And especially for pioneering a type of documentary political drama based entirely on factual records, trials, public inquiries and personal testimonies -all the more dramatically effective for their dispassion without polemic. Srebenica, Guantanamo, Bloody Sunday (the Saville Inquiry), the Hutton Inquiry into the death of David Kelly, Tactical Questioning into the death of Baha Mousa in Basra - all topics which need concentrated retrospective public attention and don't usually get it, many brilliantly crafted from transcripts by Richard Norton Taylor. The most memorable must be The Colour of Justice, replaying the inquiry into the death of Stephen Lawrence and forcefully demonstrating the continuing need for outrage and investigation. So
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a great achievement and example to follow.