Afghanistan: The Lion's Last Roar?
Two-part series which tells the story of the conflict in Afghanistan and asks what has been achieved and whether, after such a bruising experience, the British have the will to fight in distant lands again.
Eight years ago the British Army arrived in Helmand confident they could keep the peace, defeat the Taliban and rebuild the impoverished province.
Part one examines the build up to the conflict and reveals a story of misplaced hope and confused aims that quickly led to the very real threat of a catastrophic defeat.
Part two examines Britain's attempts to extricate itself from the conflict in Afghanistan.