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Episode 8 of 8
Nick Robinson, BBC Political Editor, concludes his series on relations between broadcasters and politicians by looking at the present day. In previous programmes, Nick Robinson has looked at the General Strike in 1926; the dispute over foreign policy in the 1930s; the Suez crisis in 1956; the row between the Labour Party and the BBC in the early 1970s; the clashes over reporting 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland, culminating in the broadcasting ban on terrorists and their supporters; the Falklands War; and the Iraq War.
In this final programme, he concludes by looking at the present relationship between broadcasters and politicians.
Producer: Rob Shepherd.