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William Whitelaw interview and phone-in

Title
William Whitelaw interview and phone-in
Genre
Interview; News bulletin; Phone-in; Competition; Advertisement
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:47:17
Description
Pete Murray interviews William Whitelaw (1st Viscount Whitelaw, also known as Willie Whitelaw) on his role as Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the House of Lords. Whitelaw then takes calls from listeners on topics that include capital punishment, Sunday trading, taxation and government spending, Norman Tebbit’s speech at the Conservative Party conference, the length of prison sentences, people receiving benefits, and peace in Northern Ireland. Programme includes news bulletin presented by Allan King (with a report from Mike Blair and including an interview with Education Secretary, Keith Joseph), and commercial breaks. Programme preceded by promotion for LBC’s Time Off holiday prize draw.
Contributors
Keith Joseph; William Whitelaw; Pete Murray; Allan King; Mike Blair
Keywords
Politics; London; Government; Crime; Social security; Taxation; Margaret Thatcher; Northern Ireland; Cost reduction; Parliament; Death penalty; Police; Fiscal policy; Penal sanctions; Riots; House of Lords; Prime ministers; Imprisonment; Party politics; Government spending; Brixton; Politicians; Sunday trading; Sentencing; Leslie Scarman

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