The Falklands Play (2002)

The Falklands Play is a dramatic account of the political events leading up to, and including, the 1982 Falklands War. The play was written by Ian Curteis, an experienced writer who had started his television career in drama, but had increasingly come to specialise in dramatic reconstructions of history. It was originally commissioned by the BBC in 1983, for production and broadcast in 1986, but was subsequently shelved by Controller of BBC One Michael Grade due to its alleged pro-Margaret Thatcher stance and jingoistic tone. This prompted a press furore over media bias and censorship.The play was not staged until 2002, when it was broadcast in separate adaptations on BBC Television and Radio.

Release Date: 2002-04-10
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 90
Jeremy Child
Jeremy Child
Rt Hon Francis Pym MC MP (Foreign Secretary)
Patricia Hodge
Patricia Hodg...
Rt. Hon Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister)
John Standing
John Standing
Rt Hon William Whitelaw CH MC MP (Home Secretary)
James Fox
James Fox
Rt Hon Peter, 6th Baron Carrington KCMG MC (Foreign Secretary)
Michael Cochrane
Michael Cochr...
Rt Hon Nicholas Ridley MP (Financial Secretary to the Treasury)
Colin Stinton
Colin Stinton
Alexander Haig (US Secretary of State)
Anthony Calf
Anthony Calf
Robin Fearn (Head of Falkland Islands Department, Foreign Office)
Richard Cordery
Richard Corde...
Tom Enders
Robert Hardy
Robert Hardy
Sir Anthony Parsons
John Woodvine
John Woodvine
Adm. of the Fleet Sir Terence Lewin
Patrick Godfrey
Patrick Godfr...
Rt. Hon Michael Foot MP
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