The Queen and The Coup, a documentary researched by, and featuring, Richard Aldrich
Last Sunday, Channel 4 showed the latest documentary in a series on ‘Royals and Spies’, researched by Richard Aldrich and Rory Cormac (Nottingham).
Filmed in Warwick’s Modern Records Centre, the programme showed how The Queen was dragged, unwittingly, into a notorious CIA-MI6 coup that overthrew the government of Iran in 1953. The wider programme of research has involved two PAIS students working at the National Archives in Kew. The latest programme attracted extensive press coverage including stories by NBC and the Times.