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Politics or Knavish Tricks


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The disclosure of classified information has always embarrassed and harassed governments, but is it ever morally or politically justifiable?
Alastair Hetherington presents a documentary examining the issues, with Sir Frank Cooper , former Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence;
Sir Douglas Wass , Joint Head, Civil Service until 1983;
Sir Tom McCaffrey ,
James Callaghan 's Press Secretary, 10 Downing Street; Clive Ponting ;
Peter Preston , Editor of the Guardian;
Anthony Bevins , the Independent;
The Rt Hon Merlyn Rees , mp; Jonathon Aitken , mp; and Keith Speed, mp.


Unknown: Alastair Hetherington
Unknown: Sir Frank Cooper
Unknown: Sir Douglas Wass
Unknown: Sir Tom McCaffrey
Unknown: James Callaghan
Unknown: Clive Ponting
Unknown: Peter Preston
Unknown: Anthony Bevins
Unknown: Merlyn Rees
Unknown: Jonathon Aitken
Producer: Robin Melhuish

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Politics or Knavish Tricks

BBC Radio 3, 17 December 1987 19.30

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