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

    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.
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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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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