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GunPlot: Bonus - Appendix Trial Tapes 1

GunPlot: Bonus - Appendix Trial Tapes 1

By RTÉ Documentary on One

The first of four recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the morning of October 16th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of Captain James Kelly being cross examined by Seamus McKenna, Prosecution Barrister. "Two prize fighters slugging it out on the floor of the Central Criminal Court". That's how this recording is described by historian, Michael Heney. 


Companion TV documentary to this series, also titled GunPlot, is available via RTÉ Player (Worldwide)


GunPlot was written, recorded and produced by Ronan Kelly and Nicoline Greer.

Sound Design by Damian Chennells

Production assistance from the RTÉ Documentary On One Team.

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