About the film
The Falklands Play
Release Date: April 10, 2002
|Genres||:||War, Drama, TV Movie|
|Producers||:||Carrie Hilton, Richard Fell, Rebecca Ferrand, Sacha Whitmarsh, Nicola Pinn, Chuck Douglas, Jeremy Howe, Vanessa Stoddart|
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.