Hurricane Tapes, The [world Service]

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2019012620190127 (WS)

The true story of the triple murder convictions of boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter.

The true story of the triple murder convictions of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter.

Join The Dots20190330
Join the dots2019033020190331 (WS)

Armed with Eldridge Hawkins’ theory, we go off in search of more evidence. We return to the Passaic County Courthouse, and gain access to a cache of documents. Nestled in the middle is a confidential report from the man who worked on the independent investigation alongside Hawkins. This report has never been published, and contains far more detail and information than has ever been in the public domain before.

Presented by Steve Crossman. Produced by Steve Crossman and Joel Hammer for BBC World Service.

Armed with Eldridge Hawkins\u2019 theory, we go off in search of more evidence

The true story of the triple murder convictions of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter.

The Making of Rubin Carter2019011920190120 (WS)

Racism, poverty and violence. Enter the world of Rubin Carter #HurricaneTapes

Meet Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter. To understand the events of June 1966 we must first understand him: the man, the boxer, his life and the times he lived in.

The previously unheard cassette recordings reveal his traumatic childhood, entwined with racism and violence; how he finds redemption in boxing, and how his violent persona in the ring spills out on to the streets of Paterson, New Jersey. It’s about why he thought cops targeted him, all set against the 1966 backdrop of civil rights era America.

Racism, poverty and violence. Enter the world of Rubin Carter #HurricaneTapes

The true story of the triple murder convictions of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter.

09Take it to the judge2019031620190317 (WS)

Rubin Carter prepares for his biggest gamble. Win, and he goes free. Lose, and there is no longer any legal remedy; in short, he’d die in prison. We meet the judge who held Carter’s life in his hands, and find out why he came to the conclusion he did.

Presented by Steve Crossman.

Produced by Steve Crossman and Joel Hammer for BBC World Service.

Rubin Carter prepares for his biggest gamble

The true story of the triple murder convictions of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter.

10Nineteen Pages20190323
10Nineteen pages2019032320190324 (WS)

With Carter now free, the series takes a twist. We begin our own investigation and meet the independent investigator who was asked to look into the case by the Governor of New Jersey. Despite his report being top secret, we have seen the first 19 pages, and it offers a compelling and completely different theory to the night of the crime.

Presented by Steve Crossman. Produced by Steve Crossman and Joel Hammer for BBC World Service.

A top secret report offers a completely different theory about what happened

The true story of the triple murder convictions of boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter.