| Gordon Corera |
In July 2014, BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera travelled to Stockholm to speak to former Swedish diplomat Jan Stocklassa who had located Stieg Larsson's boxes of documents revealing the author's research into the 1986 assassination of Sweden's PM Olof Palme. In the resultant radio programme, Corera described how the documents pointed to the role of various secret services, to questions about right-wing elements of the Stockholm police, to South African dirty tricks, and ultimately back to Britain, where he interviewed investigative journalist Duncan Campbell. Named in the BBC programme as murder suspects were Bertil Wedin and Craig Williamson.
Gordon Corera has written several books, including "Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin's Agents":
Like a scene from a John le Carré novel or the TV drama The Americans, in the summer of 2010 a group of Russian deep cover sleeper agents were arrested. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and 10 people, including Anna Chapman, were swapped for four people held in Russia. At the time it was seen simply as a throwback to the Cold War. But that would prove to be a costly mistake. It was a sign that the Russian threat had never gone away, and, more importantly, it was shifting into a much more disruptive new phase. Today, the danger is clearer than ever following the poisoning in the UK of one of the spies who was swapped, Sergei Skripal, and the growing evidence of Russian interference in American life.
In this meticulously researched and gripping, novelistic narrative, Gordon Corera uncovers the story of how Cold War spying has evolved - and indeed, is still very much with us.
"Russians Among Us" describes for the first time the story of deep cover spies in America and the FBI agents who tracked them. In intimate and riveting detail, it reveals new information about today's spies - as well as those trying to catch them and those trying to kill them.
A Document by Gordon Corera
|Title||Document type||Publication date||Subject(s)||Description|
|Document:Gordon Corera travels to Stockholm to investigate the assassination of a prime minister||Radio programme||28 July 2014||Stieg Larsson|
|In BBC Radio 4's investigative history series - 'Document' - Gordon Corera investigates the assassination of the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme and explores what Britain knew, starting with boxes of documents including papers written by the late Stieg Larsson (deceased 9 November 2004)|
|Document:Objectives, Tasks and Cluster activities and Relationships||Wikispooks Page||Euan Grant||Euan Grant lists an extensive list of willing collaborators. Intelligence people, non-fiction authors and lots and lots of media.|
|Document:Where They Tell You Not to Look||blog post||30 April 2018||Craig Murray||Craig Murray's rule number one of real investigative journalism: 1. Look Where They Tell You Not to Look|
- "Gordon Corera Security correspondent, BBC News"
- "Gordon Corera travels to Stockholm to investigate theories about the 1986 assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme"
- Document:Objectives, Tasks and Cluster activities and Relationships
- "Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin's Agents"