I wanted to avoid Grenfell: Dust on Our Lips (Radio 4, Tuesday, repeated Sunday) but I couldn’t. I live near enough to the Grenfell Tower to have smelled the smoke last June, to see its black skeleton now. I am also old enough to remember the 1941 Blitz, bombs falling, ruins smoking, holes where houses were yesterday, people left with nothing. But that was Liverpool in wartime when Germany was the enemy.
This is west London now, with blame raining down on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. This meticulously constructed documentary, produced by Deborah Dudgeon, for independents Whistledown, was a revelation.
More about effect than cause, it talked about coping with now, what might help...
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