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.

Directing:
  • Michael Samuels

Writing:
  • Ian Curteis

Stars:
Release Date: 2002-04-10
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  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 90
Michael Cochrane
Michael Cochr...
Rt Hon Nicholas Ridley MP (Financial Secretary to the Treasury)
Richard Cordery
Richard Corde...
Tom Enders
James Fox
James Fox
Rt Hon Peter, 6th Baron Carrington KCMG MC (Foreign Secretary)
Robert Hardy
Robert Hardy
Sir Anthony Parsons
John Standing
John Standing
Rt Hon William Whitelaw CH MC MP (Home Secretary)
Patrick Godfrey
Patrick Godfr...
Rt Hon Michael Foot MP (Leader of the Opposition)
Patricia Hodge
Patricia Hodg...
Rt. Hon Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister)
Colin Stinton
Colin Stinton
Alexander Haig (US Secretary of State)
John Woodvine
John Woodvine
Adm. of the Fleet Sir Terence Lewin (Chief of the Defence Staff)
Rupert Vansittart
Rupert Vansit...
Sir Robert Armstrong (Cabinet Secretary)
Jonathan Coy
Jonathan Coy
Richard Luce MP (Minister of State, Foreign Office)
Peter Blythe
Peter Blythe
Rt Hon Sir Michael Havers QC MP (Attorney-General)
Jeremy Clyde
Jeremy Clyde
Sir Nicholas Henderson (HM Ambassador to the United States)
Shaughan Seymour
Shaughan Seym...
Adm. Sir Henry Leach (First Sea Lord)
Jasper Jacob
Jasper Jacob
John Wilkinson MP (Parliamentary Private Secretary to John Nott)
Garrick Hagon
Garrick Hagon
Vernon Walters (Senior Adviser to the US Secretary of State)
Arturo Venegas
Arturo Venega...
Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (UN Secretary-General)
Vernon Dobtcheff
Vernon Dobtch...
Nicanor Costa Méndez (Argentine Minister of External Relations)
Tom Chadbon
Tom Chadbon
Adm. Sir John Fieldhouse (C-in-C Fleet)
Renny Krupinski
Renny Krupins...
David Lambie MP (Labour)
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