12 certificateThe Charge of the Light Brigade is a Film programme that first aired in 1968 and has been classified a 12 certificate.

The Charge of the Light Brigade is a 3 star programme

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The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

Directed by
Tony Richardson

Tony Richardson's epic telling of the infamous Crimean cavalry charge immortalised by Tennyson is a who's who of British talent, from Trevor Howard as Lord Cardigan and John Gielgud as Lord Raglan to David Hemmings as a lowly captain and Peter Bowles as a paymaster. The film is unashamedly polemic, placing blame for the disaster on the top brass, but builds up to the fatal charge with a wonderfully cynical view of Victorian society from both the top and the bottom on the cusp of change. With Richard Williams' animated pastiches of period cartoons linking the history and action, this sits comfortably alongside Tom Jones and Joseph Andrews in the director's canon of work. Edited for content.

Genre: Film

Running Time: 135 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1968

3/5 Stars

Classification: 12 Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

When is The Charge of the Light Brigade next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 July 7th, 4:35pm and on Film4 Plus 1 July 7th, 5:35pm. See more...


Image for Trevor HowardTrevor Howard...Lord Cardigan
Image for Vanessa RedgraveVanessa Redgrave...Mrs. Clarissa Morris
Image for John GielgudJohn Gielgud...Lord Raglan
Image for Harry AndrewsHarry Andrews...Lord Lucan
Jill Bennett...Mrs. Fanny Duberly
David Hemmings...Capt. Louis Edward Nolan
Ben Aris...Capt. Fitz Maxse
Mickey Baker...Trooper Metcalfe
Image for Peter BowlesPeter Bowles...Paymaster Capt. Henry Duberly
Leo Britt...General Scarlett
Mark Burns...Capt. William Morris
John J. Carney...Trooper Mitchell
Helen Cherry...Lady Scarlett
Chris Chittell...Trooper
Ambrose Coghill...Lt. Col. Douglas