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World; Who Killed Georgi Markov?


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Who Killed Georgi Markov?
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Documentary series with international stories. Predecessor to FRONTLINE, executive producer David Fanning. Five seasons from 1978-1981. "WORLD has presented a series of international documentaries. One of our concerns has been to show the world as others see it, and we are committed to the idea that we should include those who normally don't have a chance to have their voices heard." -- quote from opening to Blacks Britannica (1978) Series release date: 1978

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Georgi Markov was the victim of the so-called poisoned umbrella murder. After Markov defected from Bulgaria in 1969, he settled in England with a British wife and child and worked for the BBC. The investigation of his death led to the conclusion that this was a political murder. This program details that investigation.



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Global Affairs
Chicago: “World; Who Killed Georgi Markov?,” 09/06/1979, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9150607A79414B1DBFDE61BB6A161D71.
MLA: “World; Who Killed Georgi Markov?.” 09/06/1979. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9150607A79414B1DBFDE61BB6A161D71>.
APA: World; Who Killed Georgi Markov?. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9150607A79414B1DBFDE61BB6A161D71
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