Once Upon A Time In Iraq

August 2020

Series 1: 4. Saddam

4.0 16 x
When Saddam Hussein is captured by American troops, CIA analyst John Nixon is the first person to interrogate him. Saddam’s answers leave Nixon both surprised and horrified.

Series 1: 3. Fallujah

3.0 8 x
The infamous battle of Fallujah is told by eye-witness accounts from journalists, soldiers and civilians.

Series 1: 5. Legacy

4.0 24 x
America eventually leaves Iraq, but when Isis emerges to take over huge swathes of the country, the US is forced back to confront the brutal legacy of the 2003 invasion.
July 2020

Series 1: 2. Insurgency

4.0 27 x
The Iraqi insurgency is examined through Lt Colonel Sassaman’s descent into the darkest regions of his psyche.

Series 1: 1. War

4.0 62 x
Documentary series. As war began, many Iraqis were hopeful. Ahmed Al Bashir, now a famous comedian, remembers practising his English with US troops before the realities of occupation became clear.