|Written by||John Krizanc|
|Directed by||John N. Smith|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|Running time||180 minutes|
|Original release||1993 – 1994|
Dieppe is a two-part Canadian television mini-series that aired on CBC Television in 1993. It was based on the book Unauthorized Action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid by Brian Loring Villa. The series chronicled the events that led up to the infamous World War II Dieppe Raid on August 19, 1942, which resulted in 3,367 Canadian troopers either being captured, wounded or killed.
It was criticized for not being completely accurate, and overdramatizing the events that took place.
- Victor Garber as Lord Louis Mountbatten
- John Neville as Gen. Sir Alan Brooke
- Kenneth Welsh as Maj. Gen. Harry Crerar
- Robert Joy as John Hughes-Hallett
- Peter Donat as Andrew McNaughton
- Marc Strange as Dwight D. Eisenhower
- W.B. Brydon as Winston Churchill
- Graham Harley as Bernard Law Montgomery
- Benedict Campbell as Trafford Leigh-Mallory
- Gary Reineke as John Hamilton Roberts
- John Mezon as Noël Coward
- Gabrielle Rose as Anne
- Larissa Laskin as Leith
- Michael Anderson, Jr. as David Lean
- Gordon Currie as Stefan
- Ian Deakin as Cock-Martin
- Aidan Devine as Casey
- Tony Munch as Mess Soldier
- Nigel Bennett as Baillie-Grohman
Dieppe was nominated for 11 Gemini Awards, winning two including Best Mini-Series.
The series was released on DVD by the CBC in 2002 just before the 60th anniversary of the Dieppe raid. The DVD included behind-the-scenes footage and various interviews and news stories that aired about the show in 1993 and 1994. Also included was a 1962 interview with both Lord Louis Mountbatten and John Hamilton Roberts, in which they discuss the key events of the raid, and the decisions they made surrounding this event.
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