Dunkirk - Deliverance

Major factual drama telling the story of history's greatest maritime evacuation. All the characters are real and all the events are taken from first-hand accounts. Dunkirk has become a siege town. While a large number of the army have been evacuated many tens of thousands still remain. Jimmy Langley is injured during fierce fighting trying to hold back the final German advance and taken to a casualty clearing station where Major Newman has been trying to evacuate his wounded patients. However no arrangements have been made for them and they are left behind to face the Germans who arrive on the same day as Churchill makes his famous speech vowing 'we will never surrender'.


  • 2010-06-03 23:20:00 - 2010-06-04 00:20:00 on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Two Northern Ireland, BBC Two England,
  • 2010-06-04 00:20:00 - 2010-06-04 01:20:00 on BBC Two Wales,


  • Producer Rob Warr
  • Narrator Timothy Dalton
  • Admiral Abrial Andre Oumansky
  • Captain Bill Tennant Adrian Rawlins
  • Churchill Simon Beale
  • Anthony Eden Jack Fortune
  • Neville Chamberlain Christopher Good
  • Lord Halifax Richard Durden
  • Clement Attlee Richard Attlee
  • Major General Alexander Kevin McNally
  • Vice Admiral B Ransay Richard Bremmer
  • Captain M Denny Nicholas Asbury
  • Lieutenant Jimmy Langley Benedict Cumberbatch
  • Major Angus McCorquodale Nicholas Jones
  • Guardsman R Kingshot Rob Smith
  • Guardsman D Thorogood Ricci Harnett
  • Major Philip Newman Rick Warden
  • Cockie O'Shea Michael O'Connor
  • Lieutenant Ian Cox Joseph Mawle
  • Captain Tom Halsey Sean Murray
  • Lieutenant David Mellis James Loye
  • Commander J Clouston William Hope
  • Director Alex Holmes