Kipling: A Remembrance Tale
Remembered the world over for his novels and poems, little is known of Rudyard Kipling’s personal life and the trauma he suffered following the death of his only son Jack in the First World War- a conflict Kipling himself had publicly promoted. In this moving documentary dedicated to fallen war-heroes, Griff Rhys Jones reveals Kipling’s Edwardian, colonial world and uncovers the gruelling and tragic details of the writer’s scarred personal life. Peter Guiness brings the complex character of Kipling vividly to life in a series of stunning re-enactments.
Rudyard Kipling- Peter Guiness
Produced and Directed: Harry Hook
Executive Producers: Franny Moyle and Simon Mansfield
First transmitted Sunday 12th November 2006 on BBC ONE
‘The most Rikki-Tikki-Tavi documentary I have ever seen.’