I found it vaguely interesting (yes I was bored enough to watch it, it was better than some medical drama that was on in the other room) the bit that interested me was the story from the point of view of a couple of the hostages (Trevor Lock and Sim Harris) which is a view of this kind of incident I have never heard before. past that the rest was the same as you could read in any book that covers the history of THEM.
I have a friend in TV production who once met Sim Harris on a project. He repeats the rumour that the only surviving terrorist only survived due to the presence of TV on the lawn area. Apparently, having been identified as a wrong 'un, he was about to get the good news when a camera crew wandered in & he was saved since they didn't want the terrorist slotted live on TV. It said he did 27 years, does that mean he's out now?I'm sure this has been done before though...
Hoary anecdotes aside, McAleese's mustache deserves its own show surely?
I have to admit to watching it and due to the comments from the people actually in there it was more interesting than the usual discovery channel version.
Loved the 80s footage from the Met showing the team conversing with the terrorists but still sitting smoking fags. Great.