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Government loses Spycatcher appeal

Title
Government loses Spycatcher appeal
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
10 Feb 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:01:56
Description
Report by Linda Duffin on the government losing its appeal for a permanent ban on press reports of material from the book, Spycatcher, by former MI5 officer Peter Wright. Includes interviews reacting to the verdict with Sunday Times editor, Andrew Neil; Guardian editor, Peter Preston; Observer editor, Donald Trelford.
Contributors
Peter Preston; Andrew Neil; Donald Trelford; Linda Duffin
Keywords
Books; Government; Newspapers; Margaret Thatcher; Press; Freedom of the press; The Sunday Times; Mass media; Espionage; Trials; Intelligence service; The Guardian; Peter Wright; Spycatcher; The Observer; The Official Secrets Act

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