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A thorn in the side: the murder of Hilda Murrell

A thorn in the side: the murder of Hilda Murrell
Interview; Documentary; Parliamentary debate
TX Date
20 Mar 1985
Year of production
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Sue Plummer(?) presents a documentary about the life and murder of Hilda Murrell, retired rose grower and anti-nuclear activist whose abduction and death sparked accusations of a government cover up and involvement of the intelligence services. Her nephew Robert Green was against aspects of the Falklands War, and it was suspected he may have kept files at her home. Starts with montage. Speaking are Labour MP Tam Dalyell; one of Hilda’s customers, Catherine Schlesser(?); Robert Green; pathologist Peter Ackland; Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Drew(?); farmer and friend of Miss Murrell, Ian Scott; Derek Woodvine, West Mercia Police; Assistant Chief Constable for Northumbria Police, Peter Smith. Produced by Tony Paul for Beacon Radio, researched by Sue Plummer(?). In 2 parts.
Ian Scott; Tam Dalyell; Beacon Radio; Peter Smith; Sue Plummer(?); Catherine Schlesser(?); Tony Paul; Robert Green; Peter Ackland; Bernard Drew(?); Derek Woodvine
Shipwrecks; Armed forces; Conspiracy; Police; UK; Right to information; Homicide; Radioactive wastes; Wales; CND; Falklands War (1982); Argentina; Intelligence service; Anti-nuclear movements; Warships; Criminal investigation; Abduction; Interception of communication; Political scandals; General Belgrano; British Telecom; Hilda Murrell; Shrewsbury; Burglars; Roses; Llanymynech

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