The Riots: In Their Own Words

August 20, 2012 § Leave a comment

Recently the BBC screened a documentary drawing on some of the interviews conducted as part of the Reading the Riots research project initiated by the LSE and the Guardian, with which I was involved as a researcher. One of the interviews I conducted was selected for inclusion in the documentary, with actors playing me and my interviewee. Here is a link to the documentary, which is available on BBC iPlayer.

The webpage for the programme on the BBC website writes that

This series was originally scheduled to be shown in July 2012, but was postponed after a judge overseeing a riot related trial in Birmingham issued a court order preventing it from being broadcast. The trial ended and the film was broadcast in August 2012.

The new broadcast date was the day following the end of the Olympics.

I am looking forward to watching the documentary when I return to the UK (I can’t watch it in India because only radio programmes are available on BBC iPlayer here).

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