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Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

April 1982: The British task force sails for the South Atlantic. Among their number is 22-year-old Robert Lawrence, an officer in the elite regiment of Scots Guards. On the bleak hills of the Falkland Islands they fight and win a series of bloody battles. For many of the soldiers it is a violent initiation into active combat, but for Robert, wounded hours before the Argentine surrender, the real battle begins when he returns home.

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Thu 14 Jun 2012 22:00 BBC Four

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Robert Lawrence
Colin Firth
Richard Eyre
Hugh Mackessac
Paul Rhys
John Lawrence
David Calder
Jean Lawrence
Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Louise Stubbs
Sophie Thompson
Sgt Brodick
Tam Dean Burn
Mark Williams
Paul Higgins
Stewart Porter
Lt Col Bill Kirke
Timothy Carlton
Terry Knapp
Clive Russell
James Griffiths
Group Capt
Edwin Richfield
Pete Postlethwaite
Welsh Man
Sean Scanlan
Night Nurse
Sharon D Clarke
Felicity Montagu
George Irving
Marian McLoughlin


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