Hometown: A Killing
PRODUCER (6x30 mins’) 7WONDER for BBC THREE
Award-winning journalist Mobeen Azhar moves back to his hometown of Huddersfield to cover the death of Mohammed Yassar Yaqub. Yaqub was shot dead by police on an M62 slip road on a cold and wet January evening in 2017.
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.
WINNER Best Presenter, and NOMINEE Best Documentary Series - Royal Television Society Programme Awards.
WINNER Best Presenter, and NOMINEE Best Documentary Series - Grierson Documentary Awards
“An unflinching look at the faultlines of a Muslim community"
— Financial Times
Hometown was truly shocking, a chilling indictment of how drugs crime has unleashed casual violence on ordinary streets across Britain."
— Daily Mail
Commissioning Editor: Emma Loach
Presented by: Mobeen Azhar
Production Company: Wonder TV
Editor: Wesley Thomas
Producer: Ashley Francis-Roy
Series Producers: Catey Sexton, Wendie Ottewill
Executive Producer: Jez lee
Series Directors: Jonathan Low, Richard Wyllie