Mark Williams-Thomas in conversation with Generation Why
BONUS EPISODE: Mark Williams-Thomas joins Aaron and Justin from the Generation Why podcast live on stage at CrimeCon, London 2021, to discuss true crimes on both sides of the Atlantic.
Series 1, Episode 1 • The Musketeers
Season 1, Ep. 1
Mark Williams-Thomas introduces you to the case involving three men, known as the Three Musketeers, and one other man, all convicted of preparing to commit an act of terror. He begins by giving an overview of the case, and highlights major terrorist attacks that took place around the world, near the time of the trial. Could the mass panic have led to the wrongful prosecution of these four men? Lawyer for the defence, Gareth Pierce, has represented many cases involving terrorism, involving the prosecution of The Guildford Four and The Birmingham Six. She explains how she came to work on the case, and offers her testimony, arguing the facts brought to court by the Police don’t stack up. Hear also from Stephen Kamlish QC, a barrister with more than 40 years experience, as he voices his major concerns with the evidence against the ‘Musketeers’.
Series 1, Episode 2 • The Musketeers
Season 1, Ep. 2
In part two of The Musketeers, Mark Williams-Thomas digs deeper into the lives of the four men, convicted of preparing to commit an act of terror. The last episode set out the prosecution's case, and highlighted the defence team's concerns. Not only do we hear more from the defence lawyers Stephen Kamlish QC and Gareth Pierce, but in an interview with Khobaib Hussain's sister, we find out why the men were of interest to MI5 in the first place. Looking more forensically at the evidence provided by the prosecution, namely the JD sports bag and Vincent's pocket notebook, we begin to question the integrity of the accusations, and learn how officer anonymity may have hindered justice being sought. Also hear from Chris Mullin, the man who led the campaign that resulted in the release of the Birmingham Six, as he explains just how easy it is for people to be convicted of crimes they did not commit.
Series 2, Episode 1 • What If It's Not Murder?
Season 2, Ep. 1
We set the scene on the horrific and brutal murder of 17-year-old, Sana Ali who was 11 weeks pregnant. The attack on Friday 10 May 2007 resulted in over 40 separate knife wounds, described as ‘sustained and ferocious’, and occurred at the home of her husband’s parents in Bury on the outskirts of Manchester, England. Sana’s husband, playboy businessman Sair Ali had been having a long-term affair with Harmohinder Sanghera, also known as Mindy. On that fateful day Mindy drove from her home in Solihull, West Midlands to confront Sana about her husbands illicit affair but to tell also her it was all over.After a trial in November 2007 Mindy, a dentistry student was jailed for life, with a minimum term of 14 years, for the murder of Sana Ali. Mindy has always maintained her innocence and this podcast will take you through a very careful and thorough forensic re-investigation of all the evidence from both the prosecution and the defence. We hear from Mindy as she describes her visit to Sana. You, the listener will be asked to consider if Mindy is a cold-blooded killer or if she is the result of a flawed police investigation, resulting in a tragic miscarriage of justice. In the opening episode we will explore the following: · Mindy as a person, and her family's fight for what they believe is a miscarriage of justice· Background to Mindy’s affair with Sair· The initial police investigation· Mindy’s own account of what happened when she visited Sana TEASE – Next week · We hear from the police officer that lead the police investigation · Hear the initial 999 emergency call· Mindy’s best friend describes her conversations with Mindy on the day of the murder· We begin to piece together the timeline of Mindy’s movements