The Road to Partition (2021): Part 02

Introduction Documentary series exploring the political brinkmanship and bitter communal violence that led to the partition of Ireland. Outline On the 22 June 1921, King George V and Queen Mary arrived in Belfast for the official opening of the first Northern Ireland parliament. Fearful for their lives, they had come to a city scarred by… Read More

The Road to Partition (2021): Part 01

Introduction Documentary series exploring the political brinkmanship and bitter communal violence that led to the partition of Ireland. Outline On the 22 June 1921, King George V and Queen Mary arrived in Belfast for the official opening of the first Northern Ireland parliament. Fearful for their lives, they had come to a city scarred by… Read More

The Patriot Game (1979)

Introduction A history of the Northern Irish conflict from 1922 until the 1970s. Outline Rich in emotional images, often tender but more often terrifying, The Patriot Game tells the story of the long and bitter battle for Northern Ireland. The film’s introduction covers Ireland’s history from British colonisation to the territory’s division in 1922. The… Read More

The War Next Door: Scotland and the Troubles (2019): Part 02

Introduction Documentary examining Scotland’s role in the Troubles, with memories from the people who were there. Outline This episode includes some surprising stories. It takes a look at an IRA attack in Shetland, a bombing campaign planned from Glasgow, and protests in Dumfries and Galloway against the manufacture of plastic bullets. The War Next Door:… Read More

The War Next Door: Scotland and the Troubles (2019): Part 01

Introduction Documentary examining Scotland’s role in the Troubles, with memories from the people who were there. Outline There is concern that the Troubles could spill over into Scotland. It also looks at the Scottish soldiers deployed to Northern Ireland. The War Next Door: Scotland and the Troubles Series Part 01. Part 02. Production & Filming… Read More

The Troubles – A Secret History (2019): S01E08 – Behind the Scenes

Introduction Documentary series offering new insights into the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Outline Series 01, Episode 08 This film shows how the critically acclaimed television series Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History was made. Reporters, producers – even the bosses – were filmed over two years as they uncovered incredible new stories about the… Read More

The Troubles – A Secret History (2019): S01E07

Introduction Documentary series offering new insights into the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Outline Series 01, Episode 07 The story of how the Troubles ended. How the UK government policy changed, from seeking to destroy the IRA to bringing it to peace. And how secret talks, doublespeak and smart tactical manoeuvring ensured that Gerry Adams was… Read More

The Troubles – A Secret History (2019): S01E06

Introduction Documentary series offering new insights into the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Outline Series 01, Episode 06 Revelations from the Northern Ireland conflict. Loyalists killed more people than the IRA in the closing years of the Troubles. Through an insider in one of the most notorious killer gangs, Mandy McAuley discovers that not only was… Read More

The Troubles – A Secret History (2019): S01E05

Introduction Documentary series offering new insights into the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Outline Series 01, Episode 05 New revelations about the Northern Ireland conflict from a leading team of investigative journalists. Episode five traces how unionist anger grew as IRA attacks on the security forces killed members of their community. When Margaret Thatcher signed the… Read More

The Troubles – A Secret History (2019): S01E04

Introduction Documentary series offering new insights into the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Outline Series 01, Episode 04 New revelations about how agents of British intelligence infiltrated the Irish Republican Army. By 1979, the British security forces believed the IRA had become so security conscious that they were impossible to penetrate. But reporter Jennifer O’Leary reveals… Read More