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Play for Today: Days of Hope: 1916: Joining Up

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by Jim Allen
A series of four dramas from the Great War to the General Strike.
The Matthews are country people. If they can get a living with their hard work they want no changes or dealings with the outside world. Their children are different. They feel the earth moving under them and are excited and full of hope. They could not imagine what will happen to their world during the next ten years. The war itself is to bring vast changes. For Ben the army is to open up disturbing new horizons; while for his brother-in-law Philip the war is a dilemma demanding morality and courage.
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In Ireland:

Contributors

Writer: Jim Allen
Producer: Tony Garnett
Director: Kenneth Loach
Ben Matthews: Paul Copley
Sarah Hargreaves: Pamela Brighton
Philip Hargreaves: Nikolas Simmonds
Martha Matthews: Helen Beck
Tom Matthews: Cliff Kershaw
Soldier on leave: Peter Russell
Police Sergeant: Fred Feast
Vicar: Bernard Atha
George Lansbury: Norman Tyrrell
Woman at NCF meeting: Olga Graham
Magistrate: John Rolls
Old soldier: Ted Carroll
Army Captain: Charles Cork
Woman in NCF office: Margaret Heery
Vicar in NCF office: Robert Booth
Conscientious objector: Peter Armitage
Conscientious objector: Ian East
Major: Dominic Allan
Adjutant: Robin Scobey
Sergeant: Ian Munro
Army Captain: David Neville
Soldier: Martin Skinner
Soldier: Duggie Brown
Soldier: Jimmy Coleman
Soldier: Hal Nolan
Girl: Triona O'Donnell
Boy: John Metcalf

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Play for Today: Days of Hope: 1916: Joining Up

BBC One London, 18 April 1978 21.25






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