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The Falklands Play is a dramatic account of the political events leading up to, and including, the 1982 Falklands War. The play was written by Ian Curteis, an experienced writer who had started his television career in drama, but had increasingly come to specialise in dramatic reconstructions of history. It was originally commissioned by the BBC in 1983, for production and broadcast in 1986, but was subsequently shelved by Controller of BBC One Michael Grade due to its alleged pro-Margaret Thatcher stance and jingoistic tone. This prompted a press furore over media bias and censorship.The play was not staged until 2002, when it was broadcast in separate adaptations on BBC Television and Radio.

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  1. Patricia Hodge

    Patricia Hodge

    Rt. Hon Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister)

  2. John Standing

    John Standing

    Rt Hon William Whitelaw CH MC MP (Home Secretary)

  3. Michael Cochrane

    Michael Cochrane

    Rt Hon Nicholas Ridley MP (Financial Secretary to the Treasury)

  4. James Fox

    James Fox

    Rt Hon Peter, 6th Baron Carrington KCMG MC (Foreign Secretary)

  5. Colin Stinton

    Colin Stinton

    Alexander Haig (US Secretary of State)

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The Falklands Play

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  • April 10, 2002
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

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