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Warriors (1999) is a British television drama serial, written by Peter Kosminsky. It starred Matthew Macfadyen and Ioan Gruffudd. It was screened on BBC One. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Matthew Macfayden Matthew Macfadyen (born 1974) is a British theatre and film actor, best known for his role as MI5 agent Tom Quinn in the BBC television drama series Spooks. ... Ioan Gruffudd Ioan Gruffudd (pronounced YO-AN GRIFF-ITH) (born October 6, 1973 in Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales) is a Welsh actor. ... BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest television station in the world. ...

The film tells the story of a group of British Blue helmets serving in a peacekeeping operation of the UNPROFOR in Vitez, in Bosnia, in 1992. Pocket badge of the UNPROFOR The United Nations Protection Force, UNPROFOR, were the primary UN peacekeeping troops in Croatia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Yugoslav wars. ... Shield of Vitez Vitez (Serbian: Витез) is a town in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Bosnia and Herzegovina (officially Bosna i Hercegovina, shortened to BiH, also in English variously written Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bosnia-Hercegovina) is a mountainous country in the western Balkans. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...

The film emphasises the contradictions of the mandate of the Blue Helmets, and the psychological trauma that they sustain while being forced to observe atrocities committed on civilians and deliberate provocations without being able to intervene.


  • British Academy Television Awards
    • Best Drama Serial
    • Best Sound
    • Best Design (nominated)
    • Best Photography and Lighting (nominated)
  • Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming, Golden FIPA
  • Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, Broadcasting Press Guild Award, Best Single Drama
  • Monte-Carlo TV Festival, Golden Nymph, Mini-Series - Best Mini-Series
  • Prix Italia, Fiction
  • Royal Television Society, UK, RTS Television Award
    • Best Single Drama
    • Best Costume Design
    • Best Music - Original Score
    • Best Sound - Drama
    • Best Production Design - Drama (nominated)
    • Best Actor - Male (nominated)
    • Best Writer (nominated)
  • Writers Guild of Canada, WGC Award

The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTAs or, to differentiate them from the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards, are the most prestigious awards given in the British television industry, analogous to the Emmy Awards in the United States. ... The Royal Television Society is a British-based society for the discussion, analysis and preservation of television in all its forms, past, present and future. ...

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