The BBC recently released a groundbreaking trilogy of documentary series exploring the complex history of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, aptly named Provos, Loyalists and Brits. Filmed by acclaimed journalist Peter Taylor, this trilogy provides an intimate look into the lives of all those involved in the conflict over the past 30 years.
Provos offers a comprehensive examination of the IRA and Sinn Fein during this turbulent period, giving viewers an insight into the motivations behind their actions. Loyalists gives an unprecedented view into the world of loyalist paramilitaries, allowing us to understand their unique perspective on the events that shaped Northern Ireland’s future. Finally, Brits offers a close examination of the role played by British armed forces in one of Europe’s most intractable conflicts.
All three documentaries are essential viewing for anyone interested in gaining an understanding of how historic events continue to shape modern-day Northern Ireland. From eye-opening interviews with former combatants to powerful dramatic reconstructions, these films provide an engaging and honest exploration of a divisive conflict that has left its mark on all those involved.
So if you’re ready to gain a greater understanding of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, then be sure to watch Provos, Loyalists and Brits – three must-see films from one of journalism’s most respected voices in Peter Taylor.