Wednesday 2 October 2013

PRONI documents tell remarkable tale of Castlereagh

PRONI has advised that some of its documents were used in the development of a documentary to be screened in Northern Ireland this weekend: The Extraordinary Life of Castlereagh.

The one-hour-long film is part of the Groundbreakers season, a series of documentaries about visionaries. In it, historian John Bew uncovers the remarkable story of Lord Castlreagh, the Irish born British Foreign Secretary who was instrumental in the defeat of Napoleon but became one of the country's most reviled politicians before ending his own life in 1822.

It will be screened on BBC2 in Northern Ireland only, at 9pm on Sunday 6 October.