Longford (2006)

4.6/10 by 11 users

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
Genres:Crime, Drama
Production Company:HBO Films, Granada Television, Channel 4 Television Corporation
Production Countries:United Kingdom, United States of America
Director:Tom Hooper
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Plot Keywords:biography
  • A superb piece of challenging television.
    October 28, 2006

    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.