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‘FALKLANDS DRAMA’

‘FALKLANDS DRAMA’

Daily Telegraph — 2 December 2021

Lord Grade, formerly of the BBC, claims greatly to regret that it was “impossible to develop [Ian Curteis’s] script” for The Falklands Play “into a work to match his previous ground-breaking efforts” (Letters, November 27). How strange, then, that the BBC did exactly that in 2002 to critical acclaim – the Guardian’s review, for example, concluding: 

“Regardless of one’s political affiliations and beliefs, The Falklands Play was a thrilling piece of drama which challenged prejudices and misconceptions. That, surely, is what drama is all about.”

Lord Grade has apparently convinced himself that there was no bias against the play arising from its sympathetic portrayal of Margaret Thatcher: he may find it harder to convince anyone else.

(Dr) JULIAN LEWIS MP
House of Commons
London SW1A 0AA