Minnow Films
The Fallen 2008
Minnow Films for BBC Two   1 x 180 minutes
Minnow Films for BBC Two

Broadcast shortly after Remembrance Day 2008, The Fallen is a powerful and poignant film in which families and friends of those who have died whilst serving with the British Armed Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq talk openly about their feelings, their loved ones and their grief. Epic in scale, this landmark three-hour film gives a rare insight into the personal impact and legacy of this loss.  Alongside intimate testimonies from families who have lost loved ones, The Fallen names every single serviceman and woman who has died in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2001. Behind each of these names are family members who have suffered and will continue to do so. The Fallen is a stark reminder of the human cost of conflict.

“One of the keynote documentaries
of recent times”
Gabriel Tate, Timeout

“As comprehensive and moving an analysis of grief as has been assembled in recent times”
Time Out

“An amazing achievement and a beautiful film… an extraordinary, ambitious and very human piece of work”

“I’d be astonished if we see a more moving film this year, or next”

The Fallen


BAFTA Director Factual   BAFTA
Director Factual
BAFTA Editing Factual   BAFTA
Editing Factual
RTS Winner Best Documentary  

Best Documentary

RTS nomination Craft and Design Awards for tape and film editing Documentary/Factual  

Craft and Design Awards for tape and film editing Documentary / Factual

Winner DocFest Audience Award  

Audience Award

Nominated for

Broadcast Awards - Best Documentary Program   Broadcast Awards
Best Documentary Programme
Nominated for a Grierson: Best Documentary on a Contemporary Issue   Grierson
Best Documentary
on a Contemporary Issue

BAFTA Best Single Documentary   BAFTA
Best Single Documentary

Official selection

Official Selection for the Sheffield Documentary Festival  

Sheffield Documentary Festival

Filmed and Directed by
Morgan Matthews
Elodie Gornall
Associate Producer
David Brindley
Assistant Producer
Rachel Noar
Joby Gee
Additional editor
Ben Chanan
Executive Producer
Steve Hewlett
Executive Producer for BBC
Richard Klein
Production Manager
Clare Voyce
Production Coordinator
Tara Nolan
Lucy Porter
Archive Researchers
Jacqui Edwards
Matthew Hawes
Paul Fallon
Dubbing Mixer
Matt Skilton
Online Editor
Dicky Everton
Burrell Durrant Hifle
Original Music
Sam Hooper

Graham Smith
Steve Whitford & Tony Meering
Location Runner
Henry Gordon

Al Jazeera
AP Archive
BBC Motion Gallery
Crown Copyright/MOD – Reproduced with the permission of HMSO
Express Syndication
ITN Source
Movie Terminal and More
NI Syndication
PA Photos
Sapphire Video (West) Ltd
Sky Television
Solo Syndication
Western Daily Press