Alan Yentob has been given unique access to Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, as he tells the inside story of how it felt to be condemned to death by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1989. To coincide with the publication of his eagerly awaited new memoir (plug, plug, plug), Salman speaks frankly about his life during those 10 years, in which he lived in hiding with full-time police protection and a bounty on his head, scurrying between safe houses, terrified for the life of his young son, hearing horrific news of his publishers and translators being attacked and killed. For the first time, Rushdie's protection officers speak openly about the challenges of this extraordinary security operation.