Danny Boy tells the powerful true story of a soldier’s journey from hero to alleged war criminal, and his search for the truth.
The film stars multi-award winners Toby Jones and Anthony Boyle.
This standalone piece follows soldier Brian Wood, accused of war crimes in Iraq by human rights lawyer Phil Shiner.
The two men go head to head in a legal and moral conflict that takes us from the battlefield, at so-called Checkpoint Danny Boy, to the courtroom and one of Britain’s biggest ever public inquiries, the Al-Sweady Inquiry.
The drama takes you from the adrenaline of the frontline, to the scrutiny of a determined lawyer seeking the truth, and the emotional pressure of one of Britain’s biggest ever public inquiries.
Called to give evidence, Brian must search his soul to account for his actions taken in the heat of battle. After killing for his country, can Brian be the husband, father, and son, his family believes him to be?
Danny Boy Australian Premiere Sunday, August 1 at 8.30pm on BBC First
BBC First is available in Australia on Foxtel and Fetch