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London today

Title
London today
Genre
News report; Interview; Vox pop; News bulletin; Advertisement
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1996
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Duration
01:00:51
Description
London Today episode focusing mainly on the Dunblane murders the day before. Sixteen pupils, mostly 5 years old, and a teacher lost their lives in an attack on the Scottish primary school by Thomas Hamilton, a former scout leader. Graham Leach and Ed Fraser(?) report from Dunblane and Martin Young in the studio. Talks to Michael Forsyth, Scottish Secretary and local MP; Robin Slade, ticket officer at Dunblane station; chaplain of the other primary school in the area; Chris Bailey, spokesman for the Scouts Association; local residents; David Hart of the headteachers’ union; police officer William Wilson; John McEwan of the ambulance service; parents; director of social services for Scottish Central region; Tony Blair Labour leader; also excerpt of names of the dead being read out. Also Hollywood correspondent Peter Morris on search for new Batman villain. Paul Maurice, chief correspondent interviews Dennis Read(?) on safeguards to be introduced for use of CCTV in three London boroughs. Nick Wood on dog grooming reports from parlour and speaks to staff as Crufts is about to start. Includes news bulletins read by Jonathan Staples with Malcolm Brown reporting on CSA investigation and Dick Spring, Irish Foreign Minister speaking; traffic reports with Jill(?) Crone(?); financial news with Justine Buchanan (with Roger Stubbs of MORI); sports news (with footballers Dean Holdsworth and Paul McGrath speaking and racing correspondent Rupert Bell); weather and commercial breaks. Ends abruptly.
Contributors
Paul Maurice; David Hart; Martin Young; William Wilson; Graham Leach; Dick Spring; Nick Wood; Jonathan Staples; Rupert Bell; Malcolm Brown; Michael Forsyth; Robin Slade; Dean Holdsworth; Paul McGrath; Dennis Read(?); Justine Buchanan; Roger Stubbs; Chris Bailey (Scout Association); Jill(?) Crone(?); Ed Fraser(?)
Keywords
Deaths; Suicide; London; Crime; Police; Scotland; Homicide; Murderers; Children (family); Films; Schools; Security; Dogs; Guns; Schoolchildren; Crufts; Closed circuit television; Dunblane; Thomas Hamilton; Batman; Dunblane massacre (1996)

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