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HOMETOWN

6 x 30 mins for BBC1 & BBC3

 

Award-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar moves back to his hometown of Huddersfield to cover the death of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub. Described in court as a 28 year old office clerk, Yassar Yaqub was shot dead by police on an M62 slip road on a cold and wet January evening in 2017.

Celebrated by his family as a loving son and beloved father, his death lead to protests on the streets of West Yorkshire and in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement a ‘Justice 4 Yassar’ campaign was born. But with rumours of drug empires, money laundering and high performance cars, just days into his reporting of the case, Mobeen realises that there is a much bigger story in town.

With violence on the streets and a town that is terrified to talk, Mobeen attempts to find out where the truth really lies in a journey that forces him to face some ugly truths about his community and hometown.

 
 
 
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CREDITS


BROADCAST
BBC1 & BBC3 - JUNE 2019

DISTRIBUTED BY
BANIJAY RIGHTS

PRESENTER
MOBEEN AZHAR

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
JEREMY LEE

SERIES DIRECTORS
JONATHAN LOW/ RICHARD WYLIE

SERIES PRODUCERS
CATEY SEXTON/ WENDY OTTEWILL

PRODUCER
ASHLEY FRANCIS-ROY

LINE PRODUCER
STEPHANIE EDWARDS