A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.
|Release Date||:||October 26, 2006|
|Production Company||:||HBO Films, Granada Television, Channel 4 Television Corporation|
|Production Countries||:||United Kingdom, United States of America|
|Casts||:||Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Lee Boardman, Samantha Morton, Andy Serkis, Kate Miles, Sarah Crowden, Robert Pugh|
I thought this was one of the most powerful pieces of television drama I have seen for a long time. It rates up there both in content, production and fantastic casting and acting with the wonderful Conspiracy (Ken Branagh and others a few years back). I wonder if Longford may come to be seen as Jim Broadbent's finest portrayal. It bears many more than one viewings and I think (as I did of an earlier drama programme this year about the Moors Murders) that it is brave and correct for skilled directors/writers etc to tackle this incredibly difficult subject. Well done to all involved and I look forward to the next project coming from this talented team.