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Episode 1: Terror International

Age of Terror: Episode 1 preview

In his epic new series, the Age of Terror, award-winning journalist Peter Taylor traces the modern history and development of terrorism through four major acts of terror over the last 30 years.

The first programme in the series, Terror International tells the extraordinary story of the 1976 hijacking of a plane by Palestinians in alliance with German Marxist revolutionaries.

The Age of Terror: Terror International was broadcast on BBC Two at 9pm on 15 April

The historic crisis ends with a dramatic raid on Entebbe airport to rescue the hostages from Idi Amin's Uganda.

The programme interviews some of the hostages as well as former members of the terrorist groups and the Israeli commandos who took part in the daring rescue mission.

The resolution of the crisis is a legendary point of reference for any national government responding to terrorism to this day.

Presenter: Peter Taylor
Series Producer: Chris Granlund
Series Director: Steve Condie
Producer: John Thynne
Executive Producer: Dominic Crossley-Holland


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