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British Library of Political and Economic Science

The Last Europeans


Reference code(s): GB 0097 LAST EUROPEANS

Held at: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Title: The Last Europeans

Date(s): 1995

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 12 boxes

Name of creator(s): Brook Associates Ltd


Administrative/Biographical history:

No information available at present.


Scope and content/abstract:

Material relating to the documentary film series The Last Europeans, 1995, including video tapes of the series and transcripts of interviews with contributors, held on disc. The interviews include discussions with the Rt Hon Anthony Neil Wedgwood 'Tony' Benn; Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey of Riddlesden; Richard Edward Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon; David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen of the City of Plymouth; Barbara Anne Castle, Baroness Castle of Blackburn; the Rt Hon Michael Foot; Douglas Richard Hurd, Baron Hurd of Westwell; the Rt Hon Sir Edward Heath; The Rt Hon Neil Gordon Kinnock; Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley of Sparkbrook; and the Rt Hon Anthony Charles Lynton 'Tony' Blair. The Executive Producer was Phillip Whitehead.


Language/scripts of material: English

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Copyright retained by the depositors and their heirs.

Physical characteristics:

The videos are Betamax tapes.

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Archival history:

Deposited by Brook Associates in 1995.

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Related material:

The British Library of Political and Economic Science holds material relating to other programmes created by Brian Lapping Associates, namely The Washington Version (Ref: Washington), The Seventies, The Second Russian Revolution (Ref: 2RR) and Woolly Al walks the Kitty Back (Ref: Falklands), and by Brook Associates, namely The Thatcher Factor.

The Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London, also holds material relating to documentaries made by Brian Lapping Associates, namely Woolly Al walks the kitty back, The Washington version, The fall of the wall, The Death of Yugoslavia, and The 50 Years' War: Israel and the Arabs.

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Nov 2000

Foreign relations | International relations

Personal names
Benn | Anthony Neil Wedgwood | b 1925 | politician x Benn | Tony
Blair | Anthony Charles Lynton | b 1953 | statesman x Blair | Tony
Castle | Barbara Anne | b 1911 | Baroness Castle of Blackburn | politician
Foot | Michael | b 1913 | politician and author
Hattersley | Roy Sydney George | b 1932 | Baron Hattersley of Sparkbrook | politician x Hattersley of Sparkbrook | Baron
Healey | Denis Winston | b 1917 | Baron Healey of Riddlesden | politician x Healey of Riddlesden | Baron
Heath | Sir | Edward Richard George | b 1916 | Knight | statesman
Howe | Richard Edward Geoffrey | b 1926 | Baron Howe of Aberavon | politician x Howe of Aberavon | Baron
Hurd | Douglas Richard | b 1930 | Baron Hurd of Westwell | politician x Hurd of Westwell | Baron
Kinnock | Neil Gordon | b 1942 | Labour politician
Owen | David Anthony Llewellyn | b 1938 | Baron Owen of the City of Plymouth | politician x Owen of the City of Plymouth | Baron
Whitehead | Philip | b 1937 | writer and television producer

Corporate names
Brook Associates Ltd x Brook Lapping Productions Ltd x Brian Lapping Associates Ltd x Brook Productions Ltd