The Documentary

BBC World Service

News & Politics, Society & Culture, History

Chart Positions

History 11
Society & Culture 59

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


The Body on the Moor

July 13th, 2016

Episode 1284 of 1501 episodes

On 12 December 2015, a man’s body was found by a moorland track on Saddleworth Moor in northern England. He had nothing on him showing his identity. No-one knew who he was. And he had died from a rare kind of poisoning. Who was this man? Where did he come from? Why has nobody reported him missing? Their biggest lead was brought to the mortuary within the body itself. It was inside his left leg. And it’s a clue which took the inquiry to Pakistan. Police believe he took his own life but did he travel nearly 4000 miles to die in this particular place? Image: Saddleworth Moor, Credit: Shutterstock

Featured Podcast