Our smartphones hold our secrets – the version of ourselves we may not want to show the world. With extraordinary access to the contents of a smartphone used by three British men who left their homes to go to Syria and fight with ISIS, journalist Mobeen Azhar uncovers what happened to the three men. Mobeen tries to understand their motivations, how they became radicalised and ultimately who is responsible for their one-way journey to certain death.
Using never before seen videos, photos and screenshots from the smartphone Mobeen explores what made these three men join an estimated 900 Britons who went out to Syria and Iraq to fight with the world’s most feared terrorist group.
Mentorn Media is one of the UK’s most established and respected producers, run by Chris Brogden, Managing Director and Head of Content for the Tinopolis Factual Group.
Founded in 1985, Mentorn Media has gone on to produce thousands of hours of programming for broadcasters in the UK and internationally.
With production bases in London and Glasgow, the team produces programmes with a focus on entertainment and factual, ranging from long-running current affairs stalwart Question Time and Debate Night for BBC One & BBC Scotland, to Inside the Force: 24/7 (Channel 5), Traffic Cops (Channel 5) and Secrets of an ISIS Smartphone (BBC3) as well as Children of the Cult for Discovery+.
Other shows have ranged from Council House Swap for Channel 5 to Freshers for ITV, and international hit show An Idiot Abroad for Sky, which has been sold into more than 200 territories.