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Independent Radio News review of 1988

Title
Independent Radio News review of 1988
Genre
News report; Interview; Obituary; Music; Special
TX Date
30 Dec 1988
Year of production
1988
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Duration
00:51:23
Description
Independent Radio News Review of 1988, presented by Bill Bingham. With archive pieces by different reporters (including Douglas Cameron, Ben Brown, James Bays and Peter Murphy) on the Piper Alpha explosion, the Spitak earthquake, Clapham Junction rail crash, Lockerbie air disaster and the P & O ferry strike. Political coverage of the major British party leaders, the dispute over nurses’ pay, the Gibraltar shootings and Milltown cemetery massacre. George Bush becoming US President elect, the Kuwait hijacking, and the election of Benazir Bhutto as Prime Minister of Pakistan. The deaths of actors Kenneth Williams and Roy Kinnear, the Olympic Games, the clearing of Peter Wright’s Spycatcher for UK publication, the resignation of Edwina Currie over the salmonella in eggs scare, and the Klosters avalanche. With musical contributions from Yazz (and the Plastic Population?), Harry Enfield, Tracy Chapman and Kylie Minogue. Programme written and produced by Bill Bingham and Charlie Rose; studio production by Tim Field.
Contributors
Margaret Thatcher; Yasser Arafat; Peter Murphy; Neil Kinnock; Prince Charles; Charlie Rose; Bill Bingham; Ben Brown; Edwina Currie; Paddy Ashdown; Douglas Cameron; Michael Parkinson; Prince of Wales; Kenneth Williams; Benazir Bhutto; Peter Wright; George H. W. Bush; James Bays; Tim Field
Keywords
USA; Middle East; Politics; Sport; Weather; Strikes; Labour disputes; Northern Ireland; Terrorism; UK; Pakistan; Popular music; Olympic games; Royal family; Royalty; Environment; Gibraltar; Politicians; Disasters; Avalanches; Spycatcher; Piper Alpha (oil platform); Salmonella; Spitak earthquake (1988); Lockerbie bombing (1988)

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