True Lies – Exposing The Myths Behind A Massive Heroin Bust

When two young British girls Karyn Smith, 17, and Patricia Cahill, 18, were arrested in Bangkok shortly after the release of a film called ‘The Bangkok Hilton’ the British press were driven to a frenzy.  The innocent subject of the film ‘Bangkok Hilton’ was duped by her boyfriend into carry drugs. Cahill and Smith were […]

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An Unadulterated Documentary For Once, Uncut With Fiction

Lord of the Golden Triangle -Reviews‘Andrew Drummond reported on the same region for an excellent Everyman documentary in 1988 and his new film – made for Granada by the newly formed newspaper subsidiary the Observer Film Company – shares the same ingredients of journalistic derring-do (‘by mule through the minefields of no-man’s land’, political analysis […]

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A Gleaming Model Of What Investigative Reporting On TV

 REVIEWS Time Out December 8 198620/20 Vision: No Man Mants to die: 10.30-11.30 20/20 to C4A gleaming model of what investigative reporting on TV should be. Punchy, hastily re-written, and updated ‘No Man Wants to Die’ reports on Derrick Gregory imprisoned in Malaysia and facing that country’s mandatory death sentence for heroin smuggling.”””””””””””” Today Dec 8 1986Tonight’s television […]

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Thaksin Insists City Takeover Is Still On

June 12, 2007By Andrew Drummond in BangkokManchester City fear that the proposed takeover by Thaksin Shinawatra, the former Prime Minister of Thailand, is in jeopardy after his assets were frozen by an anticorruption committee in Bangkok. Thaksin insists that he could proceed with his bid, but the club have demanded written assurances.The 57-year-old’s solicitor, Noppadol […]

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The Sex Slave Trade – LWT For Channel 4 Dispatches

The Sex Slave Trade – LWT for Channel 4 Dispatches (Secret filming) April 29 1999Credit: Investigation in Thailand by Andrew DrummondEarly in 1999 Andrew Drummond was contacted by London Weekend Television. Their Factual Programming Department had put in a proposal to make a programme for Channel 4 Dispatches on the trafficking of women into Britain to […]

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