In 1992 a group of labour activists, Paul, Maggie and Irène, are dismayed by yet another Labour defeat to a Conservative Government. They each wish to support Labour in different ways. ... See full summary »
Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family. Whilst training as a teacher after the Great ... See full summary »
Helena Bonham Carter,
A novelist's life ricochets from 1920s Paris to '50s New York and '80s London. Along the way he meets Ernest Hemingway, Ian Fleming and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor - the exiled British king and his mistress Wallis Simpson.
At the center of the story is Augustus Melmotte, a European-born city financier, whose origins are as mysterious as his business dealings. Trollope describes him as 'something in the city',... See full summary »
Warriors is a drama, but every incident you see in it is factual. The makers interviewed Infantry soldiers from UNPROFOR1 (The Cheshire Regiment) and UNPROFOR2 (The Prince Of Wales Own Yorkshire Regiment).
The MoD gave the makers permission to approach soldiers who had been involved in incidents so that they could replicate them for the screen, along with what the soldier's were actually thinking and feeling at the time.
A lot of incidents were rejected on the grounds that they would not be believed by the viewing public or were just to 'bloody'.
In addition, soldiers helped the actors wear their equipment properly, act properly etc.
How do I know this? Two of the incidents depicted I was involved in. I was in the Cheshire Regiment. I have since testified in 2 war crimes trials at the Hague.
No matter what you think, believe me it was far worse than what you see. You only see it, you don't smell it.
To this day (2007) most of us that were their in that first year still have a feeling that somehow we failed those poor people and our politicians were weak.
It is very, very well made and very, very realistic as to what it was like.
24 of 27 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this