Documents: The BBC's "Storyville" producer invites David Irving to participate in a documentary on Free Speech "bans"
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David Irving Esq
20 October 1997
Dear Mr Irving
I wonder if I could possibly come and see you.
I've become interested in the various "bans" to which you are subject - in Europe and elsewhere. The BBC and a number of other European broadcasters have comissioned me to make a series dealing wtih this question.
Broadly speaking, my own position is the one adopted by Christopher Hitchens in his VANITY FAIR piece. But I would like to talk to you in much greater detail about your own views on the matter - and your experience.
Could we perhaps meet for lunch?
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81 Duke Street
31 October 1997
Thanks very much for seeing me. I forgot to ask for the dossier you found in Canada. But I feel I need to do a great deal more reading before seeing you again.
Commissioning Editor, Storyville