Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Channel 4 documentary on John Harris

It seems that the son of the deluded Johannesburg bomber John Harris was left in blissful ignorance of the crime until he came across his father's stored belongings. Channel 4 have taken the opportunity to make a documentary about the man. It will be shown at 8 p.m. on 27th August. We are assured by the producer that it will be even-handed and not seek to excuse the crime. The choice of title does not bode well, but the programme-makers did take the trouble to interview as many of those involved who are still alive, including the victims.

My compilation of reports of the events of 24th July 1964 is here.

1 comment:

Stan said...

Ooh, I'll look out for that, Frank. Good spot. Agree with you that the title The Good Terrorist may suggest a less than even-handed programme but let's see. No documentary on this subject would be complete without interviews with Lord Hain and his mother so I assume these will be included.