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Reg (BBC-1 2016, Tim Roth, Anna Maxwell Martin)

Reg Tim Roth BBC 2016

Drama telling the real life story of Reg Keys who took on the might of the British Government and the Prime Minister in particular over the fact of Britain’s involvement in the Iraq war.

As the BBC press release says “the film follows Reg on a journey of grief and defiance after his son Tom is one of six Royal Military Police soldiers murdered in Al Majar, Iraq.

As Reg and his wife, Sally, have their lives torn apart, questions begin to arise not only around the events that led to their son’s death but also about the war as a whole. Left with questions that the Government refuses to answer, Reg decides to stand as an independent candidate in Blair’s own constituency of Sedgefield.”

production details
UK / BBC-1 – LA Productions / 1×90 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 6 June 2016 @ 9.00pm

Writers: Jimmy McGovern, Robert Pugh / Producers: Colin McKeown, Donna Molloy, David Blair / Executive Producers: Jimmy McGovern, Polly Hill / Director: David Blair

cast
Tim Roth as Reg Keys
Anna Maxwell Martin as Sally Keys
Elliott Tittensor as Richard Keys
Ralph Brown as Bob Clay
Sandra Voe as Nan
Chris Brailsford as Major Potter
Timothy Bentinck as Frederick Forsyth
David Yelland as Martin Bell
Zac Fox as Tom Keys
Charlie Anson as Major Bryn Parry Jones