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The Gamechangers

This 90-minute factual drama goes behind the scenes of the hit video game Grand Theft Auto, arguably the greatest British coding success since Bletchley Park.

In autumn 2013, the game's latest iteration - GTA: V - earned $1bn in just three days, becoming the fastest-selling entertainment product in history. But this drama goes back to 2002, to tell the story of a three year period of intense controversy in the history of this iconic game's development. It happened when two passionate men on either side of a high-stakes cultural divide clashed. This conflict, between the creative genius behind the game and a self-styled crusader for American morality, escalated into a fight for the hearts, minds and freedoms of an entire gaming generation.

The Gamechangers stars Daniel Radcliffe and Bill Paxton. It is intended for an adult audience and is part of the BBC's Make It Digital season. It is unauthorised by the producers of Grand Theft Auto.

Release date:

1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Tue 15 Sep 2015 21:00


Role Contributor
WriterJames Wood
ProducerJim Spencer
DirectorOwen Harris
Executive ProducerMark Hedgecoe
Sam HouserDaniel Radcliffe
Jack ThompsonBill Paxton
Dan HouserIan Keir Attard
Jamie KingJoe Dempsie
Terry DonovanMark Weinman
Patricia ThompsonFiona Ramsay
Jen KolbeShannon Esra
Devin MooreThabo Rametsi
Johnny ThompsonGarion Dowds
Tom MastersJames Alexander
Pat VanceJenna Dover
Ray ReiserDean Fourie
Lt Col Dave GrossmanStephen Jennings
Judge James MooreDavid Morin
Patrick WildenborgGideon Lombard
Doug LowensteinNick Boraine
Michelle GerilikosInge Beckmann
Federal AgentDale Jackson
Judge Dava TuniNicole Sherwin
Steve StricklandThorsten Wedekind
Congregation LadyVanessa Cook
LailaAbena Ayivor
Dr John MurrayDavid Butler

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