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Breed Of Heroes

BBC TV movie about the British army's initial occupation of Belfast in the early 1970's. Perhaps no organization in the world has more rigid customs than the British army (see Monty Python's Meaning of Life for more examples). But they are way out of their depth facing a guerrilla war in a major British city sometimes against women and children. Some of the officers crack, others learn to kill without remorse. A sorbering place, without many answers.

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Title: A Breed Of Heroes 

Logline:  Itís 1971. Fresh faced and eager for heroics the young officers arrive in Belfast. Pelted with rocks by kids and sniped at by the IRA, they take refuge in sex, black humour and the weird rituals of the officerís mess. 

Starring: Sam West, Richard Griffiths, Nicholas Farrell, Jonathan Firth, Robert Bathurst, Natascha McElhone 

Awards: Nominated for Best Single Film Television, BAFTA in 1995. 

Writer:  Charles Wood (Based on the novel by Alan Judd) 

Director:  Diarmuid Lawrence 

Producer:  Andree Molyneux 

Executive Producer: Robert Cooper 

Production Credits: BBC Northern Ireland 

Genre: Single 

Channel: BBC1 

Year Of First Transmission:  1994