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A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Dalton ... Narrator (voice)
Simon Russell Beale ... Winston Churchill
Clive Brunt ... Pte Alf Tombs
Phil Cornwell ... Harry Noakes
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Lt Jimmy Langley
Ricci Harnett ... Guardsman Desmond Thorogood
Nicholas Jones ... Maj Angus McCorquodale
Michael Legge ... LCpl Wilf Saunders
James Loye James Loye ... Sub Lt David Mellis RN
Kevin McNally ... Maj Gen Harold Alexander (as Kevin R. McNally)
Roland Manookian ... Frankie Osborne
Alex Noodle Alex Noodle ... Lukie Osborne
Adrian Rawlins ... Capt Bill Tennant RN
Rick Warden ... Maj Philip Newman RAMC
Ben Abell Ben Abell ... Cpl Gill
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A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dunkierka See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Clement Attlee is played by his real-life grandson, Richard Attlee. See more »

Goofs

Although a major-general at the time, Alexander wears full general's rank insignia. See more »

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Featured in History Buffs: Dunkirk (2018) See more »

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very good historical drama documentary.
24 July 2019 | by ib011f9545iSee all my reviews

I have just spent a weekend in Dunkirk. Prior to the trip I read a lot about the Fall Of France and Operation Dynamo.

So I am watching this underrated BBC drama documentary again.

I think this is well made and an easy watch. If I was a history teacher or had kids I would get them to watch this as well as doing some old fashioned reading.

I can't understand the heavy criticism of this production,it has few known actors,there is some guy called Benedict Cumberbatch who is good in this,whatever happened to him?

As for Dunkirk the place it is a fascinating place to visit and the locals were freindly.


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