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Stuntman Jim Dowdall on the death of Michael Lush

Title
Stuntman Jim Dowdall on the death of Michael Lush
Genre
Interview
TX Date
14 Nov 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:03:54
Description
Following the accidental death of Michael Lush, a member of the public who was asked to perform a dangerous stunt in rehearsals for the Late Late Breakfast Show, professional stuntman Jim Dowdall condemns the BBC for using amateurs to perform stunts. He claims that the BBC was more worried about viewing figures than public safety. He criticises the equipment used, and the lack of training provided. (Scottish) male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Jim Dowdall
Keywords
Deaths; Entertainment; BBC; Mass media; Television programmes; Safety; Accidental death; Late Late Breakfast Show; Audience participation; Michael Lush

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