Tuesday, January 9, 2007

BBC "dramadoc" on the London Nail Bomber

The BBC ran a chilling combination of documentary and drama last night to explain the story of the London Nail Bomber.

I am always rather nervous of mixtures of drama and documentary, but I think the balance for this one was about right, if a little sensationalist.

The programme highlighted some amazing facts concerning the case. It is unbelievable, but I suppose understandable, that such an amateurish bomber, albeit one with hugely evil intent, could carry out such bombings.

As an example of his amateurishness, he planned a bombing at Brick Lane market but went there on a Saturday. There is no Brick Lane market on a Saturday. It is on a Sunday. So he just dropped the bomb by a parked car instead.

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