Still the Enemy Within is an elegiac study of a national story that in some areas of the country has become myth. Over two decades on from the end of the miners' strike, only writer David Peace has truly touched on it in his masterpiece, GB84. Quite simply, it was an epochal moment: society was changed, the unions smashed and it destroyed any hope of serious socialist interplay in government, but most importantly it illuminated Thatcher's idea that appealing to people's base self interest and the denial of society was a tactic that would be constantly rewarded. Post-strike saw Thatcher's policies implemented which still reverberate in today's body politic and, like then, still go unchecked. This is why Gower's Still the Enemy Within is so important; it tells the real story behind '84, a story when heard for the first time trumps anything Orwell could have dreamed up. All this could makes the doc seem defeatist and a belated celebration of a great loss, but above anything else it presents a narrative about people from all sides helping a common cause.