Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 April 2022

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780192849748

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Northern Ireland, the BBC, and Censorship in Thatcher's Britain

Robert J. Savage

  • Details the history of the period in which the Thatcher government attempted to control the narrative of the Northern Ireland 'Troubles' through manipulation of the British and Irish media
  • Enables readers to understand how narratives of violence were written or constructed and broadcast on the most important platform for news and information in the late twentieth century: television
  • Adds an historical framework to contemporary issues, such as the threat to public service broadcasting and the production of independent news and current affairs programming
  • Gives voices to those that developed programmes or reported on 'the Troubles' in news and current affairs broadcasting
  • Uses an array of highly original sources that have not made their way into the public domain to offer a new perspective on 'the Troubles'