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Decision makers

Title
Decision makers
Genre
Interview; Documentary
TX Date
22 Apr 1984
Year of production
1984
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Duration
00:22:03
Description
Documentary on heroin, and heroin addicts, presented by Richard Bestic. Looks at the growing trade in heroin, the reasons behind it, and the increase in addiction in Britain. Also considers police attempts to combat the growth. Asks, what can be done? Contributions from Martin Mitcheson, University College Hospital, London; Peter Simpson, Custom Officials’ Union; Bill Skelton, Merseyside Drugs Council; Simon Hughes MP; Campbell Anderson, Church of Scotland Drugs Working Party; John Strang, Prestwich Drug Treatment Centre; Peter Imbert, Chief Constable of Thames Valley. Studio production by Dave Dawson; additional material by Mike Bristow, Piccadilly Radio, Manchester; Katrina Watt, Radio Clyde, Glasgow; Sarah Coen, Red Rose Radio, Lancashire; Geoff Anderson, Radio City, Liverpool.
Contributors
Peter Simpson; Dave Dawson; Richard Bestic; Piccadilly Radio; Radio Clyde; Radio City; Martin Mitcheson; Bill Skelton; Simon Hughes; Campbell Anderson; John Strang; Peter Imbert; Mike Bristow; Katrina Watt; Sarah Coen; Geoff Anderson; Red Rose Radio
Keywords
Drug traffic; Drug abuse; Illegal drugs; Policing practice; Narcotic drugs; Heroin; Drug dependency

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