The Bbc'S 'Irish Troubles' : Television, Conflict and Northern Ireland, Paperback / softback Book

The Bbc'S 'Irish Troubles' : Television, Conflict and Northern Ireland Paperback / softback


This book explores how news and information about the conflict in Northern Ireland was disseminated through the most accessible, powerful and popular form of media: television.

It focuses on the BBC and considers how its broadcasts complicated the 'Troubles' by challenging decisions, policies and tactics developed by governments trying to defeat a stubborn insurgency that threatened national security. The book uses highly original sources to consider how the BBC upset the efforts of a number of governments to control the narrative of a conflict that claimed over 3,500 lives and caused deep emotional scarring to thousands of people.

Using recently released archival material from the BBC and a variety of government archives, the book addresses the contentious relationship between broadcasting officials, politicians, the army, police and civil service from the outbreak of violence throughout the 1980s. -- .


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 296 pages, 32 black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Television
  • ISBN: 9781526116888

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