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The Grenfell Tower Inquiry with Eddie Mair

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Every day the Grenfell Tower Inquiry sits, Eddie Mair analyses and explains the evidence heard.

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Every day the Grenfell Tower Inquiry sits, Eddie Mair analyses and explains the evidence heard.

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The Grenfell Tower Inquiry with Eddie Mair

Updated about 1 month ago

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Every day the Grenfell Tower Inquiry sits, Eddie Mair analyses and explains the evidence heard.

Rank #1: 102 Expert Witness: Professor Niamh Nic Daeid

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Forensic Scientist, Niamh Nic Daeid, agreed that the fire started in the fridge freezer in Flat 16. She told the inquiry she’s certain it was an accident.

The Inquiry also released statements from the London Fire Brigade, the local council and the government about what changes they have made since the fire at Grenfell Tower.

Producers Elisabeth Mahy and Kate Lamble
Researcher Olivia Beazley
Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk
Nov 28 2018
15 mins
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Rank #2: 99 Expert Witness: Dr Barbara Lane

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Dr. Barbara Lane returned to give a second day of evidence. This time she focusses on fire prevention and safety measures in place inside Grenfell Tower on the night of the fire.

The inquiry heard how flat doors did not meet safety regulations, and how firefighters were unable to take control of the lifts.

Listen to the full story here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p066rd9t

Producer Elisabeth Mahy
Researcher Olivia Beazley
Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk
Nov 26 2018
22 mins
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Rank #3: 48 The Story So Far

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If you’ve just started listening to the podcast this is a good place to start.

We’ve pieced together what we’ve learnt as a result of evidence from expert witnesses and firefighters over the past nine weeks.

Researcher Oliver Jones
Producer Kate Lamble
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Aug 03 2018
12 mins
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Rank #4: 3 Eleven Months On

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How has the relationship between the community and officials changed in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire? BBC Newsnight's Katie Razzall walks us through the events between the June 2017 and the start of the public inquiry.
May 15 2018
10 mins
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Rank #5: 95 Expert Witness: Professor José Torero

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The inquiry hears from Expert Witnesses. Fire safety expert Professor José Torero described how compartmentation in the building failed, and how materials in the external cladding may have contributed to the vertical spread of the fire.
Producer Kate Lamble
Researcher Olivia Beazley
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Nov 20 2018
27 mins
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Rank #6: 88 The Bereaved, Survivors and Residents

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The inquiry heard five weeks of evidence from the bereaved, survivors and residents of Grenfell Tower. Thirty-five witnesses gave evidence in person. One hundred and forty written statements have been read-in and published.

In this edition of the podcast Eddie Mair pieces together some of the issues that have come up.

Producer Olivia Beazley

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Nov 12 2018
14 mins
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Rank #7: 54 Crew Managers Codd, Gallagher and Hoare, and firefighters Fernandes, Foster, Lawson and Orchard

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Firefighters Katie Foster and Greg Lawson tell nine residents, including a family whose son died in the tower, to remain inside their flats as the fire spreads.

Producers Kate Lamble and Elisabeth Mahy
Researcher Oliver Jones

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Sep 10 2018
31 mins
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Rank #8: 81 Sener Macit and Alemishet Demissie

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Sener Macit stayed in his flat on the 16th floor until after 3.30. It was then the fire broke through his windows, setting his curtains, bed and wardrobe alight.

Alemishet Demissie who lived on the 12th floor also gave evidence. She and a friend who was staying in her flat described how the floor turned black while they were trapped.
Producers Kate Lamble and Elisabeth Mahy
Researcher Olivia Beazley
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Nov 01 2018
24 mins
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Rank #9: 78 Naomi Li and Hamid Wahbi

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Naomi Li is one of two residents from the 22nd floor who survived the fire. She described how she sheltered in a neighbour’s flat before deciding to try and escape down the stairs.

Hamid Wahbi lived on the 16th floor of Grenfell tower. He was the only one of his family at home on the night of the fire.

Written evidence was read out from other bereaved, survivors and residents.

Producers Kate Lamble and Elisabeth Mahy
Researcher Olivia Beazley
Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk
Oct 29 2018
27 mins
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Rank #10: 16 Opening statements: Day 4

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The final day of opening statements. The inquiry hears from lawyers for the London Fire Brigade and firefighting unions. Plus, Richard Millett QC responds to calls for changes to the inquiries terms of reference
Jun 07 2018
17 mins
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Rank #11: 13 Opening statements: Day 1

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The inquiry moves to Holborn Bars for the first day of opening statements. Richard Millett QC, sets out the lines of investigation. Five expert reports list a catalogue of failures before the fire at Grenfell Tower
Jun 04 2018
22 mins
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Rank #12: 65 Commissioner Cotton

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Commissioner Dany Cotton told the inquiry that nothing could have stopped the fire spreading.
She acknowledged the London Fire Brigade was aware of the danger of fire spreading on the outside of a building before Grenfell.

Producers Kate Lamble and Elisabeth Mahy
Researchers Olivia Beazley and Oliver Jones

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Sep 27 2018
30 mins
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Rank #13: 15 Opening statements: Day 3

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The third day of opening statements. The inquiry hears from lawyers for the resident in whose flat the fire started, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Tenant Management Organisation which managed Grenfell Tower
Jun 06 2018
32 mins
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Rank #14: 34 Operations Manager Smith: Day 2

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Senior Operations Manager, Joanne Smith, changes the stay put advice to residents trapped in the tower. She explains to the inquiry why she did this. We hear evidence of 999 calls made by residents trapped on the upper floors of Grenfell.
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Jul 12 2018
25 mins
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Rank #15: 71 Meron Mekonnen, Hiwot Dagnachew and Maher Khoudair

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Meron Mekonnen ignored stay put advice and escaped Grenfell tower with her partner and two young daughters. She had been told to get out by her aunt, Hiwot Dagnachew, who fled from the 5th floor. They describe making phone calls to a friend still trapped in the tower.

Maher Khoudair also gave evidence. He told the inquiry how he walked down the stairs from his ninth floor flat on crutches.

Producers Kate Lamble and Elisabeth Mahy
Researcher Olivia Beazley

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Oct 09 2018
24 mins
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Rank #16: 77 Farhad Neda and Flora Neda

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Farhad Neda carried his mother Flora down the stairs from the 23rd floor. His father Saber Neda stayed in the flat, assisting other residents who had fled up the tower.

The inquiry also heard written evidence from Ahmed Elgwahry who was on the phone to his sister and mother when they were trapped on the top floor.

Producers Kate Lamble and Elisabeth Mahy

Researcher Olivia Beazley

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Oct 18 2018
30 mins
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Rank #17: 70 Nadia Jafari and Munira Mahmud

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Munira Mahmud left from her flat with their two young children, her husband and his elderly father. She described the last phone call she had with a close friend stuck on the 23rd floor.

Nadia Jafari told of how she was separated from her 82-year-old father as they tried to escape the fire in a smoke-filled lift.

Producers Kate Lamble and Elisabeth Mahy
Researcher Olivia Beazley

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Oct 08 2018
17 mins
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Rank #18: 6 Commemoration: Day 1

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On the first day of the public inquiry family and friends of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire commemorated their loved ones. Today the relatives of Logan Gomes, Denis Murphy, Mohamed Amied Neda, Joseph Daniels, Mary Mendy and Khadija Saye spoke
May 21 2018
30 mins
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Rank #19: 96 Expert Witness: Professor Luke Bisby

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Expert witness Professor Luke Bisby explained how the fire spread.

He told the inquiry that advice for residents to stay in their flats in the event of a fire should have been scrapped as soon as combustible cladding was fitted to the tower.

Producer Kate Lamble and Elisabeth Mahy
Researcher Olivia Beazley
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Nov 21 2018
20 mins
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Rank #20: 86 Marcio Gomes

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Warning you may find some parts of this podcast distressing.

Marcio Gomes told the inquiry how he and his family got out of Grenfell tower from the 21st floor. The inquiry heard a 999 call he made on his way down the tower.

The inquiry also heard evidence from the last person to leave the tower. Elpido Bonifacio, who is registered as blind. He wasn’t rescued until after 8am.

Producers Kate Lamble and Elisabeth Mahy
Researcher Olivia Beazley
Contact us via email: grenfellpodcast@bbc.co.uk
Nov 09 2018
28 mins
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