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Flat 113 at Grenfell Tower is a masterclass in responsible radio journalism

Aftermath: Flat 113 at Grenfell Tower explored what happened on the night of the blaze
Aftermath: Flat 113 at Grenfell Tower explored what happened on the night of the blaze Credit: Paul Grover

This week’s episode of Archive on 4 was one of the most serious, at times harrowing, I can remember. Flat 113 at Grenfell Tower (Radio 4, Saturday) attempted to unpick some of the mistakes that were made by the fire service during the blaze that engulfed Grenfell Tower on June 14, 2017, killing 72 people. This is an incredibly tricky case to make – not for want of evidence, but because people don’t want to hear it.

Most of us cannot even imagine summoning the courage to run into a 24-storey inferno to save a bunch of strangers. We can only give thanks that such heroes exist. It seems incredibly ungrateful – even cruel – to pin any of the blame for the Grenfell disaster on the 250 brave men and...

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