Politically Charged

Series about politically controversial legal cases.

Episodes

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01012005121120051214

Clive Anderson looks at the 1972 trial of Peter Hain for disrupting all-white South African sporting tours.

01022005121820051221

Clive Anderson looks at the dramatic case of the Shrewsbury Pickets, jailed in 1973 for conspiracy to organise violent picketing - one of whom was the now famous actor Ricky Tomlinson.

0103 LAST2005122520051228

Clive Anderson looks at the ABC trial, the dramatic Official Secrets Act case in 1978 which lead to big changes.

0201* The Spycatcher Trial2008012020080123

"In 1986 the British government took legal action in Australia to try to stop the publication of Spycatcher, the memoirs of the former MI5 agent Peter Wright.

They were ultimately unsuccessful, and the case triggered a bitter conflict between government and much of the press.".

0202Oz2008012720080130

The Oz trial of 1971 saw the three editors of the underground magazine facing a charge of conspiracy to corrupt public morals.

0203 LAST2008020320080206