The Lords on camera


It is thirty years since the House of Lords gave the green light to allowing TV cameras to film their proceedings.

It was - for some - a controversial move, and there were strong arguments on both sides of the divide.

Televising of the House of Lords paved the way to allow the cameras into the Commons a few years later.

The BBC's Alasdair Rendall looks at the arguments leading up to, and the impact of, December 1983's historic vote.

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