Ref No20733
Alt Ref No20733
Artist or CreatorBernard Cookson
Title or Caption"...and they say they'll stop slanting their documentaries if we'll stop slanting our party political broadcasts!"
Extent1 item
Published byEvening News
Date12 Jul 1971
Embedded text or transcriptHarold's row with B.B.C.
Person DepictedWilson; Harold (1916-1995)
Crossman; Richard (1907-1974)
Castle; Barbara (1910-2002); Baroness Castle of Blackburn
Jenkins; Roy Harris (1920-2003)
Callaghan; James (1912-2005)
NotesNews: 9 July: The Governors of the BBC backed David Dimbleby and the producers of the documentary television programme "Yesterday's Men". No apology was given to Harold Wilson who appeared on the programme. Mr Wilson said the Labour Party national executive was holding an inquiry into alleged bias against Labour by the BBC since the last general election. The programme was accused of trivialising its subject which explored the impact of defeat on the senior members of the former Labour Government. The title had been changed without the participants' knowledge; those appearing claimed they had been misled about the true intentions of the programme, and the background songs and cartoons used in the programme were objectionable.
Subjectsparty political broadcasts
television documentaries
Labour Party
television programmes
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
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