Bonus - Appendix Trial Tapes 3

The third of four recordings we have from the Arms Trial. Taking place on the morning of October 20th 1970, this is the unedited courtroom tape recording of a legal argument. This is something you never read about from a trial. Such discussions between the judge and barristers for both sides normally take place in the absence of the jury and are not permitted to be reported on. Appendix episodes publish daily (June 14-17th 2021). Companion TV documentary to this series, also titled GunPlot, is now available via the RTÉ TV Player (Worldwide)


GunPlot was written, recorded and produced by Ronan Kelly and Nicoline Greer.

Sound Design by Damian Chennells

Production assistance from the RTÉ Documentary On One Team.

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