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SERIES ONE (MAY 1987 TO JULY 1987)

SECRETS 1.5.87

With Anthony Wilson

Guests:

Clive Ponting MBE

Margaret Moore

Colin Wallace

T.E. Utley CBE

Isaac Evans

Peter Hain

Anne Marie Sandler

About the Official Secrets Act, with among others the famous journalist, Times leader writer and friend of Mrs. Thatcher, T.E.Utley (better known as Peter Utley). Also the politician Peter Hain; the civil servant Clive Ponting who was acquitted of violating the Official Secrets Act; psychoanalyst Anne Marie Sandler; and the intelligence figure Colin Wallace in a rare live appearance.

PRIVATE LIVES 8.5.87

With Helena Kennedy

Guests:

Tony Blackburn

Dr Jeremy Black

Peter Tatchell

Sheila Kitzinger MBE

Paul Halloran

Victoria Gillick

Johnny Edgecombe

Press ethics, with Private Eye journalist Paul Halloran, DJ Tony Blackburn, gay campaigner Peter Tatchell, feminist writer Sheila Kitzinger, anti-abortionist Victoria Gillick and the man who started the Profumo scandal in the 1960s, Johnny Edgecombe. Noteworthy confrontation between Halloran and Gillick.

FOOTBALL CRAZY 15.5.87

With Professor Anthony Clare

Guests:

Terry Neill

Sir A.J. Ayer

Chris Lightbown

Stuart Cosgrove

John Fashanu

Ian Hutchinson

Jennifer Hargreaves

Soccer, with the celebrated philosopher and one-time sports writer A.J.Ayer (Freddy Ayer), sports journalist Chris Lightbown, and footballers John Fashanu and Ian Hutchinson.

DO THE BRITISH LOVE THEIR CHILDREN? 22.5.87

With Chantal Cuer

Guests:

Dr John Rae

Linda Bellos

Dr Germaine Greer

Gordon Whiteley

Russell Hoban

Diane Caw

Sarah Coomaraswamy

Headmaster of Westminster School John Rae, feminist Linda Bellos, children's author Russell Hoban and the childless Germaine Greer, author of 'The Female Eunuch'.

THE MAFIA 29.5.87

With John Underwood

Guests:

Alex Manson

Doug Le Vien

Claire Sterling

David Mellor

David Yallop

Gaia Servadio

Bob Dick

Frank Pulley

Programme begins with a confrontation between New York detective Doug Le Vien and a former bag man for the Mafia from Motherwell in Scotland, Bob Dick. Also featured are Conservative politician David Mellor, American investigative writer Claire Sterling, author David Yallop in a rare live appearance and private investigator Alex Manson. Programme features revelations about Italian masonic lodge P2 and the former Italian Prime Minister Guilio Andreotti, later convicted for being implicated in the murder of a journalist in 1979.

HONEST, DECENT AND TRUE? 5.6.87

With Professor Anthony Clare

Guests:

John Ehrlichman

Anthony Smith

Mary Midgeley

Ann Burdus

Professor Philip Bobbit

Rt. Rev'd Hugh Montefiore

Ethics in public life, in relation to the forthcoming 1987 General Election. With Watergate figure John Ehrlichman, philosopher Mary Midgley, Bishop Hugh Montefiore and Anthony Smith who subsequently became President of Magdalen College, Oxford.

IS BRITAIN WORKING? 12.6.87

With Anthony Wilson

Guests:

Dr David Selbourne

Teresa Gorman

Colonel Hilary Hook

Ezaz Ahmed Hayat

Adrian Lloyd

Billy Bragg

'Helen'

Transmitted live on the night after the 1987 General Election. One of the more notorious After Dark programmes, with newly elected Tory MP Teresa Gorman leaving the discussion early, after being attacked by Colonel Hilary Hook in his only live appearance. Col. Hook was featured in a BBC documentary 'Home From the Hill'. They are joined by left wing pop musician Billy Bragg, a member of a hippy travelling colony and Dr David Selbourne, a right wing academic.

KILLING WITH CARE 26.6.87

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Charlotte Hough

Dr Ilora Finlay

Dr Pieter Admiraal

Lord Soper

George Cant

Maggie Davis

Dr Vicky Clement-Jones

Professor John Finnis

A discussion on euthanasia, with the controversial Dutch doctor Dr Pieter Admiraal who has performed euthanasia; British Socialist and methodist preacher Lord Soper; the founder of the Cancer support charity 'Cancer Bacup', Dr Vicky Clement-Jones (in an appearance from her death bed - she died shortly after the end of this programme), quadraplegic Maggie Davis, Catholic philosopher John Finnis, a gay man and the founder of a hospice.

PEACE IN OUR TIME 3.7.87

With John Underwood

Guests:

Dr Edward Teller

Beatrix Campbell

Sister Deidre Duffy

Sir Rudolf Peierls

Enoch Powell

Professor Sergei Kapitsa

Programme featuring the father of the H-Bomb, Edward Teller in a rare live appearance. With fellow atomic scientist and former friend Rudolf Peierls, feminist Bea Campbell, Conservative politician Enoch Powell, nun Sister Deidre Duffy and Russian scientist Sergei Kapitsa. Notable for the extended speeches by Teller, who admits to Campbell that his bomb work was motivated by hatred of the Russians as a result of what they had done to his country, Hungary. Powell and Teller form a rapport based on having lived through the Second World War.

KLAUS BARBIE 10.7.87

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Eli Rosenbaum

Neal Ascherson

Gena Turgel

Philippe Daudy

Canon Paul Oestreicher

Maitre Jacques Verg'e8s

Unique discussion just after the climax of the trial in Lyons, France of Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, with his defence lawyer Jacques Verges (his only English-language TV appearance?). Joining him, World Jewish Congress lawyer Eli Rosenbaum, holocaust survivor and author Gena Turgel, French author and anglophile Phillipe Daudy, journalist Neal Ascherson and peace campaigner Canon Paul Oestreicher.

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SERIES 2 (FEBRUARY 1988 TO SEPTEMBER 1988)

BEYOND THE LAW 19.2.88

With John Underwood

Guests:

Sir Colin Woods

Eileen Gray OBE

Martin Short

Chief Inspector Brian Woollard

Sir David Napley

Canon Ian Hunt

T Dan Smith

Rare live discussion about freemasons, with a focus on the police. Programme begins with presenter John Underwood naming a long list of senior police officials who declined to participate. This is followed by the accusations of Chief Inspector Brian Woollard who says his career was damaged by his not being a mason. With investigative journalist and author Martin Short; star lawyer Sir David Napley; politician T Dan Smith who while serving time in prison was protected until prison officials discovered he was not a mason; and female freemason Eileen Gray.

MARRIAGE: WHAT DO WOMEN WANT? 26.2.88

With Stuart Hood

Guests:

James Dearden

Carol McMillan

Julie Grant

Mary Whitehouse

Joan Wyndham

Naim Attallah

Shere Hite

The screenwriter of Fatal Attraction meets sex researcher Shere Hite, Catholic publisher Naim Attallah, author Joan Wyndham and pro-marriage campaigner Mary Whitehouse. There are exchanges between Wyndham and Whitehouse about geriatric sex.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME 4.3.88

With Helena Kennedy

Guests:

Susanne Reedes

Dr Martin Daunton

Kathy Hearne

William 'Spider' Wilson

John Heddle

Sheila McKechnie

Bill More

One of the more notorious After Dark programmes, with street person William 'Spider' Wilson taking on the chairman of the Conservative Back Bench Housing Committee, John Heddle. Also with the head of Shelter, Sheila McKechnie, and other homeless people.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR 11.3.88

With Gaia Servadio

Guests:

Brenda Polan

Bishop of Lewes

Bruce Oldfield

Nicholas Coleridge

Terry Melville

Katherine Hamnett

Raghib Ashan

Fashion, with designer Katherine Hamnett attacked by third world trade unionist Raghib Ashan. Also with journalists Brenda Polan and Nicholas Coleridge and the Bishop of Lewes who made his own clothes. Programme's most famous moment was when designer Bruce Oldfield arrives well after the discussion began, having decided to finish his meal in a fashionable restaurant in the West End before joining the other guests.

LICENSED TO KILL? 18.3.88

With Paul Sieghart

Guests:

Pauline Perry

Onora O'Neill

Michael Wiseman

General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley

Bridie Maguire

Arnold Dousse

Bernadette McAliskey

In the week that a gunman fired on people at a funeral in Northern Ireland, Bernadette McAliskey (formerly Bernadette Devlin - human rights campaigner and Irish nationalist) meets former NATO Northern Ireland General Sir Anthony Farrer-Hockley. Farrer-Hockley suggested to Ms McAliskey that she owed her life to the skill of paratroop surgeons who cared for her after loyalist paramilitaries tried to kill her.

IRAN/IRAQ: A HOLY WAR? 25.3.88

With John Underwood

Noel Pickering

Dr Haleh Afshar

Norman Kirkham

Shusha Guppy

Ezzat Altamimi

Hoshyar Zebari

Hamid Houshangi

Dilip Hiro

Two women from the old Persia, politics lecturer Haleh Afshar and author Shusha Guppy, meet senior figures from both sides of the war and writer and journalist Dilip Hiro.

HORSE RACING: SPORT OF KINGS? 9.4.88

With Anthony Wilson

Guests:

Barney Curley

John McCririck

Duncan Keith

Margaret, Duchess of Argyll

General Sir 'Monkey' Blacker

Alan Gibbons

Brian Radford

'Michael'

Discussion on the day of the Grand National, most notable for being the (only?) TV appearance of the celebrated Duchess of Argyle, who appears on the programme to put 'the point of view of the horses'. With former President of the Jockey Club General Sir Cecil 'Monkey' Blacker, a member of left wing extremist group Militant from Aintree (where the race is held) and racing commentator John McCririck. The Duchess left early.

WHAT IS PRISON FOR? 16.4.88

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

John Renton

John Masterson

Ken Murray

Terry Dicks

Tony Hoare

Yolande McShane

With a woman who went to prison for persuading her mother to kill herself, Yolanda McShane; Scottish prison warder Ken Murray, noted for his skill at establishing rapport with hardened criminals; and Conservative MP Terry Dicks.

RACE AND THE CLASSROOM: EDUCATION FOR ALL? 23.4.88

With Helena Kennedy

Guests:

Blake Bedford

Olna Manyan

Ray Honeyford

Reverend Dr John Sentamu

Ann Dummett

Dipak Basu

Lurline Champagnie

Prejudice in the education system, with academic Ray Honeyford, Britain's first black bishop Rev Dr John Sentamu, philosopher Ann Dummett.

BEWITCHED, BOTHERED OR BEWILDERED? 30.4.88

With Anthony Wilson

Guests:

Moira Woods

Olivia Durdin-Robertson

Jack Shackleford

Reverend Jack Dover Wellman

Audrey Harper

Margot Adler

Trevor Turner

Witchcraft discussed by a white witch from the US Margot Adler (granddaughter of the psychoanalyst Alfred Adler), psychiatrist Trevor Turner, Jack Shackleford, exorcist Rev Jack Dover Wellman and alleged victim of Satanic abuse Audrey Harper. Possibly the first UK TV programme to air claims that the flesh of new born babies were ritually consumed.

DERRY 68: LOOK BACK IN ANGER? 7.5.88

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Roy Bradford

Dr Paul Brennan

Henry Kelly

Dr DeLores Tucker

Noirin Connolly

Eamonn McCann

Glen Barr

Programme to mark 20 years since the events in Londonderry of 1968, featuring memories of the civil rights marches, with celebrity Henry Kelly in a less familiar role as a former Irish journalist.

ISRAEL: FORTY YEARS ON 14.5.88

With John Underwood

Guests:

Yohanan Lahav

Anton Shammas

Marie Colvin

Gerald Kaufman

Moshe Amirav

Faisal Aweidah

Nadia Hijab

At a time when senior figures of the PLO and the Israeli administration were refusing to meet in public, After Dark brought some together in London. With journalist Marie Colvin and Labour politician Gerald Kaufman.

WHAT IS SEX FOR? 21.5.88

With Professor Anthony Clare

Guests:

Andrea Dworkin

Anthony Burgess

Jim Haynes

Dr Julia Ronder

Dr Jack Dominian

Roz Kaveney

With author of 'The Clockwork Orange' Anthony Burgess, lesbian author Andrea Dworkin, 60s figure Jim Haynes, Catholic psychiatrist Jack Dominian and the sexually ambiguous Roz Kaveney.

WINSTON CHURCHILL 28.5.88

With Trevor Hyett

Guests:

David Irving

Lord Hailsham

Anthony Montague Browne

Dr David Reynolds

Jack Jones

Jean Howard

Furious debate on the legacy of Winston Churchill, with writer David Irving, the former Conservative Lord Chancellor Lord Hailsham and his long-term opponent Jack Jones of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU). With Churchill's friend Anthony Montague Browne and Jean Howard, a Second World War intelligence operative.

OPEN TO EXPOSURE 4.6.88

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Peter Hillmore

Lester Middlehurst

Harvey Proctor

Annette Witheridge

Laurie Manifold

Christine Keeler

Nina Myskow

Press ethics. The first TV appearance by MP Harvey Proctor since he was fined for gay sex with teenagers. Proctor confronts New of the World reporter Annette Witheridge with a false story written by her. Also Profumo girl Christine Keeler is challenged by veteran journalist Laurie Manifold about her inconsistencies in dealing with the media. With Peter Hillmore of the Observer newspaper and Lester Middlehurst of the mid-market papers.

SOUTH AFRICA 11.6.88

With Trevor Hyett

Guests:

Harry Belafonte

Dr Dennis Worrall

Essop Pahad

Breyten Breytenbach

Nick Mitchell

Victoria Brittain

Ismail Ayob

A unique appearance by Harry Belafonte, with former South African PM Dennis Worrall, author Breyten Breytenbach and journalist Victoria Brittain.

HOW DO YOU SURVIVE A MURDER? 18.6.88

With Professor Anthony Clare

Guests:

Lord Longford

Georgina Lawton

June Patient

Patricia Highsmith

Det. Supt. Peter Whent

David Howden

Rev'd James Nelson

Sarah Boyle

Murder writer Patricia Highsmith in a rare TV appearance. 'Victim support' is discussed by police; supporter of Myra Hindley, Lord Longford; victims; the wife of a killer; and a vicar who served a prison sentence for killing his mother.

PORNOGRAPHY 25.6.88

With Helena Kennedy

Guests:

Dr Hanna Segal

Paula Meadows

Bill Margold

Dr Susanne Kappeler

James Bogle

David Hebditch

'Dave'

US porn veteran Bill Margold ('my job is up, in, out and off') meets a member of Mary Whitehouse's anti-porn campaign, psychoanalyst Hanna Segal, porn performer Paula Meadows and writer David Hebditch.

ANIMAL RIGHTS 2.7.88

With Beverly Anderson

Guests:

Katie Boyle

Rex Hudson

Ralph Cook

Dr Miriam Rothschild

Mark Gold

Judy MacArthur

Frank Evans

Celebrity Katie Boyle brings her poodles to a discussion with Britain's only bullfighter and botanist Miriam Rothschild.

AFTER CLEVELAND 9.7.88

With Trevor Hyett

Guests:

Beatrix Campbell

Shirley Edwards

Ray Wyre

A father from Cleveland

Dr Ralph Underwager

Dr Simon Court

'John'

Dr Raine Roberts

The rights of families accused of satanic ritual child abuse. With campaigning journalist Bea Campbell; Ray Wyre, a psychologist specialising in sex therapy; a father from Cleveland and well-known American expert Ralph Underwager who has spoken in support of persons accused of child abuse.

BRITISH INTELLIGENCE 16.7.88

With John Underwood

Guests:

Gary Murray

Air Cdre Alastair Mackie

Merlyn Rees

Robin Ramsay

Jock Kane

Robert Harbinson

H. Montgomery Hyde

Rare live discussion about the security services. Many revelations from private detective Gary Murray; former member of the Joint Intelligence Committee and CND figure Alastair Mackie; Robin Ramsey, editor of the parapolitical journal 'Lobster' ; Robert Harbinson aka Robin Bryans; specialist author H.Montgomery Hyde; security expert Jock Kane; and former Home Secretary Merlyn Rees.

IT'S A MAD MAD WORLD? 23.7.88

With Beverly Anderson

Guests:

Errol Francis

Anne Newnham

Dr Glynn Harrison

Dr Sashi Sashidharan

Derek Francis

Dr Pamela Taylor

Dr Thomas Szasz

The anti-psychiatrist and author Thomas Szasz in a discussion about racism in psychiatry.

SAVE THE WHALE, SAVE THE WORLD? 30.7.88

With Roisin McAuley

Guests:

Kieran Mulvaney

Heathcote Williams

Petra Kelly

Professor Jim Lovelock

Tony Ball MBE

C.W.Nicol

Shigeko Misaki

Whaling, featuring a rare TV appearance by poet Heathcote Williams, Green campaigner Petra Kelly, the Gaia scientist Jim Lovelock, and supporters of the Japanese cultural tradition of whaling.

NICARAGUA 6.8.88

With John Underwood

Guests:

Dr John Silber

Sir Alfred Sherman

Roberto Ferrey

Susan Morgan

Bianca Jagger

Amalia Chomarro

Allan Francovich

John Bevan

Bianca Jagger seen in a rare appearance as a spokesperson for her native country, attacking a Contra and a senior US Republican. Also on the programme are alleged victim of CIA dirty tricks, Susan Morgan, and the ex-Communist Thatcherite intellectual Sir Alfred Sherman.

MONEY 13.8.88

With Henry Kelly

Guests:

Michael Lee

Owen Oyston

Rev'd Dr Michael Bassett

Nicholas Van Hoogstraten

Professor Marie Jahoda

Hannah Ward

Frances Jankowski

Rare live appearance by landlord Nicholas Van Hoogstraten and businessman Owen Oyston. Also a 'prosperity preacher' and pioneering sociologist Marie Jahoda.

BORN TO SERVE 20.8.88

With Trevor Hyett

Guests:

Peter Clarke

John Cawston

John Rentoul

Eva Figes

Doris Williams

Jessica Mitford

Pamela Hilton

Cora

The rights and wrongs of having servants, with a rare appearance by communist aristocrat Jessica Mitford and Hampstead writer Eva Figes, who says she doesn't have servants, she has 'friends' who help her. With Derek Nimmo's butler and political figure Peter Clarke.

SENTENCING 27.8.88

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Isabel Brydie

Sir David Napley

Sarah Helm

Judge Michael Argyle

Peter Herbert

Dr John Coker

Vivian Berger

With one of the Oz obscenity trial defendants, Vivian Berger, meeting the judge in that case for the first time in 20 years, Michael Argyle. Also black lawyer Peter Herbert and star solicitor Sir David Napley.

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE 3.9.88

With Anthony Wilson

Guests:

Debra Freechild

Dr Ronald Davey

James Randi

Dr Jacques Beneveniste

Dr Erica Jones

Dr Walter Stewart

Dr David Reilly

Dr Jonathan Miller

The scientist who claimed that heavily diluted water contained memories of molecules, and that therefore homeopathy was real, Jacques Beneveniste, is confronted by investigators, conjuror and sceptic James Randi and Walter Stewart, who visited his laboratory and found flaws in his research. Also with Jonathan Miller who closes the programme with an attack on the 'appalling' UK government.

BLACKLIST? 10.9.88

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Harold Musgrove

Hilary Wainwright

Hugo Cornwall

Richard Norton-Taylor

George Brumwell

John Macreadie

Michael Noar

In place of a planned programme with Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, this discussion was on the rights and wrongs of the right wing Economic League. An industrial surveillance and vetting organisation.

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SERIES 3 (MAY 1989 TO DECEMBER 1989)

OUT OF BOUNDS 13.5.89

With John Underwood

Guests:

Eddie Chapman

Tony Benn

Lord Dacre

James Rusbridger

Miles Copeland

Anthony Cavendish

Adela Gooch

A rare live discussion about the British security services, with CIA official Miles Copeland, renegade MI6 figure Anthony Cavendish, intelligence writer James Rusbridger, historian Lord Dacre and left-wing politician Tony Benn.

FOOTBALL: THE FINAL WHISTLE? 20.5.89

With Jancis Robinson

Guests:

Peter Garrett

Sir Rhodes Boyson

Garth Crooks

James Delaney

Cass Pennant

Margaret Simey

John Williams

Eileen Delaney

In the week after the Hillsborough stadium disaster, the parents of one of the victims appeared on the programme, which became a testament to their grief. With the Conservative MP Rhodes Boyson and footballer Garth Crooks.

DRUGS: IS BRITAIN CRACKING UP? 27.5.89

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Blue

Dr Robert Lefever

Nell Campbell

Mayor Terry Goddard

'Louise'

Dr Margaret White

Allan Parry

A crack addict claims that crack does not make anyone paranoid. This challenges the other guests, including celebrity doctor Robert Lefever, a US mayor, and nightclub figure Nell Campbell.

BACK IN THE USSR? 3.6.89

With Professor Anthony Clare

Mikki Doyle

Vladimir Bukovsky

Denis Healey

Martin Walker

Tatyana Tolstaya

Vitali Vitaliev

About the changes in Soviet Russia. Former communist (and later British Foreign Secretary) Denis Healey; novelist Tatania Tolstoya and other Russians including journalist Vitali Vitaliev and dissident Vladmir Bukovsky.

BRITAIN - OUT ON A LIMB? 10.6.89

With Beverly Anderson

Guests:

Peter Ustinov

Professor Kenneth Minogue

Shirley Williams

Richard Perle

Alastair Morton

Josef Joffe

Edward Heath MBE

Britain's place in Europe, discussed by former Prime Minister Edward Heath; the pro-Europe politician Shirley Williams; Richard Perle, an adviser to Ronald Reagan; and Peter Ustinov.

ROCK BOTTOM? 17.6.89

With Matthew Parris

Guests:

Eartha Kitt

Pauline Black

Simon Napier-Bell

Pat Kane

Imruh Bakari

Jonathan Ashby

The pop music business with the legendary jazz singer Eartha Kitt in a rare extended appearance, together with pop journalist Pat Kane and others.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 24.6.89

With Beverly Anderson

Guests:

Ole Espersen

Russell Watkyn

Jo Purvis

Dr Ismond Rosen

Jennie Wilson

Martin Sherman

Ken Skeates

Gay rights - includes a psychiatrist who believes homosexuality to be an illness

WHAT'S UP DOC? 1.7.89

With Anthony Wilson

Guests:

Ivor Daniels

Dr Alex Comfort

James Hammond

Professor Ian McColl

Joanna Trowell

Dr David Widgery

Dr Jane Rosbotham

The medical profession, including a rare appearance by radical GP David Widgery and the author of 'The Joy of Sex', Alex Comfort.

WHO DARES WINS? 8.7.89

With Professor Anthony Clare

Guests:

Frederick Martens

Tony Colston-Hayter

Victor Lownes

'Dougie'

Mary-Ann Hushlak

Bishop of Willesden

David Berglas

Al Alvarez

Gambling discussed by a professional blackjack player, the former boss of the Playboy Club in London Victor Lownes, the poet and poker player Al Alvarez, the conjuror and former President of the Magic Circle David Berglas - as well as the Bishop of Willesden.

SCHOOL'S OUT 15.7.89

With Matthew Parris

Guests:

Robert Munks

Adae Whitcombe

Sonia Leiper

Darren Brind

Nadeem Inayat

Paula McNamara

Kieran Clifton

An unusual After Dark, in that all participants are teenagers, discussing the education system.

THE COST OF DIVORCE 22.7.89

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Denis Cooper

Marvin Mitchelson

George MacBeth

Sue Stapely

Gill Cooper

Elizabeth Browne

George Brown

US celebrity lawyer Marvin Mitchelson (who successfully argued in 1976 that unmarried partners could receive 'palimony') discusses divorce with poet George MacBeth.

WHAT IS THERE TO BELIEVE IN? 29.7.89

With Anthony Wilson

Guests:

Lynette Burrows

Prof. Steven Rose

Rev'd David Holloway

Professor Frank Cioffi

The Bishop of Durham

Dorothy Rowe

Michael Bentine

Religious faith, with David Jenkins, Bishop of Durham, as well as a rare serious appearance by former Goon Michael Bentine.

GERMANY - 50 YEARS ON 2.9.89

With Professor Anthony Clare

Guests:

Amity Shlaes

Reinhard Spitzy

Rabbi Albert Friedlander

Christof Wackernagel

Professor Donald Cameron Watt

Franz Schonhuber

Dr Jozef Garlinski

One of Hitler's surviving supporters, Reinhard Spitzy, meets Rabbi Albert Friedlander; a Holocaust survivor; the translator of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf', Prof. Donald Cameron Watt; and the public face of the new right in modern Germany, politician Franz Schoenhuber.

SUPERPOWERS: ALL IN THE MIND 9.9.89

With Anthony Wilson

Guests:

Rev'd Dr Martin Israel

Ivy Northage

James Randi

Athena Pattengill

Stephen O'Brien

Dr Susan Blackmore

The supernatural, featuring self-professed spirit medium Stephen O'Brien, a rare appearance by the doctor and Anglican mystic Martin Israel, and sceptics James Randi and Susan Blackmore.

WHAT DO WE DO WITH SEX OFFENDERS? 16.9.89

With Helena Kennedy

Guests:

Dr Gerald Silverman

Dr John Coker

Ray Wyre

'Peter'

Dr Maurice White

Nell McCafferty

Michael Bettsworth

Possibly the first discussion about paedophiles on British television with a perpetrator, a victim and representatives of various treatments, including a psychiatrist who recommends castration.

FREUD - 50 YEARS ON 23.9.89

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Rev'd Donald Reeves

Jeffrey Masson

Hans Lobner

Prof Stuart Sutherland

Isabel Menzies Lyth

Ralph Steadman

Anna Raeburn

On the anniversary of Freud's death, author and star Freud sceptic Jeffrey Masson meets a psychoanalyst, cartoonist Ralph Steadman, agony aunt Anna Raeburn and a psychologist Stuart Sutherland who wrote about his own breakdown. Explosive.

BODY BEAUTIFUL: WHAT DO WE WANT? 30.9.89

With Sheena McDonald

Guests:

Mandy Mudd

Nabil Shaban

Dee Wells

Professor Arthur Marwick

Molly Parkin

Zoe Warwick

Suzanne Younger

A beauty queen meets a person she thinks of as an ugly cripple, a body builder, a woman who is pleased to be larger than average, a professor who believes that the criteria for beauty are objective, and a rare recent appearance by former TV celebrity Dee Wells.

DEATH PENALTY? 7.10.89

With Professor Anthony Clare

Guests:

Sean O'Dochartaigh

Syd Dernley

Dorothea Morefield

Evelyn Ann Theobald

Peter Thornton

Judge Michael Argyle

Guy Rais

During this discussion, Britain's last hangman Syd Dernley explains how he would have hung former IRA terrorist Sean O'Dochartaigh after Judge Michael Argyle explains how he would have liked to sentence him to death. A unique experience.

ETHIOPIA 14.10.89

With John Underwood

Guests:

Mark Bowden

Mary Dines

Richard Balfe

Berhane Ghebrehiwot

Rebecca Astrate

Lord Bauer

Charles Stewart

Abadi Zemo

Shortly before the dramatic outbreak of violence in Eritrea, a group looks at the situation in the region. Includes a rare appearance by a ferocious opponent of all government aid, Lord Bauer.

THE ROYAL FAMILY: DALLAS OR PALACE? 21.10.89

With Anthony Wilson

Guests:

Edgar Wilson

Andrew Morton

Archduke Karl von Hapsburg

Peregrine Worsthorne

Gwyn Fitch

Peter Russell

Rhoda Koenig

Features Andrew Morton before he became famous for writing a book with Princess Diana. Also the only English-language appearance of Austria's Archduke Karl von Habsburg.

MEN AND WOMEN - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? 28.10.89

With Matthew Parris

Guests:

Mary Stott

Maria Scherer

Malcolm Bennett

Professor Hans Eysenck

Dr Helen Haste

David Stayt

Xaviera Hollander

The battle of the sexes, with the 'Happy Hooker' Xaviera Hollander, women's editor Mary Stott and psychologist Hans Eysenck in a rare extended appearance.

WHAT MAKES OUR MPS RUN? 4.11.89

With Trevor Hyett

Guests:

Dr David Lewis

Ken Livingstone

Andrew Roth

'Barbara'

Edwina Currie

Julia Langdon

Julia Stonehouse

The daughter of the disgraced MP John Stonehouse meets Ken Livingstone and Edwina Currie, as well as a rare public appearance by Andrew Roth.

WAR AND PEACE 11.11.89

With Professor Anthony Clare

Guests:

Father Owen Hardwicke

Scilla Elworthy

General Sir Anthony Farrah-Hockley

Jean Ward

Major the Rev'd David Cooper

Wade Tidbury

Arthur Moyse

Peace campaigning, with CND, the Eton school vicar (who is also a soldier), and various soldiers and killers.

SPACE: HOW FAR SHOULD WE GO? 18.11.89

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Prof Heinz Wolff

Dr Stephen Donnelly

Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin

Dr Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Whitley Strieber

Ian Watson

Tom Wilkie

Author Whitley Streiber, who says he was abducted by aliens, meets astronaut Buzz Aldrin who only got as far as the moon.

SHALL WE LIVE IN SOUTH AFRICA? 25.11.89

With Professor Anthony Clare

Guests:

Lady Bernard

Zoe Wicomb

Abdullah Ibrahim

Donald Woods

Matthew Oliphant

Shula Marks

John Nash

Mike Ramsay

The South African government made it very cheap for people to emigrate to their country. A man from the UK who intends to do this is introduced to some people from South Africa who tell him what he can expect. With newspaper editor Donald Woods, socialite Lady Bernard, and Abdullah Ibrahim, once known as 'Dollar Brand', who closes the programme with an extended jazz impro on piano.

TERRORISM 1.12.89

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Dr Aeriel Merari

Sir Yehudi Menuhin

Captain Fred Holroyd

Dr Richard Clutterbuck

Michael Opperskalski

Jillian Becker

Gordon Liddy

Rare appearances by Watergate conspirator Gordon Liddy, controversial intelligence specialist Fred Holroyd and Israeli academic Aerial Merari who specialises in the study of terrorism. Also with Yehudi Menuhin, discussing how he was himself a victim of terrorism.

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SERIES 4 (JANUARY 1991 TO APRIL 1991)

ARMS AND THE GULF 12.1.91

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Tam Dalyell MP

Bruce Hemmings

Colonel Robert Jarman

Major- General James Lunt

Joey Martyn-Martin

Adel Darwish

Rana Kabbani

In the run-up to the 1991 Gulf War After Dark discusses who will profit from the arms trade. With whistle-blowing CIA operations officer Bruce Hemmings and arms dealer Joey Martyn-Martin.

SURVIVAL - AT WHAT COST? 19.1.91

With Anthony Clare

Guests:

Sheila Cassidy

Richard Morefield

Brummie Stokes

Rabbi Hugo Gryn

Karma Nabulsi

Monica McKibbin

As the 1991 Gulf War begins, a group of survivors discuss their feelings - with a powerful appearance by Auschwitz survivor Rabbi Hugo Gryn and Sheila Cassidy, tortured by Chileans while General Pinochet was in power.

DO MEN HAVE TO BE VIOLENT? 26.1.91

With Helena Kennedy

Guests:

Antoinette Giancana

Neil Lyndon

Keith Simpson

Dr Arthur Hyett Williams

Oliver Reed

Kate Millett

Dr Elliott Leyton

The After Dark everyone remembers, which was taken off the air because Channel 4 was fooled by a hoax phone call and from which Oliver Reed was asked to leave. With lesbian feminist Kate Millett and anthropologist and expert on serial killers Elliott Leyton. Reed was there because he had that week won a court case against a newspaper which had falsely alleged he beat his wife.

COUNTING THE COST OF A FREE PRESS 2.2.91

With Helena Kennedy

Guests:

Duncan Campbell

Lord Lambton

Gordon Winter

Jane Moore

Clare Short MP

Anthony Howard

Journalism. Rare appearances by politician Lord Lambton. Also features the former agent of BOSS (the South African security services) Gordon Winter, and Duncan Campbell, a journalist specialising in security. Early appearance of now celebrated newspaper figure Jane Moore. Journalist Anthony Howard wonders why, if Clare Short MP is so worried about press intrusion into her private affairs, she volunteered to discuss them on the radio programme 'In the Psychiatrists Chair'.

ABORTION 9.2.91

With Anthony Holden

Guests:

Lady Helen Brook

Michael Chapman

Prof John Finnis

Dr Wendy Savage

Alison Davis

Angela Farley

Mary Kenny

Lady Helen Brook, founder of the family planning clinics which bear her name, in a rare appearance, together with the doctor Wendy Savage, Catholic academic John Finnis and Catholic writer Mary Kenny who had an abortion when young.

SEXAHOLICS 16.2.91

With Kay Avila

Guests:

Dirg Aab-Richards

Dr Colin Brewer

Charlotte Davis Kasl

Prof Corky McGuinness

Father Michael Seed

' Jackie'

'Mike'

Sex addiction discussed by a monk and others.

PRISONS NO WAY OUT 23.2.91

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Dr Theodore Dalrymple

Paul Dolese

Sheila Heather-Hayes

Tony Lambrianou

Joe Whitty

Taki Theodoracopolous

Mary Eaton

Jim Wood

Rare live appearance by socialite writer Taki Theodoracopolous, who admits he deserved his prison sentence for cocaine possession. Another striking guest is Tony Lambrianou, who served 15 years for his part in the murder of Jack (the Hat) McVickie.

THE GULF - COUNTING THE COST 2.3.91

With John Plender

Guests:

Adnan Albahar

Chris Cowley

Rt Hon Edward Heath MBE MP

Dr Robert McGeehan

Baron Weidenfeld of Chelsea

Mona Bauwens

Adnan Khashoggi

The only live TV appearance by Adnan Khashoggi, together with a confrontation between Lord Weidenfeld and David Mellor's friend Mona Bauwens (daughter of a senior PLO figure). Also on the programme Chris Cowley, implicated in the Iraqi supergun affair and former Conservative Prime Minister Edward Heath.

AFTER ROCHDALE 9.3.91

With Anthony Wilson

Guests:

Beatrix Campbell

Andy Croall

Her Honour Jean Graham Hall

Dr Sherrill Mulhern

John Shirley

Deborah Cameron

Wendy Lindsay

Bill Thompson

Following the sex abuse allegations in Rochdale, a member of the Christians in Caring Professions Andy Croall (who was Deputy Director of Nottingham social services) claimed on this programme that abortion was the biggest form of child abuse, a claim which led to his dismissal. Also anthropologist Sherill Mulhern who debunks claims of ritual satanic child abuse in the presence of a self-professed victim.

THE LUCK OF THE IRISH? 16.3.91

With Trevor Hyett

Guests:

Father Patrick Buckley

Patrick John Cosgrave

J.P. Donleavy

Senator David Norris

Emily O'Reilly

Paul Hill

Ethel Smith

Francis Stuart

St Patricks Day, with a rare appearance by novelist J.P.Donleavy and the recently freed Paul Hill.

WHAT SHOULD TEACHERS LEARN? 23.2.91

With Anthony Clare

Guests:

Peter Davies

Mrs Annis Garfield

Steve McCarthy

Zoe Redhead

Catherine Finnan

James Harries

Russell Profitt

Eleanor MacDonald

Alternatives within the education system. Best remembered for the extended appearance by the precocious child capitalist James Harries (who subsequently had a sex change and is now a woman), who took on a panel of teachers, including Zoe Redhead, head of Summerhill, a school where children make their own rules.

WHO BELIEVES IN MIRACLES 31.3.91

With Anthony Wilson

Guests:

Ann Diamond

Prof Teddy Hall

Barbara Smoker

Father Matthew Fox

Rev'd Tom Wright

Hyam Maccoby

Ian Wilson

Easter programme, with radical Catholic priest Matthew Fox in a rare appearance, Turin shroud researcher Ian Wilson, the scientist Teddy Hall and atheist campaigner Barbara Smoker.

SERIAL SUCCESS 6.4.91

With Matthew Parris

Guests:

Dr Jeremy Coid

Stefan Jaworzyn

Detective Ray Pierce

Michael Winner

Dr Catherine Itzin

John Sutcliffe

Helen Zahavi

The only footage of the father of the Yorkshire Ripper, John Sutcliffe, who discusses his son with a psychiatrist, an FBI investigator and Michael Winner, friend of the police and maker of films about serial killers.

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AFTER DARK SPECIALS

BLOODY BOSNIA 7.8.93

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Sir Fitzroy MacLean

Prof Nikola Koljevic

Gordana Knezavic

Melanie McDonagh

Sean Gervasi

Amela

Branca Magas

During the 1993 Bosnian conflict a woman was brought from embattled Sarajevo. Also the last TV appearance of Sir Fitzroy MacLean, a World War II envoy to Marshall Tito.

BRAVE NEW WORLD 30.5.94

With Sheena McDonald

Tom Shakespeare

Prof Lewis Wolpert

Father Anthony Fisher

Dr Adrienne Asch

Dr Germaine Greer

Dr Brian Richards

Prof Robert Winston

Claire Austin

Bioethics and genetic experimentation discussed by disability activist Tom Shakespeare who does not call himself a dwarf, Germaine Greer and Robert Winston in an early TV appearance. Clare Austin, one of the world's surrogate mothers, was also present.

IRELAND SEX AND CELIBACY 21.1.95

With Helena Kennedy

Guests:

Dr Garret Fitzgerald

Father Gabriel Daly

Father Tom Stack

Eddie Humphries

Sister Helen O'Donaghue

Emily O'Reilly

Mary Kenny

Prof Richard Sipe

Sinead O'Connor

The sex abuse allegations in the Irish Catholic church, discussed by former Prime Minister Garret Fitzgerald. Shortly before the end of the programme Sinead O'Connor, having watched the programme and felt she should be on it, walks in on the discussion.

LETHAL JUSTICE 12.9.95

With John Underwood

Guests:

June Homer

Dr James Grigson

Norman Parker

Det. Con. Norman Brennan

Dr Hanna Segal

Don Cabana

Clive Stafford Smith

The ethics of the death penalty, with a US prison governor and British death row lawyer Clive Stafford Smith in a rare extended appearance.

THE PRICE OF LIFE 28.5.96

With Professor Ian Kennedy

Guests:

Roger Gould

Dr Julian Tudor-Hart

Revd. Dr Martin Israel

Dr Richard Nicholson

Dr Ron Zimmern

Paige Sipes Metzler

Marion Harris

The case of Child B - a girl called Jaymee Bowen who had Leukaemia. Her condition became acute and she was refused treatment by specialists on the grounds that it would be unpleasant and almost certainly ineffective. Her father sought other opinions and found a private consultant prepared to treat her , but

the health Authority (Cambridge) refused to pay for the expensive treatment. The father challenged the decision in the High Court, and he won but the decision was overturned on appeal. Jaymee went into remission but died a few months later, just before this live debate. With a representative from the Cambridge health authority who stood up for the decision and Richard Nicholson, editor of Bulletin of Medical Ethics.

AFTER DIANA 13.9.97

With Helena Kennedy

Guests:

Beatrix Campbell

Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

Victoria Mitford

Frank Prochaska

George Monbiot

Frank McQuerins

Claus von Bulow

Shortly after the death of Princess Diana, Beatrix Campbell speculated about Diana's life. Historian and royalist Frank Prochaska comments that there were not three people in her marriage but four, as Bea was obviously there as well. Unique appearance by Claus von Bulow, recently acquitted of poisoning his wife.

ABORTION 1.11.97

With John Underwood

Guests:

Gerard Casey

Dr Bernard Nathanson

Dr John Parsons

Prof John Harris

Dame Josephine Barnes

Fay Weldon

Sarah Walsh

Features an extended appearance by a former leading abortionist in the US, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, now a campaigner against abortion. Also Dame Josephine Barnes and novelist Fay Weldon.

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