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Umbrella Assassin

  • Aired: 10/04/2006
  • 55:03
  • Rating: TV-PG
On September 11, 1978, Bulgarian emigre, writer and broadcast journalist Georgi Markov died. Three days before, while waiting for a bus, Markov felt a sudden sting in the back of his thigh. Markov was soon hospitalized. After his death, an investigation ruled Markov had been poisoned. A pellet containing ricin had been shot into his leg. How had this political murder been executed?
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Solve the mystery of the Cold War politcal murders of a Bulgarian defector in London
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