Counterpoint: Craigavon

Counterpoint: Craigavon

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Brownlow, Civic Centre, Craigavon, Craigavon Lakes, Craigavon Shopping Centre, Enniskeen, Legahory, Lismore, Moylinn, Rossmoyle




Transmission 01/10/1987


39min 13sec




1 inch

black and white, colour


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


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This programme questions the success of the ‘New City’ of Craigavon, drawing on archive footage, and reports from a Tenant Liaison Officer.

Also features contributions from an expert panel and an informed, and at times passionate, studio audience from the area. Discussion ranges from strategic planning, public transport, schools and vandalism to urban identity, recreation and regeneration. On the way it visits some of Craigavon’s estates, the Civic Centre, Marlborough House, Craigavon Shopping Centre and the Craigavon Lakes. 


Presenter: Brian Black

Camera: Ramsey Nelson, Paul Irwin

Picture Editor: Claire G. Donkin

Research: Sharon Hall

Production Assistant: Lynne Davidson

Producer: Jamie Delargy

Directors: Meryn Waugh & Paul Irvine

Editor: Hugh Owens

Contributors: Bill Craig, former Minister of Development; Councillor Jim McCammick; Hazlett Turner from the Department for the Environment; William Boyd from the Department for Economic Development and Joe Jenkins Regional Director of the Housing Executive, Bob Wilson from Ulsterbus and representatives from residents groups and other local voices including Eileen Carr; Eileen Wells; Peter McKeever; Raymond Adams; Margaret White and Tom French.



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