Warriors (1999 TV series)

For the 2009 TV series with the same name, see Warriors (2009 TV series).
For other uses, see Warriors (disambiguation).

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Written by Leigh Jackson [1]
Directed by Peter Kosminsky[1]

Matthew Macfadyen[1]
Damian Lewis[1]

Ioan Gruffudd[1]
Theme music composer Debbie Wiseman
Composer(s) Debbie Wiseman
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 2
Producer(s) Nigel Stafford-Clark
Location(s) Czech Republic
Cinematography Richard Greatrex
Original release 20 November – 21 November 1999

Warriors (1999) is a British television drama serial, written by Leigh Jackson, produced by Nigel Stafford-Clark and directed by Peter Kosminsky. It starred Matthew Macfadyen, Damian Lewis and Ioan Gruffudd. The music was written by Debbie Wiseman.[2][3] It was screened on BBC One.[4]

The series tells the story of a group of British peacekeepers serving in a peacekeeping operation of the UNPROFOR in Vitez, in Bosnia during the Lašva Valley ethnic cleansing in 1993.

The film emphasises the contradictions of the mandate of the peacekeepers, and the psychological trauma that they sustain while being forced to observe atrocities perpetrated against civilians without being able to intervene, and being subject to deliberate provocations against which they are unable to retaliate.

The ironic title of the programme is taken from the name of the armoured vehicle used by the British forces, the FV 510 Warrior. When it was released in the United States, the film was re-titled Peacekeepers.



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