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    Default TV play about two lads sentenced to death in a foreign prison.

    I remember this from the early 80's I think. A TV play/drama about two teenage lads who, I think, had been caught smuggling drugs in a foreign country. The play mainly takes place in the cells they are locked in. One of the lads was seemingly unaware that he was being used as a drugs mule by the older lad who was the perpetrator.

    They are monitored by a prison guard who is nice to them, I think he may have had a military uniform and a turban but I am not sure of this.

    Just before their execution their hands are tied behind their backs and the younger lad says he'll never see his hands again. I think he appeals to the older lad to tell the authorities he was innocent but to no avail.

    It was quite a harrowing play and I found it quite disturbing at the time.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers,

    Finnthedude.

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    I don't know myself, but it does sound as if it was an episode from one of those Play for Today series if it was on the BBC - Screen One / Two was an indirect successor which would have also shown plays like that but that was late 1980s and early 1990s.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Default Re: TV play about two lads sentenced to death in a foreign prison.

    Amongst Barbarians staring David Jason?

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    Default Re: TV play about two lads sentenced to death in a foreign prison.

    Quote Originally Posted by mark1970 View Post
    Amongst Barbarians staring David Jason?
    Thank you mark1970, I think that's the one!

    I didn't realise it was 1990, I incorrectly thought it to be much earlier. I also don't remember David Jason or Kathy Burke (imdb) being in it.

    I can't find any actual videos but the wikipedia entry is pretty much the story I was thinking of.

    Thank you for your knowledge.

    Finnthedude.

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    Default Re: TV play about two lads sentenced to death in a foreign prison.

    Happy to be of service!

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