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The Falklands Play


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The first terrestrial broadcast of a play notoriously withdrawn by the BBC before it went into production 15 years ago. It explores the inside story of how the Thatcher government went to war in 1982 to regain the Falklands.
Written by Ian Curteis
Producer Jeremy Howe ; Director Michael Samuels


Written By: Ian Curteis
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Director: Michael Samuels
Margaret Thatcher: Patricia Hodge
Lord Carrington: James Fox
William Whitelaw: John Standing
Nicholas Ridley: Michael Cochrane
Francis Pym: Jeremy Child
Richard Luce: Jonathan Coy
John Nott: Clive Merrison
Robert Armstrong: Rupert Vansittart
Gen Alexander Haig: Colin Stinton
Sir Nicholas Henderson: Jeremy Clyde
President Reagan: Bob Sherman
Tom Enders: Richard Luce
Sir Michael Havers: Peter Blythe
Sir Anthony Parsons: Robert Hardy
Adml Lewin: John Woodvine
Adml Fieldhouse: Tom Chadbon
Michael Foot: Patrick Godfrey
Adml Leach: Shaughan Seymour

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