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Who Bombed Birmingham? (1990)

TV Movie | 105 min | Crime, Drama

In 1974, a pair of pub bombings rocked Birmingham, England. The terrorist attacks killed dozens of innocent civilians, and wounded many more. But another tragedy took place in their aftermath: the wrongful conviction of six men for the ...See moreIn 1974, a pair of pub bombings rocked Birmingham, England. The terrorist attacks killed dozens of innocent civilians, and wounded many more. But another tragedy took place in their aftermath: the wrongful conviction of six men for the crime. This docudrama follows researchers Chris Mullin (Sir John Hurt) and Ian McBride (Martin Shaw) as they investigate the case of the "Birmingham Six". As the pair uncover Police misconduct, they embark on a search for the true perpetrators of the mass murders. Written by mike mcleod See less
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Michael Beckham (as Mike Beckham)
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Michael Beckham (as Mike Beckham)
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Apr 22, 1990 (United States)

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Martin Shaw
Ian McBride Ian McBride   See fewer
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John Hurt
Chris Mullin Chris Mullin   See fewer
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Roger Allam
Charles Tremayne Charles Tremayne   See fewer
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Robert Lang
Detective Superintendant Ibison Detective Superintendant Ibison   See fewer
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Patrick Malahide
Mike Mansfield Mike Mansfield   See fewer
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Bob Peck
Chief Supt. Tom Meffen Chief Supt. Tom Meffen   See fewer
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Leslie Phillips
Lord Chief Justice Lane Lord Chief Justice Lane   See fewer
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Terence Rigby
Det. Supt. George Reade Det. Supt. George Reade   See fewer
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David Ryall
Dr. Frank Skuse Dr. Frank Skuse   See fewer
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John Woodvine
Tom Clarke Tom Clarke   See fewer
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David Bamber
David Mellor MP, Home Office David Mellor MP, Home Office   See fewer
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James Berwick
Joe Cahill Joe Cahill   See fewer
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Brid Brennan
Sister of IRA man Sister of IRA man   See fewer
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Brendan Cauldwell
Callaghan Callaghan   See fewer
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Heather Chasen
The Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher The Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher   See fewer
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Tony Doyle
Richard Ferguson QC Richard Ferguson QC   See fewer
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Diane Fletcher
Gareth Peirce Gareth Peirce   See fewer
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Julian Glover
Igor Judge QC Igor Judge QC   See fewer
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Peter Gowen
Eamon O'Connor Eamon O'Connor   See fewer
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Ciarán Hinds
Richard McIlkenny Richard McIlkenny   See fewer
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David Howey
Bob Clay MP Bob Clay MP   See fewer
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John Keegan
IRA Prisoner IRA Prisoner   See fewer
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Brendan Laird
Billy Power Billy Power   See fewer
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John Lynch
IRA man in cottage IRA man in cottage   See fewer
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David Lyon
Dr. Brian Caddy Dr. Brian Caddy   See fewer
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Ian McElhinney
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Gerard McSorley
Paddy Mcllkenny Paddy Mcllkenny   See fewer
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Niall O'Brien
Walker Walker   See fewer
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Maurice O'Callaghan
Bishop Daly Bishop Daly   See fewer
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Donald Pickering
Douglas Hurd, Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd, Foreign Secretary   See fewer
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Struan Rodger
Ex-IRA man Ex-IRA man   See fewer
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Niall Toibin
Paddy Joe Hill Paddy Joe Hill   See fewer
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Ex-policewoman Joyce Lynas Ex-policewoman Joyce Lynas   See fewer
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Pub local (uncredited) Pub local (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 78 votes