Brighton Bomb documentaries

The BBC are screening what the Observer newspaper describes as two of the year’s finest documentaries over on BBC 1 tonight. The first at 9pm, The Brighton Bomb, is a detailed account of the IRA’s attempt to blow up Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet. The second (10.35pm) focuses on Patrick Magee, the man convicted of the bombing, and the investigation that tracked him down.

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