2010
10.06

The Sun – By Rhodri Phillips
Published: 6 October 2010

Prince Harry is controversially taken hostage in Afghanistan in a documentary to be screened on TV.
Channel 4 is to show the “dramatised documentary” based on what would happen if Prince Harry were taken prisoner serving in the war-torn country.

The 90-minute film, called The Taking of Prince Harry, features former hostages and intelligence experts.

It includes scenes showing the prince, played by actor Sebastian Reid, being held behind enemy lines while negotiations to free him are carried out.

But the scenes look certain to cause anger.

Sun security expert Andy McNab said:

“What these people forget is there is still a war going on. This comes at a bad time and is in bad taste.

It’s highly likely Harry will be going back to Afghanistan now they have spent so much money on his Apache chopper training.

But it’s not just insensitive to Harry, it’s insensitive to all the troops and the mums, dads, wives and kids with lads out there.

Showing the behind-the-scenes process could even be seen as a training video for some of these nutcases.

It’s all very well a bunch of trendy execs from Channel 4 putting this on to cause a stir – but there is still a war going on right now. They are forgetting that.”

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