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A Simple Private Matter

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10 Days to War - Episode 1

The opening episode of 10 Days to War.

Newsnight discussion

A Simple Private Matter stars Juliet Stevenson and Kate Ashfield in a behind the scenes drama set in the Foreign Office.

While Tony Blair faces a TV grilling by a group of anti-war women, one of the government's senior lawyers faces a personal crisis and plans her resignation.

Afterwards General Sir Mike Jackson, Chief of the General Staff of the British Army 2003-06, Professor Philippe Sands QC, and Professor William Taft, legal advisor to US State Dept 2000-04 debated the issues.


Written by Ronan Bennett
Directed by Bruce Goodison


Elizabeth Wilmshurst - Juliet Stevenson
Veronica Purkiss - Kate Ashfield
Michael Jay - Michael Elwyn
Peter - Ron Cook
Eesha - Shelley Conn
Charlie - Ansu Kabia
Natalie Fay - Lucy Montgomery
Roger Corke - Stephen Noonan

Casting Director - Kate Rhodes James
Casting Assistant - Jane Anderson
First Assistant Director - Mick Pantaleo
Second Assistant Director - Lynsey Muir
Third Assistant Director - Amanda Grace
Floor Runner - Amy Coats
Script Supervisor - Ruth Atkinson
Location Manager - Mark Walledge
Unit Manager - Paul Harding
Focus Puller - Martin Payne
Camera Assistant - Simon Ridge
Camera Trainee - Debs Wall
Sound Recordist - John Hagenstede
Sound Maintenance - Will Towers
Lighting Gaffer - Paul Jarvis
Best Boy - Mark Gibbon
Art Director - Jim Glen
Assistant Art Director - Will Smith
Stand by Art Director - Rebecca Chidgey -
Props Master - Paul Carter
Prop Maker - Stella Fox
Props Hand - Steve Smith
Stand by Props - Paul Emerson
Wardrobe Supervisor - Luan Placks
Costume Assistant - Viveene Campbell
Make Up Assistant - Louise Shooman
Make Up Trainee - Lisa Gibbon
Archive Research - Stuart Robertson
- Susan Malden
Production Assistant - Sarah Forster
Production Runner - Jack Till
Colourist - Perry Gibbs -
Online Editor - Dan Evans
Dubbing Mixer - Karl Mainzer -
Titles designed by - Uncle
From an original idea by - Harshad Mistry
Production Manager - Emma Fowler
Production Co-ordinator - Juliane Hoffmann
Production Accountant - Julia Raff
Line Producer - Kate Cook
Assistant Producer - Kenneth Payne
Factual Producer - Fiona Blair
Make Up Designer - Jutta Russell
Costume Designer - Dinah Collin
Production Designer - Tom Bowyer
Composer - Daniel Pemberton
Editor - Luke Dunkley
Director of Photography - Matt Gray
Script Producer - Hilary Norrish
Executive Producer - Colin Barr

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