Norma Percy, doyenne of British political documentaries, rejects a claim that an ‘End of Empire’ film was censored. The allegation had been made in a widely-publicised just-released personal-view feature, Coup53, about the overthrow of the Iranian prime minister.

24 August 2020 By Paul Martin

Norma Percy, the award-winning producer of meticulously researched revelatory political documentaries for 35 years, has firmly rejected the claim that the makers of an episode of the 1985 series End of Empire about the overthrow of Iran’s prime minister by a British-supported coup in 1953 were pressured to drop a powerful interview they had with a British spy. 

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