British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

The London interview

Title
The London interview
Genre
Interview
TX Date
27 Sep 1980
Year of production
1980
Play audio
To listen to the audio files, please log in.
Duration
00:50:31
Description
The London Interview. Lawrence Spicer interviews Patrick Keatley, the Guardian newspaper’s diplomatic correspondent. Keatley says that while he was studying political science at university he survived by selling newspapers door-to-door before becoming a campus correspondent. He was involved in exposing the repatriation of Korean refugees by the Canadian Government after the Korean War. He joined the Manchester Guardian for a year before returning to Canada, but returned to Britain immediately on the invitation of editor Alfred P. Wadsworth. He says he has kept in touch with many of the world politicians whom he has met over the years, including Kenneth Kaunda and Joshua Nkomo, and has been greatly influenced by his former professor, Ivor Jennings. Interview in two parts, divided by break in audio.
Contributors
Lawrence Spicer; Patrick Keatley
Keywords
Politics; Newspapers; Journalism; UN; International politics; Joshua Nkomo; Commonwealth of Nations; Commonwealth countries; Refugees; Diplomacy; Julius Nyerere; Journalists; Kenneth Kaunda; Guardian; Korean War (1950-1953); Psychological trauma; Anti-colonialism; Gamal Abdel Nasser; Royal Commonwealth Society; Commonwealth Journalists Association; Ivor Jennings; Alfred Wadsworth; Patrick Keatley

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 228 times.