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0101Hungerford2017012320170125 (R4)

30 years on from the first mass shooting in modern British history, Alan Dein visits Hungerford. He investigates how the town has coped in the aftermath.

'Aftermath' is a new series which explores what happens to a community after it has been at the centre of a nationally significant event.

In August 1987, Hungerford was rocked to its core by a mass shooting. A local man killed 16 people and injured many more. The whole country was shocked, and as Hungerford tried to recover and grieve, the world's press camped out in this small Berkshire town. For a generation, the name of the town became synonomous with this event.

How did the town manage in the face of overwhelming attention, and how has it changed since? Alan Dein investigates the aftermath, meeting people involved at the time of the event, and asks what Britain has learned from Hungerford.

Produced by Melvin Rickarby.

Alan Dein visits Hungerford, 30 years on from the mass shootings of 1987.

0102Shipman2017013020170201 (R4)

What has been the aftermath of the Harold Shipman murders? Alan Dein investigates.

'Aftermath' is a new series which explores what happens to a community after it has been at the centre of a nationally significant event. This week, the Harold Shipman murders.

In the year 2000, Dr. Harold Shipman was convicted of murdering 15 of his patients. It was later established that he had killed around 250 people. In 2004 he hanged himself in prison. Alan Dein travels to Hyde in Greater Manchester, the town where Shipman was based, to find out what the impact has been; he speaks to victims' relatives, former patients and the GP who took over Shipman's surgery.

Produced by Karen Gregor.

0103 LASTMorecambe Bay2017020620170208 (R4)

Alan Dein visits Morecambe Bay to investigate the aftermath of the 2004 cockle picking disaster. How did the community cope when 23 Chinese workers lost their lives in the bay?

The third programme in the Aftermath series, which explores what happens to a community after it has been at the centre of a nationally significant event.

Morecambe faced its greatest tragedy in February 2004, when a group of Chinese cockle pickers drowned in a bay notorious for its dangerous tides. The event brought to the country's attention issues of people-trafficking and illegal gangmaster activity. As the media of the world descended, reported and left, the shock felt by locals lived on. Alan Dein looks at how the community changed as a result.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

02After the Admiral Duncan20180313

What happened when a nail bomb exploded in the Soho pub and what has happened since?

Series exploring communities that have been at the centre of a significant event.

02After the Admiral Duncan2018031320180319 (R4)

What happened when a nail bomb exploded in the Soho pub and what has happened since?

Series exploring communities that have been at the centre of a significant event.

In 1999, the Admiral Duncan pub in the heart of Soho was bombed - a nail bomb exploded killing 3 and injuring over 70 people. What have been the long term after effects for those involved? And how did Soho respond as the beating heart of London's gay community?

Alan Dein investigates as part of the Aftermath series, exploring what happens to a community after it has been at the centre of a nationally significant event.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby

If you've been affected by bereavement, or child bereavement, help and support is available.

BBC Action Line
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4MmhHDSbdDmTpVJhBs2v4Py/information-and-support-bereavement.

02After the Admiral Duncan20180313

What happened when a nail bomb exploded in the Soho pub and what has happened since?

Series exploring communities that have been at the centre of a significant event.

In 1999, the Admiral Duncan pub in the heart of Soho was bombed - a nail bomb exploded killing 3 and injuring over 70 people. What have been the long term after effects for those involved? And how did Soho respond as the beating heart of London's gay community?

Alan Dein investigates as part of the Aftermath series, exploring what happens to a community after it has been at the centre of a nationally significant event.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby

If you've been affected by bereavement, or child bereavement, help and support is available.

BBC Action Line
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4MmhHDSbdDmTpVJhBs2v4Py/information-and-support-bereavement.

02After the Plane Went Down20180306

How a devastating air crash in Switzerland disrupted tightly-knit Somerset communities.

Series exploring communities that have been at the centre of a significant event.

0201After The Plane Went Down2018030620180312 (R4)

In a new series of Aftermath, Alan Dein tells the story of how a plane-crash, 45 years ago, in Switzerland, deeply affected communities in Somerset.

In April 1973, 139 people - mostly women - boarded a flight at Bristol airport bound for a day's shopping in Basle, Switzerland. They knew each other from neighbouring villages and towns including Axbridge, Cheddar, Wrington and Congresbury. Many of the passengers were mothers travelling together with their social clubs: the Axbridge Ladies Guild, skittles players from Congresbury, the Cheddar Mums' Night Out group.

But the flight ended in disaster. On its second attempt to land during a snowstorm, the plane struck the tops of trees and crashed into a hillside. 108 people were killed. There were just 37 survivors.

We hear the extraordinary memories of David Besley who survived the crash, and helped many people to safety. Claire Board - like many children - lost her mother, as did the children next door. How did the communities manange the loss of so many mothers;? How come the push for compensation came from within the community itself? And what did the lack of bereavement counselling do to those who were grieving?

Producer: Karen Gregor.

How a devastating air crash in Switzerland disrupted tightly-knit Somerset communities.

Series exploring communities that have been at the centre of a significant event.

0202After The Admiral Duncan20180313

In 1999, the Admiral Duncan pub in the heart of Soho was bombed - a nail bomb exploded killing 3 and injuring over 70 people. What have been the long term after effects for those involved? And how did Soho respond as the beating heart of London's gay community?

Alan Dein investigates as part of the Aftermath series, exploring what happens to a community after it has been at the centre of a nationally significant event.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby.

0203Ibrox - The Forgotten Tragedy?20180320

Alan Dein investigates the aftermath of the 1971 Ibrox stadium disaster.

Series exploring communities that have been at the centre of a significant event.

Alan Dein investigates the aftermath of the 1971 Ibrox stadium disaster.

Series exploring communities that have been at the centre of a significant event.

In 1971 at a game between Rangers and Celtic, 66 people were killed in a crush, trying to leave Ibrox stadium. Over 45 years on, Alan Dein asks what the impact has been for those closely involved in this tragedy, for Rangers, and for the wider football community.

Producer: Melvin Rickarby

If you've been affected by bereavement, or child bereavement, help and support is available.

BBC Action Line
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4MmhHDSbdDmTpVJhBs2v4Py/information-and-support-bereavement.