Four programmes about television news presented by BBC correspondent Martin Bell.


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0101News And Neutrality1997051619970518 
0102News And War1997052319970525These days war is waged with half an eye on a non-combatant third force - television.
Martin Bell scrutinises the conduct of his fellow war reporters and the television companies that employ them.
Such is the power of television that it can even change the way the military does its business.
And sometimes it can be less frustrating dealing with warlords than with editors back in London.
0103News And Money1997053019970601do not mix, and yet television journalism has become a big-money business.
Martin Bell looks at the top operators and the pressure heaped upon their correspondents in the field.
He recalls powerful figures he has angered during his career, and countries from which he has been deported.
And he asks if television will lose what is left of its integrity.
0104 LASTNews And Truth1997060619970608BBC foreign correspondents enjoy far more freedom than those in the American television networks.
But with that comes extra responsibility - to get things right, to be scrupulous with the facts and not to cut corners for the sake of a gripping lead story.
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970328]  New series
Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell.
1: News and Neutrality. After 30 years working in TV news, Martin Bell discerns alarming trends and explains why he no longer believes in objective journalism. Producer Tony Grant Rptd Easter Day 6.15pm * See Polly Toynbee : page 12
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970328]  New series
Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell.
1: News and Neutrality. After 30 years working in TV news, Martin Bell discerns alarming trends and explains why he no longer believes in objective journalism. Producer Tony Grant Rptd Easter Day 6.15pm * See Polly Toynbee : page 12
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970330]  Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell. 1: News and Neutrality Repeated from Friday
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970330]  Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell. 1: News and Neutrality Repeated from Friday
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970404]  Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell.
2: News and War. These days war is waged with half an eye on a non-combatant third force -television.
Martin Bell scrutinises the conduct of his fellow war reporters and the television companies that employ them. Producer Tony Grant
Repeated Sunday 6.15pm
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970404]  Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell.
2: News and War. These days war is waged with half an eye on a non-combatant third force -television.
Martin Bell scrutinises the conduct of his fellow war reporters and the television companies that employ them. Producer Tony Grant
Repeated Sunday 6.15pm
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970516]  Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell.
1: News and Neutrality. After 30 years working in television news, Martin Bell has discerned alarming trends and no longer believes in objective and dispassionate journalism. Can it be right, he asks, that images of violence and bloodshed are excised to avoid upsetting viewers? Producer Tony Grant
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970516]  Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell.
1: News and Neutrality. After 30 years working in television news, Martin Bell has discerned alarming trends and no longer believes in objective and dispassionate journalism. Can it be right, he asks, that images of violence and bloodshed are excised to avoid upsetting viewers? Producer Tony Grant
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970518]  Presented by Martin Bell.
Repeated from Friday
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970518]  Presented by Martin Bell.
Repeated from Friday
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970523]  Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell.
2: News and War. Bell scrutinises the conduct of his fellow war reporters and the TV companies that employ them. Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 6.15pm
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970523]  Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell.
2: News and War. Bell scrutinises the conduct of his fellow war reporters and the TV companies that employ them. Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 6.15pm
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970525]  With Martin Bell. 2: News and War Repeated from Friday
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970525]  With Martin Bell. 2: News and War Repeated from Friday
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970530]  Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell.
3: News and Money. A look at the top operators and the pressure heaped upon their correspondents in the field. Producer Tony Grant
Repeated Sunday 6.15pm
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970530]  Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell.
3: News and Money. A look at the top operators and the pressure heaped upon their correspondents in the field. Producer Tony Grant
Repeated Sunday 6.15pm
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970601]  With Martin Bell. 3: News and Money Producer Tony Grant. Repeated from Friday
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970601]  With Martin Bell. 3: News and Money Producer Tony Grant. Repeated from Friday
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970606]  The last of four programmes about TV news presented by Martin Bell. News and Truth. BBC foreign correspondents enjoy far more freedom than those in America.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 6.15pm
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970606]  The last of four programmes about TV news presented by Martin Bell. News and Truth. BBC foreign correspondents enjoy far more freedom than those in America.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 6.15pm
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970608]  The last of four programmes about TV news, presented by Martin Bell. News and Truth
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated from Friday
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19970608]  The last of four programmes about TV news, presented by Martin Bell. News and Truth
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated from Friday
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971020]  In the first of four programmes,
Martin Bell assesses the state of television news. News and Neutrality ; Should distressing images of war be cut to avoid upsetting viewers? Repeat
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971020]  In the first of four programmes,
Martin Bell assesses the state of television news. News and Neutrality ; Should distressing images of war be cut to avoid upsetting viewers? Repeat
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971021]  News and War. In the second of four programmes, Martin Bell looks at the impact of television on the conduct of war.
Producer Tony Grant Repeat
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971021]  News and War. In the second of four programmes, Martin Bell looks at the impact of television on the conduct of war.
Producer Tony Grant Repeat
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971022]  News and Money. In the third of four parts, Martin Bell looks at the big business of TV journalism and the pressures on correspondents. Repeat
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971022]  News and Money. In the third of four parts, Martin Bell looks at the big business of TV journalism and the pressures on correspondents. Repeat
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971023]  News and Truth. In the last of four programmes Martin Bell looks at the degree of freedom enjoyed by BBC foreign correspondents and at the pressure that goes with it. Repeat
  Genome: [r4 Bd=19971023]  News and Truth. In the last of four programmes Martin Bell looks at the degree of freedom enjoyed by BBC foreign correspondents and at the pressure that goes with it. Repeat

Genome: [r4 bd=19970328] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.
  • Unknown: Polly Toynbee

Genome: [r4 bd=19970328] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.
  • Unknown: Polly Toynbee

Genome: [r4 bd=19970330] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.

Genome: [r4 bd=19970330] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.

Genome: [r4 bd=19970404] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.
  • Unknown: Martin Bell

Genome: [r4 bd=19970404] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.
  • Unknown: Martin Bell

Genome: [r4 bd=19970516] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.
  • Producer: Tony Grant

Genome: [r4 bd=19970516] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.
  • Producer: Tony Grant

Genome: [r4 bd=19970518] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell

Genome: [r4 bd=19970518] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell

Genome: [r4 bd=19970523] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.
  • Producer: Tony Grant.

Genome: [r4 bd=19970523] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.
  • Producer: Tony Grant.

Genome: [r4 bd=19970530] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.

Genome: [r4 bd=19970530] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell.

Genome: [r4 bd=19970601] contributors

  • Producer: Tony Grant.

Genome: [r4 bd=19970601] contributors

  • Producer: Tony Grant.

Genome: [r4 bd=19970606] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell
  • Producer: Tony Grant.

Genome: [r4 bd=19970606] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell
  • Producer: Tony Grant.

Genome: [r4 bd=19970608] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell
  • Producer: Tony Grant.

Genome: [r4 bd=19970608] contributors

  • Presented By: Martin Bell
  • Producer: Tony Grant.

Genome: [r4 bd=19971021] contributors

  • Unknown: Martin Bell

Genome: [r4 bd=19971021] contributors

  • Unknown: Martin Bell

Genome: [r4 bd=19900813] contributors

  • Told By: Anthony Smith.
  • Producer: David Perry

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