They proceed to cast Al Pacino (played by Peter Richardson) as miners' leader Arthur Scargill and Meryl Steep (Jennifer Saunders) as his wife in a big budget movie. This award-winning satire also starred Robbie Coltrane and Alexei Sayle.
Billy Elliot - Like Brassed Off, Lee Hall's film about a young boy who wants to be a ballet dancer was set against a backdrop of the miners' strike in Tyneside. Released in 2000, it made a star of Jamie Bell, and has gone on to become a hit stage musical.
The Battle of Orgreave - In 2001, artist Jeremy Deller staged a re-enactment of the June 1984 running battles between police and miners. Featuring more than 1000 volunteers, it was captured by film-maker Mike Figgis.