In conversation with Alastair Laurence
Peter Taylor’s latest book Operation Chiffon is the secret story of the road to peace in Ireland. He is acknowledged to be one of the BBC’s most distinguished and respected journalists, best known for his coverage of the Irish conflict and political violence over the past 50 years.
He has won many awards for his work including Journalist of the Year, the James Cameron Award and Lifetime Achievement Awards from both BAFTA and the Royal Television Society.
Peter has written nine books, eight of them related to Northern Ireland, terrorism and political violence. His trilogy Provos, Loyalists and Brits is recognised to be a definitive history of the conflict. Operation Chiffon now completes the picture and makes the trilogy a unique quartet.
Alastair Laurence, who is curating this series, is a freelance documentary film maker who lives near Abergavenny. In recent years Alastair has made films about The Battle of the Somme, a history of British Photography and the poets John Betjeman, Philip Larkin and TS Eliot.