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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 Endgame in Ireland
Endgame in Ireland, television documentary archives
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
14 boxes and 4 outsize boxes (0.3 cubic metres)


Name of creator(s)

Brook Lapping Productions

Administrative / Biographical history

Endgame In Ireland is a four part documentary produced by Brook Lapping Productions, a London based television company, for BBC television and broadcast during Jun-Jul 2001. The Series Producer was Norma Percy.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Placed in the Centre by Brook Lapping Productions in 2001.

Content & structure

Scope and content

The Endgame in Ireland archive, 1994-2001, consists of videotaped interviews, interview transcripts, videotapes and scripts of the transmitted programmes, press cuttings and published material relating to the peace process in Northern Ireland, 1981-2001. The interviewees are politicians from the mainland British Government, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and from the USA, and include: Gerard ('Gerry') Adams, President of Sinn Fein, Northern Ireland, 1983-2007; Bertie Ahern, Taoiseach of Ireland, 1997-2008; Dermot Ahern, Minister of State, Depart of Defence, Ireland, 1991-1992; Tony Blair, UK Prime Minister, 1997-2007; John (Gerard) Bruton, Taoiseach of Ireland, 1994-1997; Frederick Edward Robin Butler, Baron Butler of Brockwell, Secretary of the Cabinet and Head of the Home Civil Service, UK 1988-1998; William ('Bill') Jefferson Clinton, President of the USA, 1993-2001; (John) Mark Durkan, Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), Northern Ireland, 2001-2010; Garret Fitzgerald, Taoiseach of Ireland, 1981-1982 and 1982-1987; John Hume, Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), Northern Ireland, 1979-2001; Douglas Richard Hurd, Baron Hurd of Westwell, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1984-1985; Edward ('Ted') Moore Kennedy, Senator from Massachusetts, USA, 1962-2009; Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein Member of Parliament for Ulster Mid, Northern Ireland, 1997-2013; Kenneth ('Ken') Wiggins Maginnis, Baron Maginnis of Drumglass, Ulster Unionist Member of Parliament for Fermanagh and South Tyrone, Northern Ireland, 1983-2001; John Major, UK Prime Minister, 1990-1997; Peter (Benjamin) Mandelson, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1999-2001; George John Mitchell, Senator from Maine, USA, 1980-1995; Marjorie ('Mo') Mowlem, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, 1997-1999; Albert Reynolds, Taoiseach of Ireland, 1992-1994; Richard ('Dick') Spring, Deputy Taoiseach of Ireland, 1982-1987 and 1993-1997; (William) David Trimble, Leader of Ulster Unionist Party, Northern Ireland, 1995-2005.

System of arrangement

The original arrangement has been preserved, namely: interview transcripts arranged into mainland Britain, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, USA; press cuttings, arranged chronologically; VHS videotapes of filmed interviews.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Some videotape (VHS) material

Finding aids

Collection level description. The depositor's file list is available in hard copy for consultion in the Reading Room

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

A small reference collection of published books relating to Irish history, 1945-2000, is available in the Archive Reading Room.

Publication note

Eamonn Mallie and David McKittrick, Endgame in Ireland (Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2001) was written to tie in with the television series

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Kate O'Brien

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions


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  • Civil and political rights
  • Human rights
  • Liberation movements
  • Peace
  • Peacemaking
  • Political movements
  • Political prisoners

Personal names

  • Adams, Gerald (Gerry), b 1948, politician
  • Ahern, Bertie, b 1951, Taoiseach of Ireland
  • Blair, Anthony Charles Lynton (Tony), b 1953, Prime Minister
  • Bruton, John Gerard, b 1947, Taoiseach of Ireland
  • Butler, Frederick Edward Robin, b 1938, Baron Butler of Brockwell, civil servant
  • Clinton, William Jefferson (Bill), b 1946, US president
  • Durkan, John Mark, b 1960, politician
  • Fitzgerald, Garret, 1926-2011, Taoiseach of Ireland
  • Hume, John, b 1937, politician
  • Hurd, Douglas Richard, b 1930, Baron Hurd of Westwell, politician
  • Kennedy, Edward Moore, 1932-2009, US Senator
  • Maginnis, Kenneth Wiggine, b 1938, Baron Maginnis of Drumglass, politician
  • Major, John, b 1943, Prime Minister
  • Mandelson, Peter Benjamin, b 1953, politician
  • McGuinness, James Martin Pacelli, 1950-2017, politician
  • Mitchell, George John, b 1933, US Senator
  • Mowlem, Marjorie (Mo), 1949-2005, politician
  • Reynolds, Albert, 1932-2014, Taoiseach of Ireland
  • Spring, Richard (Dick), b 1950, politician
  • Trimble, William David, b 1944, First Minister of Northern Ireland


  • Ireland
  • London, England
  • Northern Ireland

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