The Documentary

BBC World Service

News & Politics, Society & Culture, History

Chart Positions

Society & Culture 102
History 25

The best of BBC World Service documentaries and other factual programmes.


DocArchive: Assignment - Mission Bin laden

May 5th, 2011

Episode 65 of 1484 episodes

On a moonless night on Sunday May 1st, four American military helicopters descended on a compound in the quiet town of Abbottabad in north-west Pakistan. Their mission to capture and if need be, kill, United States Enemy Number One - Osama Bin Laden. They succeeded and America's most exasperating manhunt was over. But how did the risky operation unfold both in Washington and in Pakistan? Rob Walker reports for Assignment.

Featured Podcast