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Warriors (BBC-1 1999 with Matthew MacFadyen and Damien Lewis)

UK / BBC One – Deep Indigo / 2×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 20 – 21 November 1999 Saturday and Sunday 9.00pm

Writer: Leigh Jackson / Music: Debbie Wiseman / Design: Phil Roberson / Costume: James Keast / Producer: Nigel Stafford-Clark / Director: Peter Kosminsky

Drama serial. In 1992 a group of soldiers serve a harrowing tour of duty as part of a UN peacekeeping force in Bosnia and then have to face upto what they have witnessed once they have returned home.

Sundays showing was followed by a Heart of the Matter debate about some of the issues raised in the film.

cast
IOAN GRUFFUDD as Lt John Feeley
MATTHEW MacFADYEN as Pte Alan James
DARREN MORFIT as Pte Peter Skeet
CAL MACANINCH as Sgt Andre Sochanik
JOE RENTON as Cpl Gary Sprague
STEVE CHAPLIN as Pte Tommo Redmond
DAMIEN LEWIS as Lt Neil Loughrey
JODHI MAY as Emma
PAULINE YATES as Gran
BRANKA KATIC as Almira Zec
JASMINA SIJERCIC as Aida
SIMON SHEPHERD as Major ‘Brick’ Stone
SHAUN DOOLEY as Pte John Hookway
IFAN MEREDITH as Lt Jonathon Engel
GREG CHISHOLM asPte Martin Rook
TOM WARD as Capt Richard Gurney