The Coal War

Apr 30, 1984 on BBC One at 8:30 PM


The prospect of closure for collieries across Britain is believed to be pushing moderate areas towards more militant approaches. Led by Arthur Scargill of the National Union of Mineworkers, many believe that participation in the strike is their only ... (more)hope of securing a future for the mining industry. In the studio, Scargill and Ned Smith of the National Coal Board discuss the issues surrounding this wave of industrial action.

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Season 1984 Episode 17

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Guest stars

Fred Emery, Jeremy Paxman