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The Sky Original film, produced by Drum Studios, will explore a dramatic moment in British political history when the passengers of Flight 149 were taken hostage.

This film will feature testimony from all sides of the story – including the hostages themselves, politicians from both sides of the Atlantic and the men and women from the Kuwaiti resistance who risked their lives to hide the hostages. For the first time, we will hear from people who knew Saddam Hussein. They will offer a unique insight into the psychology of the dictator at this sliding door moment in his relationship with the West.

“There are many surprising and untold stories within the varied and often harrowing experiences of the hostages and others involved in this crisis, and I have no doubt that Jenny and the team at Drum will do justice to their memories, in what promises to be a powerful and thought-provoking film.”

Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual at Sky UK