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The Fauld explosion - Network special

Title
The Fauld explosion - Network special
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Special
TX Date
3 Dec 1983
Year of production
1983
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Duration
00:52:37
Description
The Fauld Explosion. Alan Devereux presents a special Network programme about an explosion at the RAF Fauld underground munitions base near Tutbury, Staffordshire on 27/11/44, where at least seventy-five people died. Includes an in-depth account of events including the cause of the explosion and the subsequent rescue operation. Speakers include: villagers from nearby Hanbury Hill and workers at the site: Charles Elliott(?), Malcolm Andrews, Corporal Lionel Pointon(?), John Cooper, Shandy(?) Harrison, Charlie Gibbs, Alfred Gibbard(?), Len Snape, Ida Harris, and Millicent Gibbs; Fire Brigade Superintendent Charles Boyce; Police Sergeant John Rose. Location recording assistants: Angela Rousen(?) and Tony Leighton(?); studio engineer: Chris Evans; writer/producer: Brian King. Broadcast on BRMB.
Contributors
Brian King; BRMB Radio; John Rose; Chris Evans; Alan Devereux; Charles Elliott(?); Malcolm Andrews; Lionel Pointon(?); John Cooper; Shandy(?) Harrison; Charlie Gibbs; Alfred Gibbard(?); Len Snape; Charles Boyce; Ida Harris; Millicent Gibbs; Angela Rousen(?); Tony Leighton(?)
Keywords
Accidents; Deaths; Emergency services; Armed forces; Second World War (1939-1945); Air force; Explosions; Staffordshire; RAF Fauld; Storage facilities; Burton-upon-Trent; Hanbury Hill; Tutbury

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