Week 51 – Documentary: The Polonium Plot

Former KGB agent, Alexander Litvinenko, was killed in what was supposed to be a “perfect crime” utilising a radioactive murder weapon.

Just a few sips of tea from a teapot dosed with the highly-radioactive polonium-210 was enough to send Litvinenko to hospital for three weeks before he finally succumbed to acute radiation poisoning.

Watch as experts and scientists recount the harrowing plot that wouldn’t be amiss in a spy novel, and the “political earthquake” that it triggered between Russia and the United Kingdom.