James Callaghan, the British Home Secretary, comes to Northern Ireland on a three-day fact-finding mission. Callaghan was greeted by dignitaries, Mr. Chichester-Clarke, Lord Gray, Mr. Oliver Wright, and Lt. Gen. Sir Ian Freeland.

Rodney Rice reports on the Home Secretary's meeting with Protestant church leaders, a visit to a refugee centre in Belfast and to the Shankill and Falls Roads.

It is estimated that there are approximately 5,000 people who have been made homeless as a result of the riots and some of these are being cared for at the refugee centre. Callaghan spoke to the organisers of the centre about their work and the services offered by the centre. However, he did not meet the refugees who were in the next room, ready to tell their stories.

Catholics at the refugee centre speak to RTÉ while residents of the Falls and Shankill make their views known. One man describes the Northern Ireland government as a "puppet government under a false form of democracy". He also talks about his attitude to Ian Paisley who he believes "preaches hatred about the Roman Catholic community". He does not trust the RUC who he believes to be aligned with Mr. Paisley. Another woman describes Paisley as "not right in the head".

A woman on the Shankill Road talks about what she told Callaghan about her experiences of the riots. At the Falls Road, one man talks about telling Callaghan of the underhand tactics of the RUC.

The following day Mr Callaghan has meetings with Cardinal Conway and Ian Paisley. In Derry, thousands turn out and Mr Callaghan is met by John Hume and Ivan Cooper. As crowds gathered around Mr. Callaghan, some cheered and some shouted for the abolition of Stormont and the release of prisoners held under the special powers act. A steward, Vinnie Coyle, struggles to create a path through the crowds. Mr Callaghan is forced to take refuge in a house, where he had talks with the Derry Citizens Defence Committee. MP's Hume and Cooper talked to the crowds to encourage them to disperse so that Callaghan could pass. However, the people didn't disperse and Callaghan addressed them from upstairs window.