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Newsflash: Stories That Stopped the World (2013)

This Shiver (ITV Studios) documentary reveals what happened behind-the-scenes on some of the most momentous breaking news events in our lifetime - as told by those caught up in the ... See full summary »

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Herself - Narrator (voice)
Nigel Dacre ...
Himself - Former Editor, ITV News
Martyn Lewis ...
Himself - Former BBC and ITN News Presenter
John Suchet ...
Himself - Former ITN Newscaster
Alastair Stewart ...
Himself - ITV Newscaster
Jennie Bond ...
Herself - Former BBC Royal Correspondent
Dermot Murnaghan ...
Himself - Former ITV Newscaster
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Himself - Former CBS News Correspondent
Sanford Socolow ...
Himself - Former Executive Producer, CBS News
Michael Jermey ...
Himself - ITV Director of News and Current Affairs / Former Producer, ITV News At Ten
Norman Rees ...
Himself - Former Head of News, TWW
Richard Baker ...
Himself - Former BBC Newsreader
Lis Howell ...
Herself - Former Head of News, Border Television
Ian Fisher ...
Himself - Former Producer, Border Television
Stewart Purvis ...
Himself - Former Editor-in-Chief, ITN
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This Shiver (ITV Studios) documentary reveals what happened behind-the-scenes on some of the most momentous breaking news events in our lifetime - as told by those caught up in the real-life drama, those in the newsrooms and those responsible for delivering these newsflashes into millions of people's homes. News stories covered include the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (1997); the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas (1963); the coal-tip landslide in Aberfan (1966); the Lockerbie Air Disaster (1988); the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York (2001); the start of Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War (1991); the dramatic end of the Iranian Embassy siege in London (1980); and the announcement of the death of the Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (2002). Written by Anonymous

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6 November 2013 (UK)  »

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The assassination of President John F Kennedy led to a change in policy at CBS News and in other newsrooms. In the early 1960s, TV cameras took about 20 minutes to warm up to the point that they could produce pictures, so for the first 20 minutes, the news reports read by Walter Cronkite were voice-only, accompanied by a caption slide. Since then, newsroom cameras at CBS were left switched on 24/7 in case they were needed at short notice. See more »

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Featured in Gogglebox: Episode #2.8 (2013) See more »

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