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Guide to Web Sites Containing Transcripts of Television Programmes

The following is a (draft) guide to web sites which contain transcripts, and other details, on television programmes about the Northern Ireland conflict and political developments in the region. The following web sites are those of regional (Northern Ireland) programmes and national (United Kingdom) programmes. The list of programmes below is a selection of the most relevant programmes from the full list that were broadcast. More details, together with the programme transcripts, can be obtained from the associated web site of the television programmes.

 

Regional - Northern Ireland - Programmes

 

British Broadcasting Company Northern Ireland (BBC NI)
Programme Title: Hearts and Minds
Thursday 7.30 - 8.00pm; BBC Two NI
The 'Hearts and Minds' programme is an important part of the BBC's political news coverage in Northern Ireland.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/heartsandminds/about.shtml

British Broadcasting Company Northern Ireland (BBC NI)
Programme Title: The Politics Show
Sunday 12.00 - 1.00pm; BBC One NI
A regional section within 'The Politics Show' which is devoted to political developments in Northern Ireland.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/politics_show/3892911.stm

British Broadcasting Company Northern Ireland (BBC NI)
Programme Title: Spotlight
Tuesday 10.35 - 11.05pm; BBC One NI
'Spotlight' is BBC Northern Ireland's main investigative current affairs programme.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/1561238.stm

Ulster Television (UTV)
Programme Title: Insight
Thursday (Day varies) 10.00 - 10.30pm; UTV
'Insight' is the main current affairs programme on UTV.
http://insight.u.tv/
2 October 2000, 'Guarding the Gardai'. The programme investigates allegations of malpractice by the Gardai in County Donegal.
19 October 2000, 'Michael Stone - Portrait of a Killer'. The programme provides a detailed look at the former leading loyalist paramilitary, Michael Stone.
26 October 2000, 'Killing for Peace'. The programme investigates the killing of Joe O’Connor, a member of the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA).
16 November 2000, 'Duelling for Votes'. The programme examines the political future of the SDLP and its contest with Sinn Féin to be the leading voice of nationalist politics in Northern Ireland.
23 January 2001, 'Divining Divisions'. The programme looks at the Former Presbyterian minister David Armstrong who left Northern Ireland in 1984.
31 January 2001, 'Licensed To Kill'. The programme examines disturbing new evidence about the true nature of the British government's secret war in the 1980's.
27 February 2001, 'The Hunger Strike: Dying for Ireland'. The programme marks the 20th anniversary of the 1981 Republican hunger strike and assesses its legacy for Northern Ireland.
13 March 2001, 'Politics - Hillsborough'. The programme offers an analysis of the recent political talks at Hillsborough which sought to find a solution to the problems that have affected the peace process since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
1 May 2001, 'Policing the Police’. The programme investigates the 20 years of Special Branch primacy in the murky world of intelligence gathering.

 

National - United Kingdom - Programmes

 

British Broadcasting Company (BBC)
Programme Title: Breakfast With Frost
Sunday 9.00 - 10.00am; BBC One
The 'Breakfast With Frost' show is a weekly programme of news and interviews.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/breakfast_with_frost/default.stm
Breakfast With Frost 2000
23 January 2000, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
30 January 2000, Interview with Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF).
13 February 2000, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
5 March 2000, Interview with Seamus Mallon, then Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).
26 March 2000, Interview with Peter Mandleson, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
9 May 2000, Interview with Peter Mandleson, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
9 May 2000, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.
23 May 2000, Interview with Jeffrey Donaldson, then Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) MP for Lagan Valley.
24 September 2000, Interview with Tony Blair, then British Prime Minister.
5 November 2000, Interview with Seamus Mallon, then Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister.
November 2000, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
10 December 2000, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
Breakfast With Frost 2001
14 January 2001, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Northern Ireland Education Minister and Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
28 January 2001, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
11 March 2001, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
11 March 2001, Interview with Seamus Mallon, then Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister.
6 May 2001, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
10 June 2001, Interview with Nigel Dodds, then Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP for North Belfast and Martin McGuinness, then Northern Ireland Education Minister and Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
1 July 2001, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
1 July 2001, Interview with Jeffrey Donaldson, then Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) MP for Lagan Valley.
1 July 2001, Interview with Seamus Mallon, then Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister.
1 July 2001, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
8 July 2001, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Northern Ireland Education Minister and Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
29 July 2001, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
5 August 2001, Interview with Sir Ronnie Flanagan, then Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC).
5 August 2001, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
5 August 2001, Interview with Jeffrey Donaldson, then Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) MP for Lagan Valley.
12 August 2001, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Martin McGuinness, then Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
9 September 2001, Interview with Archbishop Robin Eames, Primate of the Church of Ireland and Bishop Patrick Walsh, Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor.
23 September 2001, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
28 October 2001, Interview with Senator George Mitchell, Peace Negotiator.
4 November 2001, Interview with Sir Ronnie Flanagan, then Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
4 November2001, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Breakfast With Frost 2002
13 January 2002, Interview with Sir Ronnie Flanagan, then Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
17 February 2002, Interview with Bertie Ahern, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister).
7 April 2002, Interview with Sir Ronnie Flanagan, then Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
9 June 2002, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
7 July 2002, Interview with Colin Cramphorn, then acting Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
7 July 2002, Interview with Senator George Mitchell, Peace Negotiator.
6 October 2002, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Roy Hattersley, former Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
13 October 2002, Interview with Bertie Ahern, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister).
13 October 2002, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
13 October 2002, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Northern Ireland Education Minister and Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
Breakfast With Frost 2003
26 October 2003, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF).
23 November 2003, Interview with Mark Durkan, then Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and Peter Robinson, then Deputy Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
30 November 2003, Interview with Peter Robinson, then Deputy Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
Breakfast With Frost 2004
5 January 2004, Interview with Bertie Ahern, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister).
21 July 2004, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).

British Broadcasting Company (BBC)
Programme Title: Newsnight
Weekdays 10.30 - 11.20pm; BBC Two
'Newsnight' is BBC Two's main current affairs programme.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/default.stm
5 April 2002, Film piece on the new Police Service of Northern Ireland.
19 June 2002, Film piece on the BBC Panorama programme, ‘Licenced to Murder’, which investigated allegations of collusion between the British security forces and Loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland.
15 October 2002, Jeremy Vine discussed the suspension of the Stormont Executive with Richard Haas, the US Envoy to Northern Ireland and Martin McGuinness MP, the Chief Negotiator for Sinn Fein.
13 August 2003, ‘Picture Politics’, David Sillito looks at the new murals in loyalist areas and asks ‘what does swapping guns and balaclavas for Van Morrison and CS Lewis mean for the identity of Loyalism itself?’.

British Broadcasting Company (BBC)
Programme Title: On the Record
Sunday 12.00 - 1.00pm; BBC One
'On the Record' was the BBC One's major political television programme which was broadcast from 1992-2002.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/otr/
On the Record Series 1992-93
13 June 1993, Interview with Sir Patrick Mayhew, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
On the Record Series 1993-94
17 October 1993, Interview with Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF).
17 October 1993, Interview with John Hume, then Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).
17 October 1993, Interview with James Molyneaux, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
31 October 1993, Interview with John Hume, then Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).
7 November 1993, Interview with Albert Reynolds, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister).
5 December 1993, Interview with John Hume, then Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).
12 December 1993, Interview with Albert Reynolds, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister).
20 February 1994, Interview with Albert Reynolds, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister).
27 February 1994, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
6 March 1994, Interview with James Molyneaux, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
27 March 1994, Interview with Sir Patrick Mayhew, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
On the Record Series 1994-95
16 October 1994, Interview with James Molyneaux, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
23 October 1994, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
19 February 1995, Interview with David Trimble, then Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) MP for Upper Bann.
26 February 1995, Interview with Willie Ross, then Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) MP for East Londonderry.
26 March 1995, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
On the Record Series 1995-96
1 October 1995, Interview with Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF).
22 October 1995, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
19 November 1995, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
28 January 1996, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
11 February 1996, Interview with John Bruton, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister).
11 February 1996, Interview with Mitchel McLaughlin, then senior member of Sinn Féin (SF).
11 February 1996, End of IRA Ceasefire, Debate with Conservative MPs David Wilshire, Nicholas Budgen and Barry Porter.
17 March 1996, Interview with Ken Maginnis, then Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone and the party’s security spokesman.
26 May 1996, Interview with Mo Mowlam, then Labour MP and party spokesperson on Northern Ireland affairs.
9 June 1996, Interview with Dick Spring, then Tánaiste (Deputy Irish Prime Minister) and Irish Foreign Minister.
9 June 1996, Interview with Michael Ancram, then Conservative MP and Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office.
16 June 1996, Interview with John Bruton, then Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister).
On the Record Series 1996-97
20 October 1996, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
17 November 1996, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
On the Record Series 1997-98
23 November 1997, Interview with Mo Mowlam, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
7 December 1997, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
18 January 1998, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
1 February 1998, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
15 February 1998, Interview with Seamus Mallon, then Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).
15 February 1998, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Vice-President of Sinn Féin (SF).
1 March 1998, Interview with Mo Mowlam, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
8 March 1998, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
5 April 1998, Interview with John Hume, then Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).
5 April 1998, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
17 May 1998, Interview with Northern Ireland MPs, John Taylor and Jeffrey Doanldson, then of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP), and Peter Robinson Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).
24 May 1998, Interview with Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF).
24 May 1998, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
28 June 1998, Interview with Mo Mowlam, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
On the Record Series 1998-99
1 November 1998, Interview with Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF).
On the Record Series 1999-00
3 October 1999, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
5 December 1999, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Vice-President and Chief Negotiator of Sinn Féin (SF).
23 January 2000, Film Piece, ‘Can the peace process survive the Ulster Unionists deadline for IRA decommissioning’.
30 January 2000, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
6 February 2000, Interview with Mitchel McLaughlin, then Chairman of Sinn Féin (SF).
9 April 2000, Interview with Mitchel McLaughlin, then Chairman of Sinn Féin (SF).
7 May 2000, Robin Aitken reports on the implications of the latest IRA statement on the Belfast Agreement.
7 May 2000, Interview with Jeffrey Donaldson, then Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) MP for Lagan Valley.
7 May 2000, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Vice-President and Chief Negotiator of Sinn Féin (SF).
21 May 2000, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
28 May 2000, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Vice-President and Chief Negotiator of Sinn Féin (SF).
On the Record Series 2000-01
1 October 2000, Iain Watson looks at the threat to David Trimble's leadership of the Ulster Unionist Party and the risks for the Northern Ireland Peace Process.
8 October 2000, Interview with Jeffrey Donaldson, then Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) MP for Lagan Valley.
22 October 2000, Interview with Martin Smyth, then Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) for South Belfast.
29 October 2000, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Northern Ireland Education Minister.
21 January 2001, Iain Watson examines the current state of the peace process in Northern Ireland.
21 January 2001, Interview with Seamus Mallon, then Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister.
11 March 2001, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
25 March 2001, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
8 April 2001, Iain Watson reports that elections in June could undermine David Trimble and the peace process.
10 June 2001, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
On the Record Series 2001-02
13 October 2001, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
3 February 2002, Iain Watson looks at why Northern Ireland's Protestants are becoming disillusioned about the peace process and the implications for the Good Friday Agreement..
3 February 2002, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
9 June 2002, Interview with Mitchel McLaughlin, then Chairman of Sinn Féin (SF).
16 June 2002, Iain Watson reports on the crisis facing the Peace Process..
16 June 2002, Interview with John Reid, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
16 June 2002, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
22 September 2002, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) and Northern Ireland First Minister.
13 October 2002, Interview with Jeffrey Donaldson, then Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) MP for Lagan Valley.
13 October 2002, Interview with Mark Durkan, then Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP).
13 October 2002, Interview with Martin McGuinness, then Northern Ireland Education Minister.
1 December 2002, Interview with David Trimble, then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).

British Broadcasting Company (BBC)
Programme Title: Panorama
Sunday 10.15 - 11.05pm; BBC One
'Panorama' is BBC One's flagship current affairs programme and the longest-running public affairs television programme in the world.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/default.stm
6 April 1998, ‘Settlement or Sell Out?’ Will Sinn Fein and the IRA be part of a new peace agreement?.
21 June 1999, ‘Careless Talk’. Two lawyers have now been murdered in N. Ireland. Both represented IRA suspects; both claimed before their deaths that the RUC had threatened to have them assassinated.
6 March 2000, ‘The Whole Truth’. Panorama speaks to innocent people accused of serious crimes whose defence case was hampered by disclosure problems.
9 October 2000, ‘Who Bombed Omagh’. Panorama names individuals who have been questioned by police over the Omagh bombing. The atrocity, carried out by The Real IRA, claimed 29 lives on a Saturday afternoon in August 1998 when a car bomb exploded in Omagh town centre.
19 June 2002, ‘Licenced to Murder’, (Part1) Panorama investigation reveals the extent to which some members of the British intelligence services colluded with - and even tried to direct - loyalist death squads in Northern Ireland.
23 June 2003, ‘Licenced to Murder’, (Part2) Panorama investigation reveals the extent to which some members of the British intelligence services colluded with - and even tried to direct - loyalist death squads in Northern Ireland.
22 June 2003, ‘Gangsters at War’. Panorama investigates the power struggle within the Ulster Defence Association (UDA).
20 June 2004, ‘The Superdollar Plot’. Panorama investigates the criminals making the best counterfeit notes ever. The trail leads from Birmingham, to North Korea, Moscow, then to a leading Irish Republican.

British Broadcasting Company (BBC)
Programme Title: The Politics Show
Sunday 12.00 - 1.00pm; BBC One
'The Politics Show' replaced 'On The Record' to become BBC One's major political television programme.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/politics_show/default.stm
2 March 2003, Interview with Paul Murphy, then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

British Broadcasting Company (BBC)
Programme Title: Cabinet Confidential
Ad hoc programme
The 'Cabinet Confidential' programme, broadcast on New Year's Day, 1 January 2002, looked at what those highly-sensitive Cabinet papers and memos revealed about some of the most dramatic events of the year.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/uk_confidential/1719132.stm
1 January 2002, ‘Ian Paisley - The Protestant Leader’, Secret cabinet documents released under the 30-year rule reveal Ian Paisley, approached the SDLP about the possibility of working together in government.

 


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