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A new BBC film by Jim Hawkins from an original idea by Simon Thirsk.
Starring Catherine Neilson Suzanna Hamilton and Sean Bean Hull 1986: Jenny is a lively young woman but her husband's violent behaviour is crushing her spirit. A thousand miles away in Russia another young woman, Irina Ratushinskaya , is serving hard labour for writing poetry. When Jenny reads her poems, the images they create of Irina's life in prison affect her more than anyone understands. Hull:
* SHOW TIMES: page 17
* FILMS: pages 19-21


Unknown: Jim Hawkins
Unknown: Simon Thirsk.
Unknown: Catherine Neilson
Unknown: Suzanna Hamilton
Unknown: Irina Ratushinskaya
Music By: Robert Lockhart
Editor: Ardan Fisher
Unknown: Photography Kevin Rowley
Designer: Don Taylor
Directed By: Michael Whyte
Jenny: Catherine Neilson
Vic: Sean Bean
Priest: Barrie Houghton
Tracey: Angela Walsh
Mike: William Ilkley
Bill Yeadon: Christopher Saul
Doctor: Tony Wredden
Youth in market: Adrian Hood
Val: Haley Burch
Bill: Chuck Foley
Woman at refuge: Maggie Lane
Policeman at refuge: Nigel Betts
Trawlerman: Bryn Ellis
Irina: Suzanna Hamilton
Podust: Stephanie Turner
Lazareva: Ania Marson
Abrutiene: Amanda Orton
Velikanova: Belinda Sinclair
Dr Volkova: Cate Fowler
Igor: John Blakey
Yershov: Leon Lissek
Girl's father: Michael Poole
Guards: Rod Lewis
Guards: Mark Aspinall,
Guards: Ian East

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