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Warriors (BBC Drama, Matthew MacFadyen, Damian Lewis)

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Hard hitting two part drama Warriors was set in 1992 when 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. Brilliantly directed by Peter Kosminsky and with a star making turn by Matthew MacFadyen as Private Alan James. Damian Lewis as Lt Neil Loughrey was also a standout.

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; DAMIAN 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

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

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