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Note of a conversation concerning 'Panorama' controversy

The South African High Commissioner has stated his case about the 'Panorama' programme on South Africa.

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Meeting minutes about the 'Panorama' report on South Africa in 1957.

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Document Type | Minutes

03 December 1957

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1957

Synopsis

This document discusses a diplomatic incident that followed the broadcast of 'Panorama - Union of South Africa'.

Months after the 'Panorama' edition had been broadcast, a row between the South African government and the BBC continued to escalate. This 'Note of Conversation' between the Director-General Sir Ian Jacob and Dr JE Holloway and related material was discussed at a meeting of the Board of Governors, who backed the decision not to hand over the film.

Read the first document on this subject, 'Panorama' Report On South Africa.

Did you know?

The consequences facing people for being filmed in this programme could be serious. At the end of 1956, 156 people were tried for treason in a trial that lasted, in the case of some defendants, for four years. In December 1957, charges were dropped against 61 of the accused, including Oliver Tambo and Chief Albert Luthuli.

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JE Holloway
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Mr Meiring
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