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Great storm of 1987

Great storm of 1987
News report; Interview; Discussion; News bulletin; Special
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Douglas Cameron and Peter Deeley present a programme from the LBC radio car on the morning following hurricane winds in southern England which caused deaths, devastation and blackouts. Poor quality at times, coverage disrupted for several minutes as programme transferred back to the studio. Contributions from diplomatic correspondent David Spanier; weather by Bill Bingham; travel by Peter Kimber and Nick Simmons; report by Nick Purnell(?) on looting; LBC presenters Steve Jones and Henry Kelly discuss how they made it in; Eve Conway reports on injuries and deaths of fireman and civilians; IRN reporter Ben Brown on power cuts. Live link to Ben Brown speaking to Senior Divisional Officer of the London Fire Brigade Bernie Cahill fails because of technical difficulties. Other news read including 18-month-old Jessica McClure(?) being trapped down a well in Texas, Kevin Murphy reports; following a coup in Fiji diplomatic correspondent David Spanier says other countries want it thrown out of the Commonwealth; Saatchi and Saatchi ended their partnership with the Conservative Party, presenter of LBC Advertising World programme ? Douglas discusses who may replace them; Richard Bestic reports on Douglas Hurd’s new bill on firearm possession with comment from Liberal leader David Steel and Home Affairs spokesperson Ann Taylor. Financial correspondence Douglas Moffitt says the city has come to a standstill after the storm. Nick Peters with the sports report and effect of the storms, with interview with golfer Nick Faldo; Andrew Gidley reporting on cricket team fitness worries; Joe Bugner on learning from Muhammad Ali ahead of his fight with Frank Bruno. Programme includes adverts.
David Steel; Richard Bestic; Nick Peters; Douglas Hurd; Bill Bingham; David Spanier; Ann Taylor; Ben Brown; Douglas Cameron; Peter Deeley; Peter Kimber; Douglas Moffitt; Steve Jones; Kevin Murphy; Eve Conway; Nick Simmons; Nick Faldo; Andrew Gidley; Henry Kelly; ? Douglas; Joe Bugner; Nick Purnell(?)
Deaths; Revolutions; London; Sports competitions; Storms; UK; Great Britain; Conservative Party; Advertising; Cricket; Electricity supply; Commonwealth of Nations; Natural disasters; Firearms; Sportsmen; Fire fighters; Muhammad Ali; Golf; Boxers; Military law; Looting; Texas; Cyclones; England (cricket team); Saatchi and Saatchi; Frank Bruno; Gun licensing; Guinness; Fiji; London Fire Brigade; Bernie Cahill; Jessica McClure(?); Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka; Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau; Roger Seelig; Ian Woosnam

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