The proceedings of the 14th Extraordinary Congress of the Czechoslovak Communist Party in August 1968
On 22 August 1968 Soviet forces invaded Czechosiovakia to stop the liberalisation of the country under Dubcek and to forestall the dismissal of the hard-liners in the partv bv the Congress due to be held in Septemberl968. Butrightunder the noses of the Soviet troops that Congress was held: it was convened within a few hours of the news of the invasion.
Tonight's programme reconstructs the events of the Congress from the records of the proceedings which have now become available.
Script compiled by STUART HOOD Narrated by HUGH LUNGHI with the voices of KATHLEEN HELME. JOHN BRYNING RONALD FORFAR. KERRY FRANCIS JOHN GABRIEL , MALCOLM HAYES
EDWARD KELSEY , GODFREY KENTON NIGEL LAMBERT. CI.IFFORD NORGATE HECTOR ROSS , JOHN RYE
ANDREW SACHS. JAMES THOMPSON PATRICK TULL
Produced by MARTIN ESSUN (While the tanks rumbled through Prague...: page 12)
ContributorsUnknown: Hugh Lunghi
Unknown: Kathleen Helme.
Unknown: John Bryning
Unknown: Ronald Forfar.
Unknown: Kerry Francis
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Nigel Lambert.
Unknown: Ifford Norgate
Unknown: Hector Ross
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Andrew Sachs.
Unknown: Thompson Patrick Tull
Produced By: Martin Essun