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Play for Today: Destiny

Directed by Mike Newell
United Kingdom, 1978
Drama, TV Movie


The death of a Conservative MP causes a by-election in a West Midlands town. At first the campaign between the major parties follows a familiar pattern. But an extreme right wing racist party intervenes, a strike by Asian foundry workers becomes an election issue, and the campaign approaches a bitte

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Destiny Directed by Mike Newell

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Destiny

    Revealing its theatrical origins in some heavy polemical speeches this is nevertheless an articulate political grandstand on the tensions of immigration. Viewing this forty years on reveals two things: polar arguments remain the same but the willingness of mainstream television to discuss such prickly issues in a dramatic form does not. Our loss.

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