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The Bill Douglas Trilogy: My Way Home


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Starring Stephen Archibald.
Introduced by Gavin Millar.
This film completes the highly-praised autobiographical trilogy by the Scottish director Bill Douglas.

Jamie, having suffered a childhood of poverty and deprivation is taken back by his father to the Scottish mining village, scene of the previous two films. After a stint down the mine and some domestic conflict, Jamie returns to the children's home. Later he is conscripted and sent to Egypt where he embarks on a journey of self-discovery...

"The trilogy is most certainly a landmark in the long and tortuous past of independent British film-making" (The Guardian)


Introduced by: Gavin Millar
Writer/Director: Bill Douglas
Jamie: Stephen Archibald
Jamie's father: Paul KermacK
Father's wife: Jessie Combe
Their son, Archie: Willlam Carrol
Father's girlfriend: Morag McNeb
Grandmother: Lennox Milne
Mr Bridge: Gerald James
Boy in home: Andrew
Shop assistant: John Young
School boy: Ian Spowart
Foster mother: Sheila Scott
Salvation Army woman: Rebecca Haddick
Robert: Joseph Blatchley
Singer: Lita Roza

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The Bill Douglas Trilogy: My Way Home

BBC Two England, 3 October 1981 22.05

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