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Peter Kosminsky: Britain's humiliation in Palestine

22 January 2011 4:07 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Peter Kosminsky is one of Britain's most acclaimed directors of hard-hitting television drama. His latest project – 11 years in the making – tells the story of postwar Palestine and Israeli independence through the eyes of a British soldier serving in the territory. It promises to be an event

In 1999, shortly after his film about the British peace-keeping force in Bosnia, Warriors, was screened by the BBC, Peter Kosminsky received a letter. It was from an old soldier, who had found Warriors moving, and wanted to thank its director. At the end of the letter, though, was a line – thrown out more in hope than expectation – that caught Kosminsky's eye. "You should do a film about the British soldiers who were in Palestine," it said. "No one remembers us."

As psychological bullets go, this one was well aimed. Kosminsky is nothing if not in the business of remembering. The kind of things that »

- Rachel Cooke

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