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Reg

Drama by Jimmy McGovern based on a true story. Tim Roth stars as Reg Keys, the father of a soldier killed in Iraq, who took on Tony Blair about Britain's role in the conflict.

Drama by Jimmy McGovern based on the true story of Reg Keys, the father of a royal military policeman, who took on the British prime minister over Britain's participation in the Iraq War.

When Reg and his wife Sally return home to discover that their son, Lance Corporal Tom Keys, has been killed four days short of his 21st birthday in the volatile Shia city of al Majarr al Kabir, they are plunged into grief and despair.

Learning that the army had ordered a scale-down in weapons and comms three weeks prior to his son's death, and angered by his belief that the war with Iraq was based on a lie, Reg forms a pressure group called Families Against the War. Certain that his son died as part of an army blunder, Reg tries several times to talk to Tony Blair, to no avail. He then makes a radical decision: to stand for election against Tony Blair in his home constituency of Sedgefield.

As the campaign takes up more of Reg's time, Sally continues to struggle with her grief at home. When election night draws in, and the world's press gathers in Sedgefield, tensions run high as the final count begins to emerge.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 6 Jun 2016 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Reg Keys Tim Roth
Sally Keys Anna Maxwell Martin
Richard Keys Elliott Tittensor
Bob Clay Ralph Brown
Nan Sandra Voe
Major Potter Chris Brailsford
Officer Michael Cahill
First Soldier Frankie Wilson
Brize Norton Officer Myles Keogh
Tom Keys Zac Fox
Major Bryn Parry Jones Charlie Anson
Lance Corporal Joanne Richardson Kate Bracken
Corporal John Fraser Mikey Collins
Blair's Minder David Westhead
Ambulanceman Danny Lawrence
Felicity Arbuthnot Jan Goodman
Martin Bell David Yelland
Fredrick Forsyth Timothy Bentinck
Man 1 Alan Renwick
Man 2 Paul Copley
First Voter Robert Horwell
Second Voter Ian Puleston-Davies
Third Voter Moey Hassan
Al Lockwood Andrew Readman
Interviewer Vivien Creegor
Male Voter Dale Meeks
Woman Joan Kempson
Teller Steve Garti
Returning Officer Kevin Doyle
Woman Voter Margaret Jackson
Producer Colin McKeown
Producer Donna Molloy
Director David Blair
Writer Jimmy McGovern
Writer Robert Pugh

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