Granada Television: Broadcast on Apartheid

Scope and Content

Research materials for the fourth programme of a Granada Television Ltd series on the history of Apartheid in South Africa, covering events during the period 1978-1986. Includes research documents and preparatory material, audio tapes and transcripts of research interviews and filmed interviews, and press cuttings. There is also a series of audio tapes and transcripts of research and filmed interviews for the first programme in the series, covering the origins of Apartheid; and a video tape of the completed version of the first three programmes.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1986, Granada Television Ltd screened a series of four programmes on the history and current state of Apartheid in South Africa. The four parts covered successive periods of time, and each was individually produced.


The material has been arranged according to record type: those for the fourth programme have been dealt with first, followed by the tapes and transcripts for the first programme, and finally a small section of materials relating to the completed programmes. The original order of documents, tapes and transcripts within series has been retained.

Access Information

Open although advance notice should be given. Prior arrangement must be made to listen to audio tapes in particular. Access to individual items may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or Freedom of Information legislation.

Other Finding Aids

See link to repository catalogue.

Archivist's Note

Compiled 2000, revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM 25 Programme, Aug 2001.

Separated Material

The whereabouts of materials for other programmes in the series is unknown. Film of the series as finally produced is available at the British Film Institute.

Conditions Governing Use

Most items may be copied, at the discretion of the Library staff. Copies are supplied solely for research or private study. Requests tp publish, or quote from, original material should be submitted to the Information Resources Manager. Copyright presumed belonging to Granada Television.

Custodial History

The material was deposited in ICS by one of the producers, Norma Percy, through the offices of Shula Marks, then Director of ICS and an adviser on programme 4, in 1990.