Can’t Beat It Alone (1985)
An exploration of strategies for the Left, which grew out of the engagements with coalfield community, anti-nuclear and peace movement groups in the mid 1980s.
It brings together Easington Miners’ Support Group, Whittle Women’s Support Group, Tyneside CND groups, the Save Druridge Bay Campaign, Billingham Against Nuclear Dumping and the Greenham Common Women. The context was provided by the Miners’ Strike of 1984/85, the plans for a PWR nuclear power station at Druridge Bay in Northumberland and the proposal by NIREX to dump waste in the anhydrite mine under Billingham. Made under the auspices of the ACTT Workshop Declaration; broadcast as part of Channel 4’s Eleventh Hour series.
Amber Current Affairs Unit, 45 mins, 1985