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Kings Cross Underground fire

Title
Kings Cross Underground fire
Genre
News report; Interview; Press conference; News bulletin; Advertisement; Trailer
TX Date
19 Nov 1987
Year of production
1987
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Duration
01:35:46
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. Reports by Lindsay Taylor; Mark Percy; interviews with Brian Clark, fire brigade (by Steve Butterick); Paul Channon, Transport Secretary; Andrew Lee, eyewitness; Joe Kennedy, fire brigade; Phil Lloyd, fire brigade (on death of Colin Townsley); Chris Webber, University College Hospital; Bill Clarke, London Underground; Frank Dobson MP; Rufus Barnes, London Regional Passenger Community; Mike Doherty(?), London fire officer; Andy Crowan(?); Kings Cross Manager (not identified – poss. Leonard Nelson); John McMorrow, NUR; Stuart Barber, ambulance leader; Richard Hope, Railway Gazette. Includes news bulletins; advertisements (with voice of Donald Sinden); financial news (with Douglas Moffitt); sports news; travel news; weather; trailer; announcement of children’s party. Also includes reports on death of Rayner babies (report by Ronan Carroll(?) and interview with Shirley Stonier); Cleveland child abuse case (report by John Alcock and interview with solicitor, David Scourfield); David Alton’s abortion bill (report by Peter Spencer; interviews with Max Madden MP; Elaine Kellett-Bowman MP); auction of Bugati car (interview with Robert Brooks, Christie’s); reselection of Dame Shirley Porter on Westminster Council; Southfields by-election; review of new Albert Finney play with Sue Jameson. 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 2 (of 3).
Contributors
Paul Woodley; Peter Spencer; Frank Dobson; Richard Hope; Rodney Bennett; Peter Deeley; Peter Kimber; Sue Jameson; Simon Israel; Douglas Moffitt; John McMorrow; Kevin Murphy; Rufus Barnes; Paul Channon; Lindsay Taylor; Eve Conway; Brian Clark; Joe Kennedy; Andy Crowan(?); Andrew Lee; Chris Webber; Gareth Furby; Bill Clarke; Phil Lloyd; John Alcock; Steve Kyte; Dave Loitner(?); Andrew Millard; Mark Percy; Steve Butterick; Ken Goodwin; Leonard Nelson?; Stuart Barber; Ronan Carroll; Debra Craine; Charles Morrissey; Mike Doherty(?)
Keywords
Deaths; Elections; Politics; London; Parliamentary bills; Fires; Drama; Cars; Underground railway networks; Abortion; Children (age group); Auctions; Child abuse; Children in care; Fire safety; Westminster Council; Disasters (events); Fire fighters; Fire services; Babies; Underground railway stations; London Regional Transport; Cleveland; Kings Cross Underground fire (1987); Colin Townsley; Fire prevention; Shirley Porter; Southfields; Albert Finney; Cleveland child abuse scandal (1987)

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