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ScreenPlay: Journey to Knock


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The last in the series of new films comissioned by the BBC.
Starring John Hurt, David Thewlis, Charles Simon
Two residents of a hospice in Nottingham, disabled by motor neurone disease, set out on a pilgrimage for Knock in Ireland, hoping for a miracle cure. This unsentimental and comic account of the trials of serious disability was written by William Ivory (best known as Eddie Ramsden from Coronation Street) whose own mother died from the disease. David Thewlis was seen earlier this week in Filipina Dreamgirls.
Producer George Faber Director David Wheatley
A Merlin production for BBCtv
DRAMA: page 6
FILMS: pages 35-42


Writer: William Ivory
Producer: George Faber
Director: David Wheatley
Alfred: John Hurt
Terry: David Thewlis
Johnny: Charles Simon
Joe: Mal Whyte
Fr Mallory: Patrick Laffan
Sister Mary: Geraldine Plunkett
Dr Reynolds: Joan O'Hara
Stan: Birdy Sweeny

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