A series of four films from the Great War to the General Strike.
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1975  
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Family Life (1971)
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A teenage girl suffers a nervous breakdown.

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A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling capitalist music industry in the West.

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Poor Cow (1967)
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A young woman lives a life filled with bad choices. She marries and has a child with an abusive thief at a young age who quickly ends up in prison. Left alone she takes up with his mate (... See full summary »

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Black Jack (1979)
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A rediscovered classic from director Ken Loach (THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, KES) and one of the inspirations for Wes Anderson's MOONRISE KINGDOM, BLACK JACK is a dark and complex ... See full summary »

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This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her ... See full summary »

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Five Yorkshiremen try to survive after the British Rail is bought out by a private company.

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Stars: Dean Andrews, Thomas Craig, Joe Duttine
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Hidden Agenda (1990)
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When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ... See full summary »

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Riff-Raff (1991)
Comedy | Drama
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The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Jim R. Coleman
The Wednesday Play (1964–1970)
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Series of one-off plays made by BBC television which gave breaks to a wide range of writers and directors in the late 60s, such as Dennis Potter, Ken Loach, David Mercer and John Hopkins. ... See full summary »

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 Ben Matthews (4 episodes, 1975)
Pamela Brighton ...
 Sarah Hargreaves (3 episodes, 1975)
Nikolas Simmonds ...
 Philip Hargreaves (3 episodes, 1975)
Gary Roberts ...
 Joel Barnett (2 episodes, 1975)
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 Billy Shepherd / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
Melvin Thomas ...
 Ernest Bevin (2 episodes, 1975)
Hughie Turner ...
 Tom Crisp (2 episodes, 1975)
Peter Kerrigan ...
 Communist Party Member / ... (2 episodes, 1975)
Sarah Paget ...
 Sarah's Child (2 episodes, 1975)
Ned Cohen ...
 Sarah's Child (2 episodes, 1975)
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A series of four films from the Great War to the General Strike.

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I was an extra in The Days of Hope
1 March 2006 | by (Gibraltar) – See all my reviews

I was an extra in the Days of Hope as a school child in Langley Park where it was filmed and would dearly love to see a copy of the drama, which is only available now to schools and colleges.Being so young at the time I have very fond memories of taking part, queuing up to be kitted out in the period costume at the make shift costume department on location at the local youth centre. Waiting around in the rain for the weather to clear for shooting, enjoying the black leather boots and scruffy brown dress and shawl.I would love to see it now and follow the plot, which I was too young to appreciate at the time and to try to recognise fellow school mates who sadly I have now lost touch with.


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