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Correspondence and papers concerning Party Chairman Norman Tebbit's complaint made to the BBC on 30/10/1986 concerning bias in its reporting of the US attack on Libya in April 1986, April; Oct-Nov 1986

CCO 20/12/17

[Includes related correspondence concerning litigation against Express Newspapers plc by Kate Adie and David Willey of the BBC in connection with two articles which appeared in the Daily Express in Oct 1986 concerning the BBC's news coverage of the US attack on Libya]

Correspondents include:-

  1. Barnett, Lord, Vice Chairman, BBC
  2. Dobbs, Michael, Chief-of-Staff, Conservative Central Office
  3. Hussey, Marmaduke, Chairman, BBC
  4. Tebbit, Norman, Party Chairman (1985-1987)


  1. Conservative Central Office report [21pp] on monitoring of BBC broadcasting of the US air strikes on Libya, ND
  2. Transcripts of BBC news bulletins, 15/04/1986 and 17/04/1986
  3. Conservative Central Office press releases from Norman Tebbit concerning BBC bias over the US air-strikes against Libya, 05/11/1986
  4. BBC Report 'CCO Media Monitoring – The BBC Response', 05/11/1986 [24pp]
  5. Press cuttings from the Financial Times, Daily Mail, The Independent, Daily Express and the Daily Telegraph concerning the BBC's rebuttal of Norman Tebbit's criticism of its reporting of the US air-strikes against Libya, 06/11/1986


  • Creation: April; Oct-Nov 1986


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  • English

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CCO 20/12/17

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