Counterpoint: Aids (1990)

Counterpoint: Aids (1990)

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Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1990

Date

Transmission 17/05/1990

Length

25min 09sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, UTV

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

Content warning: please note that this programme contains homophobic views and language. Viewer discretion and self-care is advised.

This episode of Counterpoint focuses on the outbreak of HIV and the development of AIDS within Northern Ireland. Brian Black presents the finding of their survey and asks 'What can be done to combat public apathy?'

This episode interviews various activists, including Helen Grant and John White who are planning to cycle from Derry/Londonderry to Cork in order to raise awareness of HIV in society.  

Notes

Counterpoint, Ulster Television's landmark current affairs series, which was also broadcast to a national audience on Channel 4.


Credits

Presenter Brian Black

Contributors: Dr Paula Kilbane, AIDS Steering Group NI; Paul Donaghy, Connors Chemist; Dr Raymond Maw; Fiona O'Donnell, NI Health Promotion Unit; John McKeever, AIDS Helpline; Rev David McIlveen; Kate Newitt; Chris Morgan, Youth Leader; Helen Grant and John White.

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