The Iraq Dossier
1st Broadcast 4th March 2013 at 14.15pm BBC Radio 4
A Perfectly Normal production for BBC Radio 4.
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
|Richard E Grant||DR BRIAN JONES|
|Peter Firth||RICHARD DEARLOVE|
|Anton Lesser||JOHN SCARLETT|
|Andrew Dunn||ALASTAIR CAMPBELL|
|David Caves||ROBERT GREEN|
|Felicity Duncan||SALLY MORGAN|
|Tom Goodman-Hill||JONES’S BOSS|
Music composed & Arranged
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1 episode 58 minutes duration.
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