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Carnival of Tears Today Special

Special edition of the current affairs series Today about the planning of the Notting Hill Carnival and clashes with police.

Current affairs 1976 29 mins


This edition of the London based news magazine series Today began as a behind the scenes look at preparations for the Notting Hill Carnival. Following violence and clashes with police during carnival, the programme became an examination of the tensions surrounding the organisation of the event. Organisers Selwyn Baptiste and Junior Telfer discuss the cultural significance of the carnival and the programme contains joyous scenes before confrontations with police begin.