Connect with us


Culloden (BBC-1 1964, George McBean, Olivier Espitalier-Noel)



Highly innovative documentary drama telling the story of the last battle to be fought on British soil in 1746 at Culloden Moor when the Scots did battle with the English. The programme was made as if a news team was reporting on the action. Peter Watkins also made the controversial programme The War Game the following year. The programme featured an amateur cast in the main roles.

production details
George McBean as Alexander McDonald (uncredited)
Olivier Espitalier-Noel as Prince Charles Edward Stuart (uncredited)
Tony Cosgrove as Lt. Ward / Field Interviewer (voice) (uncredited)
Robert Oates as Private Alexander Laing (uncredited)
Patrick Watkins as Crying Baby (uncredited)
Don Fairservice as English Officer (uncredited)
Peter Watkins as Field Interviewer (voice) (uncredited)

Director: Peter Watkins
Writer and Producer: Peter Watkins
Book: John Prebble

BBC One | 1×70 minutes | 1964 black and white