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Former Strangeways Prison governor stars in new Channel 5 documentary

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Manx resident re-tells story of 1990 riot

The former governor of Strangeways Prison – and spokesperson of Manx passenger watchdog Travelwatch– will appear on TV screens tonight.

Brendan O'Friel is starring in the Channel 5 documentary Strangeways Riot: 25 Days of Mayhem at 9pm. 

A team from the channel visited the Island in October in order to interview him as part of the re-telling of the story of the UK's worst prison riot. 

Mr O'Friel said during his time in charge of the jail he did his best to improve things:

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