From ‘Derry Journal’ of November 19, 1991

Ballboys for the Sunday, November 10, 1991, game against Shamrock Rovers at the Brandywell, from Griffith
Ballboys for the Sunday, November 10, 1991, game against Shamrock Rovers at the Brandywell, from Griffith

Bloody Sunday Victims “Totally Innocent”

The producers of a major television documentary, which is certain to create major controversy here, told the “Journal” last night he had no doubts that Derry’s Bloody Sunday victims were “totally innocent.”

Jonathan Jonny Speak fires the ball past Dave Henderson (out of picture) in the Shamrock Rovers goal and sends

Jonathan Jonny Speak fires the ball past Dave Henderson (out of picture) in the Shamrock Rovers goal and sends

Renewed calls for the killers of the 13 people on January 30, 1972, to be brought to justice are expected to follow the screening next month of “Secret History: Bloody Sunday,” which has produced new forensic evidence to discredit findings by the British Government inquiry, which vindicated the paratroopers’ actions.

In recent years, major documentaries, which produced new forensic evidence contributed to the freeing of the Guildhall Four and Birmingham Six.

The producer of “Secret History: Bloody Sunday,” John Goddard told the “Journal” that after spending a year working on the film he had no doubts those shot dead and wounded were innocent.

He said: “It should not be forgotten. People were shot on the ordinary streets within a space of 30 minutes.

Film fans visit the Movie Sales Store opened by Xtra-Vision in Bishop Street on Saturday, November 2.

Film fans visit the Movie Sales Store opened by Xtra-Vision in Bishop Street on Saturday, November 2.

“After working for over a year on this film I have no doubt in my mind innocent people were killed and wounded.”

‘Commitments’ Star For IMPACT ‘92

‘Commitments’ superstar, Andrew Strong, Shakespearian comedy, opera aimed at children, schools choreography and international mime, are among the headline events being planned for January as part of Derry’s festival year, IMPACT ‘92. Preparations are underway for the year-round series of events reflecting cultural, community, conference, sporting and other themes, and the highlights will be confirmed over the coming months. In a major coup the hottest property in film-rock Andrew Strong will play the Rialto on January 2.