In 1984 Hilda Murrell, a 78-year-old distinguished rose-grower turned anti-nuclear campaigner, was found brutally murdered outside her home town of Shrewsbury, England. The case became one of the biggest, most bizarre and baffling British murders of the 20th century involving political conspiracies surrounding the nuclear industry and the Falklands War.
After a cold case review, in 2005 Andrew George, who was a 16-year-old petty thief from a foster home, was convicted. In 2011, Hilda’s nephew, former British Navy Commander Robert Green, does not believe Mr George committed the murder – but who did? Robert spoke to Jason on Monday Matters.
As an MI6 field officer, Matthew Dunn acted in deep-cover roles throughout the world. He was trained in all aspects of intelligence collection, deep-cover deployments, military unarmed combat, surveillance, and infiltration. Matthew has written a new book which is released today called The Spy House and he spoke to Jason McCrossan on 106.9 SFM about spying and his new novel.
The book is avaiable from amazon.
On Monday Matters Jason bring the usual features including: The World Tonight and Not in the news. Jason talks to former British Secret Intelligence Service agent Matthew Dunn. Matthew left Mi6 and has turned his attention to writing espionage novels – “The Spy House” – is out soon.
The featured group tonight is Erasure – we’ve got 4 no stop pop songs just after 8 – all from Is Andy Bell & Vince Clarke.
In our Night-Time News Report – Britain’s last remaining lion tamer has said he’s determined to keep touring the UK – despite increasing opposition from animal rights campaigners, politicians and celebrities. Thomas Chipperfield’s travelling circus summer tour of Wales has been dogged by issues, with protesters picketing almost every venue and using “intimidation tactics” to stop the performances.
Kyra brings us news from the X-Factor about a possible new song from Adele.
And MC Jezza Fellows returns with our Downton Abbey update.