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Monday, 17 March 2008

Iraq week: TV schedule

Thursday marks five years since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. Here's a rundown of the fairly depressing television available over the coming days...

Monday 17 March

BBC Two
Ten Days to War
10.30pm - 10.40pm
Short film series providing snapshots of the decisions that led to British forces being deployed in Iraq five years ago, with commentary on Newsnight immediately afterwards.

ITV1
Rageh Omaar: The Iraq War by Numbers
The correspondent who reported on the toppling of Saddam's statue, and other key moments in the war, returns to Iraq to look for the human stories behind the much-disputed numbers. Omaar has written in The Telegraph about the documentary here.

Channel 4

Dispatches: Iraq - the betrayal
8pm - 9pm
Journalist Peter Oborne travels with foreign secretary, David Miliband, to survey the war-torn country.

Battle for Haditha
9pm - 10.50pm
Docu-drama of the Haditha killings when US marines killed 24 Iraqis in Haditha after the death of Lance Corporal Miguel Terrazas on 19 November 2005.


Tuesday 18 March

BBC Two
Ten Days to War
10.30pm - 10.40pm

Channel 4
Jon Snow's Hidden Iraq
11.15pm - 12.10am
Jon Snow visits Iraq (without Miliband) and talks to a range of Iraqi citizens.


Wednesday 19th March

BBC Two
Ten Days to War
10.30pm - 10.40pm

Channel 4
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

12.05am - 1.35am
Documentary film Rory Kennedy speaks to those caught up in the most infamous incident of prisoner abuse of the war.




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