the legacy of lawrence of arabia, bbc2
On Saturday 16th January at 8pm, BBC2 are screening The Legacy of Lawrence of Arabia. This is the first of a two-part documentary presented by Rory Stewart and directed by Iain Scollay.
Explaining why he chose to become involved in the making of the documentary, Rory says: “Lawrence was a fascinating man. He had huge integrity and was not afraid to speak out against the British occupation of Iraq in the face of huge opposition.”
“As a man, Lawrence was capable of great compassion and extreme self-discipline. This mental and physical toughness aroused suspicion in some and earned him many detractors. Yet his insight into the Arab world and into our own position vis-a-vis that world stands true to this day.”
Part two of The Legacy of Lawrence of Arabia will be broadcast on Saturday 22nd January. BBC2 8pm.