Apartheid in South Africa | Living under racial segregation and discrimination
Document Type | Internal Memo
06 June 1957
This document discusses a diplomatic incident that followed the broadcast of 'Panorama - Union of South Africa'.
The request by the South African Information Office for a copy of the 'Panorama' report on South Africa left Michael Peacock, the programme's producer, and the BBC facing a difficult dilemma. The ethics of protecting contributors were positioned against the need to maintain diplomatic relations with South Africa.
Read further correspondence on this subject: BBC Publicity Statement On 'Panorama'.
Michael Peacock had become the producer of 'Panorama' in 1955, at the age of 25, and in 1959 he was made Editor of Television News. Peacock was the first Controller of BBC2 and, having overseen the creation of the new channel, became Controller of BBC1 in 1965.
Chief Albert Mvumbi Luthuli gives his views on South Africa and democracy.
An early exposé of the divisions caused by apartheid in South Africa.
Harold Macmillan delivers his 'wind of change' speech at the Cape Town Parliament.
Government politicians blame black South Africans for violence after a demonstration.
South Africans speak about the roots of apartheid and experiencing its daily reality.
Racial tension around the world grows at the moment Nelson Mandela is imprisoned.
Special programme on the assassination of the prime minister of South Africa.
What do non-white South Africans feel about apartheid?
A vivid eye-witness report on the violence in Soweto in June 1976.
The aftermath for South Africa of the recent violence in Soweto.
The growing legacy of bitterness as changes are made in South Africa.
An abandoned baby causes problems for South African bureaucracy.
Reform in South Africa is criticised for not bringing an end to apartheid.
The indomitable civil-rights activist Ellen Kuzwayo in conversation.
Viewpoints on life under apartheid in South Africa.
How women in South Africa are leading the fight for an end to apartheid.
'Panorama' investigates a young black revolutionary group.
Bomb attack wrecks fast-food restaurant near Johannesburg.
Arthur Miller interviews Nelson Mandela, less than a year after his release.
Historic announcement from Cape Town Parliament on the end of apartheid.
Hope amongst confusion as all South Africans vote for the first time.
Highlights of a 'Blue Peter' summer expedition to South Africa.
A 'Panorama' producer considers the options in meeting a request from the South African government.
A BBC publicity statement in reaction to criticism from South Africa.
The South African High Commissioner has stated his case about the 'Panorama' programme on South Africa.
A South African cameraman describes his reaction to press reports on 'Panorama'.
Concerns are raised about the arrest and detention of two journalists.
South Africa denies detaining people because they work for the BBC.
The dangers facing journalists, particularly in South Africa.
The BBC considers the impact of one of its programmes.
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