The Washington Version

Scope and Content

Betacam taped interviews, transcripts of interviews with leading American political and military figures and conference papers, assembled by Brian Lapping Associates Ltd in research for the making of the BBC programme The Washington Version concerning the Gulf Conflict, 1990-1991.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Washington Version , was a three part television documentary on the Gulf War produced for BBC Television and Discovery Channel by Brian Lapping Associates. The documentary was conceived and arranged for The American Enterprise Institute by Richard Perle. The producers were Mark Anderson, Norma Percy and Grace Kitto. The UK version of the documentary was transmitted by BBC2 on 16, 17 and 18 Jan 1992, the US version was transmitted on 17, 24 and 31 January 1992. The US version of the documentary was titled The Gulf Crisis: Road to War, and Program 2 was titled 'New World Order'.


The collection is divided into three main sections.
1. Final Production Scripts, Reports from Gulf War Conferences held by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Interview Transcripts and Original Research Interviews;
2. Various chronologies of the Gulf Conflict and press and promotional material for the series, The Washington Version ;
3.VHS videocassettes of the three finished programmes in the series.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposited by Brian Lapping Associates

Other Finding Aids

Online catalogue available.

Archivist's Note

Sources: Copied from LSE Archives CALM database by Anna Towlson.

Conditions Governing Use

Most items can be photocopied, subject to handling and copyright restrictions. No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

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