The Day Mountbatten Died (2019)


A 2019 documentary about the murder of Lord Mountbatten.


On 27 August 1979, Lord Mountbatten, great uncle to Prince Charles, was blown up at sea by the IRA off the west coast of the Republic of Ireland. Three others were killed on the boat that day, including two teenage boys. Later that afternoon, in a second strike, the IRA killed 18 British soldiers, across the border in Northern Ireland.

Forty years on, this is the story of that remarkable Bank Holiday Monday – movingly told by those directly affected by it.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Sam Collyns.
  • Producer(s): Alison Millar, Angus Macqueen, and Sam Collyns.
  • Production: Erica Starling Productions.
  • Release Date: 19 August 2019 (BBC One) and 07 September 2019 (BBC Two).
  • Running Time: 59 minutes.
  • Rating: TV-PG.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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