A series of eight TV dramas commissioned by the BBC's 'Newsnight' programme to mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. Each drama focuses on separate events in the lead up to the war - concerns at the Foreign Office, Parliament's vote on military action, the search for 'weapons of mass destruction' - with each played out in real time. The dramas combine to provide a telling snapshot of the behind-the-scenes manoeuvring that took place in political arenas around the globe at the time, while also highlighting the more basic human emotions of those caught up in the unfolding events. Episodes comprise: 'A Simple Private Matter', '$100 Coffee', 'These Things Are Always Chaos', 'Why This Rush?', 'Blowback', 'Fear On the Ground', 'Failure Is Not an Option' and 'Our Business Is North'.