Still the Enemy Within
A unique insight into one of Britain's most dramatic struggles, the 1984-85 miners strike. In 1984, a Conservative government under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher declared war on the unions, taking on the strongest in the country, the National Union of Mineworkers. Following a secret plan, the government began announcing the closure of coal mines, threatening not just an industry, but whole communities and a way of life. Thirty years on, this is the raw, first-hand account of those who lived through the UK's longest strike. Using interviews and a wealth of rare and never before seen archive footage, Still the Enemy Within draws together personal experiences, whether tragic, funny or terrifying, to take the audience on an emotionally powerful journey through the dramatic events of that year.
Starring Norman Strike, Phelim Kelly, Jim Tierney
Director Owen Gower