Birth of a Nation (1983 film)

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For the 1915 film of the same name, see The Birth of a Nation.
Birth of a Nation
Directed by Mike Newell
Produced by Patrick Cassavetti
Margaret Matheson
Written by David Leland
Starring Jim Broadbent
Lisa Geoghan
Edited by Steve Singleton
Release dates
  • 19 June 1983 (1983-06-19)
Country United Kingdom

Birth of a Nation is a 1983 television play starring Jim Broadbent as teacher Geoff Figg. It was written by David Leland and directed by Mike Newell. It was originally broadcast on ITV on 19 June 1983 as the first in an untitled series of works by Leland (including Made in Britain), all loosely concerned with the British educational system, which subsequently acquired the overall title of Tales Out of School.

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