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BBC: correspondence, 1983-10 - 1986-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNNK 17/20

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on BBC interviews with NK and coverage of Labour in general, with correspondents including: Peter Mandelson, Director of Campaigns and Communications on a story about him and the panel for Question Time being leaked to the Guardian; Margaret Douglas, Chief Assistant to the Director General (2); Peter Pagnamenta, Head of Current Affairs, Television; David Dimbleby.
Also includes: the BBC’s response to an assessment by Conservative Central Office on their coverage of American air strikes against Libya, with copies of letters from Douglas Hurd, Home Secretary, Marmaduke Hussey, Chairman Designate of the BBC, and Lord Barnett, Vice Chairman; briefing for an interview on the Today Programme, on NK’s visits to Europe, the Stockholm Conference on arms control [Sweden] and the situation in the Lebanon, July 1984; summary of news coverage of NK’s success in getting his defence policy through the National Executive Committee; briefing for a World this Weekend interview on support for a coalition with the Social Democrat/Liberal Alliance; transcript of a BBC radio programme on Socialism redefined.


  • Creation: 1983-10 - 1986-11


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Boxes 259, 328

Finding aid date

2010-05-27 10:40:18.777000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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