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The South Bank Show

Michael Collins (Season 20, Episode 6)
TV Episode | Documentary

This program analyzes the great rebel leader Michael Collins and his commitment to a free Ireland, the truth and the facts behind the myth in the light of Neil Jordan's (at the time) upcoming film, released in 1996. Jordan's film was such ...See moreThis program analyzes the great rebel leader Michael Collins and his commitment to a free Ireland, the truth and the facts behind the myth in the light of Neil Jordan's (at the time) upcoming film, released in 1996. Jordan's film was such an important and awaited project in Ireland that even the IRA revolutionaries, protestants, catholics, all parties declared a cease fire through the whole film shooting period in 1995. Historians discuss the real Collins while Jordan discusses about his epic movie. Written by Rodrigo Amaro See less
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Melvyn Bragg | Chris Lakeman (as Chris Lakeman Fraser) | Sam McHugh
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Updated Oct 27, 1996

Release date
Oct 27, 1996 (United Kingdom)
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Mary Banotti
Herself - Michael Collins's Niece (as Mary Banotti Mep) Herself - Michael Collins's Niece (as Mary Banotti Mep)   See fewer
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Tim Pat Coogan
Himself - Biographer of Michael Collins Himself - Biographer of Michael Collins   See fewer
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Michael Dewar
Himself - Counter-Insurgency Expert (as Col. Michael Dewar) Himself - Counter-Insurgency Expert (as Col. Michael Dewar)   See fewer
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David Ervine
Himself - Spokesman for the Progressive Unionist Party Himself - Spokesman for the Progressive Unionist Party   See fewer
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Neil Jordan
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Ed Moloney
Himself - Northern Editor, The Sunday Tribune Himself - Northern Editor, The Sunday Tribune   See fewer
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Liam Neeson
Himself - Guest Himself - Guest   See fewer
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Tom Paulin
Himself - Critic and Playwright Himself - Critic and Playwright   See fewer
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John Regan
Himself - Historian Himself - Historian   See fewer
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Stephen Woolley
Himself - Producer 'Michael Collins' Himself - Producer 'Michael Collins'   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 8 votes