Screening: The Dust at Acre Mill, World in Action

    Friday 29 May 2009
    Frontline Club

    This is not a CIJ event.

    Regarded as a classic edition of the Granada Television current affairs series World in Action, The Dust at Acre Mill, transmitted on 28 June 1971, was the first programme to bring the lethal dangers of ill-protected contact with asbestos to the attention of the general public. Combining simple reconstruction with the testimony of former workers in the asbestos industry, it was a landmark in the treatment of health and safety at work. The production team of Richard Creasey, who conducted the investigation, Stephen Clarke, who produced, and John Sheppard, who directed, will be there to answer questions.