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Decision makers

Decision makers
Interview; Documentary; Speech
TX Date
6 Dec 1984
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Documentary on the Parliamentary year, presented by Richard Bestic. The ups and downs of the year in the Houses of Parliament, covering GCHQ trade union ban; strikes; the Miners’ Strike; use of sub-machine guns by the police; rebels in the party; the Conservative Party conference in Brighton being bombed; the Budget; backbench revolts. Contributions from former PM Edward Heath; former Cabinet members Geoffrey Rippon and Francis Pym; Tony Banks MP; Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock; Charles Irving MP; Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher; Tony Benn MP; Geoffrey Dickens MP; Ian MacGregor, Chairman of the Coal Board; Anthony Beaumont-Dark MP; Frank Haynes MP; Home Secretary Leon Brittan; Shadow home affairs spokesman Gerald Kaufman; John Biffen, Leader of the House; Norman Tebbit MP; Cyril Smith MP; Clare Short MP; former Conservative PM Harold Macmillan; Speaker Bernard Weatherill; Roy Hattersley MP. Production Engineer: Colin Clements.
Francis Pym; Margaret Thatcher; Edward Heath; Norman Tebbit; Harold Macmillan; Roy Hattersley; Tony Benn; Neil Kinnock; Colin Clements; Richard Bestic; Gerald Kaufman; Cyril Smith; Geoffrey Rippon; Leon Brittan; Anthony Beaumont-Dark; Charles Irving; John Biffen; Tony Banks; Geoffrey Dickens; Ian MacGregor; Frank Haynes; Clare Short; Bernard Weatherill
Budgets; Politics; Government; Strikes; Labour disputes; Parliament; Terrorism; Conservative Party; Political conferences; IRA; Civil service; Political parties; Conferences; Policing practice; State security; National budgets; Civil and political rights; GCHQ; Coal Strike (1984-1985); Anthony George Bury; John Wakeham; Bombs; Brighton

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