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Ban of controversial BBC documentary

Title
Ban of controversial BBC documentary
Genre
Interview
TX Date
Jul 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:02:38
Description
Interview with an unidentified man (poss. Conservative chairman John Gummer) about the BBC decision not to broadcast controversial documentary Real Lives: The Edge Of The Union, about the problems of political extremism in Northern Ireland, in which interviewees including Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein condoned the use of violence. Decision follows Home Secretary Leon Brittan sending the BBC a letter. Female interviewer not identified.
Contributors
John Gummer?
Keywords
Politics; Government; Internal politics; Northern Ireland; Terrorism; UK; Conservative Party; Violence; IRA; Censorship; BBC; Broadcasting; Freedom of the press; Mass media; Television documentaries; Leon Brittan; Real Lives: The Edge Of The Union

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