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An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.


  • Cast
  • Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell
  • Director
  • Chris Addison
  • Genre
  • Drama, History
  • Classification
  • M, 155 mins
  • Consumer Advice
  • Mature themes and violence
  • Country of Origin
  • UK

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