Waco - Surviving The Apocalypse

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20170724
20170724

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

In the mid 1980s, a young British theology student named Livingstone Fagan met an American preacher named David Koresh. Impressed by him, Livingstone visited Koresh and his followers, known as the Branch Davidians, at Mount Carmel, a commune on the outskirts of Waco, Texas.

Over the years, the authorities came to believe that Koresh may be abusing children there, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms suspected he was trading guns illegally.

The ATF decided to arrest David Koresh and search the compound. But the secret got out. Although the ATF realised that the element of surprise had gone, it was too late to stop - decisions had been made on both sides.

Presenter: Cole Moreton
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

20170724

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

In the mid 1980s, a young British theology student named Livingstone Fagan met an American preacher named David Koresh. Impressed by him, Livingstone visited Koresh and his followers, known as the Branch Davidians, at Mount Carmel, a commune on the outskirts of Waco, Texas.

Over the years, the authorities came to believe that Koresh may be abusing children there, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms suspected he was trading guns illegally.

The ATF decided to arrest David Koresh and search the compound. But the secret got out. Although the ATF realised that the element of surprise had gone, it was too late to stop - decisions had been made on both sides.

Presenter: Cole Moreton
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

20170725
20170725

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

It's February 1993. More than a hundred men, women and children are living in a compound called Mount Carmel, outside Waco, Texas. They are followers of a man called David Koresh, who says he is a prophet sent by God and the end of the world is coming.

But the authorities believe Koresh is stockpiling guns illegally. They decide to act.

Presenter: Cole Moreton
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

20170725

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

It's February 1993. More than a hundred men, women and children are living in a compound called Mount Carmel, outside Waco, Texas. They are followers of a man called David Koresh, who says he is a prophet sent by God and the end of the world is coming.

But the authorities believe Koresh is stockpiling guns illegally. They decide to act.

Presenter: Cole Moreton
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

20170726
20170726

The FBI arrives, and negotiations start in an attempt to end the stalemate.

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

It's Sunday 28th February 1993. A raid on a compound named Mount Carmel on the outskirts of Waco, Texas by government agents is going tragically wrong.

Inside are more than a hundred men, women and children who call themselves the Branch Davidians - followers of David Koresh, who says he is a prophet sent by God, and the end of the world is coming.

Presenter: Cole Moreton
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

20170726

The FBI arrives, and negotiations start in an attempt to end the stalemate.

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

It's Sunday 28th February 1993. A raid on a compound named Mount Carmel on the outskirts of Waco, Texas by government agents is going tragically wrong.

Inside are more than a hundred men, women and children who call themselves the Branch Davidians - followers of David Koresh, who says he is a prophet sent by God, and the end of the world is coming.

Presenter: Cole Moreton
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

20170727
20170727

Negotiations are failing. The FBI runs out of patience and decides to storm the compound.

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

It's March 1993. The FBI is surrounding a compound called Mount Carmel just outside the town of Waco, Texas. There are more than a hundred men, women and children inside who call themselves the Branch Davidians, followers of David Koresh, who believes he's a new messiah.

Both sides are heavily armed. Negotiations are failing.

Presenter: Cole Moreton
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

20170727

Negotiations are failing. The FBI runs out of patience and decides to storm the compound.

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

It's March 1993. The FBI is surrounding a compound called Mount Carmel just outside the town of Waco, Texas. There are more than a hundred men, women and children inside who call themselves the Branch Davidians, followers of David Koresh, who believes he's a new messiah.

Both sides are heavily armed. Negotiations are failing.

Presenter: Cole Moreton
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

20170728
20170728

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

It's April 19th 1993. The FBI is surrounding the Mount Carmel compound just outside Waco, Texas. There are more than a hundred men, women and children inside who call themselves the Branch Davidians, followers of David Koresh, who believes he is a new messiah.

The siege is entering its 51st day and the FBI has had enough of talking.

Presenter: Cole Moreton
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

20170728

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

The story of the 1993 Waco siege and the lasting impact on those who survived.

It's April 19th 1993. The FBI is surrounding the Mount Carmel compound just outside Waco, Texas. There are more than a hundred men, women and children inside who call themselves the Branch Davidians, followers of David Koresh, who believes he is a new messiah.

The siege is entering its 51st day and the FBI has had enough of talking.

Presenter: Cole Moreton
Producer: Jonathan Mayo
A TBI Media production for BBC Radio 4.

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