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Report 78

Report 78
News report; Interview; Vox pop; Speech
TX Date
Dec 1978
Year of production
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Steve Harvey presents Report 78, a look back at the year’s major political and social events around the world. Speakers include Khalid Hammami, wife of murdered PLO politician Said Hammami; Terry Parry, General Secretary of the Fire Brigades Union; unidentified firemen; Jack Jones, retiring General Secretary of the TGWU; Inspector Richard Lee; Joyce McKinney, beauty queen; Prince Charles, Prince of Wales; Brian Nightingale, Taunton train fire survivor; Lesley Brown, mother of Louise Brown, first test-tube baby; Major Christopher Davey, balloonist; Annabelle, widow of murdered Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov; Keith Moon, drummer with The Who; Peter Gould, reporting on the three popes of the year; Pope John Paul II; Menachem Begin, Israeli Prime Minister; President Anwar Sadat of Egypt; Hugh O’Hennessey(?), reporting on the Peoples Temple suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Music (pre-recorded) includes Night Fever, performed by the Bee Gees; Guy the Gorilla, performed by David Dundas; the theme from the film, Grease. Programme compiled by Steve Harvey. The continuity announcer is Douglas Cameron.
Peter Gould; Menachem Begin; Anwar Sadat; Jack Jones; Pope John Paul II; Steve Harvey; Prince Charles; Douglas Cameron; Keith Moon; Annabelle Markov; Prince of Wales; Terry Parry; Joyce McKinney; Christopher Davey; Richard Lee; Brian Nightingale; Lesley Brown; Hugh O’Hennessey(?); Khalid Hammami
Accidents; Popes; Deaths; Suicide; Israel; Middle East; Trade unions; Weather; Floods; Strikes; Labour disputes; Wage policy; Terrorism; South Africa; UK; PLO; Angola; Homicide; Charity; Rhodesia; In vitro fertilization; Illegal drugs; LSD; Zoological gardens; Funerals; Royal family; Royalty; Palestine; Genocide; Italy; Africa; Guyana; Disasters (events); Fire fighters; Fire services; Official Secrets Act; Balloons; Atlantic Ocean; Guy the Gorilla; Railway accidents; Lester Chapman; Cargo ships

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