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Decision makers

Title
Decision makers
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Press conference; Speech; Parliamentary debate; Trailer
TX Date
8 Apr 1982
Year of production
1982
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Duration
00:25:27
Description
Decision Makers on news of the invasion of the Falkland Islands, inconsistencies over when the government knew about the invasion, options in dealing with the crisis and its effect on the goverment. Presented by Judith Dawson. Contributions from: Richard Luce who has just resigned as Foreign Secretary; John Nott, Defence Secretary; Humphrey Atkins MP; Edward du Cann MP; Labour Party leader Michael Foot; new Foreign Secretary Francis Pym; Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; Tony Benn MP; diplomatic editor David Spanier; John Biggs-Davison MP; Dr David Owen; political editor Peter Allen; defence correspondent Paul Maurice. Researcher Martha Kearney, engineer Heather Branwell. Three trailers for this programme follow.
Contributors
Margaret Thatcher; Peter Allen; Tony Benn; Edward du Cann; Michael Foot; David Owen; Humphrey Atkins; John Nott; Judith Dawson; Heather Branwell; Martha Kearney; David Spanier; John Biggs-Davison; Richard Luce; Paul Maurice
Keywords
Politics; UK; Diplomacy; Falklands War (1982); Argentina; Falkland Islands; Intelligence service; Goverment; Wars (events); Cabinet ministers; Resignation (political)

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