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Decision makers

Decision makers
Interview; Documentary; Speech
TX Date
23 Jul 1982
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Decision Makers: Palace security fiasco, presented by Terry Dignan. Looks at the political consequences of the palace security fiasco and lessons to be learned by the Metropolitan Police. Also the moral and political issues raised by the the resignation of the Queen’s bodyguard Commander Michael Trestrail over his relationship with a male prostitute. We hear excerpts from House of Commons speeches by Willie Whitelaw, Home Secretary; Roy Hattersley, shadow Home Secretary and MP Leo Abse. Also interviews with Roy Hattersley; Richard Norton-Taylor, writer for The Guardian on civil service matters; George Cunningham MP and Eldon Griffiths, MP and parliamentary advisor. Engineer: Dave Dawson.
William Whitelaw; Leo Abse; Roy Hattersley; Dave Dawson; Terry Dignan; George Cunningham; Richard Norton-Taylor; Eldon Griffiths
Metropolitan Police; Homosexuality; Royal family; Royalty; Police management; Security; Security measures; Buckingham Palace; Gender discrimination; Homosexual law reform; Palaces; Michael Trestrail

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