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British army chief asks C4 not to air Prince Harry doc

The head of Britain's armed forces has appealed to Channel 4 to reconsider airing the drama doc, The Taking of Prince Harry. The Guardian reports that Sir Jock Stirrup has written to Channel 4 chairman, Lord Terry Burns, stating that the October 21 broadcast of the drama doc, which depicts an actor playing Prince Harry as he's kidnapped in Afghanistan, would be upsetting to relatives of armed forces personnel and damaging to the morale of the troops.
October 20, 2010

The head of Britain’s armed forces has appealed to Channel 4 to reconsider airing the drama doc, The Taking of Prince Harry. The Guardian reports that Sir Jock Stirrup has written to Channel 4 chairman, Lord Terry Burns, stating that the October 21 broadcast of the drama doc, which depicts an actor playing Prince Harry as he’s kidnapped in Afghanistan, would be upsetting to relatives of armed forces personnel and damaging to the morale of the troops.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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