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Falklands Play, The (BBC-4 2002, Patricia Hodge, John Standing)



Drama showing a behind-the-scenes account of how the Thatcher government coped with the Falklands War in 1982. NOTE: This play was written in 1987 but was notoriously withdrawn from production when the BBC considered it too politically sensitive. It was finally produced for the BBC’s digital arts channel (BBC4) in 2002 and received its first airing on that channel.

production details
UK | BBC Four | 1×90 minute | 2002

Writer: Ian Curteis
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Director: Michael Samuels

Patricia Hodge as Rt. Hon Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister)
John Standing as Rt Hon William Whitelaw CH MC MP (Home Secretary)
Michael Cochrane as Rt Hon Nicholas Ridley MP (Financial Secretary to the Treasury)
James Fox as Rt Hon Peter, 6th Baron Carrington KCMG MC (Foreign Secretary)
Colin Stinton as Alexander Haig (US Secretary of State)
Anthony Calf as Robin Fearn (Head of Falkland Islands Department, Foreign Office)
Jeremy Child as Rt Hon Francis Pym MC MP (Foreign Secretary)
Richard Cordery as Tom Enders
Robert Hardy as Sir Anthony Parsons
John Woodvine as Adm. of the Fleet Sir Terence Lewin
Patrick Godfrey as Rt. Hon Michael Foot MP