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10 Days to War: Failure Is Not An Option (S1EP7 BBC Two 18 Mar 2008, Harriet Walter)

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Failure Is Not An Option: It’s the day of the Commons vote on war. Harriet Walter and Adrian Rawlins play MPs facing mutual crises of conscience in the face of intense lobbying and pressure from a Whip in the shape of Alex Jennings. A day of extreme emotions culminates in a vote that will not only decide whether we go to war, it will also seal the fate of the Prime Minister.

Cast:
Harriet Walter (Anne Campbell), Adrian Rawlins (Paul Stinchcombe), Alex Jennings (Vincent), Lucinda Dryzek (Yasmin), Jessica Turner (Patricia Hewitt), Obi Abili (James), David Charles (Male MP), Karl Johnson (Robin Cook)

Writer: Ronan Bennett / Idea: Harshad Mistry / Director: David Belton

Airdate: 18 Mar 2008 on BBC Two

Series: 10 Days to War Season 1 Episode 7

Show Info: A series of short dramas about the countdown to war in Iraq.