Where Is George Gibney?

Where Is George Gibney?

Publisher: BBC

Critic Rating: 4.7/5

User Rating: 2.5/5

Description

A famous Olympic coach charged with child sexual abuse never stood trial. Instead, he vanished. Reporter Mark Horgan travels across Ireland, the UK and the US on his trail.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Lauren O'Neill - Vice - Sep 10, 2020

"There’s this thing called the “age of imminent achievement”, where kids are at the cusp of a breakthrough and they and their families are so focused on it that they become so vulnerable at that point. They’re being dealt with by individuals who can get them to the Olympics, or can get them to the Premier League, whatever it might be. And people just need to be conscious and aware of that. That’s always been the main aspect for me. To tell the story, rather than give listeners an idea of a “case” – though I absolutely want him to face justice."

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Score: 4.8

Miranda Sawyer - The Guardian - Sep 5, 2020

"There are a lot of dig-up-the-past investigative podcasts out there, many of which I avoid because I find them upsetting. Where Is George Gibney? is one I would recommend, even to wimps like me. Despite the warning, we don’t hear any of the grim details: instead, the strong stuff is in the interviewee’s silences, their tone of voice and choice of words. In this week’s episode, an old swimming chum of O’Toole tells her story. It made me literally yelp, on more than one occasion: the first, when she remembered a particular event, the second when she told of finding the strength to fight back."

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User Reviews

Score: 2.5

Hibah H. - Sep 22, 2020

"Couldn’t get through the episode because i wasn’t a fan of the story telling style. The background noises made it hard for me to pay attention to what the host was saying."


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