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LBC’s AM programme on release of US hostages in Iran

Title
LBC’s AM programme on release of US hostages in Iran
Genre
News report; Interview; Speech; News bulletin; Advertisement
TX Date
21 Jan 1981
Year of production
1981
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Duration
01:04:50
Description
LBC’s AM programme, presented by Bob Holness and Douglas Cameron. Begins with a report by Andrew Manderstam on the release of US hostages in Iran (speaking are new US President, Ronald Reagan and outgoing President Jimmy Carter; former State Department chief spokesman John Trattner; Richard Hermening - father of hostage Kevin Hermening; the father of hostage John Limbert; Deborah Plotkin - wife of hostage Jerry Plotkin). Bob Holness introduces a recession feature by Investors’ Bulletin editor Bob Beckman and a markets update by Tom Maddocks. Eric Hawthorn, leader of the West Norwood Action Group, is interviewed along with leader of Lambeth Council, Ted Knight about rate increases. Travel report read by Richard Robins(?) of New Scotland Yard, Tim Woodner(?) of the AA, Michael Meech(?) of London Transport, and Trevor Ainsley of British Airways. News bulletin with hostage report by Andrew Simmons; report by Anita Findlay(?) on the National Union of Seamen’s strike (includes interview with NUS Assistant General Secretary Sam McCluskie); Paul Davies’s report on the trial of Andrew Marr - accused of killing Martin Johnston; the disappearance of Old Vic actor Barry Woolgar, whose understudy Richard Kay has been given three days to learn his part for Loveless, to open tonight. Adrian Scott, Andrew Simmons and Nick Peters report on the release of the US hostages. Robert Tanitch is interviewed about a scheme to educate pupils about Shakespeare. Rome correspondent Michael Hall is interviewed by Angela Bray about a train crash in Italy. Paul Davies reports on the Martin Johnston murder trial - Barbara Pilkington will take the stand to testify against her common law husband Andrew Marr. Rodney Bennett report on the disappearance of actor Barry Woolgar (includes interview with Victoria Bott(?) of the Old Vic). Bob Holness introduces an interview with Equity General Secretary Peter Plouviez about the union’s rejection of the BBC’s pay offer to its actors. Recording ends midway through Plouviez’s interview. Main programme interspersed with advertisements. Sound in mono.
Contributors
Jimmy Carter; Brian Hayes; Paul Davies; Bob Holness; Andrew Manderstam; Ted Knight; Bob Beckman; Rodney Bennett; Ronald Reagan; Tom Maddocks; Douglas Cameron; Dominic Allan; Penelope Keith; Angie Bray; Sam McCluskie; Andrew Simmons; Michael Hall; Peter Plouviez; John Trattner; Michael Meech(?); Tim Woodner(?); Richard Hermening; Deborah Plotkin; Eric Hawthorn; Trevor Ainsley; Anita Findlay(?); Robert Tanitch; Victoria Bott(?); Richard Robins(?); Godfrey Hodgson
Keywords
USA; Iran; Politics; Actors; Crime; Homicide; Jimmy Carter; Missing persons; Trials; Theatres; Hostages; Presidents; Ronald Reagan; Railway accidents; Penelope Keith; Bernadette McAliskey; George Gordon; Kevin Hermening; Michael McAliskey; John Limbert; Jerry Plotkin; Dave Mason; Andrew Marr; Martin Johnston; Barry Woolgar; Richard Kay; Nina Hyde; Bruce Lee (arsonist); Bernie Ecclestone; Maurice Hope; Sugar Ray Leonard; Bob Arum; Ayub Kalule; Mickey Duff; Kevin Bond; Ken Brown; Osvaldo Ardiles; Les Strong; Tim West; Michael Simpson; Barbara Pilkington; Karen Pigeon; Alexander Sinclair; Geoffrey Ashcroft; Godfrey Hodgeson; Victoria Bott(?)

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