Roger Casement served the British Government, was knighted, turned Irish rebel and was executed within the space of just ten years. His life was destroyed by a set of homosexually explicit diaries used by the British Government to hang him for treason. The Black Diaries, have become the focus of one of the great forgery debates of the 20th century. "Alan Gilsenan, John Murray and Kim Bartley's fine film culminated in the sort of historical detective work that is rarely found on Irish Television."
Shane Hegarty, The Irish Times