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Chris Mullin – Error of Judgement

  • Saturday 4 May, 12.45pm
  • Tickets From £9
  • Main Theatre
Chris Mullin Photographer Rachael Fraser

The Birmingham bombings and the scandal that shook Britain.

50 years on from the Birmingham Bombings and with new writing from Mullin, this classic edition of Error of Judgement tells the complete story of one of the most significant miscarriages of justice ever. As relevant now as it was when it was first published, it’s an essential text on corruption, violence and bias in British policing and justice. 

On the evening of 21st November 1974, bombs planted by the IRA in two Birmingham pubs exploded.  Within a day of the explosion, six men were arrested and charged. All were found guilty.  Methodically, with total clarity and a tone that is both gripping and impassioned, then investigative journalist Mullin unpicked every detail of the case, revealing gaping holes in the prosecution case and the horrifying consequences of an establishment determined to close ranks. 

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

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