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May 9, 2023

Documentary on the hijacking of PA 073

Mike Thexton (1972-76) and Edwin Pomeroy (1946-51) were involved in the hijacking of PA 073 on 5 September 1986, as hostages.

A new documentary has been made about the event, its historical context and the impact on those involved. Mike took part in the making of the film, which is a mixture of interviews and reconstruction. The documentary was shown on Sky Documentaries on 24 April and can be watched On Demand and via the ‘Now’ app.

You can hear Mike Thexton speaking about the hijacking and the documentary on a recording from the BBC R4 PM programme, first broadcast on 26 April 2023 and available on BBC Sounds. The piece starts around 45 minutes into the programme.

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