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We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
I New series 1/4. Mike Thomson returns with the series that takes an investigative approach to history. A Very British Coup. One night in late July 1953, at the request of the CIA, the BBC broadcast a coded message to the Shah of Iran. Mike Thomson reveals that this was only a small part of the corporation's role in assisting Britain and the United States to topple that country's democratically elected government. The plot involving secret agents, BBC spin and lucrative oil fields was to help pave the way for Iran's radical Islamic government 26 years later. Producer Laurence Grissell

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Producer: Laurence Grissell

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