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The Faslane Peace Camp inspired the BBC drama Vigil

Meanwhile the series recalls the real drama

 Sitting on Scotland’s strikingly beautiful west coast, the world’s longest-running anti-nuclear peace camp has been uniting protesters for 39 years. But after dropping out of the headlines as its numbers dwindled from 400 to just three, Faslane Peace Camp has the nation’s attention once more – as the inspiration for gripping BBC drama Vigil.

 Mirror 4th Sept 2021

https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/inside-worlds-longest-running-anti-24909945

September 6, 2021 - Posted by | media, UK, weapons and war

2 Comments »

  1. I viewed part of the first episode but my TV reception here in the NE after a fire at our relay transmitter is intermittent so I haven’t looked at it since then. But this drama seemed to be badly-researched. Would a peace campaigner really choose to lie alone on a fast road to force some unknown driver to emergency-brake in order to lecture the driver about nuclear weapons? Unlikely at most. Then when that campaigner had somehow infiltrated the staff quarters of the nuclear base for some highly-unethical rifling of personal belongings and was arrested, the police were (a) still using old-fashioned NEAL double cassette recorders in interview rooms, decades after they were abandoned in reality, and (b) not using said recorder for an interview in clear contravention of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (1984)? And that the suspect, who claimed to have been arrested before, was naive enough to reject the offer of a solicitor?

    Comment by John Smith | September 6, 2021 | Reply

    • Thank you , Johnn Smith,for this comment. I did wonder about the quality of this series. I have seen only the trailer – and I was not so impressed by that. I deliberated about publicising it, – but – it does draw attention to a historic peace campaign. I haven’t seen the new series, but it’s authenticitydoes sound questionable. as you point out

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | September 6, 2021 | Reply


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