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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); and a brief description of the programme content.

    2004
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - And brief description of content
    Time
    minues
    281 BBC1 01/01/04 Cabinet Confidential: Secrets of 1973
    - A look at the secret government papers released under the 30 year rule. Programme contains archive film clips of the Sunningdale talks; the Border Poll; Liam Cosgrave's meeting with Ted Heath; bombs in London; recollections of G.Kelly (SF); the arms ship Claudia seized; June 28th elections; news clip (16/07/73) about the arrest of Gerry Adams; Ken Bloomfield on the religious imbalance in the Civil Service; Brian Faulkner's idea for an all-Ireland Special Branch; film of the Loyalist Workers Strike; Francis Pym becomes Secretary of State; fall of Power Sharing and interviews with the main figures of the time. (See, http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/).
    40 mins
    281 RTE1 08/01/04 Prime Time: The Garda - the Force of the Law
    - Investigation into recent cases in the Republic of Ireland where the police are suspected of perjury and excessive force against members of the public. There are demands for a Northern Ireland style Police Ombudsman to investigate the Garda.
    47 mins
    281 BBC1 15/01/04 Hearts ands Minds
    - Alec Maskey (SF) and Gregory Campbell (DUP) discuss the possible outcomes of the forthcoming Review of the Good Friday Agreement. The programme also looks at the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in the Lagan Valley constituency following Jeffrey Donaldson's defection to the DUP.
    30 mins
    282 BBC1 22/01/04 Hearts and Minds
    - In depth interview with Ian Paisley (DUP) on his decision to step down as a MEP; and his views on the forthcoming review of the Good Friday Agreement. A counterview is given by the journalist Malachy O’Doherty.
    30 mins
    282 BBC1 27/01/04 You Thought You Knew King William
    - Journalist Jim McDowell presents a profile of King Billy, as he examines fact and fiction; he also examines the Orange Order legacy today.
    40 mins
    282 BBC1 03/02/04 Spotlight: Paisley’s Progress
    - Profile of the political life of Ian Paisley (DUP) and his journey from Unionist margins to Unionist mainstream; includes contemporary film clips; and interviews with political friends and foes.
    30 mins
    283 BBC1 05/02/04 Hearts and Minds
    - David Trimble (UUP) discusses his plans for a political fightback against the DUP. He comments on Jeffrey Donaldson's defection to the DUP; the forthcoming review of the Good Friday Agreement; and the career of the recently deceased Harry West a former UUP leader. Other stories deal with the lack of Intergrated education in Northern Ireland; and the news that John Hume, former SDLP leader, is to retire from politics.
    30 mins
    283 RTE1 09/02/04 Prime Time (Part 2): Interview with Ian Paisley
    - Includes brief career profile of Ian Paisley (DUP); his views on the Stormont Executive; the Republic of Ireland's approach to Northern Ireland; Sinn Fein (SF); the IRA; decommissioning; his personal feelings towards Catholics; and the DUP's future after him.
    18 mins
    283 BBC1 10/02/04 Spotlight: The Leadership and Legacy of John Hume
    - Interview with John Hume (SDLP), including historical film clips; profiles his political career; with comments from his political friends and foes. In the studio journalists discuss the future of the SDLP.
    40 mins
    283 BBC2 12/02/04 Hearts and Minds:
    - Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein (SF), gives his response to the DUP's proposals for the future governance of Northern Ireland; and his views on decommissioning. A second programme item deals with the problems in achieving a new EU constitution and Ireland's role as current President of the EU.
    30 mins
    283 UTV 16/02/04 Insight: Boatload for Brownlow
    - Profile of the loyalist drug trade, with comment from the Spainish police, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), the mayor of Craigavon, Ignatius Fox, and profile of loyalist drug trader Gary Marlow, his family history, his contacts, his killings, and the views of the PSNI.
    24 mins
    284 UTV 23/02/04 Insight: Above Suspicion
    - Programme looks at the court case against dissident republicians, Martin Brogan and Mark Carroll, which collapsed when the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) withheld evidence from defence lawyers. In addition the PSNI tried to put pressure the forensics service to prevent evidence against a third man, K. Byrne, who was a police informer, from being discovered. Also has interview with Kevin Winters the solicitor representing the accused.
    25 mins
    284 RTE1 28/02/04 Address by Gerry Adams at the Sinn Fein (SF) Ard Fheis
    - Speech deals with the changes achieved by Sinn Fein (SF) over the last 100 years; he attacks David Trimble (UUP), the British government, and the Human Rights Commission. Adams also comments on global issues like poverty, Iraq, Palestine, the EU, and corruption within the Irish government.
    50 mins
    284 RTE1 01/03/04 Leargas: The Forgotten Force (in Irish with English subtitles)
    - The families of Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) officers who died during the War of Independence (1919-21) recall their stories; with a close look at the Soloheadbeg Ambush and the killing of two Constables by IRA member Dan Breen; also a profile of RIC men Waters and Bright whose bodies were never found; and the Corduff family recall their grandfather.
    26 mins
    284 BBC1 04/03/04 Spotlight: Policing One Year On
    - The 50/50 Protestant/Catholic recruiting policy used by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) as seen through the eyes of four different applicants; also comment from Lord Laird (UUP), and Charles Casey (SF); Jane Kennedy, then NIO Minster, gives the government's view.
    29 mins
    285 RTE1 10/03/04 Nationwide: The Maze, What Now?
    - Profile of The Maze prison's history and a look at plans for its future, with comments from D.Waterworth a retired Prison Officer, Gerry Kelly (SF), Tom Roberts (UVF), with contemporary film clips from events in 1971, also events in the H-Blocks, B.McFarlane, a former IRA OC, recalls the Hunger Strike and the 1983 mass escape. Programme also has views of academics, and government spokesman.
    25 mins
    285 BBC1 11/03/04 Spotlight: Scared To Death
    - Programme looks at life in north Belfast along the peacelines; the high suicide rate among young men; 'punishment' shootings by paramilitaries; with comment from M.Morgan, then SDLP Mayor of Belfast, and the IRSP's Paul Little.
    30 mins
    285 RTE1 11/03/04 True Lives Special: Who Killed Shergar?:
    - See Tape No.286 for details.
     
    285 UTV 15/03/04 Insight: Loose Talk, The Scapatecci Case
    - This documentary examines the 'Cook Report' tape recording of Freddie Scapatecci, the alleged former head of internal security for the PIRA; Freddie Scapatecci comments on Martin McGuinness and the May 1986 killing of F.Hegarty; he also claims that 'spike' Murray is a senior PIRA man. Comment from dissident republican A.McIntyre.
    25 mins
    285 RTE1 16/03/04 From Ardoyne To Arras: The McAleese Presidency
    - See Tape No.286
     
    285 BBC1 16/03/04 Spotlight: The Super Dollar
    - Programme on the professional forgeries of US Dollar bills made by ex-KGB men and North Korean agents which are allegedly distributed in Europe by Sean Garland of The Workers Party.
    45 mins
    285 UTV 18/03/04 The Issue: Can Northern Ireland Deal With The Truth?
    - Debate on the possible use of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission within Northern Ireland with Mark Thompson of 'Relatives for Justice', Tom Kelly of the Policing Board, the Rev. D.Porter, and academic Bill Rolston. Also debate centres on the 15 year investigation by the Stevens' Inquiries into the Pat Finuane killing, with the views of PSNI Chief Constable Hugh Orde; journalist Newton Emerson looks at Truth and Reconciliation models from other countries.
    25 mins
    286 RTE1 11/03/04 True Lives Special: Who Kidnapped Shergar?
    - This documentary examines the 1983 kidnap of racehorse Shergar. Contains evidence from a former member of the PIRA, and Garda informer Sean O'Callaghan who claims that Kevin Mallon and Gerry Fitzgerald were the PIRA men involved. Comments also from Garda Chief Superintendent Sean Keely and various journalists who covered the story in 1983.
    50 mins
    286 RTE1 16/03/04 From Ardoyne to Arras: Inside the McAleese Presidency
    - Ireland's eighth President elected in 1997 is profiled using interviews with her family and friends; her bitter election campaign is discussed with journalists; and her efforts to befriend Northern Unionists is examined.
    63 mins
    286 BBC4 23/03/04 Confessions of an IRA Informer
    - Profile of the life of Sean O'Callaghan; he talks about his IRA life style, his involvement in killings in the Northern Ireland, and the IRA plan to kill Prince Charles and Lady Diana in London; dramatised sequences are used as illustration. Journalist Ruth Edwards provides background commentary. .
    60 mins
    286 BBC4 23/03/04 Paisley's Progress
    - Repeat of documentary first shown on BBC1 on 3 February 2004; Tape No.282.
     
    287 BBC4 24/03/04 The Battle Of The Bogside
    - Profile of the events in Derry during August 1969 when the present Troubles exploded into violence; extensive use of contemporary film clips with comments from Eamon Melaugh of the Derry Civil Rights Association, also Dr. Raymond McClean, Ivan Cooper, Neil McCaffery, Eamonn McCann, Martin McGuinness, and others including Gregory Campbell (DUP) and Ivan Duncan a former RUC officer.
    58 mins
    287 BBC1 22/04/04 Hearts and Minds: The Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) Report
    - Journalists M.O'Doherty, and politicans M.McGuinness (SF) and J.Donaldson (DUP) debate the findings of the IMC’s report on Loyalist and Republican violence. Second part of programme is a profile of Sinn Fein's South Down MLA Catriona Ruane's life from her childhood in Mayo, her aid work in Latin America, her job at the West Belfast Festival, and then as the spokeswoman for the ‘Colombia 3’. Next two academics discuss the upcoming referendum on the new EU constitution.
    30 mins
    288 UTV 29/04/04 The Issue: The Colombia 3, More Questions
    - This documentary looks back at the story of the ‘Colombia 3’; journalist Brain Feeney examines the story and how the three men are perceived by Nationalists and Unionists, with comments from Reg Empey (UUP), also the views of Washington are given, journalist Newton Emerson discusses Sinn Fein's handling of the case.
    22 mins
    288 UTV 06/05/04 The Issue: Ian Paisley and John Hume Leave the Euro Stage
    - After 22 years both Ian Paisley (DUP) and John Hume (SDLP) retire from European politics; the programme examines their careers as MEP's with contemporary film clips and comments from politicians and journalists.
    24 mins
    288 BBC1 11/05/04 Spotlight: Segregation Issues in Sandy Row
    - Examination of the conflict at a luxury apartments complex beside the Loyalist Sandy Row in Belfast, over the alleged appearance of an Irish tricolour with comment from Alex Maskey (SF), Carmel Hanna (SDLP), Mark Robinson (DUP), and Michael McGimpsey (UUP), also comments from local people.
    35 mins
    288 BBC1 12/05/04 Shutdown May 1974
    - Documentary examines the Ulster Workers' Council (UWC) Strike, against the power-sharing Executive and the Sunningdale Agreement; with contemporary film clips of the Loyalist protests and interviews with the leaders at that time including Jim Smyth, Stan Orme, Gerry Fitt, John Laird, John Hume, Bob Pagel, Brain Garrett. The bombing of Dublin and Monaghan on 17 May 1974 is also discussed by the loyalist strikers.
    50 mins
    288 UTV 13/05/04 We Were Brothers Too (Part 1)
    - Profile of Irish soldiers in World War 2, with comment from history experts Eamon Phoenix, John Barton, and ATQ Stewart. Irish recruits from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland recall enlisting; with a close look at the Republic of Ireland's role during the War.
    25 mins
    289 UTV 13/05/04 On Eagles' Wing
    - Examination of the financial problems facing the Ulster Scots musical in the USA and why it has returned to Belfast. The discussion also asks the question whether Unionist politicians a help or a hindrance to the Ulster Scots movement?
    23 mins
    289 BBC1 18/05/04 Spotlight: Bonfires Controversy
    - The programme highlights the damage done by loyalist bonfires every Twelfth of July. Bonfire builders explain their culture, passers-by give their views, also the views of residents who live close to bonfires; then a look at a Ballymena's model site; followed by the opinion of Angela Smith, then NIO Minster, and opposing political opinion.
    29 mins
    289 BBC1 19/05/04 Car Crash: The John De Lorean Story
    - The story of how £85 million of government money was lost; the reasons why the Labour government supported De Lorean told with contemporary film clips and interviews with John DeLorean, B.Mackin, former Trade Union steward, former ministers Jim Prior and Roy Mason, also includes the film of the FBI arrest of De Lorean on drugs offences.
    60 mins
    289 UTV 20/05/04 We Were Brothers Too (Part 2)
    - More exploration of the World War 2 role of Irishmen from north and south. This programme considers the impact the RAF base at Lough Erne had on the ‘Battle of the Atlantic’, with contemporary archive film and interviews with survivors.
    25 mins
    289 UTV 24/05/04 Insight: Aiming High
    - Look at how the euphoria around the 1994 ceasefires has ebbed 10 years on. Interviews with community workers, academics, and architects, on the problems facing Belfast.
    24 mins
    289 BBC3 24/05/04 Underworld Rich List
    - Examines alleged fuel and cigarette smuggling by PIRA chief Thomas 'slab" Murphy to raise funds for the PIRA. Comments given by informers S.O'Callaghan and K.Fulton, and Peter Morton, former British Army soldier. (40mins; last 12 mins on Tape No.290)
    40mins
    290 BBC3 24/05/04 Underworld Rich List (continued)
    - End of programme from Tape No.289 on the financial success of Thomas Murphy in raising funds for the PIRA.
    12 mins
    290 BBC1 25/05/04 Spotlight: Dangerous Liasions
    - This documentary focuses on the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombs and the Loyalists behind them. The Glenanne gang is secretly filmed and interviewed; Colin Wallace, a former British Army intelligence officer, recalls what they knew. The documentary also looks at other killings carried out by the gang in the Silverbridge area of County Armagh. (Last 10 mins missing.) See Tape No.?? for complete documentary.
    38 mins
    290 UTV 27/05/04 We Were Brothers Too (Part 3)
    - Examination of the Ballyhanus beach disaster on 10 April 1944; and the Normandy D-Day Landings with the roles of Irishmen examined.
    25 mins
    290 BBC1 01/06/04 Spotlight: Feudal Times
    - The current state of Loyalism is examined after the latest feud between the LVF and the UVF; with film clips and comments from journalist Denis Murray, David Ervine (PUP) and Hugh Orde (PSNI); documentary also has a film history of recent loyalist feuds.
    30 mins
    290 UTV 02/06/04 We Were Brothers Too (Part 4)
    - Profile of World War 2 servicemen James McGuiness VC, and Blair Mayne, and the reasons behind the very different treatment they got on returning to Northern Ireland.
    25 mins
    290 UTV 03/06/04 The Issue: Euro Election Choices
    - Euro candidates Jim Allister (DUP), Jim Nicholson (UUP), Martin Morgan (SDLP), and B.De Brun (SF) make policy statements then answer questions from an invited panel.
    50 mins
    291 RTE1 08/06/04 Rebel Country
    - The story of Irish and Finnish miners in Bute, Montana, USA, and their efforts in organising a Trade Union strike despite the murderous strike breaking efforts of the owners in 1917.
    ? mins
    291 UTV 10/06/04 Insight: Murder And The Mind Of The State
    - Profile of the Pat Finuane murder case and the reasons why the British Government appears reluctant to agree to a public enquiry; also a look at the role of the UDA's Jim Spence, Ken Barett, B.Newell, and W.Stobie. Canadian Judge Peter Cory and human rights lawyer Jane Winters comment on the case.
    25 mins
    291 VARIOUS 14/06/04 Euro Election Results
    - Extracts from different TV stations and programmes.
    100 mins
    292 BBC1 17/06/04 Hearts and Minds
    - Paul Murphy, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, gives an interview on the upcoming review of the Good Friday Agreement and comments on his trip to South Africa to examine their Truth and Reconciliation process. Journalist F.O'Connor comments on the Euro Election results. Also a feature on ways of reducing sectarianism.
    30 mins
    292 BBC2 18/06/04 The Day Mountbatten Died
    - This programme provides a detailed examination of the killing of Louis Mountbatten and the killing on the same day (27 August 1979) of 18 soldiers in the British Army’ Parachute Regiment at Narrow Water, County Down, by the PIRA. It uses contemporary film clips, dramatised squences, eye-witness accounts, and police interviews, to tell both stories.
    60 mins
    292 BBC1 20/06/04 Panarama: The Super Dollar Plot
    - The counterfeiting of US dollars in North Korea which it is alleged are distributed in Europe by Sean Garland of The Workers Party. (This documentary is largely the same as BBC's 'Spotlight' programme shown on 16 March 2004; Tape No.285.)
    45 mins
    292 BBC1 22/06/04 Spotlight: The Good Friday Agreement Ten Years On
    - Five people compare their lifestyle in 1994 to that in 2004, and give their opinions on whether or not their lives have improved.
    30 mins
    293 UTV 12/07/04 The Twelth
    - This programme contains reports from all of the Orange Order demonstrations around Northern Ireland including Belfast, Derry, Newry, Fermanagh, and Tyrone.
    23 mins
    293 UTV 20/07/04 The Long Hard Road
    - Profile of the role of Northern Ireland's buses and their drivers during 'the Troubles', with contemporary film clips of attacks on buses; and former drivers recall 12 colleagues killed, and 1,200 drivers injured; also arguments over things like wages recalled.
    24 mins
    293 RTE1 23/08/04 Reeling In The Years: 1994
    - A Look back at the news stories of 1994 in Ireland and around the world with the popular music of the year as background; includes the Republican and Loyalist ceasefires. (The main collection of these documentaries is on Tape No.271, A, B, and C.)
    26 mins
    294 RTE1 07/09/04 The Morrison Tapes (Part 1): 10 Years On
    - Programme profiles three people who emigrated to the USA ten years ago under the Morrison visa plan. It examines how they viewed things then and now, against what they actually achieved.
    40 mins
    294 BBC2 10/09/04 Battlefield Britain: The Boyne 1690
    - Documentary programme uses computer graphics to bring to life the ebb and flow during what was arguably the most important battle fought on Irish soil.
    60 mins
    295 RTE2 12/09/04 Shalom
    - Documentary profiles the contribution made by Ireland’s small Jewish community to Irish history, starting with 19th century immigration, then the Easter Rising, the Anglo-Irish war, the Civil War, and right through to modern times.
    52 mins
    295 BBC1 14/09/04 The Brighton Bomb (Part 1): The Bombing
    - Peter Taylor’s reconstruction of the 1984 attack on the British government by the PIRA. He uses contemporary film clips and interviews with survivors, firemen, policemen, plus the Conservative Party leaders at the time, Margaret Thatcher and Norman Tebbit, and Danny Morrison (Sinn Fein; SF).
    60 mins
    295 BBC1 14/09/04 The Brighton Bomb (Part 2): The Hunt for the Bomber
    - Here Peter Taylor focuses on the Brighton Bomber (Patrick Magee) revealing how the attack was carried out and how he was caught. Magee gives an interview explaining the attack from the point of view of the PIRA.
    40 mins
    296 RTE1 14/09/04 The Morrison Tapes (Part 2):
    - More reviews of people who emigrated to the USA ten years ago under the Morrison visa scheme, profiling their successes and failures.
    43 mins
    296 BBC2 16/09/04 Hearts and Minds
    - Features a live report from the political talks at Leeds Castle on the future of Northern Ireland; then a review of previous talks beginning with the 1973 Sunningdale talks; followed by a studio debate between Arlene Foster (DUP) and Mitchel McLaughlin (Sinn Fein).
    30 mins
    296 BBC1 19/09/04 The Politics Show
    - As the Leeds Castle talks end the programme examines the prospects for a political deal. It also looks back at the causes of the Executive’s collapse two years ago. In the studio politicians J.Donaldson (DUP), M.McLaughlin (SF), A.McDonnell (SDLP), and the M.Gimpsey (UUP), debate the options.
    25 mins
    296 UTV 20/09/04 The Issue: Leeds Castle
    - In the studio politicians A.Maskey (SF), M.Durkan (SDLP), the D.Trimble (UUP), and N.Dodds (DUP) argue and debate the current issues and all appear positive about a deal.
    50 mins
    297 RTE1 21/09/04 The Morrison Tapes (Part 3):
    - Profile of the emigration, under the Morrison visa plan, of single mother Terry Broderick to Georgia, USA, 10 years ago, from Dublin.
    38 mins
    297 RTE1 27/09/04 Lights, Camera, Farrell: Television and Irish Politics
    - TV journalist B.Farrell looks back at the memorable moments of Irish politics captured on live TV. Including the Jack Lynch resignation in 1973, all the elections since 1965, the growth of socialist movements, the 1981 hunger strike election, and the outbreak of Troubles in 1969.
    54 mins
    297 BBC2 30/09/04 Hearts and Minds:
    - Profile of visit by Ian Paisley (DUP) to Dublin to meet Bertie Ahern (Irish Taoiseach) and the reasons why he is going now and a look back at his previous attitude to Southern politicians. Other subjects included are a review of new autobiography by J.Donaldson (DUP), U2’s Bono at the British Labour Party conference on Third World debt, and resignation from politics of the SDLPs raising star, Martin Morgan.
    30 mins
    297 BBC1 04/10/04 Bits of Belfast
    - Ex-Northern Ireland footballer, Gerry Armstrong, returns to his roots on the Falls Road, Belfast, which he left 30 years ago; he examines the areas history through three decades of ‘the Troubles’ to the current Belfast Feile.
    40 mins
    298 BBC2 07/10/04 Hearts and Minds:
    - Items included are a review of the chances of Daphne Trimble (UUP) replacing J.Donaldson (DUP) as Lagan Valley MP. Ex-Sinn Fein (SF) member Danny Morrison gives his views on Ian Paisley (DUP); then newspaper editors, Noel Doran (Irish News) and Austin Hunter (News Letter) talk about their papers’ histories and their current views on the issues now.
    30 mins
    298 BBC1 10/10/04 The East Wing (Part 1): The End of the Affair
    - Profile of the breakdown of the Northern Ireland’s power-sharing Executive since the PSNI raid on Sinn Fein’s Stormont offices; includes film clips and interviews with politicians.
    30 mins
    298 UTV 11/10/04 The Issue:
    - Examination of the problems around the Chinese Community’s efforts to build a centre in the Loyalist Donegall Pass area of Belfast; comments from Billy Hutchinson (PUP), the Tom Ekin (APNI), M.McGimpsey (UUP), then Anna Lo for the Chinese and Davy Carlin of the Anti-Racist Network.
    23 mins
    298 BBC1 12/10/04 Spotlight: Behind Closed Doors
    - Examination of the recent scandals in the Northern Ireland prison service; allegations of inhumane treatment of female prisoners; and loyalist inmates links to female Prison Officers. Includes interviews with Prison Officers and Finlay Spratt on behalf of the Union.
    30 mins
    298 BBC2 14/10/04 Hearts and Minds:
    - As Leeds Castle talks have lost momentum Sammy Wilson (DUP) and Pat Doherty (SF) discuss the problems of decommissioning, north-south bodies, accountability of ministers, and give their views on how to resolve the issues. Also has report on the 88 killings by loyalists since their ceasefire ten years ago; with David Ervine (PUP) and the F.Gallagher (UPRG) discussing the way forward for loyalism.
    30 mins
    298 BBC1 17/10/04 The East Wing (Part 2): The Election
    - This programme examines how the November 2003 election changed the political landscape. Film clips of the Parties on the Hustings, and interviews at that time with the political leaders.
    30 mins
    299 BBC1 19/10/04 Spotlight: Dirty Secrets
    - Profile of the cross border dumping of commercial waste, and the alleged involvement of former republican paramilitaries in this lucrative trade.
    29 mins
    299 RTE1 22/10/04 Reeling in the Years: 1968
    - Contemporary film clips of the news in Ireland and worldwide, with contemporary music from that year.
    24 mins
    299 BBC1 24/10/04 The East Wing (Part 3): Deadlock
    - After the defeat of the UUP (led by D.Trimble) by the DUP (led by I.Paisley), and the defeat of the SDLP by Sinn Fein (SF), in the recent election this documentary examines the parties’ views on the state of the Good Friday Agreement - especially as the European elections re-enforce the new political reality with the DUP and SF the largest parties.
    30mins
    299 UTV 25/10/04 The Issue:
    - (Item 1) In the studio political commentators discuss the lack of official opposition at Stormont and highlight this fault in the Good Friday Agreement; socialist Eamonn McCann, unionist Alex Kane, and Nationalist Brian Feeney discuss the issue. (Item 2): Report on the government’s plans to reduce the number of Districts Councils in Northern Ireland from 26 to 7.
    27 mins
    299 RTE1 29/10/04 Reeling in the Years: 1969
    - Irish and World news review with contemporary music background.
    25 mins
    299 RTE1 02/11/04 Hidden History: De Valera’s Irish Press
    - An examination of how De Valera took control of the Irish Press and kept its control within his family even to the present day. Contains interviews with political rivals and the relatives of some of the original 1928 investors.
    54 mins
    300 BBC1 03/11/04 Derry City Beat
    - Programme follows PSNI officiers on patrol in the Foyle District Command (mainly Derry City).
    28 mins
    300 BBC2 04/11/04 Hearts and Minds
    - (Item 1) Paul Murphy, Secretary of State, gives an interview on the International Monitoring Commission (IMC) report on the levels of Republican and loyalist violence, the response of the government and the future role of the Assets Recovery Agency. (Item 2) US citizens living here discuss the election win of George Bush.
    30 mins
    300 BBC1 09/11/04 Spotlight: Solving the Past
    - Two former senior police detectives, one RUC and one Garda, examine four killings from ‘the Troubles’ highlighting the difficulties of trying to solve cold cases. The incidents profiled were the killing of UDR Sergeant Ken Smith in December 1971; Frank Hughes in October 1990, RUCR Constable John Bell in March 1985; and Philomena Hanna in April 1992.
    45 mins
    300 BBC1 10/11/04 Derry City Beat
    - PSNI Officers in Derry on election day in 2003 are attacked by rioters as they collect ballot boxes; the polling station is also attacked.
    29 mins
    300 BBC1 11/11/04 Lets Talk (from Belfast’s old Crumlin Road Jail)
    - Northern Ireland Office (NIO) minister Angela Smith answers questions on peace and reconciliation and examines conflict resolution in other countries, including Paul Murphy’s visit to South Africa. Includes profile of loyalist killing of Mr Bracknell in Silverbridge pub bombing, and PIRA killing of UDR pte. Joe McIlwaine in Belfast. Contributions from ex-soldier A.Roddy, Paul O’Connor of the Pat Finuance Centre, and W.Frazier from FAIR.
    60 mins
    300 BBC1 11/11/04 Hearts and Minds:
    - (Item 1) The US politician and pastor Jesse Jackson gives a studio interview on his politics, his role in Civil Rights issues, and the recent election of George Bush in America. (Item 2) Studio discussion on the DUP’s position on the Good Friday Agreement and the SDLP’s ‘Plan B’ to resolve the political impasse.
    29 mins
    301 RTE1 09/11/04 Hidden History: Women of the Goldrush
    - Focus on the lives of three Irish women who went to the Alaskan Goldfields in search of fortune and independence.
    57 mins
    301 UTV 15/11/04 The Issue:
    - (Item 1) As the British and Irish governments prepare to engage the DUP and Sinn Fein (SF) on plans for a political deal, Martin McGuinness (SF) and Peter Robinson (DUP) comment on the obstacles they see. (Item 2) Satirical journalist Newton Emerson gives his view on the new UDA ceasefire and the government’s response; then Jessie Jackson interview on racism in Ireland.
    24 mins
    301 BBC1 16/11/04 Spotlight: History Calling
    - (Item 1) The government’s attempts to secure a political deal between the DUP and Sinn Fein (SF); with Hugh Orde (PSNI Chief Constable) on decommissioning; and Peter Robinson (DUP) on what he expects from the PIRA. (Item 2) The loyalists, and a profile of UDA leaders who met Paul Murphy, plus comments from: Hugh Orde (PSNI), Tommy Kirkham (UPRG), Jackie McDonald (UDA), and Winston Rea (UVF). (Item 3) NIO minister Ian Pearson comments on demilitarisation, and Hugh Orde comments on policing changes; then the views of P.Robinson (DUP) and M.McGuinness (SF) on transferring the control of policing from Westminster to Stormont. (Item 4) Gerry Adams (SF) and Peter Robinson (DUP) comment on their expectations of political developments.
    30 mins
    301 UTV 18/11/04 Insight: Cross Border Murder
    - Profile of the PIRA killing on 20 March 1989 of Harry Breen (RUC Chief Superintendent) and Bob Buchanan (RUC Superintendent) in South Armagh; includes staged reconstruction of events and the views of RUC informer Kevin Fulton, also former RUC men on the possibility that a Garda mole may have provided information to the PIRA about the Officers’ movements. Also the views of Judge Peter Cory on the need for an Inquiry, and film clips of Harry Breen at Loughgall RUC news conference.
    24 mins
    302 RTE1 16/11/04 Hidden History: Kevin O’Higgins
    - Profile of the life and times of Republican K.O’Higgins shot dead in the Irish Civil War while a government minister. He was best known as the man who signed the death warrants on 77 executed Republicans in the period 1921-1923.
    57 mins
    302 BBC1 24/11/04 Derry City Beat
    - Fly on the wall documentary follows PSNI officers as they police the loyalist Lundy day parade in Derry; plus other policing incidents like stolen cars, burglary, etc.
    27 mins
    302 UTV 29/11/04 The Issue: Is a Political Deal On?
    - (Item 1) In the studio to discuss developments are journalists Suzanne Breen and Fionula O’Connor, and commentators David Vance and Alex Kane. (Item 2) Michael Finucane explains the reasons why his family will not co-operate with the government Inquiry into the murder of his father Pat Finucane.
    25 mins
    302 BBC1 30/11/04 Spotlight: Outlaws
    - (Item 1) Investigation of a spate of armed robberies in Strabane, allegedly by the INLA, with comment from Clifford Best (PSNI Superintendent), E.McMeninem (SDLP), E.McGarrigle (IRSP), and the bank staff who were robbed. (Item 2) Gerry Kelly (SF), Alex Attwood (SDLP), and Denis Bradley (NI Policing Board) discuss the Strabane robberies and SF’s future role in policing.
    35 mins
    302 BBC1 01/12/04 Derry City Beat
    - Police clamp down on street drinking and rowdyism in the city centre.
    30 mins
    302A Indep. DVD dd/mm/04 Ardoyne: The Untold Truth
    - The Ardoyne commemoration project’s film shows the photographs of all the people from their district killed in ‘the Troubles’ giving the circumstances of their death and interviews with family or friends.
    ? mins
    303 BBC1 07/12/04 Spotlight: What went wrong with the Deal
    - Film report on the failure of the British and Irish governments to broker a political deal between Sinn Fein (SF) and the DUP; with security and political analysis main sticking point the DUP’s demand for a photograph of the act of decommissioning. Plus views of Ian Paisley (DUP) and Gerry Adams (SF).
    40 mins
    303 BBC UTV 08/12/04 Live Coverage:
    - Live news coverage from the Waterfront Hall in Belfast as Tony Blair (British Prime Minister) and Bertie Ahern (Irish Taoiseach) give a news conference about the collapse of a possible deal between the DUP and SF. The deal fell over the issue of the photographing of the act of decommissioning. Coverage from BBC and UTV.
    64 mins
    303 UTV 08/12/04 The Issue Special: Where did it all go Wrong ?
    - (Item 1) In the studio M.McLaughlin (SF) and N.Dodds (DUP) give their different assessments of what went wrong with the political deal, each blaming the other. (Item 2) Paul Murphy, Secretary of State, gives his views. (Item 3) M.Durkan (SDLP Leader), joins N.Dodds (DUP) and M.McLaughlin (SF) and extend the discussion to the issues of policing and victims.
    (Item 4) Journalist S.Breen and Republican dissident A.McIntyre give different analysis of what happened.
    52 mins
    303A PFC Indep. dd/mm/04 Lifting a Dark Cloud: the Kathleen Thompson Story
    - On 6 November 1971 soldiers of the Royal Green Jackets regiment of the British army shot dead Kathleen Thompson (47) a mother of six. This is the story of the events surrounding her killing.
    ? mins
    304 RTE1 07/12/04 Hidden History: Joe Cahill - A Profile
    - An examination of the life of veteran republican Joe Cahill and his contribution to the republican cause. With contemporary film clips and the opinions of Eamonn McCann, Albert Reynolds, Pat Doherty (SF), Martin McGuiness (SF), Richard English (Professor at QUB), Kevin Sheehy (ex-RUC Superintendent), and members of the Cahill family.
    56 mins
    304 BBC1 08/12/04 Derry City Beat:
    - Series following PSNI officiers on patrol in Derry as they deal with burglary, drunk driving, and a sectarian petrol bomb attack on a home.
    27 mins
    304 UTV 09/12/04 Insight: Reasonable Force
    - Profile of the case of Kieran Milnes sent to jail for attacking car thieves at his home. Residents explain their campaign to free him. Comment from Jim Auld (Community Restorative Justice) and Gerry Murray (PSNI Superintendent).
    24 mins
    304 BBC1 14/12/04 Derry City Beat
    - Last in series. PSNI officers in Derry deal with Halloween celebrations in the city centre.
    28 mins
    304A RTE 4 dd/12/04 Cogar Scealta Leatsa: La Nina Bonita, agus Roisin Dubh
    - Documentary telling the stories of Irishmen who fought in the Spanish Civil War. Includes interviews with relatives and contemporary film clips. The lives of Eugene Downing, who was in the Revolutionary Workers Party, Frank Ryan, Paedar O’Donnell and Sean Edwards are profiled. (In Irish language with English subtitles.)
    30 mins
    304A RTE 4 dd/12/04 Sos Cogaidh
    - Documentary, in Irish language with English subtitles, about the shit of Republicans from war to politics. Features contemporary film clips; analysis of the Hume/Adams talks; interviews with Jim Gibney (SF), M.McGuiness (SF), John Major (former British Prime Minister). Then Denis Bradley on the SF dialogue with MI6; the roles of Albert Reynolds (former Taoiseach) and Bill Clinton (former US President). The Shankill and Greysteel killings dash hopes of a ceasefire; origins of the Downing Street Declaration; and opinions of dissident republicans A.McIntyre and T.McKearney.
    62 mins

    2005
    Tape No. Broadcast Company Date Broadcast Title
    - And brief description of content
    Time
    minues
    305 BBC1 02/01/05 Cabinet Confidential 1974
    - A review of the released government papers for 1974. Includes contemporary film clips and interviews with M.Rees, Lady Faulkner, Ken Bloomfield, the Bob Pagel (UDA), and Gerry Fitt. Events covered are the fall of the Sunningdale Executive; the Birmingham bombings; the Dublin and Monaghan bombs; and Harod Wilson’s ‘spongers’ speech.
    43 mins
    305 RTE1 06/01/05 John Hume: a Profile
    - An up to date look at the life and politics of Hume by Olivia O’Leary. Includes contemporary film clips and interviews with Eamonn McCann, Garret Fitzgerald, Ivan Cooper, Pat Hume, Gerry Adams, Joe Hendron, former Northern Ireland Secretary of State Peter Brooke, and unionists Chris McGimpsey and Peter Robinson.
    90 mins
    305 BBC2 13/01/05 Hearts and Minds
    - Martin McGuinness (SF) is questioned on the PIRA’s role, if any, in the £26m Northern Bank robbery - he vigorously denies their involvement. Three journalists discuss the likely repercussions for SF and the peace process since the stated belief by British and Irish governments that the PIRA was involved.
    30 mins
    306 RTE1 02/01/05 Behind Closed Doors - 1974
    - A review of the year 1974 from the Irish government’s perspective including: the UWC strike; the Dublin and Monaghan bombs; the Sunningdale Executive; etc.; with comments from politicians and contemporary film clips, and analysis from Dr. Eamon Phoenix.
    29 mins
    306 BBC1 18/01/05 Mean Streets
    - Fly on the wall documentary follows the PSNI car crime unit on its duties in Belfast; includes interview with Peggy Hanna the mother of a victim of a joyrider, and interview with PSNI Supt. Gerry Murray.
    39 mins
    306 BBC1 18/01/05 Spotlight Special: The Heist
    - A Northern Bank employee, Chris Ward, explains what happened on the night he was kidnapped by the gang that stole £26.5 million from his employers.
    35 mins
    306 BBC2 20/01/05 Hearts and Minds
    - First item examines the £1million a week cost of keeping Stormont open, with comment from: Eileen Bell (APNI), Alban Maguinness (SDLP), and Michael McGimpsey (UUP). Robin Wilson (Democratic Dialogue) comments on the issue of MLAs’ salaries, then Paul Murphy, Secretary of State for NI, gives the Government view. In next item Danny Morrison (SF) recalls the case of the Littlejohn brothers in MI5 bank robberies in Dublin in 1972. Next item asks will Fermanagh / South Tyrone see a pact between Unionist parties in the forthcoming election. The DUP and UUP present their viewpoints.
    30 mins
    306 BBC2 25/01/05 On Eagles Wing
    - The history of the Scots/Irish who settled in the USA in the 1700s is profiled (this documentary Is a companion piece to the John Anderson's musical On Eagles Wing).
    54 mins
    307 RTE1 18/01/05 Art Lives - Stealing Beauty
    - Profile of the robberies of the Beit art collection between 1974 and 2001. Includes the IRA’s robbery by Rose Dugdale and the 1986 theft by the Dublin criminal known as ‘the General’.
    56 mins
    307 RTE1 30/01/05 The Week in Politics
    - Coverage of the controversy surrounding the comments by Mary McAleese, Irish President, which compared the Nazi hatred of the Jews to protestant views of Catholics in Northern Ireland. With political reaction from D.Ervine (PUP), Mary Hanafin (FF), and Alex Attwood (SDLP). Other topics discussed are the breakdown of SF / Irish government communication, the idea of a UUP / SDLP coalition, and the Quigley report into Ireland’s corruption scandals.
    42 mins
    307 RTE1 31/01/05 Leargas: Thatcher
    - Profile of Margaret Thatcher’s tenure as British Prime Minister from a totally Irish perspective. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
    27 mins
    307 BBC2 03/02/05 Hearts and Minds
    - Gerry Adams (SF) answers questions on what he considers to be the current crisis in the peace process. He discusses the disappeared, criminality, and the criticisms of SF made by M.McDowell (FF). Also an item where a journalist comments on the remarks by M.McAleese (Irish President) drawing comparisons about the hatred of Nazis for Jews and Protestants hatred of Catholics. Also a discussion of the chances of the SDLP and FF entering into a north/south political pact.
    30 mins
    307A RTE4 (TNG) 09/02/05 Cogar secalta leatsa: An toilean sa bhaile (Home on the Island)
    - This documentary tells the story of the people of Beaver Island on Lake Michigan, USA, who have a strong link through their forefathers to the Arran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. This programme follows them back to Ireland. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
    29 mins
    307A BBC2 06/03/05 Sean O’Casey: Under a Coloured Cap
    - Profile of the Dublin playwright, his up-bringing and the influences on him. Told by his daughter Shivaun with contemporary film interviews.
    60 mins
    308 UTV 08/02/05 Insight: Easy money, Uneasy Peace
    - A reconstruction of the £26m Northern bank robbery, with the views of Andy Sproule, PSNI Chief Supt., then Hugh Conkey, the former bank security chief, Colin Dundas, bank director, and J.Brown, ex-RUC Sgt. Hugh Orde blames PIRA, and expert John Horan explains the process of money laundering. The documentary also has a profile of leading republican Booby Storey and he tells of his organising role in the Maze escape of 1983. The documentary also examines the political fallout of the robbery.
    51 mins
    308 BBC1 08/02/05 Spotlight: Peace Process, What Now?
    - Journalists Mark Devenport and Brian Rowan discuss the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) report; the significance of recent PIRA statements; and review the collapse of the deal with the DUP in December 2004. Then a debate of issues by studio guests Danny Morrison, A.McIntyre, Fergus Finlay (Lab.) Vincent Browne, Pat Doherty (SF), Mark Durkan (SDLP), Reg Empey (UUP), and Gregory Campbell (DUP).
    35 mins
    308 BBC2 10/02/05 Hearts and Minds
    - In the studio M.McGimpsey (UUP), A.Attwood (SDLP), G.Kelly (SF), and A.Foster (DUP) discuss the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) report blaming PIRA for the Northern bank robbery, in particular claiming that SF leaders knew in advance that the robbery was being planned. Another item deals with the media’s view that all politicians are corrupt.
    30 mins
    308 BBC1 15/02/05 Bits of Belfast
    - Belfast boxer Wayne McCullough profiles his native Shankill Road introducing the characters from Peters hill to Woodvale.
    40 mins
    309 UTV 16/02/05 Insight: Sorry State
    - Tony Blair, British Prime Minister, apoligises to the Maguire and Conlon families for their wrongful convictions for the Guildford Pub bombing. The families tell of what this means to them and what they had to endure.
    25 mins
    309 BBC2 17/02/05 Hearts and Minds
    - In the studio G.Kelly (SF) and A.Maguinness discuss the murder of Robert McCartney in Belfast; the seizure of millions in cash in Cork. Journalist David Vance gives his views on SF denials. Another item looks at the many honorary consuls working in Northern Ireland and in final item B.Hutchinson (PUP) and N.Long (APNI) explain their views on Belfast Council’s refusal to fund a St. Patrick’s day parade.
    30 mins
    309 RTE1 17/02/05 Primetime
    - Profile of Garda raids in Cork where 7 men were arrested and millions in cash found; speculation it may be Northern bank cash; profile of money laundering techniques; man arrested was SF election agent; comment from I.Paisley (Jnr) and Pat Rabbitte (Irish Labour Party).
    25 mins
    309 UTV 23/02/05 Insight: Burning Bridges
    - Assessment of the damage done to cross-community and cross-border relationships by Mary McAleese’s recent remark drawing comparisons of hatreds by Nazi and Protestants; containing the views of G.Campell (DUP), Rev. B.Kennaway (Orange Order), David Nicholl (UPRG), Harvey Bicker (UUP), and Billy Murray a gym owner.
    24 mins
    309 BBC2 24/02/05 Hearts and Minds
    - Presbyterian leader Ken Newell debates with Alex Maskey (SF) about SF’s denials of involvement in the Northern Bank robbery. Journalist Mal O’Doherty looks at Fianna Fail attitudes to SF. Then historian Eamon Phoenix examines the links between De Valera and the IRA in the 1920s and 1930s and how he dealt with them.
    ? mins
    310 BBC1 27/02/05 Panorama: Scotland’s Shame
    - Profile of the human cost of sectarianism in Scotland centred on Glasgow’s Old Firm of Celtic and Rangers. Includes interviews with fans, academics, club officials, and police.
    40 mins
    310 RTE1 28/02/05 Leargas: Liverpool Irish - Living in Peace?
    - Profile of the lives of some Irish immigrants after they settled in Liverpool; how the IRA attacks in England affected them; the role of the Orange Order and loyalist paramilitaries in Liverpool, and sectarianism. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
    26 mins
    310 BBC1 01/03/05 Spotlight: Private Grief, Public Pressure
    - Examination of the affect of Robert McCartney’s murder by SF supporters has had on his family circle as they live amongst his alleged killers. With comment from Belfast journalists and present and past SF activists.
    30 mins
    310 UTV 02/03/05 Insight: The Trial
    - Profile of the Garda handling of the Omagh bombing, with allegations that police let the bomb through to protect an informer. Det. Supt. John White says his career was ruined because he spoke out. Also includes comments of victims’ spokesman M.Gallagher, Nuala O’Loan the Police Ombudsman, and investigating journalists.
    25 mins
    310 BBC2 03/03/05 Hearts and Minds
    - First item looks at the 100th birthday of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP); an assessment of its past and speculation on its future. Second item is a report on the role of PSNI Supt. Jon McIvor in Iraq.
    30 mins
    310 BBC1 06/03/05 The Politics Show
    - An examination of SF’s chances in the upcoming Meath by-election after recent incidents such as the McCartney killing, the Northern Bank robbery, and money laundering allegations. The SF candidate Joe O’Reilly and Martin McGuiness both comment, then journalist Brian Feeney gives an assessment.
    21 mins
    311 RTE1 05/03/05 Sinn Fein Ard Fheis
    - Coverage of the Presidential address by Gerry Adams to the SF Ard Fheis. Begins with Adams sitting the McCartney sisters in the front row of the hall, then Catriona Ruane gives introduction speech. Adams tells McCartneys that SF is on their side and condemns republicans who were involved in the killing of their brother Robert McCartney. He rejects attempts by the Irish government to criminalise SF, and defines his ideas on criminality. He assesses why the December 2004 deal with the DUP fell through. He denies IRA involvement in the Northern Bank robbery. He mentions other world problems and gives an upbeat view of a radical SF going forward on social issues.
    56 mins
    311 BBC1 08/03/05 Spotlight: The Disappearing Act
    - An update on the case of the Colombia three who lost the appeal and were given 17 year sentences but who have gone on the run. Features a profile of the role of SF MLA Catriona Ruane, and the ‘Bring Them Home’ campaign. With comment from Interpol, and a review of the options now facing the three men.
    30 mins
    311 UTV 09/03/05 Insight: Themselves Alone
    - An examination of the killings of R.McCartney in Belfast and James McGinley in Derry. Programme asks has the families campaign affected the relationship between the IRA and the people they claim to defend. Family members give interviews, then comment from PSNI George Hamilton, former SF man Anthony McIntyre, and Derry socialist Eamon McCann.
    24 mins
    311 BBC2 10/03/05 Hearts and Minds
    - Martin McGuiness (SF) answers questions in the studio on the issues surrounding the killing of Robert McCartney, including the IRA offer to kill the men responsible. The cases of Anthony Kearney and James McGinley are also mentioned. Interview becomes a heated exchange on what is and is not a crime. Next journalist Lindsay Allen gives his views on the McCartney case and then Chris McGimpsey (UUP) and Nelson McCausland (DUP) give their views on the Orange Order’s decision to end its 100 year link to the UUP.
    30 mins
    311A RTE (TG4) 05/03/05 Eddie Fullerton
    - This programme examines the murder of Eddie Fullerton (a SF councilor) in his Donegal home by the UDA/UFF from Derry. It highlights in detail the lack of a Garda investigation and the fact that the RUC failed to interview witnesses to the hijacking of a car by the killers, and points to a strong case for believing that collusion was involved. It contains interviews with the family, journalists Brian Feeney, Chris Moore, and Henry McDonald, and ex-RUC Sgt. J.Brown. Pat Doherty (SF) explains the background to this attack and seven other attacks including the killing of Sheena Campbell (29). (See tape 266 for UTV’s programme on this topic: ‘Death on the Cards’.) (In Irish with English subtitles.)
    51 mins
    311A RTE1 15/03/05 The Year London Blew Up - 1974
    - The Balcombe Street Siege. (Back-up copy; see tape 312 for both docu-dramas in this series.)
    52 mins
    312 BBC1 13/03/05 The Politics Show
    - Profile of the issue of people power, featuring the McCartney campaign with comment from Eamonn McCann who recalls the Civil Right movement and the 1932 Catholic / Protestant Relief riots; Maireid Corrigan recalls the Peace people Rallies; also recalled are the UWC strike of 1974; and the anti Anglo-Irish Agreement rallies in 1985. M.Durkan and D.Trimble discuss people power in the studio and assess the SF vote in the Meath by-election.
    ? mins
    312 RTE1 14/03/05 The Year London Blew Up - 1974 (Part 1)
    - This docu-drama investigates the PIRA gang known as the Balcombe Street gang that bombed London in 1974. With contemporary film clips and reconstruction by actors it catalogues their violent campaign which included the Woolwich and Guildford pub bombs.
    55 mins
    312 RTE1 16/03/05 The year London Blew Up - 1974 (Part 2)
    - After a review of Part 1 this programme continues to catalogue the attacks by the gang members Martin O’Connell , Hugh Doherty, Ed Butler, Harry Duggan, and Brendan Dowd, up until they are trapped in a the Balcombe Street flat of James and Sheila Matthews. Police chiefs Peter Imbert and Huckleby recall the hunt for the gang and the siege.
    52 mins
    312 UTV 16/03/05 Insight: Has the IRA a Future?
    - Profile of the IRA’s idea of crime. Begins with a film report on the McCartney case latest as the sisters visit the USA. Then former republican prisoners, Paul O’Neill, Paddy Murray, and Martin Cunningham give their views on crime. Next a profile of the IRA’s own internal laws as laid down in their ‘Green Book’ is examined. Then in the studio Conor Murphy (SF), A.McDonnell (SDLP), S.Wilson (DUP), and M.McGimpsey (UUP) discuss the role and future of the PIRA. (First 5mins missing.)
    22 mins
    312 RTE2 20/03/05 Frame 2: Belfast Taxi
    - This Dutch made documentary investigates the Black Taxi transport system in Belfast and its history. Taxi drivers and their association officers from both loyalist and republican areas give interviews on their own political viewpoints and family experiences in the Troubles. (In English.)
    50 mins
    313 BBC1 15/03/05 Spotlight: Ghosts That Haven’t Gone Away
    - Programme asks why the red carpet has not been rolled out in the USA for SF this St. Patrick ’s day; and a look at the fatal stabbings in Derry of James McGinley and Mark Robinson by SF member Bart Fisher, the families tell their stories and demand justice. Comment from Eamonn McCann, and A.McIntyre, and journalists Colin O’Carroll, Suzanne Breen, Nial O’Dowd, and local politicians.
    34 mins
    313 BBC2 17/03/05 Hearts and Minds
    - Discussion about the attitudes this year in the USA to SF from Irish/Americans with US envoy Mitchel Reisse in the studio; also a film report follows Adams in Philadelphia. With comment from Irish/American journalists, then B.Ahern interview on his meeting with Adams.
    30 mins
    313 BBC2 24/03/05 Hearts and Minds
    - Lengthy interview with B.Ahern, Irish Prime Minster, on his attitude to SF; the future of the IRA; his attitude to sanctions on SF; the McCartney murder; policing in Northern Ireland; the new rules of Inquiry for the Finucane Inquiry; and his current view of Paisley and Unionism. Next item deals with the chances of a Unionist pact in border constituencies in the Westminster Election, with analysis by BBC Editor Mark Davenports.
    29 mins
    313 RTE1 29/03/05 Secret Sights: Travelogue - Years of the Sword
    - A look at the early history of the Scots in Ireland, with a look at the battle of Dysert Odea in Clare.
    25 mins
    313 BBC1 30/03/05 The Bonfire
    - This is a profile of a loyalist community in Springmartin, Belfast, centred on the annual 12th July bonfire and its importance to them. Interviews with the bonfire builders, the local primary school head, local mothers and pensioners.
    60 mins
    313 RTE1 04/04/05 Leargas: Living with the Forgotten Bomb
    - Profile of the events on 28 December 1972 in Belturbet Co. Cavan when a loyalist bomb killed 2 teenagers and injured 50 people. Interviews with survivors and relatives of the dead. Robert Bridge named as chief suspect but he was jailed for life for a Northern Ireland murder. The Baron Report believes that the British Army had a connection to Bridges. Ahern has written to Paul Murphy, the Secretary of State for NI, asking for co-operation in the Inquiry, but Euro court case pending. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
    27 mins
    314 BBC2 14/04/05 Hearts and Minds
    - Interview with Peter Robinson (DUP) on all the current issues, especially relating to their election battle with the UUP.
    30 mins
    314 BBC2 21/04/05 Hearts and Minds
    - Interview with Gerry Adams (SF) on current issues, and especially his party’s chance of further growth in votes despite all the recent damaging publicity for SF.
    30 mins
    315 BBC2 07/04/05 Hearts and Minds
    - As the Westminster election campaign begins the UUP leader David Trimble answers questions on the state of his party and how he views his chances against the DUP; he covers the issue of no unionist election pact; decommissioning; the Executive collapse. Also in the studio David Ford assesses the chances of the Alliance Party.
    29 mins
    315 UTV 26/04/05 Insight: Election Special
    - The staunch unionist seat of Larne is profiled in a film report, since 1983 it has been held by the Roy Beggs (UUP). In the studio the MP is joined by S.Wilson (DUP), M.McLaughlin (SF), A.Maguinness (SDLP), and D.Ford (APNI). Each makes a statement and is then questioned by four local journalists.
    54 mins
    315 BBC2 27/04/05 Newsnight
    - As Gerry Adams (SF) appeals to the IRA to consider an end to the armed struggle and concentrate on politics, a film report examines decision-making by its Army Council. Considers whether Adams and McGuiness are members of the Army Council. M.McDowell (FF) gives his view, then former IRA man Sean O’Callaghan, former Special Branch chief Brian Lowry, M.McGuinness (SF) in live interview denies Army Council membership.
    20 mins
    315 UTV 03/05/05 Insight: Election Special
    - A film report focuses on the Foyle constituency - a staunch Nationalist seat held until his retirement by SDLP leader John Hume. Then in the studio Mark Durkan (SDLP), D.McClarty (UUP), M.McLaughlin (SF), and J Donaldson (DUP), each make a statement and are questioned by four local journalists.
    45 mins
    316 BBC1 03/05/05 Spotlight: Election Special
    - In the studio politicians D.Trimble (UUP), M.McGuinness (SF), A.Attwood (SDLP), and N.Dodds (DUP), debate the issues around the election and set out their party demands for future progress. Revelations about the private life of Paul Berry (DUP) are raised but Dodds refuses to elaborate.
    40 mins
    316 UTV 06/05/05 Election Results Special
    - This segment deals with the early results and the arrival of the main politicians at the various counting centres in Northern Ireland where they answer questions. In the studio analysis of the figures are compared to past results by political experts. (Live broadcast; start 3.15pm.)
    166 mins
    316 UTV 06/05/05 Election Results Special
    - Live coverage of the latest results: M.Durkan (SDLP) holds Foyle; Conor Murphy (SF) takes Newry/South Armagh; D.Trimble (UUP Leader) loses his Bann seat to DUP; with studio analysis and comment. (Live broadcast; start 8.00pm.)
    23 mins
    317 RTE1 06/05/05 Election results from Northern Ireland: Westminster poll
    - Review of the day’s results; figures given for all areas including share of the vote. D.Trimble (UUP) gives and interview and an analysis of Trimble’s legacy; then M.Durkan (SDLP) interview, then J.Donaldson (DUP) gives his assessment of Trimble.
    25 mins
    317 UTV 06/05/05 Election Special
    - Last report of the day; review of the day’s results; Peter Hain is appointed new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; and a brief look at Tony Blair’s victory in Britain. (Live broadcast; start 10.00pm.)
    30 mins
    317 RTE1 08/05/05 The Week in Politics
    - Review of the Westminster results; the growth of SF and the DUP; the wipe out of the UUP and Trimble’s resignation. Film report then studio debate with G.Campbell (DUP), Sylvia Hermon (UUP), M.McDowell (Irish Minister), A.McDonnell (SDLP), and Pat Doherty (SF).
    34 mins
    317 BBC1 09/05/05 Election Count Special
    - The counting of the local government election ballot papers beginning with some early results. Peter Hain, Secretary of State, on a ‘walk about’ in Belfast. Programme contains reports and updates from around the various counting centres; then politicians discuss the results. (Live broadcast; start 4.00pm.)
    124 mins
    317 UTV 09/05/05 Election Results
    - Programme includes information on the state of the parties; count updates and political analysis of the party performances. (Live broadcast; start 6.00pm.)
    27 mins
    318 BBC1 10/05/05 Spotlight: Election Results Impact
    - On its 100th birthday the UUP is now having a wake; journalists comment on D.Trimble; with a film report on his life in politics; Trimble himself gives an interview on the factors behind his downfall; then comments from P.Robinson (DUP) on Trimble. Then a look at the SDLP/SF battle with journalists’ views; and academic analysis.
    45 mins
    318 BBC2 12/05/05 Hearts and Minds: Where Do We Go From Here?
    - In the studio E.McGrady (SDLP), S.Wilson (DUP), G.Kelly (SF), and D.Nesbitt (UUP), give their views on the political way forward. Journalist F.O’Connor, comments on Trimble’s demise; then a report looks at some of the other candidates who stood such as socialist E.McCann in Derry, Rainbow Alliance candidates, the Independents.
    30 mins
    318 UTV 16/05/05 Insight: It’s All Over
    - The rise and fall of David Trimble (UUP). As he removes his belongings from his Westminster office Trimble answers questions on his career; film clips of his Vanguard days; also J.Donaldson (DUP) and S.Mallon (SDLP) give their opinion of what he was like to work with.
    23 mins
    318 BBC1 17/05/05 Spotlight: Looking for Lisa
    - Examination of the murder of North Down girl Lisa Dorrian allegedly by the LVF; interviews with her parents and sisters; D.Ervine (PUP); Denis Bradley (NI Policing Board), and G.Hamilton (PSNI).
    30 mins
    318 BBC2 19/05/05 Hearts and Minds
    - As the DUP and SF meet Tony Blair in London, political editor M.Davenport analyses what each of the parties want. Also in Lisburn Unionist Councilors vote to keep Nationalists out of meaningful posts; E.Poots (DUP) debates the issue with Pat Lewesley (SDLP). Then John Barry (Green Party) discusses the party’s hopes for an electoral breakthrough.
    30 mins
    319 UTV 23/05/05 Insight: The End of the Line
    - A profile of deposed UDA leader Jim Grey in East Belfast and the reasons behind his fall; with comment from Milltown killer M.Stone, F.Gallagher (UPRG), Len McCleery.
    24 mins
    319 BBC1 24/05/05 Spotlight: The Phoney War
    - A profile of Donegal Garda officers N.McMahon and Kevin Lennon who organised fake bomb and arms finds to get promotion. Interviews with informer A.McGlinchey, and Sheenagh McMahon, and a Donegal journalist.
    30 mins
    319 BBC2 26/05/05 Hearts and Minds
    - Peter Hain, the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, gives an interview; he reaffirms the Good Friday Agreement as the way forward; and he says he is optimistic of removing the obstacles of criminality and paramilitarism. Next a report on Paisley’s DUP; is it a church or a political party? Comments from Rev. D.McIveen; D.Trimble (UUP); D.Cook, Paisley’s biographer; then journalist D.McKittrick.
    30 mins
    319 BBC2 02/06/05 Hearts and Minds
    - After France and Holland vote ‘No’ in the EU referendum, Irish politician A.Dukes (FG) and J.Allister (DUP) give their views of the way forward. Next item is a look at Bob Geldoff’s Live 8 project.
    30 mins
    319 UTV 06/04/05 Insight: Omagh Town’s Missing Funds
    - Update on spotlight story of 2 May 2000 (Tape 190) concerning soccer matches against Man United and Liverpool to raise money for bomb fund. However much of the money raised never made it into the fund. Interviews with M.Gallagher (Omagh victim’s representative) and accountant B.Mallon who reported the matter to the police.
    24 mins
    320 RTE1 07/06/05 Reeling in the Years, 1996
    - News archive film for major events in 1996 with the pop music of the year as background. Stories include Mitchell talks in Belfast; Canary Wharf bomb in London; PIRA killing of Garda McCabe; Drumcree clashes; and other minor stories.
    25 mins
    320 BBC1 07/06/05 Spotlight: God and Ulster
    - Profile of loyalist pastor Clifford Pebbles, a convicted bomber who has taken over a Shankill Road prayer hall to preach anti- catholic sermons. His ally is Miami showband killer John Somerville; his opponents in the church led by John Hall explain their efforts to have him ousted.
    30 mins
    320 RTE (TNG) 08/06/05 An Cheis Fada (in Long Kesh )
    - A history of Long Kesh (later renamed as the Maze Prison) as an Internment camp and then as a prison with the building of the H-Blocks. Interviews with D.Ervine (PUP), E.Kinner (loyalists), and republicans B.McFarlane, L.McKeown, G.Kelly, and Sean Breathnach. All recall the burning of Long Kesh in 1974 and the blanket protests and hunger strike deaths of 1981. Other prisoners’ recollections are included. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
    54 mins
    320 BBC2 09/06/05 Hearts and minds
    - Profile of the UUP leadership race with Reg Empey outlining his case. A look at the DUP’s view that it should be able to nominate Peers for positions in the House of Lords since it’s now the largest unionist party. A look at the 13th report of the Police Oversight Commissioner Al Huthinson; with a studio debate about the report between SF and the SDLP.
    29 mins
    320 RTE1 13/06/05 Haughey (Part 1): The Outsider
    - First of a four part profile of the rise of Charles Haughey through the ranks of Fianna Fail to become Irish PM. This part deals with his humble background and school days through to his UCD days where he made friends who gave interviews of support throughout the series. His political rise is tracked from 1948 to 1970 when he was charged with importing arms into Ireland.
    56 mins
    321 BBC1 15/06/05 Crimewatch UK: Who shot Sean Brown?
    - Nation-wide appeal through this programme asks for assistance in finding the LVF killers of Bellaghy GAA official Sean Brown who was shot dead in 1997.
    11 mins
    321 BBC2 16/06/05 Hearts and Minds
    - UUP leadership contenders D.McNarry and A.McFarland make their pitch to get the job. Writer Jon Gornal assesses Belfast as a weekend tourist destination. Lastly academic G.Spence discusses with Denis Murray how news reporting can shape the peace process.
    29 mins
    321 RTE1 20/06/05 Haughey (Part 2): Rise and Follow
    - Profile of Haughey’s career from the arms trial to his first term as PM. His allies and enemies and family give interviews. His debts however are kept from public gaze, but this will eventually lead to his disgrace.
    53 mins
    321 Sky (History) 22/05/05 The Maze
    - A history of Long Kesh (later renamed the Maze Prison) and the H-Blocks; with the recollections of loyalists and republicans and prison warders; includes film clips of the dirty protest and blanket protests and hunger strikes.
    64 mins
    322 UTV 27/06/05 Insight: Taking on the Law
    - A home video film of PSNI officers beating Derryman Richard Adams and some friends; seems to prove that he should not be the person facing charges of assault but rather the policemen involved in the incident.
    24 mins
    322 RTE1 27/06/05 Haughey (Part 3): The Survivor
    - Profile of his career in the 1980s, including the Tony Gregory deal that got him office briefly in 1982; and the 1987 campaign that returned him as PM; and a time of political scandals.
    60 mins
    322 RTE (TG4) 02/07/05 Na Gaeil Phrotastunaigh (No Rootless Colonists)
    - Profile of the position of the Planter protestant population in Ireland and the efforts many of them made to preserve the Irish language. Beginning with the Reformation and right to modern times. (In Irish with English subtitles.)
    55 mins

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