Made-for-TV version of Orwell's classic dystopian novel. Set in a future world where Britain is known as Airstrip One and its people are ruled by 'The Party', headed by someone known only as Big Brother, Winston (Peter Cushing) works in the Ministry of Truth rewriting old newspaper articles. He secretly hates the party and has thoughts of rebellion, illegal in the tyrannical state where independent thinking is forbidden. But as he falls more in love with a fellow like-minded member named Julia (Yvonne Mitchell), the couple seek to end the party's control of their fellow subjects. Will the non-conformists be able to escape the all-seeing eye of the state or will they be persecuted and tortured for their actions?