The Missing Cryptoqueen

BBC

Dr Ruja Ignatova persuaded millions to join her financial revolution. Then she disappeared. Why? Jamie Bartlett presents a story of greed, deceit and herd madness.

  • 3 minutes 16 seconds
    A short update

    From The Missing Cryptoqueen team.

    22 December 2022, 4:00 pm
  • 47 minutes 34 seconds
    Episode 11: Operation Satellite

    How mysterious friends in influential places may have helped Ruja stay one step ahead. A massive revelation we only now know, but which Ruja knew years earlier.

    Who are they? And could they be helping her now?

    CREDITS Presenter: Jamie Bartlett Producers: Rob Byrne and Georgia Catt Original music and sound design: Phil Channell Original music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir Studio Engineer: Giles Aspen Series Editor: Philip Sellars Commissioner: Dylan Haskins The Missing Cryptoqueen is a BBC Documentaries production for BBC Sounds and BBC 5Live

    19 October 2022, 1:32 pm
  • 47 minutes 3 seconds
    Introducing Burn Wild – Episode 1 – The Elves are watching

    The Missing Cryptoqueen is back with episode 11 on October 19th.

    But in the meantime a taster of another podcast, Burn Wild. A story of two fugitive environmentalists, an eco-terrorist cell and a burning question: How far is too far to go to save the planet?

    To hear more of Burn Wild, updated each Tuesday, search and subscribe: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p0cx6tw7

    14 October 2022, 6:30 am
  • 45 minutes 27 seconds
    Episode 10: The Dubai Files

    The search for Dr Ruja Ignatova gathers pace, five years after she disappeared. Files leaked from Dubai reveal how Dr Ruja stashed millions in the emirate and struck up a relationship with a mysterious sheikh. Then, a careless selfie leads the podcast to a mansion in an exclusive gated community. As the FBI steps up its search, new information surfaces about Dr Ruja’s disappearance from an unlikely source.

    Presenter: Jamie Bartlett Producers: Rob Byrne and Georgia Catt Series Producer: Georgia Catt Commissioner: Dylan Haskins Series Editor: Philip Sellars Original music and sound design: Phil Channell Original music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir Featuring footage from: LiveNow from Fox, 5en News, Prag News, Welt Netzreporter The Missing Cryptoqueen is a BBC Documentaries production for BBC Sounds and BBC 5Live

    28 September 2022, 5:00 am
  • 2 minutes
    Coming soon...

    The Missing Cryptoqueen is back with new episodes from 28 September.

    23 September 2022, 4:25 pm
  • 45 minutes 47 seconds
    Episode 9: Follow the money

    The search for Dr Ruja is back on. A lot has happened since Episode 8.

    Original music and sound design: Phil Channell Original Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir

    This audio was updated on 12/08/2020 to reflect additional correspondence with Chelgate.

    6 August 2020, 9:00 am
  • 1 minute 35 seconds
    A message for listeners

    Coming soon...

    29 July 2020, 9:00 am
  • 1 hour 19 seconds
    Episode 8: The technology and the dream

    The final episode takes an unexpected twist.

    Presenter: Jamie Bartlett Producer: Georgia Catt Additional Research: Ignatius Bahizi Editor: Philip Sellars Original music and sound design: Phil Channell Original Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir

    4 November 2019, 7:50 pm
  • 43 minutes 36 seconds
    Episode 7: In Plain Sight

    Could Dr Ruja and the missing billions be hidden in plain sight? A number of small leads seem to be pointing to one place.

    Presenter: Jamie Bartlett Producer: Georgia Catt Editor: Philip Sellars Original music and sound design: Phil Channell Original Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir

    Episode 7 of 8. Released weekly

    28 October 2019, 4:00 am
  • 1 minute 30 seconds
    A message from the airport

    Episode 7 will be available on Monday 28 October. We can't say too much, except this...

    24 October 2019, 12:00 pm
  • 39 minutes
    Episode 6: The Überflieger

    In 2009 Dr Ruja and her father bought a metallurgic factory in Southern Germany. What does this have to do with her disappearance today? Those who knew her at the time tell a strangely familiar story about the impressive businesswoman who came to save their workplace.

    Presenter: Jamie Bartlett Producer: Georgia Catt Editor: Philip Sellars Original music and sound design: Phil Channell Original Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir

    Episode 6 of 8. Released weekly.

    17 October 2019, 3:00 am
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