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Retrospective on Iranian embassy siege

Title
Retrospective on Iranian embassy siege
Genre
News report; Interview; Special
TX Date
Jan 1981
Year of production
1981
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Duration
00:28:52
Description
Malcolm Brabant retrospective report on the six day Iranian embassy siege in London which began on 30 April last year, including the role played by PC Trevor Lock, the SAS rescue operation which followed the execution of hostage Abbas Lavasani, and the trial of sole surviving terrorist Fowzi Nejad. Includes accounts by 4 of the 26 hostages: BBC news producer Chris Cramer, Syrian journalist Mustapha Karkouti, British embassy chauffeur Ron Morris and BBC sound recordist Sim Harris. With archive LBC news reports; telephone conversation between leader of the terrorists Oan and BBC Radio’s Colin Thatcher; actuality of the SAS raid; comment from Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Neivens; Sunday Times correspondent and author Tony Geraghty defending SAS actions.
Contributors
Malcolm Brabant; BBC; Sim Harris; Peter Neivens; Ron Morris; Chris Cramer; Mustapha Karkouti; Colin Thatcher; Tony Geraghty
Keywords
Iran; Deaths; London; Terrorism; Embassies and consulates; Terrorists; BBC; Trials; Hostages; Embassy buildings; Special forces; Policemen; Journalists; SAS; Trevor Lock; Chris Cramer; Mustapha Karkouti; Ron Morris; Sim Harris; Abbas Lavasani; Fowzi Nejad

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