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  1. Prince of Wales targeted in Newcastle bottle attack (1978)

    Genre
    News report; Speech

    A royal visit by the Prince of Wales to Newcastle turned into an attack as a local man threw a bottle at the Prince’s slow-moving car. The bottle shattered the window and the man was apprehended by the...

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  2. 84 year-old woman dies through shock (1978)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    An 84 year-old Wolverhampton woman, Mrs Kate Willits, has died through shock due to the actions of two young boy aged four and six. It was reported on local radio that she was battered to death, but this...

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  3. Father of murdered son speaks out against killer (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with Harry Chapman about the murder of his son, Brian Chapman, by his wife Kalinda Chapman, who faked a suicide note and then blamed his death on two men (John Wright and Alan Stoddart) who were...

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  4. Shoreditch house explodes due to gas leak (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Report on an explosion at a flat in Hackney Road, Shoreditch, east London, possibly due to a gas leak. No one was injured, and the police and fire service attended, with the police suspecting a bomb because...

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  5. Police training simulation (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Interview with police spokesman Jack Kent, in which he describes the harsh training being given to riot police, including having bricks and heavy missiles thrown at them, which has resulted in serious...

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  6. Another victim of the Yorkshire Ripper (1978)

    Genre
    Interview; News report

    Henry Matthews reports on the discovery of the body of forty-year-old Vera Millward outside a hospital in Hulme, Manchester. John Domaille, the lead officer in the case, met with Jack Ridgeway of Manchester...

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  7. Allegations of prisoner abuse in Ulster (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Douwe Korff of Amnesty International discusses the allegations that suspects in Ulster were mistreated by the RUC. It has been suggested that the reports could be a propaganda stunt by the IRA, but Amnesty...

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  8. Public inquiry into Amnesty report on Ulster (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    Unionist MP James Kilfedder states his opposition to the public inquiry into the Amnesty International report about the mistreatment of political prisoners in Ulster.

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  9. New inquest into Liddle Towers death (1978)

    Genre
    Interview

    MP Giles Radice on the new inquest into the Liddle Towers death case and the likelihood that the original verdict of justifiable homicide on the part of the policeman will be overturned. Male interviewer not...

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  10. Brian Hayes programme (1978)

    Genre
    Advertisement; Discussion; Interview; News bulletin; Phone-in

    Brian Hayes Programme. Discussion on crime; crime rate; policing; punishment; over-populated prisons. Interviews with Dr Jock Young, sociologist; Lord Robert Carr, former Home Secretary. Includes views of...

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