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Tumbledown

Synopsis

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Charles Wood 's controversial drama, based on the experiences of Lieutenant
Robert Lawrence during the FalkJands War, was first broadcast in 1988, and is being shown again to mark the tenth anniversary of the war.
An Argentinian sniper shot and almost fatally wounded the 22-year-old Scots Guards officer within hours of the British victory. But for Robert and his family, the real battles lay ahead.
Lawrence himself emphasised that "the point that was missed in all the furore was that
Tumbledown is a dramatisation.
It depicts real events and the character has things in common with me - but he's me as portrayed by Colin Firth. ... I think what all the fuss really proved is that we hit the nail on the head."
The play was directed by Richard Eyre and won several awards, including an RTS award, a Bafta award for Best
Single Drama and a Prix Italia. '
Producer Richard Broke
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Contributors

Unknown: Charles Wood
Unknown: Robert Lawrence
Unknown: Colin Firth.
Directed By: Richard Eyre
Producer: Richard Broke
Robert Lawrence: Colin Firth
HughMackessac: Paul Rhys
John Lawrence: David Calder
Jean Lawrence: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Sophie: Emma Harbour
NickLawrence: Rupert Baker
Christopher Lawrence: Jack Fortune
George Stubbs: Roddy Maude-Roxby
Helen Stubbs: Ann Bell
LouiseStubbs: Sophie Thompson
Prothero: Dan Hildebrand
Sgt Brodick: Tam Dean Burn
Lumpy: Mark Williams
Fraser: Ian Michie
Saltemarsh: Paul Higgins
O'Rourke: Stewart Portere
Lt Col Bill Kirke: Timothy Carlton
Adj Stewart Inglis: Mark Wing-Davey
Major Walsh: Robin Dalglish
Padre: Andrew McCulloch
LtPeterFyshe: Edward Rawle-Hicks
NobleLord: Charles Milham
Harry Hebers: Ben Cole
TerryKnapp: Clive Russell

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