'The People Detective - James Chalmers', television programme made by RDF productions and broadcast on BBC2 as part of the family history series in April 2001

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Broadcast on BBC2 as part of the family history series in April 2001. The programme takes a relative of the London Missionary Society missionary James Chalmers from England to Papua New Guinea, at the same time exploring his life while following in his footsteps. This includes travelling to the Fly River area of Papua, where Chalmers was killed by the 'Goaribari tribe' in 1901. The programme features copies of archival material from the Council for World Mission collection at SOAS Library, and some filming of original photographs was carried out in the Library.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Presented to SOAS Library by RDF Productions in April 2001.

Related Material

Council for World Mission

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