Troubles

Frontline - Episode 5

Social workers who worked in trouble hotspots during the conflict in Northern Ireland share their experiences.

We hear what it was like to work with paramilitaries in the Maze prison during the height of the violence and the reality of dealing with life-or-death situations.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the issues covered in this programme, you can find help and advice from Victims and Survivors Service, WAVE Trauma Centre, or Samaritans.

Frontline - Episode 1

To mark the 50th anniversary of the start of the Troubles, this new six-part series hears from medical staff, teachers, entertainers, social workers, and business people, who battled daily to keep Northern Ireland functioning through the conflict.

In the first episode doctors and nurses describe what it was like to look after the dying and injured as the Troubles took hold.

If you or someone you know has been affected by the issues covered in this programme, you can find help and advice from Victims and Survivors Service, WAVE Trauma Centre, or Samaritans.

October 1968: Brink of Chaos

Fifty years on, journalist Denis Tuohy narrates a three-part series marking the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland. Those who witnessed this pivotal time share their personal stories.

In this episode, the birth of student movement People’s Democracy and the long march to Burntollet are considered.

October 1968: Brink of Chaos (Part 2)

Fifty years on, journalist Denis Tuohy narrates a three-part series marking the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland. Those who witnessed this pivotal time, share their personal stories.

In this episode, the 5 October march in Londonderry is remembered with accounts from former rugby international Trevor Ringland, whose father was an RUC police sergeant, and journalist Martin Cowley who found himself on the front-line in the chaos that unfolded.

October 1968: Brink of Chaos (Part 1)

Fifty years on, journalist Denis Tuohy narrates a three-part series marking the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland. Those who witnessed this pivotal time in our past share their personal stories, including Ivan Cooper, Austin Currie, John Taylor, Eamonn McCann and Bernadette McAliskey.