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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Another dissident bomb in the realm of GBH

In 1991, Channel 4 broadcast a television series that was called GBH.

This compelling and ultra believable series was written by Alan Bleasdale who wanted to show how the English ruling class (by the use of agents of influence in the media, agent provocateurs and informers) can manipulate an upsurge of militancy in a working class area so that it turns in on itself and implodes. This scenario is not at all far fetched. In fact it is exactly the way England's secret services have operated since time immemorial. English upper class spooks have a long track record of dark intrigue. Readers only need to read Elizabethan and Jacobean playwrights like Shakespeare, John Webster or the life and savage death of Government spy Christopher Marlowe. Plays like John Webster’s White Devil are perfect prototypes for Bleasdale's script.

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