BBC One’s one-off drama Reg will premiere on Monday June 6th at 9pm, it has been announced.
Reg tells the true story of Reg Keys. After his son Tom Keys is murdered in Iraq, Reg (Tim Roth) and his wife Sally (Anna Maxwell Martin) have their lives torn apart, questions begin to arise not only around the events that led to their son’s death but also the legitimacy of the war as a whole. Left with questions that the New Labour government and Prime Minister Tony Blair refuse to answer, Reg decides to stand as an independent candidate in Blair’s own constituency of Sedgefield. Elliott Tittensor and Ralph Brown also star.
The 90 minute drama was penned by Jimmy McGovern and was commissioned by BBC One Controller Charlotte Moore and former Controller of Drama Commissioning Poly Hill. Independent production company LA Productions is producing, with Colin McKeown and Donna Molloy serving as the producers, while Polly Hill and Jimmy McGovern are the executive produces. David Blair – who has helmed a number of McGovern’s other projects – directed.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.