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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 Film and Sound Resource Unit (FSRU) searchable database of television programmes relating to the conflict, 1968 to 1996
  • the Belfast Bulletin's list of British television programmes about the conflict, 1968 to 1978

    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).

    2000
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - And brief description of content
    Time
    minues
    182 UTV 10/01/00 Insight: Decommissioning The End Game?
    - Will the Provisional IRA decommission its weapons?
    ? mins
    183 BBC2 20/01/00 Hearts And Minds
    - Peter Mandelson, then Secretary of State, interviewed on the Peace Process.
    ? mins
    183 BBC1 25/01/00 Spotlight: Is It Guns Or Government?
    - A look at the looming crisis over the decommissioning of paramilitary weapons.
    ? mins
    184 BBC2 03/02/00 Newsnight: Decommissioning Crisis
    - Northern Ireland Executive to be suspended.
    ? mins
    184 UTV 07/07/00 Insight:
    - Northern Ireland Executive to be suspended; political debate on who is to blame.
    ? mins
    185 BBC1 08/02/00 Spotlight: Deadly Divisions
    - Feud in Portadown, County Armagh, between Loyalist paramilitary groups the LVF and the UVF.
    ? mins
    185 RTE1 21/02/00 Seven Ages (Part 1): Irish Free State Founded In 1921
    - The foundation of the Irish state.
    ? mins
    186 BBC1 22/02/00 Spotlight: The Blame Game
    - Who is blaming who for the end of devolved government.
    ? mins
    186 BBC1 07/03/00 Spotlight: Tributes To The Dead
    - Memorials prove divisive; a debate.
    ? mins
    186 CH4 11/03/00 The Force (Part 1): Patrolling The Peace
    - The RUC in Antrim; a profile of a female Catholic police officer.
    ? mins
    186 UTV 13/03/00 Insight: Marita Ann Seizure
    - 1984 capture of IRA arms coming from the USA. (Only 16 minutes recorded.)
    16 mins
    186 BBC1 14/03/00 Spotlight: The Life And Death of an IRA Quartermaster
    - Dermot O’Neill shot dead in London.
    ? mins
    187 BBC2 26/02/00 Seven Ages (Part 1): Irish Free State Founded In 1921
    - The foundation of the Irish state.
    ? mins
    187 RTE1 28/02/00 Seven Ages (Part 2): The Free State In The 1930s
    - Life in Ireland during the depression years.
    ? mins
    187 RTE1 06/03/00 Seven Ages (Part 3): World War II period in Ireland
    - Life in Ireland during the Second World War.
    ? mins
    188 CH4 18/03/00 The Force (Part 2):
    - The RUC in Antrim and Derry during July 1999.
    ? mins
    188 UTV 20/03/00 Insight: Clinton’s Last St. Patrick's Day
    - A look at St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Washington DC.
    ? mins
    188 UTV 27/03/00 Insight: Bloody Sunday Inquiry Begins
    - A history of the campaign for a new 'Bloody Sunday' Inquiry. (First 10 minutes missing.)
    ? mins
    188 BBC1 04/04/00 Spotlight: Trimble's Troubles
    - After Martin Smith's leadership challenge, is David Trimble (UUP) a lame duck leader?
    ? mins
    189 RTE1 20/03/00 Seven Ages (Part 4): The 1950s
    - Emigration and employment.
    ? mins
    189 RTE1 27/03/00 Seven Ages (Part 5): The 1960s
    - Sean Lamass begins to modernise Ireland's economy.
    ? mins
    189 RTE1 03/04/00 Seven Ages (Part 6): The 1970s
    - Jack Lynch's leadership steadies Eire and Fianna Fail as Northern Ireland explodes.
    ? mins
    189 RTE1 10/04/00 Seven Ages (Part 7): The 1980s To Present
    - From economic gloom to boom; plus financial and church scandals.
    ? mins
    190 UTV 17/04/00 Insight: Racism In Northern Ireland
    - Report says Northern Ireland is twice as likely to be racist as sectarian; political reaction and ethnic group interviews.
    ? mins
    190 BBC1 02/05/00 Spotlight: A Good Sport
    - Investigation into fund raising for Omagh victims centred around Omagh Football Club.
    ? mins
    191 CH4 06/05/00 The Rise And Fall Of 'Mo' Mowlam
    - A look at the achievements of Marjorie ('Mo') Mowlam, former Secretary of State forNorthern Ireland; the friends and enemies she made and her fall from favour.
    ? mins
    191 BBC1 09/05/00 Spotlight:
    - Demilitarisation in South Armagh and moves towards decommissioning helps save the Good Friday Agreement; political reaction.
    ? mins
    191 BBC2 11/05/00 Hearts and Minds
    - Opinion poll after last week’s IRA statement shows Unionists favour a return to Stormont by narrow majority.
    ? mins
    191 UTV 11/05/00 Insight: Demilitarisation
    - Sentiment in South Armagh examined.
    ? mins
    191 BBC1 11/05/00 Spotlight: Stolen Lives
    - Six people affected by joy riders tell their stories.
    ? mins
    192 IJTV 22/05/00 Insight:
    - Unionist politicians Trimble, Donaldson, King, Ramsey, Douglas, Hillis, Kerr, debate Hillsborough deal and Saturday’s Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) meeting.
    ? mins
    192 BBC1 22/05/00 Live Report
    - From Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) vote on Hillsborough deal; 53% for, 47% against.
    ? mins
    193 BBC2 17/05/00 Brits: The Secret War (Part 1)
    - Peter Taylor investigates the British Army’s dirty war in Northern Ireland - including Loughgall Ambush and Bloody Sunday on 30 January 1972.
    ? mins
    193 BBC2 24/05/00 Brits: The Secret War (Part 2)
    - A look at 14 Intel.Co (The Debt) and SAS operations.
    ? mins
    193 BBC2 31/05/00 Brits: The Secret War (Part 3)
    - Army collusion and Brian Nelson case profiled; Force Research Unit (FRU) techniques examined.
    ? mins
    203 Boston dd/06/00 Unexpected Openings
    - Northern Ireland’s prisoners on how the peace process contacts began in the prisons and the importance of prisoners' opinions to the peace process.
    ? mins
    194 BBC1 06/06/00 Spotlight: The Paul Hill Story (Part 1)
    - Guildford Four man’s journey from belfast to Kennedy family member and its effects on him and his family.
    ? mins
    194 BBC1 13/06/00 Spotlight: The Paul Hill Story (Part 2)
    - Former British soldier, Malcolm Shaw, confronts Hill who was accused of killing his brother Brian in Belfast.
    ? mins
    194 UTV 19/06/00 Insight: UVF / LVF Feud; Fighting For The Flag
    - A look at the background to this internal Loyalist feud highlighting recent killings and drug dealing.
    ? mins
    195 BBC2 09/07/00 Drumcree Sunday 2000
    - Live coverage of the day’s events as they unfold from the Drumcree Orange Order parade which was rerouted.
    ? mins
    196 BBC1 24/07/00 You Only Live Once
    - Marjorie ('Mo') Mowlam interview answers mostly light hearted questions but admits British bugged Gerry Adam’s car.
    ? mins
    197 ITV 30/08/00 Britain’s Most Wanted: The Rosemary Nelson Murder
    - Appeal by police for information on the Nelson killing broadcast nationwide.
    6 mins
    197 RTE1 05/09/00 Solved And Unsolved
    - A look at the Donegal murder in May 1987 of RUC Constable Sam McLean.
    ? mins
    198 BBC1 09/10/00 Panorama: Who Bombed Omagh
    - Reporter John Ware names gang behind the 1998 Omagh Bomb and asks why they have not been charged.
    ? mins
    198 BBC1 10/09/00 Spotlight: Trimble Battles For Survival
    - Studio discussion between anti- and pro- Agreement parties.
    ? mins
    199 BBC1 03/10/00 Spotlight: Frontline Shankill
    - What is behind the UVF / LVF Feud; interviews with key players.
    ? mins
    199 BBC1 17/10/00 Spotlight: Taking Liberties
    - A look back at how Northern Ireland suffers every July during the Orange Order's Drumcree parade standoff with interviews with key players.
    ? mins
    199 UTV 19/10/00 Insight: Michael Stone, Portrait Of A Killer
    - UDA / UFF member Michael Stone recalls his murder of 6 people, 3 at Milltown Cemetary, and the motivation behind it.
    ? mins
    200 BBC1 14/11/00 Spotlight: Myself Alone
    - Derry informer, William Carlin’s story of his time working for MI5.
    ? mins
    200 UTV 17/10/00 Insight: Deulling For Votes
    - A look at the electorial battle between Sinn Féin and the SDLP.
    ? mins
    200 BBC1 20/11/00 Spotlight: The Rise and Fall of Vincent Mckenna
    - Ex-FAIT spokesman on child abuse charges.
    ? mins
    200 CH4 24/11/00 Witness: The Maze
    - Account of life as a Maze prisoner in the 1970s and 1980s through eyes of Republican Brendan Hughes and Gusty Spence (former UVF member), and others, with archive film of major incidents.
    ? mins
    200 UTV 30/11/00 Insight. Black Christmas
    - A look at paramilitary rackets and the RUC crackdown.
    ? mins
    201 RTE 12/12/00 President Clinton’s visit to Ireland
    - Coverage of the first day of Clinton's visit; his visit to Dundalk; with speeches.
    ? mins
    201 BBC 13/12/00 President Clinton’s visit to Ireland
    - Coverage of the second day of President Clinton’s visit; his visit to Belfast; with speeches.
    ? mins

    2001
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - And brief description of content
    Time
    minues
    202 UTV 23/01/01 Insight: Sectarianism
    - The case of Rev. David Armstrong, Presbyterian Minister, ousted from his church in Limavady for exchanging Christmas goodwill wishes with the congregation in the neighbouring Catholic church.
    ? mins
    202 BBC1 06/02/01 Spotlight: The Policing Puzzle
    - Current problems facing politicians and the RUC in reaching agreement on policing.
    ? mins
    204 UTV 27/02/01 Insight: Dying for Ireland
    - The legacy of the 1981 hunger strike examined.
    ? mins
    204 BBC2 28/02/01 Home Truths: Lord Carson Profiled
    - A profile of the private life and achievements of the Unionist icon.
    ? mins
    204 UTV 13/03/01 Insight: Crisis or Defining Moment?
    - More Hillsborough discussion between Blair and Ahern, and the Northern Ireland political parties on decommissioning and the problems facing the peace process.
    ? mins
    205 UTV 06/02/01 Insight:
    - Forthcoming election struggle in marginal seats between SF and SDLP, and UUP and DUP; with studio discussion.
    ? mins
    205 UTV 30/01/01 Insight: Licenced to Kill
    - Collusion in the 1980s; profile of the British Army's Force Reconnaissance Unit (FRU) involvement in murders during the 1980s, including Finucane, Hamill, and Nelson.
    44 mins
    205 BBC1 20/02/01 Spotlight: Heads down in Larne
    - A look at sectarian attacks by Loyalists on Catholics living in Larne.
    30 mins
    205 BBC1 06/03/01 Spotlight:
    - The 'Foot and Mouth' disease crisis examined.
    ? mins
    205 BBC1 12/03/01 Musical Traditions:
    - The Lambeg drum and players profiled.
    30 mins
    205 BBC 13/03/01 Spotlight: Death and Dissent
    - A look back at the hunger strike with interviews of those involved (including archive film).
    30 mins
    206 RTE1 29/04/01 A Public Life (Part 1): Des O'Malley
    - The 1970s arms trial and O'Malley's days as a Minster of Justice profiled.
    65 mins
    207 UTV 30/04/01 The Holy Ground:
    - (Item 1) Closure of St. Joseph's Catholic church in the Docks area of Belfast profiled; (Item 2) How the Protestant churches dealt with the recent Loyalist feud on the Shankill Road.
    ? mins
    207 UTV 01/05/01 Insight: Policing the Police (Force Within a Force)
    - Influence of RUC Special Branch examined; evidence of ex-RUC sergeant Johnston (Jonty) Brown on the Finucane case.
    22 mins
    207 ITN 02/05/01 National Disaster:
    - The Birmingham Pub Bombs of November 1974 highlighted.
    ? mins
    207 RTE 06/05/01 A Public Life (Part 2): Des O'Malley
    - His feud with Charles Haughey for Fianna Fáil leadership.
    ? mins
    207 UTV 07/05/01 Holy Ground: The Hunger Strike Revisited
    - L.McKeown, Fr. Faul, Fr. Crilly, recall events and discuss moral issue.
    ? mins
    208 UTV 08/05/01 Payback Time:
    - If the UK decentralisation of power continues then Northern Ireland's Westminster and European Union cash handouts will be affected; north-east region of England profiled.
    ? mins
    208 UTV 14/05/01 The Holy Ground:
    - Former Loyalist prisoner David Hamilton, and Michael McGoldrick - whose son was murdered on 15 May 1998 - talk about the power of prayer and forgiveness.
    ? mins
    208 UTV 15/05/01 Insight:
    - North Belfast constituency profiled with Gerry Kelly (SF), Nigel Dodds (DUP), Alban Magennis (SDLP) and (a disastrous performance by) Cecil walker (UUP). Audience asks questions.
    54 mins
    208 UTV 29/05/01 Insight:
    - General election special, Pat Doherty (SF), Jim Cooper (UUP), Brid Rogers (SDLP) and Gregory Campbell (DUP) answer questions from audience. (First time SF and DUP representatives appear together in the same studio.)
    60 mins
    209 BBC 15/05/01 Spotlight: The Sheriff Omagh
    - Operation cormorant traps corrupt RUC inspector D.Robinson. His criminal career profiled.
    30 mins
    209 UTV 22/05/01 Insight: Dying for a Hit
    - Northern Ireland drugs problem examined.
    25 mins
    209 BBC 29/05/01 Spotlight: Blood, Lies and Videotapes
    - Thomas Magennis a self-confessed UVF killer was never charged, as an informer had he RUC Special Branch protection. Murders of Wassy Paul, B.O’Rawe, M.Sweeney and B.Elliot examined.
    30 mins
    210 UTV 05/06/01 Insight:
    - Pre-election interviews with Ian Paisley (DUP), Gerry Adams (SF), John Hume (SDLP), and David Trimble (UUP), on Good Friday Agreement, decommissioning, devolution, and demilitarisation, and manifestos.
    51 mins
    210 BBC 08/06/01 Westminster Election Results
    - Live coverage of election results from across Northern Ireland.
    60 mins
    210 UTV 08/06/01 Westminster Election Results
    - Live coverage of election results from across Northern Ireland.
    60 mins
    214 BBC 12/06/01 Spotlight: Polls Apart
    - The rise of Sinn Féin, will it be poised to be in the government in the Republic of Ireland after the next election. Comments form D.O’Malley, Pat Ribbite, F.O’Tode and the Minister for Justice, O’Donoghue.
    - Exiled Paul McDonald's case highlighted with Derry’s J.McCluskey’s violent incident with Sinn Féin.
    ? mins
    214 BBC 19/06/01 Spotlight: Trimble Where Now?
    - A look back at David Trimble’s leadership of the UUP and a look at what's likely to happen after his resignation as First Minister on 1 July 2001.
    30 mins
    214 RTE 25/06/01 Sean MacStiofáin
    - 1981 interview with former PIRA chief of staff on his IRA career until he stepped down. (In Irish with English subtitles)
    ? mins
    215 UTV 12/06/01 Election Results
    - Review of Northern Ireland’s new political map after recent Westminster and District Council elections.
    30 mins
    215 UTV 19/06/01 Insight: Rough Justice
    - Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to support UFF’s Johnny Adair's appeal against his prison sentence. Comments from Brice Dickson, Peter Mandelson, John White, Ed Moloney. Profile of Adair.
    ? mins
    215 BBC2 24/06/01 End Game In Ireland (Part 1): the bomb and the ballot box
    - Peace process beginnings from 1979 examined with interviews with Gerry Adams, Martin McGuiness and British Civil Servants.
    ? mins
    215 BBC2 01/07/01 End Game In Ireland (Part 2): talking to terrorists
    - November 1990 to December 1993, Gerry Adams, John Major, J.Adair, Cabinet Officials, D.Bradley (known as 'the link'), Albert Reynolds, all comment.
    ? mins
    215A RTE 01/07/01 Coverage of End Game In Ireland. (Part 2)
    - Contents as on BBC tapes.
    ? mins
    215A RTE 08/07/01 Coverage of End Game In Ireland. (Part 3)
    - Contents as on BBC tapes.
    ? mins
    215A RTE 15/07/01 Coverage of End Game In Ireland. (Part 4)
    - Contents as on BBC tapes.
    ? mins
    216 SF Video dd/01/00 Ar Tyras Deireanach: The Final Journey
    - Sinn Féin video of the re-interment of executed (1942) IRA Volunteer Tom Williams.
    ? mins
    217 BBC2 08/07/01 End Game In Ireland (Part 3)
    - President Bill Clinton becomes involved 1993 to February 1996.
    ? mins
    217 BBC2 15/07/01 End Game In Ireland (Part 4): Guns and government
    - Good Friday Agreement negotiated, but problem of decommissioning remains.
    ? mins
    218 UTV 02/07/01 Insight: Is the Orange Order religious or political?
    - Film report and studio discussion.
    ? mins
    219 BBC2 14/08/01 Newsnight:
    - Profiles of the three suspected IRA men arrested in Colombia.
    ? mins
    220 RTE 19/08/01 Belfast My Love
    - Journalist Lawrence Pikethly who covered Belfast in 1970 returns to re-interview original characters.
    ? mins
    220 UTV 28/08/01 Insight: The Colombia Connection
    - Three suspected PIRA men arrested in Colombia are profiled.
    25 mins
    221 BBC2 06/09/01 Hearts And Minds:
    - (Item 1) Holy Cross Girls Primary School blockade by Loyalists. Discussed with Nigel Dodds (DUP), Gerry Kelly (SF), Billy Hutchinson (PUP), Alban Magennis (SDLP), and Fred Cobain (UUP); (Item 2) Reports on Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and 'Rule 21'; (Item 3) SF and SDLP differences on policing..
    30 mins
    221 ITN 12/09/01 Tonight Special: War On The West
    - Report on New York and Washington Terror Attacks.
    ? mins
    222 UTV 18/09/01 Insight: Lessons In Hate
    - Investigation into the issues surrounding the Holy Cross Girls Primary School blockade by Loyalists.
    30 mins
    222 UTV 25/09/01 Insight:
    - Terror in New York.
    40 mins
    225 Rushlight Magazine dd/06/01 Forever Young:
    - Unveiling of mural in Ballymurphy to IRA Volunteers J.Bryson and P.Mulvenna.
    72 mins
    225 Falls Cultural Society 24/06/01 Commemoration:
    - Lower Falls parade to opening of PIRA garden of remembrance for Lower Falls IRA men.
    39 mins
    226 BBC1 25/09/01 Spotlight:
    - Report from New York on the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks. Interviews with local people (originally from Northern Ireland) who survived.
    30 mins
    226 BBC1 27/09/01 Ian Paisley: The Unquiet Man
    - A profile of the life and beliefs of Dr. Paisley with comment from journalists and political analysts.
    59 mins
    226 BBC1 02/10/01 Spotlight: Who Calls The Shots?
    - (Item 1) Analysis of LVF killing of journalist Martin O’Hagen; and (Item 2) John Reid, Secretary of State, handling of the review of the UDA ceasefire.
    30 mins
    226 UTV 09/10/01 Insight: State of the union:
    - The current position among the Unionist population discussed, including their identity problems, the Good Friday Agreement, and the issue of Policing.
    ? mins
    226 RTE 14/10/01 Live Coverage of State Funeral of 10 IRA Volunteers (Part 1):
    - Executed in 1920/21; funeral from Mountjoy Prison to Glasnevin Cemetery.
    83 mins
    227 UTV 21/10/01 Insight: Exhuming Republicanism
    - Report on the politics around the state funeral for 10 IRA men executed in the 1920s.
    30 mins
    227 RTE 14/10/01 Live Coverage of State Funeral of 10 IRA Volunteers (Part 2):
    - Executed in 1920/21; funeral from Mountjoy Prison to Glasnevin Cemetery.
    47 mins
    227 RTE 16/10/01 For The Sake Of The Republic:
    - Profile of Republican Tommy McKeamey. Includes his time in the Maze on Hunger Strike, and the deaths of his brothers during 'the Troubles'.
    30 mins
    227 UTV 16/10/01 Insight:
    - (Item 1) John Reid, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, declares UDA ceasefire over; and (Item 2) What are the chances of IRA decommissioning now?
    30 mins
    228 BBC 16/10/01 Spotlight: 3 men in Colombia
    - Profile of the 3 Republicans arrested in South America.
    ? mins
    228 UTV 23/10/01 Insight:
    - The what, where, why, and how of decommissioning by the IRA.
    ? mins
    228 BBC 25/10/01 Spotlight:
    - The IRA jouney to decommissioning.
    ? mins
    229 BBC2 23/10/01 Newsnight:
    - Will the gun finally leave Irish politics?
    ? mins
    229 BBC2 25/10/01 Hearts and Minds:
    - Art of decommissioning discussed with David Trimble and Gerry Adams.
    ? mins
    229 UTV 30/10/01 Insight: Living with the Enemy
    - The killing of journalist Martin O'Hagan by the LVF.
    ? mins
    230 BBC 20/11/01 Spotlight: Love and Hate
    - The life and death of Gavin Brett.
    30 mins
    230 BBC2 22/11/01 Hearts and Minds:
    - John Reid, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, on his comments about a "cold house" for Protestants.
    19 mins
    230 BBC1 07/11/01 Spotlight: Back to Belsen
    - Profile of James Molyneaux's war years.
    29 mins
    231 UTV 27/11/01 Insight: Lost Justice
    - Who killed Patsy Kelly? Profile of the killing of a Catholic man by Loyalists in 1974 and the alleged involvement of the UDR; questions to DUP member Oliver Gibson (former UDR).
    ? mins
    231 UTV 04/12/01 Insight: Justice on Trial
    - The collapse of the William Stobie traial and failure of the state to convict anyone for the killing of Pat Finucane.
    ? mins
    232 BBC1 27/11/01 Spotlight: Death of an Eastender
    - Police in London kill Scotsman Harry Stanley believing him to be an Irishman in possession of a gun.
    29 mins
    232 BBC2 13/12/01 Hearts and Minds: Sober Reflection
    - Nuala O'Loan, the Police Ombudsman, and Ronnie Flanagan, the Chief Constable, discuss their differences over the handling of the investigation of the case of the Omagh bomb.
    30 mins
    232 BBC2 13/12/01 Everyman: Facing the Enemy
    - Patrick Magee, convicted of the Brighton bombing, meets the daughter of Sir Anthony Berry (MP) one of the victims.
    60 mins
    232 RTE1 18/12/01 Leargas: Faigh Whitey
    - Profile of Boston ganster and gun-runner James 'Whitey' Bulger. (Irish with English subtitles.)
    28 mins
    233 RTE1 13/12/01 Primetime: Secret Orders
    - State papers show that the Irish government was aware that the defendants in the 1970 'arms trial' had been sanctioned to provide aid to Nationalists in Northern Ireland.
    40 mins
    233 RTE1 20/12/01 Primetime: Innocent People! Ordinary Lives
    - The families of five victims of the Troubles look back and also discuss their hopes for the future.
    35 mins

    2002
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - And brief description of content
    Time
    minues
    233 BBC1 03/01/02 Bits of Belfast:
    - Jim McDowell, editor of the Sunday World newspaper, profiles the Ormeau Road, Belfast, from the Markets to the Saintfield Road.
    40 mins
    233 BBC2 17/01/02 Hearts and Minds:
    - David Trimble, First Minister, and Mark Durkan, Deputy First Minister, discuss the problems of north Belfast, sectarianism, and the fractures in Unionism.
    30 mins
    234 UTV 17/01/02 Insight: Policing in the Dock (Part 1)
    - Nuala O'Loan, the Police Ombudsman, profiled; discussion of the role of Special Branch informer 'Kevin Fulton'; relatives of Omagh victims interviewed.
    47 mins
    234 UTV 20/01/02 Bloody Sunday:
    - Documentary style film of the events of Bloody Sunday (30 January 1972) as seen through the eyes of Ivan Cooper (SDLP) played by James Nesbitt.
    100 mins
    235 BBC1 23/01/02 Spotlight:
    - Ronnie Flanagan, Chief Constable, replies to the criticisms contained in the report by Nuala O'Loan, the Police Ombudsman; Flanagan defends the actions of Special Branch; relatives of the Omagh victims comment.
    28 mins
    235 UTV 24/01/02 Insight: Policing in the Dock (Part 2)
    - Coverage of the meeting between Ronnie Flanagan, Chief Constable, and the Omagh relatives; Omagh relatives in studio discussion.
    52 mins
    235 SKY BBC 25/01/02 Knowledge:
    - Susan McKay profiles Sinn Féin member Martin McGuinness (MP), Education Minister.
    30 mins
    235 CH4 28/01/02 Sunday:
    - Documentary style film, written by Jimmy McGovern, about the events of Bloody Sunday (30 January 1972) as seen through the eyes of victims' families.
    92 mins
    235 BBC1 29/01/02 Spotlight: The Chill Factor
    - Examination of the comments of John Reid, Secretary of State Northern Ireland, about preventing Northern Ireland becoming a "cold house" for Protestants.
    30 mins
    236 UTV 20/01/02 Bloody Sunday:
    - Film (see tape 234 for details)
    100 mins
    236 CH4 28/01/02 Sunday:
    - Film (see tape 235 for details)
    92 mins
    237 BBC1 05/02/02 Spotlight: The Lost Children
    - Investigation into the case of Irish orphans sent to Austrialia in the 1950s and 1960s.
    29 mins
    237 UTV 07/02/02 Insight: Short Changed
    - Examination of the allegations of corruption by Garda officers in Donegal.
    29 mins
    237 BBC1 12/02/02 Spotlight: Counting on the Union
    - Political reaction to the speculation that Catholics now make up 46 per cent of the Northern Ireland population.
    29 mins
    237 RTE1 18/02/02 The Years of Change: Faith and Fatherland
    - Archive film of life in the Republic of Ireland during the 1950s and 1960s and the role of the Catholic church.
    25 mins
    238 UTV 28/02/02 Insight: The Flanagan Years
    - Profile of Ronnie Flanagan, Chief Constable, and his time in charge of the police in Northern Ireland; with studio discussion.
    28 mins
    238 BBC1 05/03/02 Spotlight: Monkey Business
    - Profile of the British / Spanish talks on the future of Gibraltar and the similarities with Northern Ireland. Robert McCartney (UKUP) and Alban Maginness (SDLP) observe local reactions.
    ? mins
    238 UTV 07/03/02 Insight: The Thompson File
    - Soldiers in the British Army shot dead Kathleen Thompson on 6 November 1971; her family put the case for an investigation.
    30 mins
    238 BBC2 07/03/02 Hearts and Minds:
    - Des Browne, Minister with responsibility for matters related to victims of the conflict, questioned on the government's schemes to help victims.
    27 mins
    238 UTV 14/03/02 Insight: Walls of Fear
    - Profile of living near Belfast’s peace walls, including interviews with residents.
    27 mins
    239 RTE1 07/03/02 The Ghost of Roger Casement (Part 1):
    - Profile of his early career in Africa and in Diplomatic corps. Academics discuss the Black Diaries, are they Forgeries or not.
    57 mins
    239 RTE1 14/03/02 The Ghost of Roger Casement (Part 2):
    - Examination of his trial; his arrest; MI5's role; the Easter Rising. McCormick tests claim that the Diaries are genuine. Academics debate the findings.
    58 mins
    239 RTE1 19/03/02 Leargas: Section 31
    - The Irish Government's media ban on Sinn Féin (SF) over the years is examined. Irish with English subtitles.
    26 mins
    239 CH5 21/03/02 Hidden identities:
    - William Carlin, a former MI5 agent, talks about his role in the 1970s and 1980s.
    11 mins
    239 UTV 21/03/02 Insight: Execution Day
    - A Northern Ireland lawyer working on death row cases in the USA talks about his work.
    25 mins
    240 UTV 28/03/02 Insight: Kingdom Come
    - Profile of Martin Ferris, Sinn Féin's candidate in County Kerry, and his chance of success in the upcoming general election in the Republic.
    26 mins
    240 UTV 11/04/02 Insight: Day of Reckoning (Part 1)
    - Profile of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, could such a scheme help the Peace Process in Northern Ireland.
    50 mins
    240 UTV 11/04/02 Insight: Day of Reckoning (Part 2)
    - A selection of politicians and former paramilitaries discuss the issues raised in Part 1.
    55 mins
    241 BBC2 11/04/02 Hearts and Minds:
    - David Trimble interviewed about the second IRA act of decommissioning and also the Castlereagh break-in.
    30 mins
    241 RTE1 23/04/02 True Lives: The Green Fields of Vietnam
    - Profile of the 21 Irish-born USA soldiers who fought and died in the Vietnam War.
    53 mins
    241 UTV 25/04/02 Insight:
    - Report on the USA's Senate Hearing on the alleged links between the IRA and Colombia's FARC.
    25 mins
    242 BBC1 30/04/02 Spotlight: The Promised Land
    - Arabs and Israelis who live in Northern Ireland discuss their homeland situation and 'the Troubles'.
    30 mins
    242 BBC1 07/05/02 Spotlight: The Green Machine
    - Analysis of Sinn Fein's chances in the upcoming General Election in the Republic of Ireland.
    29 mins
    242 BBC1 14/05/02 Spotlight: Life Sentence
    - Update on the lives of the Birmingham Six, now free men but who have not yet been compensated by the British Government.
    40 mins
    243 BBC1 20/05/02 South City Beat (Part 1):
    - Fly-on-the-wall documentary follows Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers on patrol in Belfast prior to the change in the name to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
    30 mins
    243 BBC1 21/05/02 Spotlight: Root and Branch
    - Reconstruction of the raid on the headquarters of the RUC's Special Branch, profiling the options around what really happened on 17 March 2002.
    30 mins
    243 CH4 26/05/02 Dispatches: The Colombian Connection
    - Profile of the three Irishmen arrested in Colombia and the case against them.
    48 mins
    243 BBC1 27/05/02 South City Beat (Part 2):
    - Camera accompanies RUC / PSNI officers on patrol in south Belfast.
    29 mins
    243 BBC1 28/05/02 Spotlight: Cross and Sash
    - Examination of the internal Church of Ireland debate around the Orange Order's use of Drumcree church.
    30 mins
    244 RTE1 28/05/02 The Irish Empire: Keeping the Faith
    - An examination of Irish emigrants roles in the USA, Canada, and Australia, and of the religious attitudes they took with them.
    55 mins
    244 RTE1 10/06/02 Would you Believe it?
    - A profile of a mixed marriage in County Kerry in 1979 and the strict attitude taken by the Catholic Church.
    25 mins
    244 BBC1 10/06/02 South City Beat (Part 3):
    - PSNI recruits at firearms training and on patrol in Belfast city centre.
    30 mins
    244 RTE1 13/06/02 The Irish Empire: Keeping the Faith
    - Profile of Irish emigration to England over the centuries. (First 20 minutes missing)
    34 mins
    244 BBC1 17/06/02 South City Beat (Part 4):
    - PSNI on patrol in Belfast's Markets district.
    28 mins
    245 BBC1 19/06/02 Panorama: Licenced to Murder (Part 1):
    - John Ware investigates collusion between the security forces and Loyalist paramilitaries in the murder of Catholics. Ken Barett, formerly a member of the UFF, admits killing Pat Finucane. MI5 and RUC roles discussed.
    50 mins
    245 BBC2 20/06/02 Hearts and Minds:
    - Jeffrey Donaldson, UUP MP, and Martin McGuinness, Sinn Féin MP, debate Castlereagh, Colombia, and recent street violence.
    30 mins
    245 BBC1 23/06/02 Panorama: Licenced to Murder (Part 2):
    - John Ware profiles the security forces cover-up of their role in murders carried out by Loyalist paramilitaries.
    50 mins
    245 BBC2 27/06/02 Hearts and Minds:
    - Trimble looses his cool during interview about Unionist concerns over the Peace Process. Journalists comments on Trimble.
    30 mins
    245 BBC1 01/07/02 South City Beat (Part 6):
    - Ronnie Flanagan, retiring Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC), bids farewell to his officers.
    29 mins
    247 Sky History 30/07/02 The Maze Prison:
    - The history of the transformation of Long Kesh Prison into the Maze Prison highlighting Maze escape, dirty protest, hunger strike; with contributions from former prisoners. M.Stone, M.Snodden, R.McCartney, J.McMullan, and Prison Officers, are interviewed.
    60 mins
    248 RTE1 04/08/02 Discovery - Ireland in the 1960s (Part 1): Writing Pictures:
    - Series celebrating 40 years of RTE broadcasting; looking back at aspects of Irish Life.
    25 mins
    248 RTE1 05/08/02 Discovery - Ireland in the 1960s (Part 2): Ladies and Gentlemen?
    - Series celebrating 40 years of RTE broadcasting; looking back at aspects of Irish Life.
    25 mins
    248 RTE1 07/08/02 Discovery - Ireland in the 1960s (Part 3): On the Road.
    - Series celebrating 40 years of RTE broadcasting; looking back at aspects of Irish Life.
    25 mins
    248 RTE1 09/08/02 Discovery - Ireland in the 1960s (Part 4): Town and Country.
    - Series celebrating 40 years of RTE broadcasting; looking back at aspects of Irish Life.
    25 mins
    248 RTE1 11/08/02 Discovery - Ireland in the 1960s (Part 5): Heart of Dublin.
    - Series celebrating 40 years of RTE broadcasting; looking back at aspects of Irish Life.
    25 mins
    248 Sky Discovery 28/08/02 Age Of Terror:
    - An investigation into the global use of terrorism as political weapon in Israel, Malaya, Algeria, South Africa, and Ireland.
    45 mins
    249 UTV 26/09/02 Insight: Divided Loyalities:
    - Profile of current splits in UDA, and feud with LVF as J.Adair and J.White are expelled.
    26 mins
    249 RTE1 29/09/02 Soldiers of the Legion of the Rearguard:
    - A look at the 75 year history of the Fianna Fáil party in the Republic of Ireland. With period film, and interviews with its leaders and influential figures, and political commentators.
    65 mins
    249 Sky Discovery 01/10/02 Pearce: Irish Rebel:
    - An analysis of the life and death of 1916 leader P.Pearce. With period film, and political and academic opinions.
    47 mins
    249 BBC 01/10/02 Unfinished Business:
    - A profile of Northern Ireland state pathologist Jack Crane.
    40 mins
    250 UTV 03/10/02 Insight: Murder of a quiet man:
    - An investigation of the killing on 25 February 1977 of J.Campbell, then a sergeant in the RUC, outside Cushendall Police Station. The suspicions of Special Branch colleagues are discussed.
    24mins
    250 BBC1 08/10/02 Spotlight: Will power-sharing survive?
    - A look at the allegations of IRA intelligence gathering and Republican and Loyalist violence. Comments from D.Trimble, G.Kelly, J.Donaldson, P.Robinson, A.Magennis, D.Nesbitt, and A.Mclntyre.
    40 mins
    250 BBC2 10/10/02 Hearts and Minds:
    - Studio debate, between M.McGuinness of Sinn Féin and J.Donaldson of the Ulster Unionist Party, on the state of the peace process.
    29 mins
    250 UTV 10/10/02 Insight: What happens now?
    - A look at the options for a way forward; a review of the process so far; and heated studio debate between M.McGuinness (SF) and P.Robinson (DUP) for the first time on TV.
    30 mins
    251 BBC1 14/10/02 Spotlight: What happens next?
    - Northern Ireland Executive suspended for the fourth time; assessment of current crisis; report of recent events; political and journalistic comment on the options for the continuation of the peace process.
    63 mins
    251 UTV 17/10/02 Insight: Racing to Destruction:
    - Profile of drug dealing businessman Colin Lees and his fall from success to jail.
    37 mins
    251 CH4 28/10/02 Missed Warnings:
    - Two reports on police failings both North and South on warnings about the Omagh bomb attack.
    ? mins
    252 BBC2 27/10/02 True Spies (Part 1):
    - Peter Taylor's investigation of MI5 and Special Branch infiltration of British left-wing organisations in the 1960s and 1970s; including the South African rugby tour; Amnesty International; Friends of the Earth; Ricky Tomlinson; and Arthru Scargill and the miners union.
    60 mins
    252 BBC1 30/10/02 Martin McGuinness:
    - Profile of the life and times of Martin McGuinness (SF) from childhood to government education minister; archive film clips, interviews, and political critics.
    60 mins
    252 BBC2 03/11/02 True Spies (Part 2):
    - Peter Taylor looks at the secret services' handling of left and right-wing groups in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s; including the National Front's M.Tyndale, and the miners strike.
    60 mins
    253 UTV 04/11/02 We Were Brothers (Part 1):
    - An examination of changing Northern Irish attitudes to the remembrance of the dead of World War I. Part 1 looks at the Battle of the Somme; includes comments from: J.Reid (then Secretary of State), J.Donaldson and F.Agnew (Orange Order), E.Bell (APNI), and T.Burns (SDLP).
    25 mins
    253 UTV 05/11/02 We Were Brothers (Part 2):
    - This episode profiles the Irishmen who fought at Flounders; their victories; their letters home; with historical commentary.
    25 mins
    253 UTV 07/11/02 Insight: Dying to Serve:
    - An investigation into the alleged bullying and the high suicide rate among young British Army recruits.
    26 mins
    253 UTV 10/11/02 We Were Brothers (Part 3):
    - A look at how Nationalist Ireland viewed the men who fought for Britain in World War II.
    26 mins
    253 BC2 10/11/02 True Spies: Part 3: It could happen to you.
    - Peter Taylor looks at recent secret service infiltrations against CND, Animal Rights Groups, Combat 18, Newbury Road protesters, and anti-Globalisation groups.
    60 mins
    253 BBC2 12/11/02 War Walks: Part 1: The Battle of the Boyne.
    - Historian Richard Holmes' analysis of the actual battle and its consequences for Ireland in the present day.
    29 mins
    254 BBC1 06/11/02 Somme Journey:
    - D.Ervine (PUP) and T.Hartley (SF) visit the Somme graveyards and give their analysis of what World War I sacrifices means to them.
    40 mins
    254 RTE1 12/11/02 True Lives: All the Queen's Men:
    - A look at Irishmen who serve in the British Army and their rational.
    56 mins
    254 UTV 14/11/02 Insight: Friends Across the Water:
    - Analysis of feelings among New York's Irish American community on Sinn Féin's current policy and of its president Gerry Adams.
    24 mins
    254 BBC 19/11/02 Spotlight: Bloody Monday:
    - Did Jim Chesney, then a Catholic priest, lead the PIRA team that bombed Claudy on 31 July 1972 killing nine people? Relatives of the victims and the Police Ombudsman give their reaction to the allegation.
    29 mins
    255 RTE1 26/11/02 Out of the Blue:
    - A profile of Harland and Wolff shipyard's past, present and future.
    22 mins
    255 BBC1 03/12/02 Spotlight: The Hunter File:
    - A profile of Conservative MP Andrew Hunter's intelligence gathering in the late 1980s as he tried to prove a link between the ANC and the IRA. The people he accused all give denials.
    30 mins
    255 RTE1 19/12/02 Would You Believed?
    - A profile of Nuala O'Loan, then Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.
    27 mins

    2003
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - And brief description of content
    Time
    minues
    255 BBC1 01/01/03 Cabinet Confidential: Secrets of 1972
    - A review of government papers, released under the 30 year rule, covering political decisions in 1972; includes Bloody Sunday, Bloody Friday, Internment, Operation Motorman, and Direct Rule.
    31 mins
    256 BBC1 01/01/03 Cabinet Confidential: Secrets of 1972
    - A review of government papers, released under the 30 year rule, covering political decisions in 1972; includes Bloody Sunday, Bloody Friday, Internment, Operation Motorman, and Direct Rule. (Also on tape 255)
    31 mins
    256 BBC1 06/01/03 Interface (Part 1): Ardoyne
    - Fly on the wall documentary following the Catholic residents of Ardoyne at the Ardoyne / Glenbyrn interface in Belfast.
    40 mins
    256 BBC1 07/01/03 Interface (Part 2): Glenbyrn
    - Fly on the wall documentary following the Protestant residents of Glenbyrn at the Ardoyne / Glenbyrn interface in Belfast.
    40 mins
    257 RTE1 23/01/03 Leargas: When Rory met Marie
    - The descendents of Terence McSwiney and Cathal Burgha, look back and discuss their great-grandfathers with archive film clips. (Irish language with English subtitles).
    26 mins
    257 BBC1 28/01/03 Spotlight: Loyalists at War
    - Examination of feud between Johnny Adair's ‘C’ Company and the mainstream UDA, looking at its background and the personalities involved.
    30 mins
    257 UTV 30/01/03 Insight: The Outsider
    - Profile of former special branch chief Bill Lowry and his fall from power and the personalities behind the scenes plus political reaction.
    27 mins
    257 BBC1 04/02/03 Spotlight: Spot the difference
    - Examination of the DUP’s policy towards Sinn Féin, are subtle changes taking place? Comment from Paisley, the Ulster Political Research Group (/UDA) and others on the trip to South Africa by a group of unionist political figures.
    30 mins
    258 UTV 06/02/03 Insight: The Untouchables
    - Is the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) capable of dealing with Northern Ireland's criminal and paramilitary gangs? Comment from CAB chief Alan Mc Quillan and political reaction.
    30 mins
    258 BBC1 18/02/03 Spotlight: Balkan Beat
    - PSNI officers Donal Walsh, R.Pedlow, D.Greene, R.Bates, D.McConkey, profiled as they work for the UN in Kosova.
    30 mins
    258 UTV 20/02/03 Insight: Too many chiefs
    - Profile of Police Ombudsman Nuala O’Loan's report on the RUC investigation into the Omagh bomb, and the massive impact on the RUC hierarchy. Omagh relatives give their reactions, the Police Federation, Assistant Chief Constables, Sam Kinkaid and Alan McQuillan, and ACC S.White disagree.
    30 mins
    259 BBC1 26/02/03 Window on the world (Part 1):
    - Programme examines the development of news broadcasts in Northern Ireland since the 1950s. With archive film clips and interviews with politicians; the media's handling of the violence is examined and discussed.
    28 mins
    259 BBC1 27/02/03 Heart and Minds
    - Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) member Dermot Nesbit and Sinn Féin's Barbara De Burn debate the issues of job discrimination and Catholic disadvantage in Northern Ireland. Also profile of the private life of UUP MP, Jeffery Donaldson.
    ? mins
    259 BBC1 04/03/03 Spotlight: Dissident Ranks
    - Profile of the dissident Republicans and their military and political efforts to destablise any moves towards peace. Interviews with 32 County Sovereignty Committee members Francis Mackey and Marian Price, also Republican Sinn Féin's Rory O’Brady. Comments from Sinn Féin's M.McLaughlin, and M.Gildernew. Profile of Real IRA’s Michael McKevitt and film of Real IRA’s Joe O’Connor’s funeral.
    32 mins
    259 BBC1 05/03/03 Window on the World (Part 2):
    - Documentary on programmes that made history, changed laws, or brought down governments. Behind the headlines with Wendy Austin.
    29 mins
    260 UTV 06/03/03 Insight: What happened at Hillsborough?
    - Profile of talks at Hillsborough (3-4 March 2003) aimed at restoring devolution. Interviews with US envoy Richard Haas, studio debate with G.Kelly (SF), Mark Durkan (SDLP), D.Nesbitt (UUP), and Peter Robinson (DUP).
    24 mins
    260 BBC1 11/03/03 Spotlight: What is the Hillsborough shared understanding?
    - More analysis of talks at Hillsborough (3-4 March 2003); studio debate includes James Cooper (UUP) and J.Donaldson (UUP). David Trimble (UUP) on what Republicans must do now; comments on sanctions, and 'On The Runs' (OTRS) from B.Rogers (SDLP), M.McLaughlin (SF), and S.Wilson (DUP). Profile of changes in Republican attitudes to policing since the 1970s with G.Kelly (SF) and dissident A.McIntyre.
    40 mins
    260 UTV 15/03/03 Insight: Paying the Price
    - Poyntzpass (3 March 1998) LVF killers S.McClean, David Keyes, Noel McCready, and Ryan Robley profiled. Comments from Ian Paisley Jnr., QUB Professor K.McEvoy on prisoner early releases, and relatives of Poyntzpass victims.
    ? mins
    260 BBC 18/03/03 Spotlight: A place of safety
    - Examination of the reception refugee immigrants to Northern Ireland receive. Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities comments on use of prisons to hold asylum seekers.
    30 mins
    261 UTV, ITN 06/03/03 Maggie the First Lady (Part 1): Her fathers daughter.
    - Programme profiles Thatcher's early education and family background. Includes interview with Thatcher and her friend William Deeds.
    50 mins
    261 UTV, ITN 13/03/03 Maggie the First Lady (Part 2):
    - Profile of first 20 years of Thatcher's political career, tracing her rise through Conservative Party ranks; comments from conservatives Ken Clarke and Norman Tebbitt.
    59 mins
    261 UTV, ITN 20/03/03 Maggie the First Lady (Part 3): Above the shop.
    - Begins with Thatcher's 1979 election as Prime Minister, looks at Miners strike, IRA hunger strike, and 1982 Falklands War. Comments from her former Private Secretary B.Inghram, Neil Kinnock (Labour), USA President G.Bush Snr. Also comments from previous colleagues N.Tebbitt, Nigel Lawson , Leon Briton, and M.Heseltine.
    49 mins
    261 UTV, ITN 27/03/03 Maggie the First Lady (Part 4): The bitter end.
    - Profile of 1987. Thatcher was then world player; profile of what went wrong at home - includes Poll tax, Euro rows, cabinet fallouts, ERM disaster. Comments from Tory colleagues at the time: N.Tebbitt, John Major, C.Parkinson, Ken Clarke, Charles Powell, and Lord Carrington.
    ? mins
    262 BBC 25/03/03 Spotlight: Duty of care.
    - Programme investigates Education authorities problems with asbestos in schools.
     
    262 UTV 27/03/03 Insight: Gun for hire.
    - Profile of former UVF/LVF killer Clifford McKeown from Portadown. McKeown was convicted on 20 March 2003 of the murder of Catholic taxi driver Michael McGoldrick on 7 July 1996. PSNI officers and McGoldrick family comment on the killing.
    26 mins
    262 RTE1 30/03/03 Politics today
    - Report from the Sinn Féin Ard fheis in Dublin. Delegates unease on policing issue, speech by Martin McGuiness and interview with Gerry Adams on putting arms beyond use.
    ? mins
    263 BBC, RTE, SKY 07/04/03 News Coverage
    - Various station coverage of US President George Bush Jnr's visit to Northern Ireland to meet British Prime Minster Tony Blair. (Includes BBC, RTE, and SKY bulletins.)
    ? mins
    263 RTE 10/04/03 Would you believe
    - Story of Brendan Dowling originally from Newry, who now helps Dublin’s homeless, but who in the early 1970’s joined the Official IRA. He talks of his road from violence to pacifism.
    27 mins
    263 BBC, UTV 17/04/03 News Coverage
    - Coverage of release of Stevens 3 Inquiry report into collusion between the security forces and Loyalist paramilitaries; with reaction to guilty verdict, from politicians and victims relatives.
    34 mins
    264 UTV 17/04/03 Insight: Stevens 3 Report
    - Chris Moore examines the findings of the Stevens 3 Inquiry that RUC Special Branch and loyalist paramiltaries colluded to kill people during the Northern Ireland conflict. Studio discussion includes Geraldine Finucane, wife of Pat Finucane, Denis Bradley and Jane Winter of British Irish Rights Watch.
    ? mins
    264 BBC 17/04/03 Hearts and Minds: Stevens 3 Report:
    - Discussion of the Stevens 3 Report by Fred Cobain (UUP) and M.McLaughlin (SF) with contribution by journalist M.O’Doherty. Other journalists discuss where now in the peace process this week.
    ? mins
    264 BBC 29/04/03 Spotlight:
    - In preparation for the 2003 Northern Ireland Assembly election, a programme on the main election issues of the campaign; it includes M.McLaughlin (Sinn Féin's), G.Campbell (DUP), M.Durkan (SDLP), M.McGimpsey (UUP) who face questions from the audience. (Note: The election was twice suspended until Wednesday 26 November 2003.)
    30 mins
    265 BBC 06/05/03 Spotlight: Joyriders, Death riders
    - Profile of the carnage over the years caused by joy/riders. Begins with 43rd victim, Debbie McCombs death in west Belfast, and profile of her killer Harry Marley. Also the case of Nial Blaney who killed John McDonald. PSNI's viewpoint, and two former joyriders Mark Hamill and Ned McComb appeal to youths to stop.
    30 mins
    265 UTV 22/05/03 Insight: Turning up the heat
    - Examination of the alleged IRA breakin to Castlereagh (then) RUC HQ and the case of ‘Larry the Chef’ wanted by the PSNI for questioning. Now in New York Larry answers questions on the Castlereagh breakin allegations.
    26 mins
    265 RTE1 25/05/03 A House Divided
    - Documentary about artist Noel Murphy's painting of all 108 Stormont MLA’s and how it came about.
    75 mins
    265A CH4 15/05/03 Secret History: The Brighton Bomb
    - Partial taping (ending missing) of this documentary about the Brighton Bombing on 12 October 1984 with comments form N.Tebbitt, Lady Berry, Thatcher's secretary Cyn.Crawford.
    ? mins
    266 UTV 29/05/03 Insight: Death on the cards
    - Investigation of Sinn Féin (SF) Councillor Eddie Fullerton's murder on 25 May 1991 by loyalists; with comments on Fullerton's character by his SF colleagues, and on the murder by Derry UDA chief David Nichol. Collusion alleged..
    25 mins
    266 BBC 03/06/03 Spotlight: High Stakes
    - Examination of the allegations against Freddie Scappaticci that he is the British agent know as 'Stakeknife'. Former British agent Kevin Fulton, journalist Liam Clarke, and Republican Sinn Féin's M.Donnelly all comment on Scappaticci's past life..
    30 mins
    266 UTV 05/06/03 Insight: Alex Maskey, A Year in Office
    - Profile of Belfast's first Sinn Féin (SF) Lord Mayor and his attempt at Republican outreach to Unionists. Comments from Maskey (SF), Reg Empey (UUP), Sammy Wilson (DUP), and Nigel Dodds (DUP). ()
    26 mins
    266 UTV 12/06/03 Insight: Cold House
    - A documentary on how the Northern Ireland authorities treat asylum seekers, by locking them in prison with criminals and terrorists.
    24 mins
    267 UTV 19/06/03 Insight: Chasing Shadows
    - Examination of the dissappearance of Gareth O'Connor in south Armagh allegedly at the hands of the IRA. Comments from his parents, and Fr. Denis Faul, and Sinn Féin's Conor Murphy.
    24 mins
    267 BBC 22/06/03 Panorama: Gangsters at War
    - A look at the UDA's rackets and the background to the current feud between Johnny Adair's 'C' company and John Greig's mainstream UDA. (Programme sub/ titles called 'The Spin Doctors', 'The Enforcers', and 'The Fugitives'.)
    40 mins
    267 RTE1 01/07/03 Leargas
    - Look back at the 1957 IRA raid on Brookeborough RUC station in which Sean South and Fergal O'Hanlon died; with comments from survivors and their families. (Irish language with English subtitles.)
    26 mins
    268 BBC 12/07/03 The Twelth
    - Report on the day's Orange Order demonstrations. From Belfast, Crossgar, Fintona, Markethill, Lisnaksea, Limavady, Glengormley, Ballymoney, and Donegal.
    29 mins
    268 BBC 13/07/03 Panorama: What Happened Next?
    - A follow up on previous programmes, beginning with an update on the Stakeknife affair, then the Pat Finuance murder, and then the IRA's murder of Francis Hegarty in Derry on 25 May 1986.
    17 mins
    269 SKY / History 03/08/03 The Provos (Part 1): Born Again
    - Rerun of Peter Taylor's documentary on the Provisional IRA. (First shown on 23 September 1997 by the BBC; Tape 141.)
    57 mins
    269 SKY / History 03/08/03 The Provos (Part 2): Second Front. (1975-1984)
    - Rerun of Peter Taylor's documentary on the Provisional IRA.
    54 mins
    269 SKY / History 03/08/03 The Provos (Part 3): The Secret War
    - Rerun of Peter Taylor's documentary on the Provisional IRA.
    58 mins
    269 SKY / History 03/08/03 The Provos (Part 4): Endgame
    - Rerun of Peter Taylor's documentary on the Provisional IRA.
    58 mins
    270 SKY / History 03/08/03 The Maze: Enemies Within
    - Rerun of Peter Taylor's documentary contains interviews with paramiltary prisoners. (First shown on 02/11/90 on BBC1; Tape 98)
    ? mins
    270 SKY / History 03/08/03 Remember Bloody Sunday
    - Rerun of Peter Taylor's documentary with relatives of the victims and British Paratroopers giving interviews, it also contains archive film clips. (First shown on 28/01/91 on BBC1; Tape 104.)
    55 mins
    270 SKY / History 04/08/03 Loyalists (Part 1): No Surrender
    - Peter Taylor gives an introduction to update this documentary. (First shown on BBC on 21/02/99 on BBC; Tape 164.)
    51 mins
    270 SKY / History 04/08/03 Loyalists (Part 2): Returning the serve
    - Interviews with Loyalist killers about their rationale. (First shown on BBC on 28/02/99; Tape 164.)
    51 mins
    271 SKY / History 06/08/03 Loyalists (Part 3): War and Peace
    - Peter Taylor's series on Loyalist paramilitaries. (First shown on BBC on 07/03/99; Tape 164.)
    50 mins
    271 RTE1 14/08/03 Proable Cause: The murder of Daphne Taylor
    - Profile of the 1994 killing and how the RUC and forensics caught the killer.
    ? mins
    271A RTE1 11/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1974
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1974, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    26 mins
    271A RTE1 12/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1975
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1975, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    26 mins
    271A RTE1 13/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1976
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1976, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    26 mins
    271A RTE1 14/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1977
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1977, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    26 mins
    271A RTE1 15/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1978
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1978, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    26 mins
    271A RTE1 18/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1979
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1979, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    26 mins
    271A RTE1 19/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1980
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1980, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    26 mins
    271B RTE1 20/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1981
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1981, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    27 mins
    271B RTE1 21/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1982
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1982, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    26 mins
    271B RTE1 22/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1983
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1983, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    26 mins
    271B RTE1 25/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1984
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1984, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    26 mins
    271B RTE1 26/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1985
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1985, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    25 mins
    271B RTE1 27/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1986
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1986, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    25 mins
    271B RTE1 28/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1987
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1987, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    25 mins
    271C RTE1 29/08/03 Reeling in the years: 1988
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1988, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    26 mins
    271C RTE1 04/09/03 Reeling in the years: 1989
    - A look at the news within Ireland and from abroad in 1989, to a soundtrack of popular music of the year.
    25 mins
    272 RTE1 21/08/03 Proable Cause: The murder of Andrew Spence (and Pamela Bennet)
    - Profile of how forensics and police work caught the killers of the above people. one of whom, William Murphy, was the nephew of the Shankill Butcher Lenny Murphy.
    24 mins
    272 RTE1 03/09/03 Townlands: The March
    - Historical documentary tracing the flight of Irish Chieftain Donal O"Sullivan Beare after his defeat by the English in 1601 at the Battle of Kinsale.
    25 mins
    273 CH4 29/09/03 SAS: The Real Story
    - Profile of the role of the SAS in counter-terrorism around the world and in Northern Ireland since 1976; contains interviews with former soldiers, film includes the Loughgall ambush on 8 May 1987, and other incidents involving the IRA.
    49 mins
    273 BBC 07/10/03 Spotlight: The Dissappeared
    - The family of Gareth O'Connor meet with Jean McConvilles daughter Helen and discuss their feelings and outlook for the future. Conor Murphy gives the Sinn Féin viewpoint. Colombia McVeigh's mother, Vera, comments on the Provisional IRA and Margaret McKinney visits her son Brain's grave.
    30 mins
    273 BBC 14/10/03 Spotlight: Basra Beat
    - Profile of the PSNI's Assistant Chief Constable Steven White in his new role in Iraq, and his efforts in rebuilding their police service.
    29 mins
    273 BBC 21/10/03 Newsline Special
    - This bulletin begins the day's coverage of the expected pre-election deal between Sinn Féin and the Ulster Unionist Party. It includes the Adams speech, an IRA statement, then General John de Chastelain's decommissioning statement.
    25 mins
    274 UTV, RTE, ITN, SKY 21/10/03 News Coverage
    - Various news coverage of the breaking news that political developments have been put 'on hold' by David Trimble of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP); includes the 5pm Sky news (12 mins), the UTV 6.00pm local news (40 mins), the ITN UK news at 6.30pm (12 mins), and the RTE1 9.00pm news (10 mins).
    74 mins
    274 RTE1 21/10/03 Primetime
    - RTE viewpoint on the collapse of the anticipated political deal in Northern Ireland; programme looks back at the troubled peace process. In the studio D.Nesbitt (UUP), M.Durkan (SDLP), and G.Kelly (SF) debate the issues.
    40 mins
    274 BBC 21/10/03 Spotlight: Who pulled the plug?
    - Review of the failure of anticipated deal between Sinn Féin (SF) and the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP); studio debate involves A.Maskey (SF), C.Hanna (SDLP), and G.Campell (DUP).
    ? mins
    274 UTV 23/10/03 Insight
    - More analysis of the failed Sinn Féin (SF) and Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) deal; includes the opinions of the N.Dodds (DUP), M,Durkan (SDLP), and M.McLaughlin (SF).
    ? mins
    275 RTE1 14/10/03 Bombers (Part 1):
    - Former IRA men and British army ATOs review the development of IRA and loyalist bombs. Incidents profiled include the first loyalist bomb attack in 1966, then the 1971 McGurk's bar attack, the 1978 La Mon bomb, and the Dublin / Monaghan bombings. Views from former paramiltaries A.McIntyre, T.Gorman, S.O'Callaghan, and D.Ervine.
    53 mins
    275 RTE1 21/10/03 Bombers (Part 2):
    - This programme discusses the IRA border landmines and the technology war between the British Army and the IRA; it includes the killing of Lord Mountbatten, and the Warrenpoint bombing both on 27 August 1979. The 1973 Old Bailey bomb; the 1994 mortar attack on Downing Street; also the 1974 Birmingham pub bomb; and the INLA's bobby-trap killing of Conservative MP Airey Neave on 30 March 1979.
    51 mins
    275 RTE1 28/10/03 Bombers (Part 3)
    - Includes Provisional IRA arms buying in the USA and FBI counter measures. Also a profile of the PIRA's Libyan link. Then follows a look at the use of human bombs as in the case of Patrick Gillespie on 24 October 1990; and the development of new detonation techniques and the huge PIRA bombs in London; and lastly the Real IRA's Omagh bomb.
    51 mins
    276 UTV 30/10/03 Insight: Safe Home?
    - Profile of the growing problem of house burglaries in Northern Ireland and PSNI efforts to combat it.
    24 mins
    276 RTE1 03/11/03 Leargas: Lest we be Forgotten
    - This documentary profiles the 4,500 Donegal men who fought and died for Britain in WW1; their relatives discuss the post war problems they faced in the new Irish Free State. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
    25 mins
    276 RTE1 04/11/03 Hidden History: Robert Emmett
    - A look at the facts and the romantic myth around his failed 1803 rebellion and execution.
    57 mins
    276 UTV 06/11/03 Insight: Election campaign Questions
    - G.Adams (SF) and M.Durkan (SDLP) face questions from six first-time unionist voters; then D.Trimble (UUP) and N,Dodds (DUP) face questions from six first time Nationalist voters.
    48 mins
    277 BBC1 12/11/03 Stress and Disorder
    - Four former RUC officers discuss the effects of post traumatic stress disorder on their lives and careers with comment from the police rehabilitation and training trust.
    40 mins
    277 RTE1 18/11/03 Hidden History: Guns and Chiffon
    - Profile of the role of women in the struggle for Irish Freedom between 1916-23, the programme contains interviews with survivors including: Nora Connolly, Mrs. Tom Clarke, Rose McNamara, Bridget Lyons, Marie Comerford, Mary McSweeney, Helena Mooney, and Louise Duffy. It also has a list of all Cuman na Ban prisoners of that era.
    52 mins
    277 BBC1 20/11/03 Hearts and Minds
    - An interview with Martin McGuinness (SF) on his election policies, the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, punishment beatings, tactical voting, and their relationship with the DUP. Part 2 contains a look at the 'fuss at the bus' when the DUP and the UUP clashed as the DUP election bus stopped outside the UUP headquarters in Belfast.
    29 min
    278 BBC1 24/11/03 Oliver Cromwell Warts and All
    - This docu-drama looks at the life and rise and fall of England's Lord Protector; it includes a look at his punitive military campaign in Ireland.
    59 mins
    278 RTE1 25/11/03 Hidden History: The Struggle
    - Journalist M.Magan explores the role of his grandmother and her family in the era 1916-23; it includes Blon O'Rahilly, Sheila Humphreys, and the IRA's civil war leader Ernie O'Malley.
    53 mins
    278 UTV 27/11/03 Election Special
    - Contains an early review of polling figures, with comments from G.Adams (SF), Ian Paisley (DUP), J.Donaldson (UUP), N.Dodds (DUP), D.Trimble (UUP), B.Hutchinson, P.Robinson (DUP), G.Kelly (SF), A.Attwood (SDLP), A.Maskey (SF), and others.
    102 mins
    279 UTV, BBC 27/11/03 Election Special
    - More election results and political analysis and comment as events develop.
    96 mins
    279 BBC1 04/12/03 Hearts and Minds
    - With all the ballots counted, New MLAs M.Ferguson (SF), N.Dodds (DUP), D.McNarry (UUP), and D.Kelly (SDLP) discuss the way forward as each sees it now.
    23 mins
    280 BBC4 02/12/03 Citizen Alec
    - A fly-on-the-wall documentary that followed Alec Maskey, then Sinn Féin's first Lord Mayor of Belfast, during his year in office. It includes comments from Sammy Wilson (DUP) and film of Maskey's trip to the USA. There is also reaction to Maskey's efforts at 'outreach' to unionists which included laying a wreath at the Cenotaph on behalf of Northern Ireland's ward dead.
    60 mins
    280 UTV 04/12/03 Fighting Back
    - Profile of Raymond McCord's efforts to expose the UVF killers of his son whom he believes were also Special Branch agents. Programme contains an interview with Police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan, J.Donaldson (UUP) and Mark Laanghammer.
    24 mins
    280A SKY 30/12/03 Horizons: The Essential History of the Troubles (Part 1)
    - Looks at Nationalist opinion. Comments from Eamon McCann and John Kelly (SF); Pat McKeown recalls the Provisional IRA "war effort"; and journalist F.O'Connor examines the bond between the PIRA and its host community; O'Connor also discusses the rise in the political and economic confidence of Nationalism.
    44 mins
    280A SKY 30/12/03 Horizons: The Essential History of the Troubles (Part 2)
    - Profiles Unionist opinion. Ex UFF killer Kenny McClinton recalls his past deeds; the Orange Order talks of its stand against Irish Unity; and Ulster Protestants' role in two world wars; Glen Barr recalls with Chris McGimpsey the May 1974 Loyalist strike; and Unionists in Belfast's Suffolk estate talk of life in this enclave in West Belfast.
    44 mins

    Peter Heathwood's List of Television Documentaries, 1981-2003
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    1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
    2001 2002 2003 2004 2005


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