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100 Years of Struggle

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100 Years of Struggle (30 mins) is a film made in 1973 to mark the centenary of the Bristol Trades Union Council. Although it was transmitted by BBC Bristol, it was produced and narrated by members of the Council. Each of them linked key events in the past - in 1873, 1892, 1914 and 1926 - to the industrial and political struggles of the time when the documentary was made.

Putting Welsh history on TV

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7.00-9.00pm 3 March 2023 Clwb Y Bont, 85A Taff St, Pontypridd CF37 4SL This talk with video extracts, will look at attempts to turn the complexities of Welsh history into accessible television. It will include clips from Horrible Histories, Huw Edwards's The Story of Wales and The Dragon Has Two Tongues in which Wynford Vaughan Thomas and Professor Gwyn Alf Williams offer two very different versions of Welsh history. The latter series, produced and directed by Colin Thomas, was recently […]

John Deed: Heart of Darkness

Was the BBC right not to rebroadcast this programme?

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“Heart of Darkness” is a drama from the controversial Judge Deed series. It was transmitted in 2006 but the BBC Editorial Complaints Unit decided that this episode should not be shown again. It focusses on two legal cases, a judicial review of the U.S. government’s demand for the extradition of a politically active Iraqi woman and a courtroom disagreement between a married couple on whether their child should be given the MMR vaccine. G.F. Newman, the writer and producer of the Judge Deed […]

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