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In 1987, the BBC commissioned a play to mark the fifth anniversary of the Falklands conflict. But the play was never shown - until its screening tonight at 9pm. This documentary examines the political furore surrounding the decision not to show it and talks to the main players in the drama.

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The Falklands Play

BBC Four

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

on BBC Four

Ian Curteis's once-controversial dramatisation of how the Thatcher government went to war against Argentina to regain the Falkland Islands. Show more


Margaret Thatcher:
Patricia Hodge
Lord Carrington:
James Fox
William Whitelaw MP:
John Standing
Nicholas Ridley MP:
Michael Cochrane
Francis Pym MP:
Jeremy Child
Richard Luce MP:
Jonathan Coy
Robert Armstrong:
Rupert Vansittart
General Alexander Haig:
Colin Stinton

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