Videos: U.K. Documentary on BSE and CJD
The documentary is about Andy Black from Portsmouth, in Southern England, who died after suffering from the human form of mad cow disease (variant CJD). There is background to the BBC Programme on their website.
CL: Why did you say beef was safe?
JG: All the evidence showed that it was (safe).
CL: Scientists were 'sat on'.
JG: I only wanted to know the facts. How could I let my family eat something I thought wasn't safe.
CL: This campaign of re-assurance was a mistake.
JG: Phillips said 'no criticism of me'
CL: The possibility of risk to humans was not communicated to the public.
JG: I sought to make the best choice for the country.
Human 'Mad Cow Disease' (CJD) News Report 2008
BBC World Service Radio Report on CJD from 1997