Scenes from the Saville Inquiry…

If you missed the first part of the Friday Play on BBC Radio 4, Bloody Sunday: Scenes from the Saville Inquiry you can catch it here. Definitely worth a listen. What it lacks in literary qualities (the script is composed of edited ranscripts from the Inquiry itself) it makes up for in its documentation, first and foremost, of the trauma of the events even some thirty years later. But it also points up the unwillingness of key participants to be open about their knowledge and actions on the day, and the incapacity of the Inquiry to do anything about it.

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