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Legion Hall Bombing, The

Dramatisation of the trial of Willie Gallagher, accused and convicted of bombing the Strabane British Legion Hall in 1976. Originally scheduled as a special showing to be followed by a discussion, the latter was dropped, the play itself postponed many times, and only finally shown with several cuts made to the opening and closing narration, which, the BBC felt, were too critical of the jury-less Diplock court system. Writer Caryl Churchill and director Roland Joffe removed their names from the credits in protest when it was finally shown.

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