Tumbledown is a 1988 BBC Television docudrama set during the Falklands War.


The film centres on the experiences of Robert Lawrence MC, an officer of the Scots Guards during the Falklands Campaign of 1982, in which he was wounded at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown and his subsequent rehabilitation.


  • BAFTA TV Awards 1989
    • Won: Best Film Cameraman: Andrew Dunn
    • Won: Best Make Up: Shaunna Harrison
    • Won: Best Single Drama: Richard Broke, Richard Eyre & Charles Wood
    • Nominated: Best Actor: Colin Firth
    • Nominated: Best Costume Design: Michael Burdle
    • Nominated: Best Design: Geoff Powell
    • Nominated: Best Film Editor: Ken Pearce
    • Nominated: Best Film Sound: Graham Ross, Ken Hams & Christopher Swanton
    • Nominated: Best Original Television Music: Richard Hartley
  • RTS Television Award 1989
    • Won: Best Actor (Male): Colin Firth
    • Won: Best Make Up Design: Shaunna Harrison

Media information

DVD release

  • Relesed on Region 2 DVD by BBC Video on 2007-03-26.
  • The series was included in the The Falklands 25th Commemorative Box Set with The Falklands Play.

Script book

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