House of Saddam
★ BAFTA Nominated: Best Drama Serial
4 x 60', 2008
BBC Productions for BBC1
Producer Steve Lightfoot
Director Alex Holmes
Writer Alex Holmes
Shohreh Aghdashloo, Philip Arditti, Mounir Margoum & Igor Naor
Steve Lightfoot produced this ambitious, feted mini series co-financed by BBC and HBO which was cast and filmed on location in north Africa.
Beginning in 1979 with the coup that led to Saddam Hussein's
accession to power and ending with his execution after the invasion of
Iraq in 2003, this mini-series told the extraordinary story of Saddam's
dictatorship by emphasizing the domestic machinations at the heart of
his regime as much as the geo-politics.