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Liverpool 8

Jonathan Dimbleby investigates racial tension on Liverpool's housing estates for This Week.

Current affairs 1972 27 mins


Following unrest on the Falkner housing estate in Liverpool, This Week investigates incidents of racially-motivated violence and tension between communities. Interviews with local residents contain strong language as they relate encounters with skinheads, police discrimination and social deprivation. The events can be seen as a prelude to the Toxteth riots which took place nearly a decade later.