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Callagham Master: Interview with Prime Minister James Callagham during his election campaign

Title
Callagham Master: Interview with Prime Minister James Callagham during his election campaign
Transmission details
14 Apr 1979
Description
CALLAGHAN MASTER [Series RADIO VICTORY ARCHIVE] Interview transmitted on Radio Victory on 14 April 1979, with JAMES CALLAGHAN during his election campaign. In - Mr Callaghan asked about his memories of the Radio Victory studio which was formerly a school attended by Mr Callaghan for 4 years as a boy, school formerly known as Portsmouth Northern Secondary School. Recalls former masters, receiving the slipper, the headmaster’s study, worst and best subjects [worst science; best English and History]. Always liked economics. Impressions of Portsmouth as he knew it as a boy. Mr Callaghan in Portsmouth for election campaign, is asked about timing of election, election promises. Says Labour party manifesto undertakings can be carried out. Refuses to discuss Lib-Lab pact, wants a Labour government that will control prices and keep unemployment down. Is asked about possible reductions in Portsmouth dockyard - says level of employees will be maintained, but thinks all countries should reduce spending on defence, wants success for Strategic Arms talks. Portsmouth should be encouraged to diversify from defence. Will not comment on whether he would retire if did not win election. Believes is a great future for independent local radio. Pleased to have visited old school. [Box 6]
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Duration
00:10:00
Notes
Includes line-up and intro.
Misc. notes
Single Track; Gauge:-1/8 tape inch tape
Production company
Radio Victory
Extent
1 tape

Credits

Interviewees
James Callagham

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