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Episode 2

Episode 2 of 4

1988, and the Iran/Iraq war has ended with many casualties and no gain of land. Deputy President Tariq Aziz tries to make Saddam aware of the economic calamity facing Iraq.

Igal Naor plays the ruthless dictator Saddam Hussein in a series that charts the rise and fall of one of the most significant political figures in recent history.

1988. The Iran/Iraq war has ended: numerous casualties and no gain of land, and yet Saddam Hussein declares a victory. Despite the suffering in the country, his regime remains strong. Nobody dare question his leadership. His sons Uday and Qusay enjoy their status within the government and their absolute power as sons of the president. Uday in particular is uncontrollable - shooting up nightclubs, visiting prostitutes and running wild in Baghdad.

Deputy President Tariq Aziz tries to make Saddam aware of the serious economic calamity facing the nation. Kuwaiti oil production has driven down prices, promising to cripple the economy, and the UN is raising the alarm about Ali Hassan Al Majid's use of chemical weapons during the war with Iran.

But Saddam has family concerns on his mind.

59 minutes

Last on

Tue 12 Aug 2008 01:55

Credits

Role Contributor
Saddam Hussein Igal Naor
Uday Hussein Philip Arditti
Raghad Hussein Agni Scott
Hala Hussein Amber Rose Revah
Hussein Kamel Amr Waked
Mohammed Ghani Hichem Rostom
Kamel Hanna Akbar Kurtha
Samira Shabandar Christine Stephen-Daly
Writer Alex Holmes
Writer Stephen Butchard
Producer Steve Lightfoot
Director Alex Holmes

Broadcasts

  • Wed 6 Aug 2008 21:00
  • Tue 12 Aug 2008 01:55