30 minutes | Aug 28th 2020

Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? (Part 2)

The threat of a "radical leftist agenda" is nothing new in American politics; in the McCarthy-era 1950s, the House Un-American Activities Committee began investigating the communist influence in the entertainment industry.

Based on the hearings' original transcripts, playwright Eric Bentley and a distinguished cast bring to life one of America's most unsavory chapters - in a docudrama that is still uncomfortably relevant today.

"Are You Now or Have You Ever Been?" features Edward Asner, Bonnie Bedelia, Richard Dreyfuss, Hector Elizondo, Harry Hamlin, James Earl Jones, James Whitmore and Michael York leading an all-star cast. A co-production with the BBC.