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Decision makers

Title
Decision makers
Genre
News report; Interview; Documentary
TX Date
28 Aug 1981
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:25:18
Description
Decision Makers presented by Dave Loyn on the summer of inner city violence and forthcoming reports on the Brixton and Toxteth riots by Lord Scarman (Leslie Scarman) and Environment Secretary Michael Heseltine. On causes, police response, call for riot legislation, media coverage. Speaking are: barrister Rudy Narayan; Brixton MP John Fraser; shadow Home Secretary Roy Hattersley; Ras Simi, Rastafarian Advancement Society; Lord Scarman; Police Superintendents Association Secretary, John Keet; Tony Judge, Police Federation; Home Secretary William Whitelaw; Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Neivens; Brixton youth leaders Astel(?) Parkinson and Rene(?) Webb; Conservative MP Anthony (Tony) Marlow; lecturer Richard Clutterbuck; ITN editor David Nicholas; Notting Hill Carnival organiser Clive Olivier(?); Professor George Rude. With archive reports from the different cities including interviews with Scarman, Heseltine, Merseyside Chief Constable Kenneth Oxford and Brixton Police Commissioner Brian Fairbairn. Producer Robin Malcolm, engineer Richard Taylor, researcher Charlie Rose.
Contributors
William Whitelaw; Michael Heseltine; Roy Hattersley; Tony Judge; Dave Loyn; Leslie Scarman; Astel(?) Parkinson; Charlie Rose; Ras Simi; Brian Fairbairn; Rudy Narayan; John Fraser; Richard Clutterbuck; Tony Marlow; David Nicholas; Peter Neivens; Kenneth Oxford; Clive Olivier(?); Rene(?) Webb; Robin Malcolm; Richard Taylor; John Keet; George Rude
Keywords
Legislation; London; Reports; Law enforcement; Social problems; Interethnic relations; Police; Political protests; Violence; Metropolitan Police; Michael Heseltine; Manchester; Riots; Policing practice; Coventry; Brixton; Toxteth; Unemployed youth; Cities; Urban areas; Public inquiries; Black African peoples; Institutional racism; Racially motivated crime; Merseyside; Asian peoples; Press coverage; Urban communities; Lord Scarman

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