10 days to war

Interesting experiment from the BBC Newsnight team starting on March 10. 10 Days to War is a dramdoc created to mark the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Writing on the BBC Editor’s blog Peter Barron explains,

The eight episodes, each of which focuses on the events and issues from the same day exactly five years ago, have been painstakingly researched by our team of journalists and woven into mini-dramas by the dramatist Ronan Bennett. They’ll be played by an all-star cast including Kenneth Branagh, Juliet Stevenson and Tom Conti. link

The 12-minute films will run just before Newsnight. The Newsnight team will then discuss issues raised with some of the real players portrayed in the drama along with other key figures involved at the time.