The Duel

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Marking the Twentieth Anniversary of the most tumultuous industrial dispute in Post War Britain, The Duel is dramatisation of the Miners' Strike of 1984, seen from the point of view of its two main protagonists - Margaret Thatcher and Arthur Scargill.

The fight between the Prime Minister and the leader of the National Union of Mineworkers is one of the defining battles of Twentieth Century Britain.

At stake were two totally different views of society.

  • Ian Macgregor....Ed Bishop
  • Jack Collins....Chris Macdonnell
  • Stan Orme, mp....Ian Flintoff
  • Stephen Dorrell....David Holt
  • Arthur Scargill....David Threlfall
  • Bill Etherington....Stewart Howson
  • Gavin Laird....Murray Ewan
  • Jimmy Cowan....David Ashton Neil Kinnock, mp....Owen Teale
  • Leon Brittan....Jonathan Coy
  • Michael Foot, mp....Patrick Godfrey
  • Mick Mcgahey....John Mcglynn
  • Nicholas Ridley, mp....Michael Cochrane
  • Norman Tebbit, mp....Paul Mari
  • Peter Heathfield....Keith Drinkel
  • Peter Mcnestry....Deka Walmsley
  • Peter Walker, mp....Adam Godley
  • Terry Thomas....Sion Probert
  • by - Michael Samuels
  • general secretary of the tuc....Trevor Cooper
  • prime minister....Patricia Hodge
  • produced by Jeremy Howe and Isobel Eaton
  • scargill's secretary....Mia Soteriou