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Introduction
The following is a list of television documentaries, current affairs programmes, and some major news stories about the Northern Ireland conflict and politics, that were broadcast between 1981 and 2005. The information contained in this list has been provided by Peter Heathwood. This list includes only documentaries that were devoted wholly to the Northern Ireland conflict and politics, and, in the case of magazine current affairs programmes, editions that were devoted primarily to the subject. It contains most of the major British and Irish documentaries about Northern Ireland networked between 1981 and 2005. However, it should be noted that the list is not exhaustive. (The list also includes some documentaries broadcast between 1969 and 1980 and some independent videos during the same period.)
Peter Heathwood
Peter Heathwood was shot and paralysed in a gun attack on his home in 1979. Since 1981 he has recorded daily television news items, and documentary programmes, about Northern Ireland for his own private use. The bulk of the items he has recorded are made up of the daily news reports covering violence, politics, and personalities. This news material is not yet catalogued. However, Peter Heathwood has produced a list of the documentary programmes in his collection and the CAIN web site is grateful to him for making the list available below.
Anyone requiring further information on the documentaries below, or on his main news collection, should contact Peter Heathwood by email at:
      peterheathwood@yahoo.co.uk
or by completing the email form on CAIN and marking the message for his attention.

See also:
  • The Belfast Bulletin's list of British television programmes about the conflict, 1968 to 1978
  • The searchable database of television programmes relating to the Northern Ireland conflict
  • Guide to web sites containing transcripts of television programmes
  • A list of the various media organisations in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

  • Peter Heathwood's List of Television Documentaries, 1981-2005
    1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
    1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
    2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
    Each of the entries below contains: a tape number (Peter Heathwood's indexing system); the name of the television company and station; the date of transmission; the name of the television series (if appropriate); the title of the television programme (where given); a brief description of the programme content; and the running time in minutes (where known).

    No Date
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    223 SF Education Video dd/mm/yy Sinn Féin Education Video (Part 2): Understanding Republicanism
    - Sinn Féin Education Video with Jim McAllister on SF attitudes to Separatism, Anti-Sectarianism, Secularism, Feminism, Socialism, Capitalism, and Irish Nationalism.
    36 mins

    1969
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    89A BBC1 21/08/69 Panorama: The Violent Days of Ulster
    - A day by day look at the outbreak of ‘the Troubles’ using newsreel footage of the time. Also interviews with I.Paisley, J.Hume, and R.Bradford.
    50 mins

    1970
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    203 BBC1 02/05/70 Nationwide
    - IRA training camp visited.
    8 mins
    279B ? dd/mm/70 Title?
    - Documentary made by Scandinavian TV in the Ardoyne district of Belfast in 1970; programme contains interviews with local people. (Picture quality is not good.)
    37 mins

    1972
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    253A BBC1 26/06/72 Panorama:
    - (Item 1) Pound Devalued; (Item 2) Truce - the 1972 IRA truce examined in an interview with David O'Connell; and follow-up film of expectations with the Shankill UDA and Republican Andersontown estate.
    46 mins

    1973
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    279A BBC1 dd/mm/73 Last Night Another Soldier ...
    - This documentary looks at the British Army's Royal Green Jackets Regiment training for, and their tour of duty in, Northern Ireland in 1973.
    ? mins

    1974
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    279B ? dd/mm/74 Title?
    - An American documentary, made in black and white, which explores 'the Troubles' through interviews with local people.
    41 mins

    1976
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    89A BBC1 12/01/76 Panorama (Part 1): 'Bandit Country'
    - Report on British Army operations in South Armagh . Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, interviewed on current situation and the deployment of SAS soldiers.
    29 mins

    1977
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    21 RTE dd/mm/77 Politics
    - Profile of Cooke Street Residents on Belfast's Ormeau Road.
    ? mins

    1979
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    256A BBC1 12/02/79 Panarama: The propaganda Prison
    - Profile of first H-Block political status campaign, dealing with the reaction amongst journalists and politicans in the USA, including Fr. Sean McManus, Tip O’Neil, Mario Biaggo, President Jimmy Carter. (Sound missing from 42 mins in interview with Northern Ireland Secretary of State Roy Mason.)
     
    211 French TV dd/mm/79 The Patriot Game
    - Made for French TV in black and white (ISKRA) and first banned from British TV. A pro-Republican look at the Northern Ireland troubles. (In English.)
    96 mins

    1980

    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    ? BBC2 02/12/80 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 1):
    - Nation Once Again.
    50 mins
    ? BBC2 09/12/80 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 2):
    - No Surrender.
    50 mins
    ? BBC2 16/12/80 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 3):
    - Two Nations.
    50 mins
    ? BBC2 23/12/80 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 4):
    - Famine.
    50 mins
    3 BBC2 30/12/80 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 5):
    - The Fenians.
    50 mins


    Main List

    1981
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    1 ITV dd/mm/81 The Troubles (Part 1):
    - Conquest.
    ? mins
    1 ITV dd/mm/81 The Troubles (Part 2):
    - Partition.
    ? mins
    256A ITV dd/mm/81 The Troubles (Part 2):
    - Partition (Missing documentary from the set of 'The Troubles'; Tape 1.)
    59 mins
    2 ITV dd/mm/81 The Troubles (Part 3):
    - Legacy.
    ? mins
    2 ITV dd/mm/81 The Troubles (Part 4):
    - Rebellion.
    ? mins
    2 ITV dd/mm/81 The Troubles (Part 5):
    - Deadlock.
    ? mins
    3 BBC2 06/01/81 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 6):
    - Parnell.
    50 mins
    3 BBC2 13/01/81 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 7):
    - Ulster.
    50 mins
    4 BBC2 20/01/81 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 8):
    - The Rising 1914-1916.
    50 mins
    4 BBC2 27/01/81 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 9):
    - Terror 1919-1921.
    50 mins
    4 BBC2 03/02/81 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 10):
    - Civil War.
    50 mins
    5 BBC2 10/02/81 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 11):
    - Freedom 1923-1951.
    50 mins
    5 BBC2 17/02/81 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 12):
    - The Six Counties.
    50 mins
    5 BBC2 24/02/81 Robert Kee's History of Ireland (Part 13):
    - Prisoners Of History.
    50 mins
    6 BBC2 dd/mm/81 Did You See?
    - A discussion of Robert Kee's History Of Ireland.
    ? mins
    10 BBC1 20/07/81 Panorama: The H-Blocks
    - A history of prison trouble.
    ? mins
    12 BBC1 17/09/81 Nationwide:
    - The H-Blocks.
    ? mins
    13 BBC1 10/10/81 Spotlight:
    - The Hunger Strike Ends.
    ? mins
    14 BBC1 16/11/81 Nationwide:
    - Rev. Robert Bradford (Unionist MP) shot dead, on 14 November 1981, by Provisional IRA.
    ? mins
    15 BBC1 23/11/81 Nationwide: Unionist Disunity
    - Paisley on his newly formed Third Force.
    ? mins
    15 ITV 23/11/81 World In Action: The Preacher and the Peace Maker
    - Ian Paisley and Garret Fitzgerald profiled.
    ? mins
    15 BBC1 27/11/81 Spotlight: Third Force Or Folly?
    - A look at Paisley's new 'Third Force' organisation.
    ? mins
    212 RTE dd/mm/81 Iqcillin Anbhais (In Deaths Cell)
    - Irish language documentary on the hunger strikes of 1980-81. Leo Green, L.McMullan, B.McFarlane, J.McMullan, all recall events. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
    60 mins
    213 RTE dd/mm/81 The Troubles (Part 3): Rebellion
    - From O’Neil's 1966 crossroads speech to August 1969 and British Army troops arrival examined; with archive film clips.
    41 mins

    1982
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    17 BBC1 04/01/82 Bright New Day
    - A documentary that looks again at the lives of eight year olds first filmed in 1974.
    ? mins
    17 BBC1 29/01/82 Spotlight: Operation USA (Part 1)
    - Ian Paisley in Canada.
    ? mins
    18 BBC1 29/01/82 Spotlight: Operation USA (Part 2)
    - Ian Paisley in USA.
    ? mins
    18 ? 31/01/82 Tenth Anniversary of Bloody Sunday
    - Bishop Eward Daly talks about the impace of Bloody Sunday, 30 January 1972, ten years after the events of the day.
    ? mins
    22 BBC 15/02/82 Panorama: No Hiding Place
    - Irish Republican terrorists on the run.
    ? mins
    23 BBC1 26/03/82 Spotlight:
    - Informers and their impact on the IRA.
    ? mins
    24 BBC1 15/04/82 Nationwide:
    - ATO (Army Technical Officer) operates along the border.
    ? mins
    28 BBC2 18/06/82 Newsnight:
    - Falklands War Diary.
    ? mins
    29 BBC1 02/07/82 Newsnight:
    - Falklands War Diary.
    ? mins
    30 BBC1 08/08/82 Panorama:
    - Is Irish Violence Political?
    ? mins
    35 BBC1 22/11/82 Panorama:
    - Gerry Adams the Provos' politician.
    ? mins
    36 ITV 25/11/82 Private Eye Special: The Year Of The Supergrass
    - An investigation into the use of informers.
    ? mins
    36 ? 07/12/82 News Reports
    - Ballykelly Massacre 17 Dead.
    ? mins
    37 BBC 21/01/82 Spotlight: Plastic Bullets Kill
    - Facts and figures about the lethal impact of plastic bullets.
    ? mins
    37 ITV 03/02/82 Counterpoint: Judge Doyle Killing
    - Catholic judge shot dead by PIRA outside church.
    ? mins
    37 ITV 10/03/82 Counterpoint: Belfast In Decline
    - Facts and figures.
    ? mins
    37 BBC1 25/03/82 Nationwide:
    - The use of plastic bullets (baton rounds) by security forces.
    ? mins
    41 RTE 03/01/82 John Hume's Derry:
    - A profile of Derry. (Last 30 minutes only.)
    30 mins

    1983
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    42 CH4 dd/mm/83 The Sixties
    - Documentary on social upheaval.
    ? mins
    43 RTE 30/03/83 Today Tonight
    - History of Pro-Life amendment campaign.
    ? mins
    43   22/03/83 Behind The Scenes
    - Killough Village.
    ? mins
    44 CH4 07/03/83 Ireland, The Silent Voices
    - How the rest of the world views Irish troubles.
    ? mins
    45 ITV 21/03/83 World In Action: Operation Hit And Run
    - FBI operations against the IRA in the USA.
    ? mins
    51   25/09/83 News Reports
    - Thirty-two IRA prisoners escape from the Maze Prison. (Extended news reports.)
    ? mins
    52 CH4 03/10/83 The Cause Of Ireland Is The Cause Of Labour
    - A socialist viewpoint of the Irish question.
    ? mins
    53 BBC1 14/10/83 Spotlight: Supergrass Immunity, How It Works
    - the use of 'supergrass' informer evidence in courts.
    ? mins
    53 BBC1 24/10/83 Panorama: The Supergrass System
    - The use of 'supergrass' informer evidend in courts.
    ? mins
    54 BBC1 11/04/83 Spotlight: Sinn Féin and the IRA, Are they Connected?
    - The links between Sinn Féin and the IRA
    ? mins
    54 BBC1 03/11/83 The Cost of Violence in Ireland North and South 1969-1982
    - Economic damage.
    ? mins
    55 BBC1 05/12/83 Panorama: The Politics of Violence
    - Violence.
    ? mins
    56 ITV 19/12/83 World In Action: Gerry Adams MP, The Member For West Belfast.
    - Adams elected to Westminster parliament.
    ? mins

    1984
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    57 BBC1 01/03/84 Spotlight
    - Tax Rackets and Frauds organised by Paramiltaries.
    ? mins
    57 ITV 09/02/84 World In Action: Here We Stand
    - Unionist opinions examined.
    ? mins
    61 BBC1 11/05/84 Spotlight: Waiting For Justice
    - A history of the 'shoot-to-kill' controversies.
    ? mins
    63 BBC2 17/07/84 Panorama: The Armalite and the Ballot Paper
    - IRA / Sinn Féin overall strategies examined.
    ? mins
    65 BBC1 12/11/84 Panorama: Justice Under Fire
    - A history of 'shoot-to-kill' incidents involving security forces.
    ? mins
    65 ITV 04/12/84 Counterpoint: The Killing of Nora McCabe
    - Housewife killed by a plastic bullet fired from an RUC landrover.
    ? mins
    70 BBC1 23/09/84 Panorama: Summit in the Shadow of the Gun
    - Anglo-Irish Government talks.
    ? mins

    1985
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    66 BBC1 26/02/85 Spotlight: A History of the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR)
    - The casualities and crimes of the UDR.
    ? mins
    69 ITV 21/03/85 TV Eye: Front Line Police
    - The 'Ulsterisation' of the security forces.
    ? mins
    70 ? 16/10/85 At The Edge Of The Union
    - Documentary looking at the life of Derry politicians Martin McGuinness (SF) and Gregory Campbell (DUP).
    ? mins
    71 BBC1 15/11/85 Spotlight Special: The Anglo Irish Accord
    - Margaret Thatcher recognises Irish involvement in day to day running of Northern Ireland.
    ? mins

     

    1986
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    72 BBC1 02/02/86 Everyman: The Boys Were Dead
    - The 1976 Kings Mill Massacre of 10 Protestants by the PIRA.
    ? mins
    74 RTE 05/03/86 Today Tonight:
    - The links between politicians and paramiltaries examined.
    ? mins
    75 ITV 08/04/86 World In Action: Peter Robinson MP
    - A profile of Peter Robinson (DUP).
    ? mins
    76 BBC1 16/06/86 Panorama: Stalker, Concidence Or Conspiracy
    - RUC / Loyalist collusion examined.
    ? mins
    76 ITV 29/05/86 TV Eye: One Man's Terrorist
    - Investigation of attempts to extradite IRA men from the USA.
    ? mins
    76 ITV 11/06/86 World In Action: The Brighton Bomber
    - Patrick Magee profiled and effects of bomb examined.
    ? mins
    78 ? 08/08/86 News Coverage
    - Peter Robinson (DUP) MP arrested in Contribet, County Louth, Republic of Ireland.
    ? mins
    203 SF video 02/11/86 Resolution 162 debate
    - Speeches from J.J.McGill, Joe Cahill, Rory O’Brady, Gerry Adams, Martin McGuinness, Mitchel McLaughlin and others on a motion motion on abstentionism (Resolution 162) as presented to the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis.
    ? mins
    213 BBC2 dd/mm/86 The Falls Road, A Kind Of Limbo
    - A look at the human side of life on the Falls Road, behind the news headlines. Film clips of riots, gun-battles, plus Fr. Des Wilson’s comments and Joe Hendron; and McPeakes on music.
    ? mins

    1987
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    80 ITV 30/30/87 First Tuesday:
    - New evidence on the Guildford and Woolwich pub bomb cases shows those convicted in England were innocent.
    ? mins
    81 RTE 18/03/87 Today Tonight:
    - Colin Wallace and F.Holroyd expose MI5 Secrets about Northern Ireland operations.
    ? mins
    81 BBC1 23/03/87 Panorama: Derry Now
    - A look at the changes in Derry since Bloody Sunday on 30 January 1972.
    ? mins
    82 ? 09/05/87 News Report
    - The SAS kill eight PIRA members in an ambush at Loughgall RUC Station. (Extended news report.)
    ? mins
    84 ITV 19/08/87 The Cook Report
    - Investigation of paramiltaries fund raising rackets.
    ? mins
    84 ? 08/11/87 News Report
    - Eleven killed by PIRA bomb at Enniskillen Remberance Sunday. (Extended news report.)
    ? mins

    1988
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    85 ? 18/01/88 New British Government Propaganda Film
    - ?
    ? mins
    85 BBC1 11/02/88 Spotlight: National Security? The Stalker Affair
    - Shoot-to-Kill repercussions.
    ? mins
    86 ? 17/02/88 La Mon Ten Years On
    - A look back to 1978 hotel explosion that killed twelve people.
    ? mins
    86 BBC1 29/02/88 Panorama: The Long War
    - A history of the PIRA political and military campaign.
    ? mins
    86 BBC1 03/03/88 Spotlight: The Thain Case
    - A British soldier convicted of murder is freed early.
    ? mins
    87 ITV 27/04/88 This Week Special: Death On The Rock
    - The SAS killing of three PIRA members in Gibraltar, Spain.
    ? mins
    87 BBC1 05/05/88 Spotlight: The Gibraltar Three
    - the SAS killing of three PIRA members in Gibraltar, Spain.
    ? mins
    88 BBC1 dd/05/88 Panorama: Andersonstown Soldiers Killings
    - Two British soldiers beaten and shot at PIRA funeral in Belfast.
    ? mins
    88 ITV 08/09/88 Counterpoint: Security Issues
    - A look at the new anti-terror laws.
    ? mins
    88 ITV 19/09/88 World In Action: Death In The Family
    - The father of a British soldier killed in Northern Ireland visits the region.
    ? mins
    89A BBC1 30/09/88 View From the Castle (Part 1):
    - Interview with William Whitelaw on his time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland . This programme also interviews Francis Pym who replaced Whitelaw.
    28 mins
    89A BBC1 07/10/88 View From the Castle (Part 2):
    - Merlyn Rees discusses his time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland .
    28 mins
    89A BBC1 14/10/88 View from the Castle (Part 3):
    - Roy Mason profiles his time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland .
    25 mins
    89 BBC1 17/10/88 Panorama: The SAS
    - Report on SAS operations including the Gibraltar Three killings.
    ? mins
    89A BBC1 21/10/88 View from the Castle (Part 4):
    - Humprey Atkins discusses his time as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland . Includes Hunger Strike era.
    25 mins
    89 BBC1 27/10/88 Spotlight: The Semtex Trail
    - How the PIRA obtained Semtex explosives.
    ? mins
    89A BBC1 28/10/88 View from the Castle (Part 5):
    - James Prior profiles his years as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
    25 mins
    223 Independent dd/mm/88 Off Our Knees:
    - Bernadette Devlin's documentary on twenty years of Republican struggle in Northern Ireland, from 1968-1988.
    59 mins
    223 Independent dd/mm/88 The Jackets Green:
    - Short film for French TV on British Army soldiers in Belfast. (In English.)
    10 mins

    1989
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    90 ITV 26/01/89 This Week: Death On The Rock, The Inquiry
    - Investigation into the 'Gibraltar Three' shootings.
    ? mins
    91 BBC1 27/04/89 Spotlight: The South Africian Connection
    - How Loyalists obtained guns from right-wing South Africans.
    ? mins
    91 BBC1 26/06/89 Spotlight: Twenty Years On
    - A look back at 'the Troubles' first twenty years.
    ? mins
    91 ITV 25/05/89 Counterpoint:
    - The weaponary of the IRA over the last twenty years profiled.
    ? mins
    92 ITV 01/08/89 First Tuesday:
    - The British publics view of twenty years of entanglement in 'the Troubles'.
    ? mins
    93 ? 28/09/89 Sullivan's Story
    - Jim Sullivan Official Republician's views on twenty years of Troubles.
    ? mins
    93 ? 19/10/89 News Report
    - Guildford Four released; report and interviews.
    ? mins
    203 SF video dd/mm/89 Behind the Mask
    - Republicans recall events from the troubles including - J.Cahill, B.Hughes, M.Meehan, S.Twomey, T.Clarke and others.
    ? mins
    224 Independent dd/mm/89 Irish Ways:
    - Pro-Republican film of events in Northern Ireland with IRA patrols, funerals, and SF councillor. Interviews Republican prisoners on their struggle.
    ? mins

    1990
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    94 BBC1 01/02/90 Spotlight: The Wallace Affair
    - Colin Wallace ex-MI5 alleges dirty tricks.
    ? mins
    94 BBC1 19/02/90 Panorama: The UDR, Ulster's Regiment
    - A Question Of Loyality (Part 1)
    ? mins
    95 BBC1 19/02/90 Panorama: The UDR, Ulster's Regiment
    - A Question Of Loyality (Part 2)
    ? mins
    95 ? 28/03/90 Drama Documentary
    - Who Bombed Birmingham?
    ? mins
    95A BBC1 28/04/90 Belfast a Control Zone
    - B.Cowans on the growth of Belfast from the Plantation to modern times.
    30 mins
    95A BBC1 29/04/90 Belfast, Orange Green and Yellow
    - Profile of the influences that decided the demographic map of Belfast.
    30 mins
    98 BBC1 02/11/90 Pamarama: The Maze, Enemies Within
    - Fly on the wall documentary filmed in the Maze prison.
    ? mins

    1991
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    99 ITV 18/03/91 World In Action: The Birmingham Six; Their Own Story
    - The story of 'The Birmingham Six'.
    ? mins
    100 BBC1 27/06/91 Spotlight: Sticking To Their Guns
    - An investigation into the links between the Official IRA and the Workers Party.
    ? mins
    100 BBC1 22/07/91 Panorama: Lethal Force
    - 'Shoot-to-Kill' incidents involving the security forces are examined.
    ? mins
    101 CH4 02/10/91 Dispatches: The Committee
    - Sean McPhilemy's documentary about RUC and Loyalist collusion.
    ? mins
    101 BBC1 21/10/91 Panorama: No Surrender
    - The reasons for the failure of the Brooke Talks on Northern Ireland's future.
    ? mins
    102 CH4 24/10/91 Critical Eye: Pack Up The Troubles
    - Growing support in Britain for pulling out of Northern Ireland.
    ? mins
    103 CH4 21/12/91 Bloody Sunday: The Secret History
    - The events of 'Bloody Sunday', 30 January 1972.
    ? mins
    104 BBC1 28/01/91 Inside Story: Remember Bloody Sunday
    - The events of 'Bloody Sunday', 30 January 1972.
    ? mins

    1992
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    104 BBC1 06/02/92 Spotlight:
    - The Teebane and Sean Graham Bookies multiple killings examined.
    ? mins
    105 BBC1 20/02/92 Spotlight:
    - The Official IRA and the Workers Party investigated.
    ? mins
    106 BBC1 30/04/92 Spotlight:
    - Joe Hendron (SDLP) verses Gerry Adams (Sinn Féin) for the West Belfast Westminster seat.
    ? mins
    106 BBC1 08/06/92 Panorama: The Dirty War
    - MI5 / UFF double agent Brian Nelson reviewed in collusion report.
    ? mins
    107 ITV 15/10/92 This Week: The Enemy Within
    - the PIRA London bombing campaign examined.
    ? mins
    107 BBC1 19/11/92 Spotlight:
    - Northern Ireland Office Minister Michael Mates MP profiled.
    ? mins
    107 BBC1 24/11/92 Inside Story:
    - The informer Martin McGartland tells his story.
    ? mins

    1993
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    108 ITV 14/01/93 Counterpoint: Informers
    - An insight into how and why the RUC uses informers.
    ? mins
    108 ITV 21/01/93 Counterpoint: The Margaret Perry Murder in June 1991
    - The PIRA kill three men for her death.
    ? mins
    109 ITV 11/03/93 Counterpoint:
    - Collusion examined and Loyalist links to MI5.
    ? mins
    109 ITV 22/04/93 Counterpoint: Holding The Bridge
    - Sectarianism on Belfast's Ormeau Road.
    ? mins
    110 BBC1 29/04/93 Spotlight:
    - Do PIRA Bombs in London have more effect than those in Northern Ireland?
    ? mins
    110 ITV 29/04/93 Counterpoint: Is Genocide PIRA Policy in Tyrone?
    - IRA attacks in County Tyrone.
    ? mins
    111 ? 26/08/93 Documentary on Lower Ormeau Road Orange Parades
    - Orange Order parades through the lower Ormeau Road.
    ? mins
    112 ITV 22/09/93 Counterpoint: The Maze Escape 10 Years On
    - Where Are They Now?
    ? mins
    112 BBC2 13/10/93 Time Watch: Look Back At The 1981 Hunger Strike
    - The 1981 Republican Hunger Strike.
    ? mins
    113 BBC1 04/11/93 Spotlight: After the Shankill and Greysteel Murders, What Now? ? mins
    114 BBC1 29/11/93 Panorama: Talking to Mr Adams
    - The British Government in talks with Gerry Adams.
    ? mins
    95A BBC2 16/12/93 Blood and Belonging (Part 6):
    - Mike Ignatiff profiles the extremes of British Nationalism shown by Ulster Loyalists.
    50 mins

    1994
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    115 ? 13/01/94 States Of Terror: Dead or Alive
    - British use of agents and informers examined.
    ? mins
    115 BBC1 27/01/94 Spotlight: Terror and Talk
    - A Loyalist view of the Downing Street Declaration.
    ? mins
    116 ITV 10/02/94 Counterpoint:
    - Amnesty International view of RUC and loyalist collusion in murder.
    ? mins
    116 BBC1 21/02/94 Panorama:
    - The Downing Street Declaration and the Secret Government / IRA talks.
    ? mins
    116 ? 07/03/94 Understanding Northern Ireland (Part 1):
    - Archive film history of Northern Ireland.
    ? mins
    117 ? 14/03/94 Understanding Northern Ireland (Part 2):
    - Ian Paisley and John Hume give different analysis.
    ? mins
    119 UTV 04/08/94 The Numbers Game:
    - A Sectarian Headcount as a Guide to the Future?
    ? mins
    119A CH4 dd/08/94 The Long War: Deep Dream of Peace
    - The lives and times of Northern Ireland from 1969 to 1994. (Part of 'The Long War' series)
    64 mins
    119A CH4 dd/08/94 The Long War: The Last Colony
    - Martin Dillon looks at the outbreak of 'the Troubles' and the British government's mistakes in 1969-1972; includes interview with D.O'Hagan about the Falls Road curfew. (Part of 'The Long War' series.)
    52 mins
    119A CH4 dd/08/94 25 Bloody Years:
    - Peter Taylor's review of 'the Troubles' to date including interviews he recorded at major events from Bloody Sunday to date. (Opening 5 mins missing.)
    47 mins
    119A CH4 dd/08/94 25 Bloody Years:
    - Essential history of 'the Troubles'; the conflict from a Loyalist viewpoint; including K.McClinton of UVF/LVF.
    29 mins
    161A BBC2 dd/08/94 A Soldier's Tale:
    - Documentary by Peter Taylor; British soldiers of all ranks give open and candid interviews on their experience of serving in Northern Ireland.
    52 mins
    120 BBC1 15/09/94 Spotlight:
    - PIRA ceasefire discussed.
    ? mins
    120 BBC1 13/10/94 Spotlight:
    - Loyalist ceasefire discussed.
    ? mins
    120 ITV 13/10/94 Counterpoint:
    - Loyalist ceasefire examined.
    ? mins
    121 ITV 27/10/94 Counterpoint:
    - Is the Loyalist / Unionist message getting across in the USA?
    ? mins
    223 Independent dd/mm/94 Irish Voices:
    - Short film for French TV on the media ban on Sinn Féin spokespersons. (In English.)
    15 mins

    1995
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    122 BBC1 30/01/95 Panorama: The Man We Love To Hate
    - A British view of Gerry Adams (Sinn Féin) .
    ? mins
    123 BBC1 18/05/95 Spotlight: Marching Season Flashpoints
    - Loyal Order parades.
    ? mins
    124 BBC1 31/08/95 Spotlight: The Go-Betweens
    - Events leading up to the paramilataries ceasefires.
    ? mins
    125 BBC1 09/11/95 Spotlight: Crossing The Line
    - People whose politics differ; Protestant/Republicians and Catholic/Unionists.
    ? mins
    225 Falls Women's Centre dd/mm/95 What Did You Do In The War Mummy?
    - Interviews with Republican women on their role in their struggle.
    53 mins

    1996
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    126 ? 22/01/96 Inside The RUC
    - How the RUC trapped UFF leader Johnny ("Mad Dog") Adair.
    ? mins
    119A BBC1 15/02/96 Panorama: The End of the IRA Ceasefire
    - The Canary Wharf bomb and the reasons behind it.
    44 mins
    128 CH4 24/04/96 Diapatches: The Fight For Peace
    - The peace process examined to date.
    ? mins
    128 BBC1 14/03/96 Spotlight:
    - Irish American opinion on recent events in Northern Ireland.
    ? mins
    130 BBC1 15/07/96 Panorama:
    - The Drumcree Orange parade and its aftermath reviewed.
    ? mins
    132 BBC1 15/10/96 Spotlight:
    - David Trimble's first year as the Unionist Party leader reviewed.
    ? mins
    132 BBC1 12/11/96 Spotlight: Martin McGartland's Story
    - An informer tells his story.
    ? mins
    133 CH4 24/11/96 Equinox: Men With Nine Lives
    - Twenty-five years of the ATO defusing bombs in Northern Ireland.
    ? mins

    1997
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    134 BBC1 28/01/97 Spotlight: Drumcree '96'
    - Events at the Orange Order parade at Drumcree / Garvaghy Road in Portadown.
    ? mins
    134 CH4 30/01/97 Sunday Bloody Sunday
    - Events of 'Bloody Sunday', 30 January 1972.
    ? mins
    134 BBC1 18/02/97 Spotlight: The Queen And Us
    - ?
    ? mins
    136 BBC1 20/05/97 Spotlight:
    - Investigates undercover RUC shooting at Lurga pub.
    ? mins
    136 BBC1 27/05/97 Spotlight:
    - The Loyalist ceasefire examined.
    ? mins
    138 BBC1 10/07/97 Spotlight: The Road to Drumcree
    - The Orange Order parade at Drumcree / Garvaghy Road in Portadown.
    ? mins
    139 BBC2 12/08/97 Newsnight:
    - The first ever television debate between Martin Mcguiness (Sinn Féin; SF) and Ken Maguiness (Ulster Unionist Party; UUP).
    ? mins
    139 CH4 27/07/97 Twelve Days In July
    - A fly on the wall documentary look at events around Drumcree.
    ? mins
    140 BCC1 23/09/97 Spotlight:
    - Anti-Good Friday Agreement Loyalists and Republicans examined.
    ? mins
    141 BCC1 23/09/97 The Provos (Part 1): Origins
    - Peter Taylor's series of documentaries on PIRA examines its origins.
    ? mins
    141 BBC1 30/09/97 The Provos (Part 2): 1975-1984
    - Peter Taylor's documentary on the PIRA.
    ? mins
    141 BBC1 07/10/97 The Provos (Part 3): The IRA and Sinn Féin
    - Peter Taylor's documentary on the PIRA.
    ? mins
    141 BBC1 14/10/97 The Provos (Part 4): The Present
    - Peter Taylor's documentary on the PIRA.
    ? mins
    142 UTV 06/11/97 Insight: Ian Paisley Today
    - Programme on Ian Paisley (DUP).
    ? mins
    143 BBC1 03/12/97 Spotlight: Provisional Peace, Will The Provisional IRA Split?
    - Speculation on the possibility of a split in the PIRA.
    ? mins
    143 UTV 03/12/97 Insight:
    - Robert Hamill killing in Portadown by Loyalists. (Partial taping).
    ? mins
    143 RTE 17/12/97 John Hume:
    - A profile of John Hume, then SDLP leader.
    ? mins

    1998
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    161A UTV dd/01/98 Insight:
    - The killing of Billy Wright, UVF leader, in the Maze Prison.
    27 mins
    144 BBC1 13/01/98 Spotlight: Are the LVF and the UFF Working Together?
    - Speculation on the links between the LVF and the UFF especially in Belfast.
    ? mins
    145 CH4 15/01/98 Dispatches: Sectarianism and Bigotry Within the RUC
    - Sectarinaism within the police force.
    ? mins
    145 BBC1 20/01/98 Spotlight: Inside The Maze
    - The Billy ('King Rat') Wright killing by the INLA within the Maze Prison.
    ? mins
    145 RTE 21/01/98 Madness Within: Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Irish Civil War, A Look Back
    - 75th anniversary of the Irish Civil War.
    ? mins
    146 UTV 22/01/98 Insight: Bloody Sunday
    - Events of 'Bloody Sunday', 30 January 1972.
    ? mins
    146 BBC1 27/01/98 Spotlight:
    - The history of Loyalist attacks on the RUC.
    ? mins
    147 BBC1 29/01/98 Spotlight: Bloody Sunday
    - Events of 'Bloody Sunday', 30 January 1972.
    ? mins
    147 BBC1 18/02/98 A Patriots Fate: 1798, A Cordial Union
    - The 1798 rebellion.
    ? mins
    148 UTV 11/03/98 Insight: PUP verses DUP
    - Tensions on the ground between former allies.
    ? mins
    148 UTV 15/03/98 Insight: The PIRAís Thirtieth Birthday, A Look Back
    - The history of the PIRA.
    ? mins
    161A CH4 02/04/98 The Long Good Friday:
    - Events surrounding the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
    32 mins
    149 BBC1 06/04/98 Panorama: Pressures on The Peace Process
    - The Peace Process in Northern Ireland.
    ? mins
    150 BBC1 21/04/98 Spotlight: Ulster Says Yes or No?
    - The Good Friday Agreement.
    ? mins
    151 BBC1 28/04/98 Spotlight: The Last Stand, What Now For Paisley?
    - Ian Paisley (DUP).
    ? mins
    152 BBC1 12/05/98 Spotlight:
    - Secretary of State Mo Mowlam profiled.
    ? mins
    152 UTV 13/05/98 Insight:
    - Tony Blair, then British Prime Minster, questioned live by an Northern Ireland audience.
    ? mins
    152 ? 17/05/98 The Hand Of History
    - The inside story of the Good Friday Agreement.
    ? mins
    152 BBC1 19/05/98 Spotlight: Men Of War, Men Of Peace
    - A profile of Gusty Spence (former UVF member) and Martin Meehan (former PIRA member).
    ? mins
    153 ? 21/05/98 Ulster The Choice
    - Discussion on the future of Northern Ireland amongst local politicans.
    ? mins
    154 BBC1 26/05/98 Spotlight: A Resting History
    - A look at the problem of Orange Order parades.
    ? mins
    154 BBC1 09/06/98 Spotlight: Where Are They Now?
    - A look at the lives of survivors of tragedy.
    ? mins
    155 ? 01/07/98 Assembly Special
    - A documentary reporting Northern Irelandís first Assembly meeting.
    ? mins
    160 BBC1 08/09/98 Spotlight: Political Repercussions of The Omagh Bomb
    - The Omagh Bomb, 15 August 1998.
    ? mins
    161A BBC1 04/10/98 We Shall Overcome
    - Nick Ross, a BBC reporter, recalls his days in Belfast and the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Movement; with archive footage.
    47 mins
    161A BBC1 dd/10/98 Spotlight: The Prize of Peace
    - Reaction from around the world to the peace process; John Hume and David Trimble win Nobel Peace Prize.
    28 mins
    161 BBC1 24/11/98 Spotlight: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Special
    - (Only 25 minutes recorded.)
    25 mins
    224 Independent dd/mm/98 War And Peace In Ireland:
    - History of Ireland since 1920s with a Republican perspective made for French TV. (In English.)
    90 mins

    1999
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - and brief description of content
    Time
    minutes
    162 CH4 09/01/99 Cutting Edge Special: David Trimble
    - A fly on the wall documentary follows the Unionist leader during the peace talks process.
    ? mins
    161A CH4 dd/02/99 Dispatches:
    - Threat posed by the Continuity IRA analysed.
    28 mins
    163 BBC1 02/02/99 Spotlight:
    - Paramiltary punishment attacks examined.
    ? mins
    163 BBC1 09/02/99 Spotlight: Killed In Rage
    - A look at the life and death of Newry man Eamon Collins; an ex-IRA informer.
    ? mins
    164 BBC2 21/02/99 Loyalists (Part 1):
    - Peter Taylor's series of documentaries on Loyalists paramilitaries; looks at the early history of Loyalist identity.
    ? mins
    164 BBC2 28/02/99 Loyalists (Part 2):
    - Peter Taylor's documentary on Loyalist paramilitaries; interviews with Loyalist killers about their rationale.
    ? mins
    164A BBC2 07/03/99 Loyalists (Part 3):
    - Peter Taylor's documentary on Loyalist paramilitaries.
    ? mins
    165 BBC1 09/03/99 Spotlight: Northern Irelandís Troubled History
    - Eighty years examined.
    ? mins
    165 UTV 09/03/99 Insight:
    - The Rosemary Nelson murder and Irish Americans' reaction to the peace process.
    ? mins
    166 UTV 30/03/99 Insight:
    - (Item 1) Two of the Omagh Bomb victims marry. (Item 2 and Item 3) Two PMs impasse talks and discussion.
    ? mins
    167 BBC1 20/04/99 Spotlight:
    - Who are the Red Hand Defenders (RHD) and the Orange Volunteers (OV)?
    ? mins
    167 UTV 04/05/99 Insight:
    - The Patton Commission and RUC reform parts one and two.
    ? mins
    168 BBC1 18/05/99 Spotlight: Pride And Prejudice
    - Sectarianism and the Old Firm of Glasgow's Celtic and Rangers.
    ? mins
    168 UTV 25/05/99 Insight:
    - (Item 1) Forgotten Heros Northern Irelandís Firemen. (Item 2) Trimble's Dilemia.
    ? mins
    169 BBC1 06/06/99 Spotlight: Get Out And Stay Out
    - Intimidation and sectarianism in Northern Ireland.
    ? mins
    169 BBC2 03/06/99 Hearts And Minds:
    - A debate amongst the European election candidates.
    ? mins
    169 BBC2 07/06/99 Reputations:
    - The Life and Times of Eamon De Valera examined
    ? mins
    161A UTV 08/06/99 Insight: 'Dissident Loyalists'
    - Who are the Loyalist paramilitary splinter groups?
    26 mins
    170 BBC1 16/06/99 Spotlight: Billy ('King Rat') Wright
    - The life and death of 'King Rat'.
    ? mins
    95A BBC1 21/06/99 Panorama: Careless Talk
    - ?
    40 mins
    175 UTV 30/08/99 A Million Bricks
    - A history of Springfield Park, West Belfast until its destruction on 8 August 1971.
    ? mins
    225 SF Video dd/08/99 Invasion Of The Lower Ormeau:
    - Sinn Féin video film of RUC forcing an Apprentice Boys' parade through the Nationalist Lower Ormeau Road. (Film quality not good.)
    24 mins
    175 BBC1 01/09/99 Straight Up:
    - David Ervine (Progressive Unionist Party) interviewed by young people.
    ? mins
    176 RTE 1 01/09/99 Provos (Part 1):
    - Peter Taylor's documentary shown on BBC on 23 September 1997.
    ? mins
    95A BBC1 05/10/99 Spotlight: Guns from the USA
    - Arms trial from Florida to the IRA examined.
    28 mins
    177 UTV 11/10/99 Insight:
    - Ulster Unionist Party Conference report. (Only 16 mins recorded.)
    16 mins
    177 BBC1 12/10/99 Spotlight: The Future of Policing in Northern Ireland
    - The Patton Report.
    ? mins
    177 BBC1 20/10/99 Home Truths: Marching Orders
    - Orange men as they view themselves.
    ? mins
    178 BBC1 26/10/99 Spotlight: Ireland At The Crossroads
    - A look back at the Republic's recent scandals.
    ? mins
    178 BBC1 09/11/99 Spotlight: Collapse of FAIT
    - Self-destruction of the Families Against Intimidation and Terror (FAIT) organisation.
    ? mins
    179 RTE 1 15/11/99 Nationwide: Shattered Lives
    - A short look at two victims of Northern Irelandís Troubles.
    ? mins
    179 UTV 15/11/99 Insight: The Long End Game
    - What was agreed by the George Mitchell Review of the Peace Process?
    ? mins
    179 UTV 22/11/99 Insight: What If Unionists Reject The Mitchell Review?
    - Assessment of Unionist approach to the Mitchell review of the Good Friday Agreement.
    ? mins
    179 BBC2 25/11/99 Hearts And Minds
    - An internal Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) discussion on the Mitchell Review.
    ? mins
    179 UTV 27/11/99 Live Report
    - From the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) meeting as it votes on the Mitchell Review.
    ? mins
    180 BBC1 29/11/99 Devolution Special
    - The appointment of new Northern Ireland Ministers at Stormont.
    ? mins
    180 UTV 29/11/99 Insight
    - The story of the historic day at Stormont as Sinn Féin go into government.
    ? mins
    180 BBC2 29/11/99 Is the Gun leaving Irish Politics?
    - ?
    ? mins
    181 BBC1 30/11/99 Spotlight: Devolution
    - A look at the weeks events.
    ? mins
    181 BBC2 01/12/99 Home Truths: A Plague On Both Your Houses
    - Northern Irelandís mixed marriages - the problems they face.
    ? mins
    181 BBC2 02/12/99 Devolution Day Special
    - Reports from Dublin on the signing of the 1998 Anglo-Irish Treaty and establishment of the North-South Bodies.
    ? mins
    181 RTE1 02/12/99 Prime Time
    - The Irish view of the Anglo-Irish Treaty signing.
    ? mins
    182 CH4 07/12/99 Cutting Edge: Disappeared
    - Fly on the wall documentary on McConville family's turmoil over dig for their mothers body in Carlingford.
    ? mins
    182 UTV 13/12/99 Insight:
    - A look at RUC officers serving in Kosova with the United Nations (UN).
    ? mins
    182 UTV 30/12/99 News Review Of '99'
    - A review of news coverage during 1999.
    ? mins

    Peter Heathwood's List of Television Documentaries, 1981-2003
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