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BBC TWO, Saturday August 18, 1pm
(1982) Indian lawyer Mohandas K. Gandhi, aids the cause of civil rights for Indian immigrants in South Africa by advocating the use of non-violent protest. Later he becomes a political leader in India, where he helps to achieve his nation's independence from Britain.
Full cast and credits on BFI Screenonline.
Released in 1982, Sir Richard Attenborough's epic biopic of Mohandas K. Gandhi, expertly played by Ben Kingsley, won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director and Actor, not to mention five BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards.