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Beyond 1984


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Towards Totalitarianism?
Presented by Stephen Sedley , QC
Who will exercise the greater power in the future, the State or the Individual? Is it possible that by 2009 your right to have children will be determined by what kind of person you are; that all your activities be monitored by agents of the State? Will Big Brother really be watching us?
Stephen Sedley argues that this is already beginning to happen; that through subtle changes the individual is losing out to the forces of authority; that in the UK today enforced child care, police surveillance and secret court hearings pose a real threat.
After this film, Nick Ross chairs a discussion with a group of lawyers, social service and police chiefs - what kind of free society do we want?
Film editor NICK RAYNER Executive producer GRAHAM MASSEY ProducerPAUL ANDERSEN


Presented By: Stephen Sedley
Unknown: Stephen Sedley
Unknown: Nick Ross
Editor: Nick Rayner
Producer: Graham Massey
Producer: Paul Andersen

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