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The Ploughman's Lunch

The Ploughman's Lunch

The Ploughman's Lunch is a 1983 British drama film written by Ian McEwan and directed by Richard Eyre which stars Jonathan Pryce, Tim Curry and Rosemary Harris.

Plot

James Penfield is an ambitious London-based BBC radio reporter, from humble origins but Oxford-educated. He is commissioned to write a book on the Suez Crisis, claiming not to be a socialist; at that time, the 1982 Falklands War is dominating the British media.