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State of Emergency

Key figures behind the clash between the government and the National Union of Mineworkers speak

Documentary 1978


A special edition of current affairs series This Week analysing the events of the energy crisis of 1973-74 including industrial action by the National Union of Mineworkers, and the resulting three day week. Featuring interviews with key figures including Peter Walker MP, Mick McGahey (NUM), Lord Armstrong, Joe Gormley, James Prior MP and Len Murray (TUC), the programme traces the growing crisis month by month.