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Go Tell it to the Judge


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Last December it ended. Judgment was finally given in the longest and most expensive case this country has known.
This week they are working out the implications of the decision. No one ever thought that 3,000 remote Pacific islanders would have the nerve to take Great Britain to the High Court. But they did. The Banabans of Ocean Island -a mere dot in the mid-Pacific - claim that they have been exploited all along the line for 76 years because their island turned out to be full of phosphate.
Judge Megarry and his band of lawyers went on a trip to the South Seas to view Ocean Island for themselves. Go Tell it to the Judge traces the extraordinary story of the Banabans, from 1900 when the phosphate was discovered, to today when the island resembles the moon landscape, its people deported and the British Government morally condemned in a court of law. Written and narrated by James Cameron
Film cameraman ALEC CURTIS Sound IAN SANSAM
Film editor JONATHAN gili


Unknown: Judge Megarry
Unknown: James Cameron
Producer: Jenny Barraclough

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Go Tell it to the Judge

BBC One London, 6 January 1977 22.10

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