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  1. Row over human embryo research (1982)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Report on a row over research by test-tube baby pioneer Dr Robert Edwards on spare human embryos. Includes interview with John Scarisbrick, LIFE. Male reporter not identified (poss. Kevin Murphy).

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  2. Implications after first frozen embryo implantation (1983)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with a medical expert about the implanting of a frozen embryo into a woman in Melbourne, Australia - the first time pregnancy has occurred by such a method. He speaks about the ethical and legal...

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  3. Decision makers (1985)

    Genre
    Documentary; Interview

    Decision Makers, presented by Jo Andrews. Examines Enoch Powell’s controversial Unborn Children Protection Bill, designed to stop research on human embryos. With contributions from Enoch Powell; Robert...

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  4. UK first frozen embryo birth (1985)

    Genre
    News report

    Report on the UK’s first frozen embryo birth of Gregory Martin Jackson from parents 34-year-olds Janet Jackson and Tony Jackson at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester. Female reporter not identified.

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  5. Patrick Steptoe on UK first frozen embryo birth (1985)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with British pioneer of fertility treatment Patrick Steptoe following the birth of the UK’s first frozen embryo baby (Gregory Martin Jackson from parents 34-year-olds Janet Jackson and Tony...

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  6. Powell’s Embryo Bill filibustered (1985)

    Genre
    News report; Parliamentary debate; Speech

    Report on a Parliamentary debate on a bill proposed by Ulster Unionist MP Enoch Powell, intended to block Government proposals for overseeing research on early human embryos. The report focuses on the...

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  7. IVF court case in USA (1989)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Report on the ongoing US court case involving Junior Davis, who does not wish fertilised eggs to be implanted in his estranged wife following IVF treatment, and on the wider argument over whether a frozen...

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  8. US IVF court case (1989)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    Report on the ongoing US court case involving Junior Davis, who does not wish frozen embryos to be implanted in his estranged wife following IVF treatment. Includes wife Mary Sue Davis on her right to bear...

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  9. Baroness Warnock on human fertilisation bill (1990)

    Genre
    Advertisement; Interview; News bulletin; Phone-in

    Brian Hayes interviews Baroness Warnock about issues around the Human Fertilisation and Embryo Bill which implements the recommendations of the 1984 Warnock Report including infertility, embryo selection and...

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  10. Parliament votes on embryo testing (1990)

    Genre
    News report; Parliamentary debate; Speech

    Kevin Murphy reports on MPs’ vote (by a large majority in a free vote) to allow experiments on embryos for up to fourteen days after fertilisation. During the debate, Plaid Cymru’s Dafydd Wigley recalls...

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