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    Tuesday Documentary: Season 1969

    1969x36 Remember, Remember.... the fifth of November

    • 1969-10-20T23:00:00Z on BBC Two
    • 55m
    • United Kingdom
    • Documentary
    Gunpowder, Treason, and Plot asks why should we remember? And, more important still, how many needless accidents does it cause each year? No one knows the real facts about what happened on that first gunpowder night under the House of Commons 350 years ago. But the facts are clear as far as the casualty departments of our hospitals are concerned. Fireworks are an annual hazard which cripple and scar thousands of children. Millions get pleasure and amusement from firework displays, but we are still one of the few countries left that sell fireworks to children. The law says that they must be over 13 before they can buy - but those badly burned are frequently much younger. Man Alive last year sent out HAROLD WILLIAMSON as Well as JEANNE LA CHARD and JOHN PERCIVAL during the Guy Fawkes celebrations to bring back a disturbing film report about the cost of 5 November. This year the programme is shown again - in time, perhaps, to be a warning. Introduced by DESMOND WILCOX Directed by DAVID FILKIN Edited by DESMOND WILCOX and BILL MORTON