The Iraq Dossier

1st Broadcast 4th March 2013 at 14.15pm  BBC Radio 4

 

Director

Dirk Maggs

Dirk Maggs

 

Producer

Richard Clemmow

 

Written by

Michael Eaton

 

Production

A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.

 

 

Synopsis

The dossier “Iraq’s Weapons of Mass Destruction”, lead to the headline “just 45 minutes from attack”, persuaded MPs to vote for an invasion of Iraq, and hardened public opinion against Saddam Hussein. Fall outfrom accusations by the BBC that the claims had been “sexed up” led to the death of Dr David Kelly and the Hutton Inquiry.

This drama goes behind the scenes of MI6, the Ministry of Defence and Downing Street to dramatise one of the most controversial episodes in British politics.

The author, David Morley, has created the script from the mountain of emails, memos, and first hand testimony submitted to the various inquiries into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, as well as from first-hand interviews with Dr Brian Jones, who died in 2012 and was the MoD’s leading expert on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, concerned that exaggeration should not creep into the dossier.

 

 

What Other's Have said

“Morley’s dramatic juxtaposition of verifiable fact against political will was irresistible” 

Gillian Reynolds, The Daily Telegraph

 

 

Cast

Richard E GrantDR BRIAN JONES
Peter FirthRICHARD DEARLOVE
Anton LesserJOHN SCARLETT
Andrew DunnALASTAIR CAMPBELL
Lindsay DuncanNARRATOR
David CavesROBERT GREEN
Felicity DuncanSALLY MORGAN
Tom Goodman-HillJONES’S BOSS

 

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Comment by Dirk Maggs

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Running Time

1 episode 58 minutes duration.

 

 

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