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UK Confidential Friday, 28 March, 2003, 22:38 GMT
Unlocking the past
Welcome to the UK Confidential website. Click to find out more information about this programme.
Forum on 1971 secrets
Former BBC newsreader Richard Whitmore put your questions and comments about UK Confidential and 1971 to historian Lewis Baston.
Ian Paisley sought 'deal' with SDLP
Secret cabinet documents released under the 30-year rule reveal Ian Paisley, approached the SDLP about the possibility of working together in government.
Inside the Maze prison Internment: methods of interrogation
Documents released under the 30-year rule about internment in Northern Ireland reveal the British Government gave its approval to controversial methods of interrogation.
Ian Smith Government compromise in 1971 Rhodesian talks
Documents released under the 30-year rule reveal how much the British Government had to compromise with Rhodesia's white majority ruler Ian Smith to reach a settlement.
Army 'warned against internment'
Newly-released secret documents reveal the UK government ignored military advice in 1971 when introducing internment in Northern Ireland.
Whitehall's early Concorde doubts
Documents released under the 30-year rule reveal how the future of Concorde was in jeopardy in 1971.
Clyde ship yard Government's shipbuilding crisis
Official papers from 1971 reveal the tough attitude to one of the decade's major industrial crises, the Upper Clyde shipbuilders row.
Queen Elizabeth Well I never knew that...
Documents released under the 30-year rule reveal some startling funny facts about 1971.
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