Rescue Emergency

NZ Premiere: Rescue Emergency: The Brighton Bombing
National Geographic – Monday 9 April, 9.30pm

At 3am on October 12, 1984, an IRA bomb detonated in a bathroom on the sixth floor of The Grand Hotel in Brighton, England on the final night of the annual Conservative Party Conference. The explosion destroyed a massive section of the hotel, almost killing then British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, and members of her Cabinet. Amidst the chaos, Brighton firemen plunged into the burning building to locate the survivors. Through reconstructions, archival footage, graphics and interviews with those involved, learn the dramatic details of how Muriel Maclean, Harvey Thomas and Norman Tebbit were rescued with only moments to spare.