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The BBC's Irish troubles: Television, conflict and Northern Ireland

Robert Savage


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 BBC’s Irish Troubles explores the incessant wrangling between political elites, civil servants, military officials, broadcasting authorities and journalists about what should and should not b ... More

Keywords: Television, BBC, War, Censorship, Media, Violence, Politics, Irish, British, Broadcasting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719087332
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087332.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Savage, author
Boston College