the truth really was. Our “hero”, Craig Murray, (played by the remarkable David Tennant) challenged that line of thinking with every step he took. He started his ambassadorship with a specific idea in mind ...more
Feb 26, 2014 Hayley rated it really liked it
David Tennant stars in David Hare's new drama for radio, Murder In Samarkand, based on the memoir by Craig Murray. In Hare's play, Craig is a high-flyer in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office who loves his job and is proud to be appointed Ambassador for the first time, to Tashkent. It's before the Iraq war and Uzbekistan is newly in focus as a useful ally in the "War on Terror".

One man's fight against speaking out about Muslim torture in Tashkent around 2002-2004 and the opposition he receives
Jul 05, 2015 Steven rated it really liked it
Shelves: plays, history, british
An important historical testimony of a former British Ambassador on the wrongs committed by the Allies in the War on Terror.
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Sir David Hare (born 5 June 1947) is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Most notable for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing The Hours in 2002, based on the novel written by Michael Cunningham, and The Reader in 2008, based on the novel of the same name ...more
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