The Battle of Culloden 1964

Culloden is a 1964 docudrama written and directed by Peter Watkins for BBC TV. It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army’s destruction of the Scottish Jacobite uprising and, in the words of the narrator, “tore apart forever the clan system of the Scottish Highlands”. Described in its opening credits as “an account of one of the most mishandled and brutal battles ever fought in Britain”, Culloden was hailed as a breakthrough for its cinematography as well as its use of non-professional actors and its presentation of an historical event in the style of modern TV war reporting. The film was based on John Prebble’s study of the battle.

Directors: Peter Watkins
Actors: Tony Cosgrove, Olivier Espitalier-Noel, Don Fairservice, George McBean, Robert Oates, Patrick Watkins, Peter Watkins
Countrys: UK

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Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
7.9 1,187 1964-05-24 69

Crew Details

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
DirectorPeter WatkinsWriterPeter Watkins

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