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Episode 7: Brassed Off

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One East MidlandsLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Series which takes an in-depth look at some classic British films of recent years. The challenge facing director Steve Abbott and writer Mark Herman when they started making Brassed Off in 1995 was how to sell a story about pit closures and the destruction of a community, set against a background of a British brass band competition, to a worldwide audience? Pete Postlethwaite, Stephen Tompkinson, Melanie Hill, Philip Jackson, and Peter Martin join the director and producer in recalling Brassed Off's journey from script to screen. Show less

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