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Kings Cross Underground fire

Title
Kings Cross Underground fire
Genre
News report; Interview; Press conference; News bulletin; Advertisement
TX Date
19 Nov 1987
Year of production
1987
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Duration
01:34:35
Description
LBC AM breakfast programme, with Paul Woodley and Peter Deeley, following the King’s Cross Underground station fire disaster in London (18/11/87) where 31 people died. Includes reports by Lindsay Taylor; Simon Israel; Gareth Furby; interviews with Joe Kennedy, assistant fire chief; Father Philip Dyson; Bill Clarke, London Underground; Richard Hope, Railway Gazette; Phil Lloyd, Divisional fire officer; Chris Webber, University College Hospital; Ron Miller, former fire prevention officer with London fire brigade; Mike Doherty(?), fire brigade; vox pop. Also includes news bulletins (with Paul Woodley); advertisements (including voice of Donald Sinden); weather (with Philip Eden); sports news (with Nick Peters and Mark Bishop; interview with boxer, Duke McKenzie; racing selection with Colin Turner); travel news including Tube line closures following fire (with Adam Gilchrist). Also includes reports on Cleveland child abuse case (by John Alcock); Rayner babies case (by Ronan Carroll(?) with interview with Shirley Stonier); David Alton abortion bill (by Peter Spencer; interviews with MPs, Max Madden and Elaine Kellett-Bowman); auction of Bugati car (interview with Robert Brooks, Christie’s); Steven Ward on financial markets. Programme produced by Charles Morrissey; Steve Kyte; Debra Craine; Dave Loitner(?); Andrew Millard. Presenters are listed as Mark Percy; Steve Butterick; Eve Conway; Simon Israel; Lindsay Taylor; Peter Kimber; Gareth Furby; Rodney Bennett; Kevin Murphy; Ken Goodwin. Part 1 (of 3).
Contributors
Paul Woodley; Peter Spencer; David Alton; Richard Hope; Nick Peters; Rodney Bennett; Peter Deeley; Peter Kimber; Simon Israel; Colin Turner; Kevin Murphy; Lindsay Taylor; Eve Conway; Shirley Stonier; Joe Kennedy; Chris Webber; Gareth Furby; Philip Dyson; Bill Clarke; Phil Lloyd; Ron Miller; Philip Eden; Mark Bishop; Duke McKenzie; Adam Gilchrist; John Alcock; Ronan Carroll(?); Elaine Kellett-Bowman; Robert Brooks; Steve Kyte; Dave Loitner(?); Andrew Millard; Mark Percy; Steve Butterick; Ken Goodwin; Debra Craine; Steven Ward; Charles Morrissey; Mike Doherty(?)
Keywords
Deaths; London; Parliamentary bills; Fires; Cars; Abortion; Children (age group); Auctions; Social services; Child abuse; Children in care; Fire safety; Disasters (events); Fire fighters; Fire services; Boxing; Babies; Sexual abuse; King’s Cross; Underground railway stations; London Regional Transport; Cleveland; Kings Cross Underground fire (1987); Fire prevention; Cleveland child abuse scandal (1987)

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