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  1. Peterhead Prison riot ended (1987)

    Genre
    News report; Press conference

    Report by Andy Stenton from Peterhead on the breaking of the Peterhead Prison riot by an armed squad releasing prison warder Jackie Stewart who had been held hostage. David Beveridge, Scottish Office...

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  2. Red Adair on the Piper Alpha tragedy (1988)

    Genre
    News report; Interview; Press conference

    Andy Stenton reports on the aftermath of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster. American troubleshooter, Red Adair, who was brought in to work on the unstable structure talks to press about the scale of the...

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  3. Ocean Odyssey oil rig explosion (1988)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    Andy Stenton reports from Aberdeen on the search for the missing radio operator Tim Williams, who’s believed to have died a hero in the explosion on the Odeco Ocean Odyssey oil rig. Interviews with Derek...

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  4. Piper Alpha raised from sea bed (1988)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    The North Sea oil platform, Piper Alpha, which was sunk following an explosion which killed 167 men, has been raised from the sea bed. Grampian Police Chief Alistair Lynn says that they do not yet know how...

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  5. Piper Alpha oil rig disaster compensation talks (1988)

    Genre
    News report; Interview; Press conference

    Andy Stenton reports from Aberdeen on a fight for compensation for families of victims of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster. Lawyers representing the families have been in talks with platform owners...

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  6. Andy Stewart on surprise hit, Donald Where’s Your Troosers? (1989)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Andy Stenton reports on the re-release of Donald Where’s Your Troosers?, which was a hit in the 1950s for Scottish entertainer, Andy Stewart. The song is a surprise contender for the Christmas number one...

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  7. Ambulance pay offer (1990)

    Genre
    Interview

    Andy Stenton interviews Roger Poole, NUPE, about his reaction to news of a recommended settlement in the six-month-old ambulance dispute, following 20 hours of talks in London.

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  8. Death of Sammy Davis, Jr. (1990)

    Genre
    Interview; Obituary

    Sammy Davis, Jr. - singer, dancer, actor and member of the so-called Rat Pack - has died of throat cancer. Andy Stenton looks back at his life and career. Includes archive interview clips with Davis on...

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  9. John Gummer says British beef is safe (1990)

    Genre
    News report; Interview; Speech

    Andrew Neil Breakfast. Agriculture Minister John Gummer states that British beef is safe (despite the presence of BSE in the British herd) and may still be eaten safely by everyone. He is backed up by the...

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  10. Measures for road safety focus on young drivers (1990)

    Genre
    Interview

    Robert Atkins, Roads Minister, interviewed by Andy Stenton on proposals to cut deaths on Britain’s roads focusing on young drivers which include those supervising learner drivers having to be over 21 with...

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