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London programme

London programme
Interview; Documentary; Speech; Advertisement; Special; Drama; Trailer
TX Date
4 Apr 1981
Year of production
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This episode of LWT’s London Programme investigates the Metropolitan Police following alarming rises in crime rates, race riots and poor police-community relations, and criticism of police action and Special Patrol Group. Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police David McNee comments in a speech and interview. Islington council housing resident Rosamond(?) Cutler and the security guard she has had to employ for her safety also comment. Godfrey Hodgson presents. Also includes actuality of riot and march; adverts and trailers (including film excerpts and voice of Brian Walden).
Brian Walden; David McNee; LWT; Rosamond(?) Cutler; Godfrey Hodgson
Administration of justice; London; Political marches; Crime; Social problems; Fires; Interethnic relations; Housing; Police; Public opinion; Ethnic conflicts; Television; Violence; Council housing; Adolescents; Metropolitan Police; Crime prevention; Crime victims; Blair Peach; Riots; Islington; Criminals; Policing practice; Mass media; Television programmes; Police personnel; Black peoples; Multiethnic societies; Poverty; Police management; Security; Public relations; Public inquiries; Guns; Personal safety; Deptford; Criminal investigation; Crime reporting; Television drama; Security personnel; Crime reduction; Robert Peel; Attitudes towards crime; New Cross; Rosamond(?) Cutler(?)

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