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BBFC RatingDocs Ireland: Firing Line with William F Buckley: Bernadette Devlin

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Docs Ireland: Firing Line with William F Buckley: Bernadette Devlin
CertificateNot Rated
Year1972
GenreDocumentary
DirectorWarren Steibel
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time1HR
Extra InfoRecommended Age: 15
SeasonDocs Ireland

Decades ago, Television schedules were full of long-form conversations, where a small number of people were able to converse or argue, and complex ideas were allowed to form, full of context; free from soundbites. We wanted to highlight and appreciate this form.

Filmed in London in 1972, this compelling hour-long conversation is between US conservative William F. Buckley, and serving Derry MP Bernadette Devlin. Their conversation burns with wit and bluster, two people who fundamentally disagree, covering ‘the Irish problem’, including a lot of the burning social and political issues at the time.