Strike Night

Saturday, June 20 on M4

On the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Orgreave, a pivotal point in the miner’s strike, More4 presents Strike Night, three programmes that look at the moment an old Britain died and a new one was born. Strike: When Britain Went to War uses archive footage and interviews to recount the events of this unique and formative period in modern domestic history. Which Side Are You On? has Ken Loach, in a specially shot introduction, presents his moving film, made during the miner’s strike, which looks at the songs and poems the strike produced, from striking miners, their friends, family and supporters. Finally, The Battle of Orgreave , conceived by Turner prize-winning British artist Jeremy Deller and directed by Mike Figgis, is a partial re-enactment of one of the most violent clashes between striking miners and police during the 1984-85 miners’ strike.

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