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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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